Databases

ETHOS: Electronic Theses Online Service

A service run by the British Library which allows researchers to search for and download full doctoral theses in their area.

Europe Media Monitor (EMM)

Research and development efforts at the Joint Research Centre produced novel and unique software that gathers reports from news portals world-wide in 43 languages, classifies the articles, analyses the news texts by extracting information from them, aggregates the information, issues alerts and produces intuitive visual presentations of the information found.

Index Translationum

The Index Translationum is a list of books translated in the world. The database contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979 and totals more than 2.000.000 entries in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history and so forth.

Out of the Wings: Spanish and Spanish American Theatre in Translation

A three-year AHRC collaboration between King’s College London, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Oxford which aims to make the riches of the theatres of Spain and Spanish America accessible to English-speaking researchers and theatre professionals. The database contains details of plays written in Spanish in different periods and countries, as well as information about their authors, sample translations into English, synopses, performance histories and many other tools for interpreting the featured drama

Translation Studies Bibliography

A broad range of publications in Translation and Interpreting (T&I) can be explored, using the Translation Studies Bibliography.

Translation Studies Abstracts Online

TSA Online consists of abstracts of monographs, edited volumes, reference works, bibliographies, masters and doctoral dissertations, and individual articles from an extensive list of journals, electronic publications and collected volumes, covering all aspects of research within the fields of translation studies and crosscultural communication.

United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database

A database compiled in the six official languages of the United Nations (including Arabic) in response to diverse and wide-ranging demands of United Nations language staff for terminology and nomenclature. It is made available on the Internet to facilitate the efforts of people around the world who participate in the work of the United Nations but do not have access to the Secretariat’s intranet.

The English Pen World Atlas

This is an excellent resource which provides detailed information about the world’s great writers and emerging voices. It is launched with a focus on writing from the Arab region. There is also a blog with daily posts about translation, world literature and literature online.

Three Percent

Three Percent was named after the oft-cited statistic that only 3% of books published in the U.S. are translations.  The database offers free access to a fairly accurate record of the books published in translation since January 1st, 2008. The aim is to identify how many new books and new voices are being made available to English-speaking readers.

The Media History Digital Library

A resource base for audiovisual translation history.