Monday, November 30, 2009

Letters to the Royal Society and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society online

The Royal Society, Britain's academy of science, is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year. As one means of marking the event, the society has mounted the Letters to the Royal Society online, via a site called Trailblazing. Among other items of potential interest to Hawaii and Pacific researchers are the letters of Captain James Cook. Researchers should also note that the UH-Manoa library subscribes to multiple databases which provide full-text, online access to publications of the society, particularly the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, which began publishing in the 1600s. To find the Transactions (which also include various items authored by Cook, among others), search the phrase "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London" (without quotation marks) in the Library's Electronic Resources portal (the majority of these resources are subscription databases, meaning that users are required to have a valid UH-Manoa ID to access them). To view article on the Society's anniversary and the Trailblazing project, click here to access the online edition of the Guardian UK.

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