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Databases beginning with the letter J.

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Description. This collection pulls together more than 2,000 primary source documents detailing the relationship between the United States and Japan during the formative years of their modern alliance. The set includes records of historic U.S.-Japanese summit meetings; communications between heads of state; top-level internal deliberations; memos, cables, and studies concerning U.S. diplomatic relations with Japan; records on the U.S.-Japan security relationship; documents related to trade and international monetary relations with Japan; and intelligence estimates and studies examining Japan's foreign policy objectives, military capabilities, economic policies, and internal situation. 

 

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Description. This important compilation examines relations between the United States and Japan during the Carter, Reagan, and Bush I presidencies. This was the period when the Cold War drew to a close and U.S. policymakers strove to develop a new global strategy. Incorporating the latest U.S. government releases, obtained largely through the Freedom of Information Act, this collection significantly enriches the historical record. White House, State Department, Pentagon, Commerce Department, CIA and other documents, virtually all of them previously classified, cover all the major issues from this critical period, including high-level diplomatic, military, and economic relations. 

 

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Description. This important compilation examines relations between the United States and Japan during the Carter, Reagan, and Bush I presidencies. This was the period when the Cold War drew to a close and U.S. policymakers strove to develop a new global strategy. Incorporating the latest U.S. government releases, obtained largely through the Freedom of Information Act, this collection significantly enriches the historical record. White House, State Department, Pentagon, Commerce Department, CIA and other documents, virtually all of them previously classified, cover all the major issues from this critical period, including high-level diplomatic, military, and economic relations. 

 

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Description. Japan Knowledge is a portal to Japanese encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as databases for Japanese weekly journals and books. Contents include the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, Encyclopedia Nipponica, the Biographical Dictionary of Japan, Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionaries, Dictionary of Contemporary Words, Imidas (Innovative Multi-Information Dictionary), Shogakukan Unabridged Dictionary of the Japanese Language, Jitsu/Great Dictionary of Chinese Characters, Digital Dai-ji-sen Japanese Dictionary, Weekly Economist, Japanese Company Handbook, JK Who’s Who, and NNA Global Business News from Asia and Europe. Books include Toyo Bunko and Shogakukan Japanese Classical Literature.

 

Japan Times Archive

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Description:

Founded in 1897, The Japan Times is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan. It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper Includes unique articles that cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. The Japan Times Archives provides full-text access to issues from March 1897 to December 2018, and the Japan times Online (free version) includes articles from 1999 to present. Use Factiva if you encounter access restrictions to the current year.

Coverage: 1897 to present.

 

 

Jerusalem Post

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Description:

FOUNDED IN 1932 as The Palestine Post, this paper established itself as the top English-language paper of the Middle East and Jewish world. Popular with British servicemen and women stationed in the region, as well as readers in Cairo and Alexandria, the paper had strong readership in both Jewish and Arab cities throughout Palestine. The publication fervently supported the struggle for a Jewish homeland and freely opposed British restrictions on Jewish immigration. In 1948, only months prior to the declaration of Israel as an independent state, terrorists parked a stolen vehicle loaded with explosives outside the newspaper office in the center of Jerusalem. The devastating attack left three people dead, dozens injured, and the presses completely destroyed. Yet, by the next morning, the latest edition of The Palestine Post was out in print, albeit in a reduced format, run off at small local print shop.

Coverage: 1932-1978.

 

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Description. The Jewish Advocate was first printed in Boston, 1909, by Jacob deHass, executive secretary to the founder of modern political Zionism. With the intention to serve and unite the booming Jewish community throughout New England, The Jewish Advocate was formed to instruct on matters of the Jewish faith and to champion the establishment of a Jewish state. Briefly, the newspaper was also published as The Jewish Home Journal and The Boston Advocate. The pages of The Jewish Advocate gave voice to the publication’s staunch support for the appointment of Louis Brandeis as the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice in the U.S, and nearly thirty years later for the foundation of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. In the years leading up to the World War II, the newspaper was also a rare voice in the media to warn of Hitler’s rise to power in Europe, and the threat it posed for Jewish people. Following the war, organizations formed to rebuild the lives of Jewish refugees found support and a forum for discussion and debate in the weekly publication. The Jewish Advocate continues to be a primary source of regional, national and international news and information for subscribers in New England and across the U.S., as well around the world. This digital newspaper archive (1905-1990) provides an in-depth historical perspective on issues and events pertaining to the rise of Zionism and the development of Jewish-American culture.

 

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Description. The Jewish Exponent first hit the presses in 1887, founded by a group of 43 prominent Philadelphia businessmen. This stock ownership was meant to ensure the newspaper represented the entire community while serving in its coverage of local, national and international news. Charles Hoffman, a native Philadelphian lawyer and rabbi, as well as an ardent Zionist, served as the publication’s first editor and publisher. He penned a weekly column, “Men and Things” as a platform to explore issues of conservative Judaism. From the early days of the worldwide Zionist movement, The Jewish Exponent staunchly supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland and carried news of developments in Israel. Other topics the publication championed and brought to the attention of readers in the early and mid-20th century included Jewish immigration and the expanding influence in American public life. Over the decades The Jewish Exponent has not only been a primary source of news and information, but also a forum for stimulating discussion and debate. The publication has received annual awards from the American Jewish Press Association for excellence in Jewish Journalism.

 

JFK's Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963

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Description: This collection provides insight into President Kennedy’s views and actions on The Bay of Pigs, Support of Third World countries, Nuclear weapons and testing, NATO and the Multilateral Force in Europe, The international space race, and more.

 

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Description: Free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research use accessed from a single interface. Collections included cover a range of subject areas.
Coverage: Includes access to Getty Images and a range of newsreels including, ITN, Gaumont, British Paramount, Channel 4 and Reuters. Also material from Imperial War Museum, Wellcome Library, Royal Geographical Society & St George's Hospital Medical School as well as Art & Design collections.  Content is in the process of being transferred to the new publisher.

 

John Murray Publishing Archive

see entry for Nineteenth Century Literary Society - The John Murray Publishing Archive

 

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Description: The source of journal impact factors, JCR is a unique resource for journal evaluation using citation data drawn from over 8,400 science and technology journals and 3,000 in the social sciences.

 

JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments)

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We have had access to all of the content in JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments). JoVE is a scientific video methods journal containing over 9,500 video articles. JoVE publishes novel methods, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold-standard protocols in both the physical and life sciences. JoVE articles are peer-reviewed and indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science, SciFinder, and Scopus.

In addition, we have access to JoVE Science Education Library which aims to “better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. The simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.”

 

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Description: This database is part of the ARTFL Project. This is the online text version of the Journal de Trevoux, or Memoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des Beaux-Arts,Memoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des Beaux-Arts. The journal was one of the most influential and controversial 18th century French periodicals, dealing with almost every discipline of knowledge: Grammar, Rhetoric, Sacred and Profane Philology, Religious, Ancient, Modern and Literary History, Moral Theology, Law (French and Ecclesiastic), Philosophy, Political Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Natural History, Astronomy, Fine Arts and to a lesser extent, Poetry and Drama. The print original consisted of 878 volumes and published monthly from January 1701 to December 1767. Currently, the ARTFL Project’s online version provides 109 volumes, 1751-1758. More volumes will be added as the project progresses.

 

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Description: Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive. Each title is listed in DiscoverEd.
Coverage

The collections currently available are:

  • Arts & Sciences 1-15;
  • Biological Sciences;
  • Health & General Sciences;
  • Ireland;
  • Lives of Literature;
  • Life Sciences;

The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.  Userguides to the various collections can be found at https://guides.jstor.org

 
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Description. JUTA Law is one of the leading publishers of legal content from Africa, an extremely important resource for comparative study. Content in Jutastat includes: South African Law Reports from 1947 to date and South African case law from 1838, South African Statutes, Zimbabwe Law Reports, Statutes of Zimbabwe, Tanzania Law Reports, Statutes of Tanzania, Zambia Law Reports, Statutes of Zambia, Namibia Law Reports, Statutes of Namibia, as well as Juta’s online journal content: Acta Juridica, Annual Survey of SA Law, South African Law Journal, South African Journal of Criminal Justice, South African Mercantile Law Journal, Stellenbosch Law Review, Tydskrif vir die Suid Afrikaanse Reg / Journal of South African Law.  Subject coverage includes administrative, civil procedure, commercial, constitutional, criminal, intellectual property, international, labour, mining, revenue and shipping law.