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- America: History and Life
America: History and Life provides abstracts and citations from reviews and dissertations about the history and culture of the United States and Canada from the earliest recorded times to the present. See Historical Abstracts for world history. Coverage: 1964-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
- Historical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts provides indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations covering the history of the world from 1450-- except the U.S. and Canada. For similar coverage of the U.S. and Canada, use America History and Life. Coverage: 1954-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
A full-text database of archived issues of academic journals. Since JSTOR is a backfiles project, a typical coverage range is the beginning of a journal until three or five years ago. Supported in part by the Dail Endowment Fund. Coverage: Varies. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
Articles: Journals or Newspapers (4)
- America: History and Life
America: History and Life provides abstracts and citations from reviews and dissertations about the history and culture of the United States and Canada from the earliest recorded times to the present. See Historical Abstracts for world history. Coverage: 1964-.
- Historical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts provides indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations covering the history of the world from 1450-- except the U.S. and Canada. For similar coverage of the U.S. and Canada, use America History and Life. Coverage: 1954-.
A full-text database of archived issues of academic journals. Since JSTOR is a backfiles project, a typical coverage range is the beginning of a journal until three or five years ago. Supported in part by the Dail Endowment Fund. Coverage: Varies.
- Project MUSE
Provides access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities and social sciences. Coverage: Varies.
Books, E-books (5)
- Directory of Open Access Books
A searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository. Coverage: 1985-.
- Ebook Central
Academic e-books covering a broad range of subjects. Books may be read online in any web browser. WFU user login required.
- HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in-copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. Log in as a WFU user to get access to downloadable PDFs of public domain items. Coverage: Varies.
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with millions of bibliographic records representing 400 languages and covering information from 4,000 years of knowledge. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries. Coverage: 1200-.
- ZSR Library Catalog
Data about the books, journals, films, manuscripts, and other materials owned by the ZSR Library. Coverage: 14th century-.
Encyclopedias & Reference (4)
- Cambridge Histories
Cambridge Histories is the essential reference collection spanning 350 volumes in 10 subject areas.
- Credo Reference
Credo Reference includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are over 1,100 short reference videos, nearly 450,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps across all subject areas.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable full text of reference books in many subjects. Books can be searched together or individually. Coverage: varies.
- Oxford Handbooks Online: History
Online access to the Oxford Handbooks series in History. Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline, explains the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and describes how those debates might evolve. The handbooks offer authoritative and trustworthy guides to the scholarship that defines the field.
- Academic Video Online
Cross-searchable interface to all Alexander Street Press streaming media products. WFU access currently includes Counseling and Therapy in Video, Flimakers Library Online, Opera in Video, and Theatre in Video.
The Artstor Digital Library provides images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Comprises contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. Images form ARTstor are for noncommercial educational or scholarly use only. Images may be used in educational or scholarly presentations, including printed handouts, but may not be otherwise distributed or publicly displayed.
- CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
Rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects, art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures, presentations, and research resources.
- Films on Demand - Master Academic Collection
17,000+ videos in business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
- Kanopy Video
Kanopy is a distributor of educational videos for online viewing. Content is available across multiple subject areas.
- PBS videos
Streaming video from PBS
- Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive
The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979.
- Vanderbilt Television News Archive
A catalog of news broadcasts. Contains streaming video of NBC nightly news broadcasts (August 1968 to present) and CNN broadcasts (1995 to present); video requires RealPlayer. Also contains abstracts of evening news broadcasts from ABC, NBC, and CBS from August 1968 to present; daily news programs from CNN (1995 to present), FOX News (2004 to present), and ABC Nightline (12 September 1988 to present); and a selection of special programs, including coverage of political events, events related to September 11, 2001, and more. Content is added approximately 72 hours after it was broadcast. Loan requests accepted for video of broadcasts that are not available online (fees apply). Coverage: August 1968 to present.
Primary Sources--Documents & Manuscripts (8)
- Early American Imprints, Series I & II (combined)
An electronic version of the Early American Imprints sets. Combined search of both the Evans collection and the Shaw & Shoemaker collection. Coverage: 1639-1819.
- Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)
An electronic version of the Early American Imprints set. Includes the full text of all known existing books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the Thirteen Colonies or the United States between 1639 and 1800. Periodical and newspaper articles are not included. Coverage: 1639-1800.
- Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw/Shoemaker (1801-1819)
An electronic version of the Early American Imprints set. Includes the full text of 36,000 books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the United States between 1801 and 1819. Periodical and newspaper articles are not included. Coverage: 1801-1819.
- Early English Books Online - EEBO
Full text of books, pamphlets and broadsides published in England or in English between 1475 and 1700. Includes many of the items indexed in the English Short Title Catalogue. Corresponds to the Pollard and Redgrave, and Wing Short-Title Catalogues, as well as Thomason Tracts. Coverage: 1473-1700.
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online - ECCO
Full text--including page images--of books, pamphlets and broadsides published in England or in English between 1701 and 1800. Includes many of the items indexed in the English Short Title Catalogue. Includes ECCO parts I and II. Coverage: 1701-1800.
- Gale Primary Sources
Combined interface for searching three primary-source databases simultaneously: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), The Making of the Modern World, and British Library Newspapers 1800-1900.
- Making of the Modern World
Digital facsimile images of primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth from the period 1450-1914. Full-text searching across works in the areas of history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and more. Coverage: 1450-1914.
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Primary source collections of the "long" nineteenth century. Collections are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries and specialist libraries. Content includes monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, and more. Coverage: 1769-1906.
Primary Sources--Historical Newspapers & Periodicals (6)
- Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives contains diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture.
- African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Searchable collection of 270 newspapers from 36 states, offering insights into African-American history, culture, and daily life. Includes page images. Coverage: 1827-1998.
- America's Historical Newspapers
Searchable database of hundreds of historical newspapers, including page images from microfilm. WFU access includes both the Early American Newspapers Series 1 (1690-1876) and African-American Newspapers (1827-1998). Tip: If the link is only searching the African-American Newspapers collection, look for the link to Search "All of America's Historical Newspapers" at the top of the database screen. Coverage: 1690-1876, 1827-1998.
- American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
A collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Documents the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
- Periodicals Archive Online
A rich digital archive of leading international journals covering the humanities and social sciences and spanning more than two centuries of content.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Contains seven newspapers back to their first issues: New York Times (1851-three years ago), Chicago Tribune (1849-1985), and Wall Street Journal (1889-1989), Christian Science Monitor (1908-2002), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Pittsburgh Courier (1950-2002) , Washington Post (1877-1997). More recent issues are available through other databases, such as ProQuest. Includes advertisements, illustrations, etc. as they were laid out on the original page. Coverage: 1849-three years ago.
Primary Sources--Other (1)
Rotunda was created for the publication of original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences.
Statistics & Data (3)
- Historical Statistics of the United States
Over 30,000 data series covering all aspects of American life. View tables in HTML or PDF and create your own custom charts. Gift of the George W. Paschal Endowment Fund. Coverage: Colonial period-present.
- Roper Center Public Opinion Archives
One of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. Covers opinions on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. Coverage: 1935-present.
- Voting and Elections
The Voting & Elections Collection from CQ Press contains in-depth data about U.S. Presidential, Congressional, and Gubernatorial campaigns and elections, historical and modern. Data export tools allow for customized data downloads for statistical analysis. Also includes information about voter demographics and political parties. Coverage: 1789-2012.