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VR for social work & counseling - Mindscape Commons, plus new social work, counseling, & therapy videostreams
Mindscape Commons provides immersive, interactive, and virtual reality experiences, serious games and apps for teaching and research in counseling, social work, psychology, health sciences, and related programs. The ~300 titles in Mindscape Commons are viewable on most devices, with enhanced immersion available for Google-cardboard smartphones, Oculus headsets, and other VR devices.
The MLA Handbook, now in its 9th edition (2021), and available campus wide has a venerable history, going back, in various iterations, to 1951 providing guidance for students and faculty in the humanities and literary study. Though originating in the United States in the Modern Language Association, it is used worldwide. Despite its origin in the mid-twentieth century, The MLA Handbook is a very contemporary style citation manual and grammar guide.
Grants assistance and nonprofit organization information are provided by two Candid databases that are new to the Penn Libraries.
SPORTDiscus with Full Text covers the scholarly literature of sports and related fields, including physical education, exercise and fitness, kinesiology and exercise science, sports medicine, sports science, sports management, nutrition science, sports psychology, sports law, physical therapy, athletic training and coaching, general sports and leisure, and dance education and instruction.
The Penn Libraries have acquired the South Africa 2011 Census Data Collection. This GIS data product offers detailed aggregate tables on South Africa's population from its 2011 Census with geographic querying and visualization capabilities.
The Mass Observation Project continues to compile the "Anthropology of Us" for Great Britain, starting in 1981 and building upon the original Mass Observation program that ran from 1937 to 1967.
The South African daily newspaper, Sowetan, has been digitized from its start as a commercial newspaper in 1981 through 2018 by Newsbank.
Le Monde, first published after the Liberation of Paris in World War II, is now available to Penn readers in page images with searchable fulltext from its first issue, dated 19 December 1944, through 2000. Le Monde is a newspaper of record for French and world affairs, distinguished by its analysis of events and its editorial content.
The Penn Libraries have become a founding member of Policy Commons, a new one-stop community platform for research from the world's leading policy experts, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs and NGOs.
The Penn Libraries have acquired several digitized primary-source collections on British colonial Africa, Apartheid-era South Africa, and British missionary activities in African countries. These collections have been digitized from original sources by British Online Archives.