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   Volume II, Issue 1
September 2005   

New databases

Literature Online (Literatures in English) incorporates a large range of searchable, digitized primary texts, some of which are rare and difficult to find, alongside contemporary works from throughout the English-speaking world. It also includes an extensive collection of criticism and reference works, including full-text literary journals and resources for over 14,000 writers.

Global Market Information Database (Euromonitor) is a database of demographic, economic, lifestyle and consumer market information for over 350 markets and 207 countries. Statistics cover consumer lifestyles, retailing and consumer market sizes and forecasts. The data includes 6-year historic market-size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus five-year forecasts. Lifestyle indicators for 71 countries, lifestyle reports for 65 countries and country profiles for 250 countries are also included.

Old Testament Abstracts features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, multi-author works and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.