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Electronic Texts in CD-ROM format

ABELL - Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature  
SML, CD-ROM Reference Center Workstation 2
Also available online: Connect to ABELL Online
Acta Sanctorum: the full-text database (online only) (Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1999 -)
This database contains a large collection of hagiographical materials from the beginning of the Christian era to the end of the sixteenth century. Materials are from a 68-volume series published by the Société des Bollandistes. For more information, visit the publisher's description of the product. Only available online.
ADMYTE II: Archivo Digital de Manuscritos y Textos Españoles (Madrid: Ministero de Cultura, Biblioteca Nacional, Micronet, 1992 -)
A searchable CD-ROM archive of manuscripts in Spanish, focusing on texts from the medieval and early modern periods. Its diverse holdings include dictionaries, legal texts, poetry, and other genres, as well as some works in Catalan and Arabic.
Aethro-Kinematics (Los Angeles, CA: Steven Rado, 1994).
An Acrobat- and Quicktime- enabled publication of the author's "common sense" approaches to the problems of modern theoretical physics.
African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century (Malvern, PA: Accessible Archives, Inc., 1997)
This is a searchable CD-ROM that will eventually contain the complete texts of over fifty nineteenth century African-American Newspapers. The first part offers Freedom's Journal, 1827-1830; Colored American, 1837-1842; The North Star, 1847-1851; and National Era, 1847-1860. These newpapers are full of firsthand reports of the major events and issues of the nation's history, comprising slavery and emancipation, as well as detailed accounts of everyday life that embody the very fabric of the African-American experience. Also included are early biographies; essays and editorials; social, economic, and political observations; poetry and prose; vital statistics; and adverstisements. A description of this database is available on the company web site.
AIDA (Italian Periodicals)
SML, CD-ROM Reference Center Workstation 3
Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals
SML, CD-ROM Reference Center Workstation 6
American Drama (Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1999)
This CD contains the fully text of over 2000 American plays written since 1762. It allows more extensive search options than other Chadwyck-Healey collections, including the standard keyword, title, and author as well as date and place of first performance, publisher, character's name, genre, and publication date. For more information, see the publisher's description of the product.
American Film Institute Catalog 
SML, CD-ROM Reference Center Workstation 6
American Poetry Full-Text Database (online only) (Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1996) (requires Yale IP)
This database contains the complete poetic works of more than 200 American writers, from the Colonial Period to the early 20th century. It includes the complete text of approximately 35,000 poems and covers the works of all major poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier, as well as less familiar poets, such as Elizabeth Akers Allen, Richard Emmons, Lemuel Hopkins, and Elizabeth Townsend. For more information, visit the American Poetry Full-Text Database website. Only available online.
American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century (New York, NY: Library of America, Voyager Company, 1994)
American Poetry combines The Library of America's two-volume collection into a single definitive anthology on CD-ROM, presenting over 1,000 poems by nearly 150 poets, including Freneau, Whitman, Crane, Dickinson, Emerson, Longfellow, and Poe. African-American poetry and translations of Native American texts stand alongside the verse of popular humorists, the lyrics of folk songs, and railroad and outlaw ballads. For more information, check out the American Poetry website.
L'Annee Philologique (Database of Classical Bibliography)
SML, CD-ROM Reference Center Workstation 6
Apartheid & the History of the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa (Bellville, South Africa: Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape, 1993)
This CD-ROM provides a wide assortment of multimedia resources relating to the Apartheid in South Africa. Audio highlights include clips such as the African National Congress Choir, Chief Albert Luthuli's speech upon accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, and pronunciation of local languages; video clips include interviews with Nelson Mandela. For more information, check out the Apartheid & the History of the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa website.
Archive of Celtic Latin Literature(Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1994)
From the Brepols website: "This full-text database, realized by the Royal Irish Academy is a supplement to the Cetedoc Library of Christian Latin Texts. It contains the corpus of Latin literature produced in Celtic-speaking Europe, together with the Latin works of the "peregrini" on mainland Europe during the period 400-1200 A.D. ACLL-1 draws on over 100 known and unknown authors and includes more than 400 Latin works not to be found in CLCLT. These texts span the fields of theology, liturgy, computation, grammar, hagiography, poetry and historiography and includes legal texts, charters, inscriptions and so forth." For more information see the RIA-ACLL information page of the DMLCS.
Art & Life in Africa (Iowa City, IA : Art and Life in Africa Project, 1998)
Art and life in Africa is an interactive CD ROM that examines African art in the cycle of life, using images, text, and sound to explore how Africans make and use art throughout their lives. Topics include, among others, "the arts of governance and social order" and "death and the ancestors." The CD includes over 10,000 images of 600 objects and 750 field photographs; 107 ethnographies; 27 ethnographic maps; 1400 entries in a bibliographic database; 36 essays; video and music clips.
ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) (requires Yale IP)
ARTFL is an online collection of nearly 2000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. In most cases standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form, and the data contain page references to these editions.
Art on Screen 
SML, CD-ROM Reference Center Workstation 6
Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance (Cambridge, UK: Chadwyck-Healey, 1998)
This database is a collection of treatises on art and architecture from the period 1470 to 1775, covering all widely-studied works and a selection of rare works. It has approximately 4,000 images, in addition to the full text of each work.
Atlas de Suelos de la Republica Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina: AEROTERRA; [Kensington, MD: Distributed by WBA Trading Limited Co.], 1995)
Atlas de Suelos is an interface for viewing maps of Argentina including topography, geography, population, etc. Text in Spanish.

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