ProQuest makes The Annual Register™ Online free to UK public libraries
for one year, as part of 250th anniversary celebrations for the publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom - ProQuest is pleased to offer United Kingdom public libraries a year’s free access to The Annual Register™ Online as part of the 250th anniversary celebrations for the publication. The Annual Register is a long-established reference work, written and published each year, recording and analyzing the year’s major events, developments and trends throughout the world. It was first written in 1758 under the editorship of the eminent philosopher and statesman, Edmund Burke, and has been produced continuously since that date.
Every year since 1758 leading contemporary scholars compiled a comprehensive record of the year’s critical events, providing an invaluable record of contemporary opinion, historical context and biographical information. The Annual Register contains content relevant to local area research, genealogical and local history as well as information of a more general historical value. Students studying history, politics, geography and about countries around the world will also find accurate, first-hand facts in this comprehensive reference source. In its current form the first half of the book comprises articles on each of the world’s countries or regions, while the latter half contains articles on international organizations, economics, the environment, science, law, religion, the arts and sport, together with obituaries, a chronicle of major events and selected documents. In addition to being produced annually in hardback, the books are also published electronically. The entire 250-year archive will shortly be available online from ProQuest.
This offer to public libraries makes 250 volumes of The Annual Register Online free to members of the public via their public libraries. Many public libraries have access to part or full runs of The Annual Register in print form, but this access arrangement makes the entire suite of volumes available to public library patrons, at their fingertips.
Representatives of public libraries are invited to drop by the stand on Wednesday, 10th June at 10.45am for a short presentation on The Annual Register Online, and for the cutting of the cake to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the publication of The Annual Register. ProQuest are offering public libraries a year’s free access to The Annual Register Online from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. Speak to a ProQuest representative at stand number 335 at The Library Show to find out more!
ProQuest also publishes KnowUK and NewsUK, the leading UK online reference sources for public libraries.