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Passage to Syria (Damascus: Future Publishers, [1999])
This English CD-ROM provides a wide range of historical and travel-related information on the Syrian Arab Republic.
Past Masters (online only) (Clayton, GA: InteLex Corporation, 1992) (requires Yale IP)
Classic texts in the humanities online, including the complete works of Plato (Greek and English), the complete works of Aristotle, the collected works of Aquinas, the collected works of British Philosophy from 1600-1900, and the published works of Wittgenstein. A second CD contains Kierkegaard's journals and papers, Hegel's Werke vol. 1, and Hegel: The Oxford Translations.  For more information, visit the Past Masters website. Also available at the Yale Divinity Library. Only available online.
Patrologia Latina Database (online only) (Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1992 - ) (requires Yale IP)
The Patrologia Latina Database (PLD) will be a comprehensive electronic version of the Latin portion of Jacques-Paul Migne's massive Patrologiae Cursus Completus, including notes, glosses and indexes. The Patrologia Latina, though originally published in the 19th century, still represents the only scholarly edition of many works. One of the most ambitious electronic publishing efforts in the humanities to date, the current release of the PLD contains more than 150 of the 221 original volumes. For more information, visit the Patrologia Latina Database website. This software is also available at the Yale Divinity Library. Only available online.
Paulys Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft (Tübingen: Verlag J. B. Metzler)
A fifteen volume encyclopedia of classical antiquity. 24,000 entries, 700 contributors from 25 countries.
Pennsylvania Gazette (Malvern, PA : Accessible Archives, 1991 - )
Also available online Accessible Archives
Provides a searchable database of Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper articles from colonial times. Provides illustrations from the paper as well. For more information, read a brief description of this software.
Performing Arts in Colonial American Newspapers, 1690-1783 (New York: University Music Editions, 1997).
This database includes all references to music, poetry, theater, and dance in American colonial newspapers, including French and German newspapers. Over 50,000 full-text citations are available, and more than 235,000 indexed records, as well as graphic files of colonial woodcuts. The database is fully searchable and indexed.
Eva Peron: su vida, su obra, su espiritu... (Buenos Aires, Argentina: LV&D, 1997)
An interactive multimedia CD-ROM that contains films, photographs, writings, and sounds describing the life of Eva Peron. Includes a search engine, a short biography, commentaries, and other resources on the life of Eva Peron.
Eva Peron y su Epoca (Buenos Aires, Argentina: Centro de Altos Estudios Latinoamericanos, 1996)
This CD-ROM is an interactive multimedia museum of films, writings, and photographs descriptive of Eva Peron and her era.
Perseus Project (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992)
This innovative multimedia database contains interactive sources and studies on Ancient Greece, including primary texts such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, with an English translation by A.T. Murray; Apollodorus, the Library, with an English translation by Sir James George Frazer; and Aeschylus, with an English translation by Herbert Wier Smyth. For visual texts, Perseus has a vast library of over 4,000 vase, sculpture and coin images from collections such as the Agora Museum and the Acropolis Museum in Athens; the Antikensammlungen in Munich; the British Museum in London; and the Arthur S. Dewing Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There are two versions of the Perseus Project, one on CD-ROM and one on the Web. For more information, read a brief description of this software, or connect to the  Web version of Perseus Project. (NOTE: The CD-ROM version is more extensive than the Web version.)
Petrarca, Francesco: Opera Omnia (Rome: Lexis, 1997)
This database contains the complete works of the founder of the Italian Umanesimo, Francesco Petrarcha. The software allows concordance and sequential searching as well as providing an alphabetical listing of the contents. For more information, read a brief description of this software.
PHI (Packard Humanities Institute) demonstration databases (Los Altos, CA: Packard Humanities Institute, 1993)
The databases from the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) largely complement the Thesaurus Linguae Grecae database. The two PHI CD-ROMs currently available contain Latin and Bible texts from the Center for the Computer Analysis of Text at the University of Pennsylvania, the Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri, and texts in Arabic and Coptic. A detailed list of the contents of PHI CD-ROM #7 is available at Cornell's Greek Epigraphy Project site.  Also available at the Divinity Library.
Philosopher's Index
SML CD-ROM Reference Center, Workstation 5
Poem Finder (Great Neck, NY : Roth Publishing Inc., 1992 - )
Poem Finder allows you to search for information on poets such as works, profession, religion, nationality, birthdate, subject matter, and language. This database includes no text of any poem, except for the first and last lines, but does contain bits of info about each. For more information, visit the Poem Finder website.
Portraits of Byzantium (Lambrakis Research Foundation, 1997)
This Multimedia CD-ROM presents Europe's longest-lived empire: Byzantium, an intriguing link between ancient Greece and Rome and the modern world, between East and West - a veritable mosaic of peoples and traditions unified by the medieval Greek cultural tradition. The story of Byzantium is presented here through a series of 13 PORTRAITS of prominent Byzantines in order to introduce the user to the major themes, events and aspects of Byzantine history and culture. Portraits interact with a series of 12 subjects  which throw light on themes such as economic and social life, art and architecture, monasticism, the empires neighbours, the imperial court and associated topics.
POESIS (Bologna, Italy: Zanichelli, 1993)
This CD-ROM database offers a survey of classic and Christian Latin poetry.
Poetry In Motion (Santa Monica, CA: Voyager, 1992)
Poetry in Motion brings contemporary poetry alive--presenting film footage of performances by and interviews with poets including: AmiriBaraka, John Cage, Ntozake Shange, Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs, Jaune Cortez, Robert Creeley, and many others. For more information, read a description of this software.
PROfiles (Norwich: HMSO Electronic Publishing, 1994)
The Public Record Office, HMSO and the Institute of Contemporary British History have embarked upon a project to put onto CD-ROM a selection of government documents released annually under the 30 year rule. The selection will contain facsimile images of approximately 120,000 pages of documents including extracts from the Prime Minister's office correspondence and papers, Cabinet Minutes and Cabinet Memoranda. The ETC has Sets 1 through 4 of PROfiles 1964:
  • Set 1: Prime Minister's and Cabinet Documents
  • Set 2: Documents on External Affairs
  • Set 3: Cabinet Committee and Defence Documents
  • Set 4: Comprehensive Index and Library CD-ROM
Puppet Motel: Laurie Anderson with Hsin-Chien Huang (New York: Voyager, 1995)
This CD-ROM is itself a piece of performance art by the acclaimed artist Laurie Anderson with the help of designer Hsin-Chien Huang. The CD allows the user to interact with the art experience in many different ways. The presentation includes images, video, and music by Anderson. There is some overlap with material presented on Anderson's 1995 Nerve Bible tour, as well as excerpts from Stories from the Nerve Bible.

Electronic Texts in CD-ROM format
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