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- 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
Articles: Journals or Newspapers (8)
- Annee Philologique
Provides citations to international scholarly work concerning the areas of: ancient Greek and Latin language and linguistics; Greek and Roman history, literature, philosophy, art and music, archaeology, religion, mythology, science, and more. The scholarship concentrates on the second millennium B.C. to roughly 500-800 A.D. Coverage: 1959-2010.
- British Library Newspapers (1800-1900)
The British Library Newspapers collections feature London national newspapers, English regional papers, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism. Coverage: 1800-1900.
- China National Knowledge Infrastructure
The ZSR Library subscribes to Series F: Literature / History / Philosophy
- Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Formerly the Medieval Feminist Index, Feminae covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Coverage is from 450 C.E. to 1500 C.E. and the geographic area is Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Coverage: 1994-.
- 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-.
- International Medieval Bibliography
A bibliography of modern scholarship concerning the European Middle Ages (c.450-1500). The entries are drawn from over 4000 periodicals and from over 5000 miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections and Festschriften). Coverage: 1967-.
- Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Indexes books and over 1700 periodicals concerning Europe and the Middle East from 400-1700. Includes history, literature, art, politics and government, etc. The separate book database covers books, materials published in books, and collected essays. Coverage: 1784-.
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.
Books, E-books (1)
- eHRAF World Cultures
A cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Includes citations, abstracts, and full text of ethnographic and other materials, indexed by culture and subject. Information is drawn from books, dissertations, conference papers, and journal articles. Coverage: 1991-.
Encyclopedias & Reference (10)
- Cambridge Histories
Cambridge Histories is the essential reference collection spanning 350 volumes in 10 subject areas.
- New! Encyclopaedia Iranica
The Encyclopædia Iranica is a comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
- Encyclopaedia of Islam (Second Edition)
The Encyclopaedia of Islam (Second Edition) Online sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a reference tool and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live.
- New! Encyclopaedia of Islam (Three)
Encyclopaedia of Islam-Three is the third edition of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Islam which sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. EI-Three is an entirely new work, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. It is published in five substantial segments each year.
- New! Historical Atlas of Islam
A collection of historical maps showing the reach of Islam throughout history.
- History Study Center
History Study Center is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
- New Jacoby
Brill's New Jacoby provides a revised edition of the Greek texts of Felix Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III where relevant. Brill's New Jacoby presents facing English translations of the Greek fragments, a new, critical commentary, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about each historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.
- New Pauly
From BrillOnline Reference Works, the English edition of the authoritative classics encyclopedia "Der Neue Pauly." Covers more than 2,000 years of Greco-Roman history, ranging from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe.
- 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.
- World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Includes a wide variety of sources about Latin America and the Caribbean: reference articles and commentary; academic journals and news-feeds; primary-source documents; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more. Covers topics such as politics, economics, religion, culture, international affairs, the environment, science, and technology.
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.
- 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.
Primary Sources--Documents & Manuscripts (17)
- British Parliamentary Papers
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers allows researches to access the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century papers, and the Hansard parliamentary debates, via a single interface, cross-searching across topics to see how issues were explored and legislation formed.[Coverage: 1688-2015]
- Chinese Civil War And US-China Relations: Records Of US State Dept Office Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955
Provides insight into the domestic issues in Communist and Nationalist China, U.S. containment policy as it was extended to Asia, and Sino-American relations during the post-war period. This product comprises all 41 reels of the former Scholarly Resources microfilm product entitled Records of the Office of Chinese Affairs. [Coverage 1945-1955].
- Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons
Collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear. Coverage: 1936-1945.
- 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.
- Early European Books
Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. Access to content from Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) only (Collections 8 & 12).
- 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.
- Empire Online
Includes over 70,000 images of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Contains manuscript and printed material, from not only British but also French, Dutch, Spanish, North American and other points of view. Supported by the Presidential Trust for Faculty Excellence. Coverage: 1400s-present.
- 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.
- India, Raj and Empire
Explore the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947, through the manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland.
- Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West's Response to Jewish Emigration
The Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (IGCR) was organized in London in August 1938 as a result of the Evian Conference of July 1938, which had been called by President Roosevelt to consider the problem of racial, religious, and political refugees from central Europe. Source Library: U.S. National Archives. Coverage: 1938-1947.
- 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.
- Mass Observation Online
Mass Observation was a social research organization formed in 1937 to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This collection includes studies and publications, diaries and personal writings, photographs, and interactive maps. It describes everyday life in the words of ordinary people, with interviews and records of overheard conversations, rather than through polls. Coverage: 1937-1965.
- Medieval Family Life
Contains full-color images of original medieval manuscripts from five family letter collections. Includes full text searchable transcripts from the printed editions, where available, plus supplementary material such as family trees, chronology, glossary, images, links to related scholarly websites, etc. Coverage: Middle ages.
- 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.
- Records of the Persian Gulf War
This collection contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States (as part of a multi-national force) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Source Library: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. Coverage: 1990-1991.
- Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993
This digital collection reviews U.S.-China relations in the post-Cold War Era, and analyzes the significance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China’s human rights issues, and resumption of World Bank loans to China in July 1990. Source Library: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. Coverage: 1989-1993.
- U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950
Correspondence, reports and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes as U.S.-Vatican relations, the Vatican's role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope's personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews. Source Library: U.S. National Archives. Coverage: 1940-1950.
Primary Sources--Historical Newspapers & Periodicals (6)
- 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
Collection of 17th and 18th century English newspapers and news pamphlets. Published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. Includes page images. Coverage: 1604-1804.
- British Periodicals
Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth. Coverage: 1680s-1930s.
- C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
Covers books and periodicals of the 19th century. Corresponds to or provides indexing for: Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, American Periodicals Series, Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, ArchivesUSA, and Palmer's Index to the Times. Coverage: 1800-1900.
- Economist Historical Archive
Fully searchable, complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper covering politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. Contains more than 600,000 pages, with full-colour images, topic and area supplements and surveys. An excellent multidisciplinary primary source for researching and teaching the 19th and 20th centuries. Coverage: 1843-2008.
- North China Herald Online
From BrillOnline Primary Sources, The North China Herald was published in Shanghai from around 1850 to the 1940s. It was the official journal for British consular notifications and for announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council. It also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news. Coverage: 1850-1940.
- Times Digital Archive
As the "world's newspaper of record," The Times (of London) has covered major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source. Coverage: 1785 - 5 years ago.
Primary Sources--Other (1)
- BiblioBoard Web
This is a trial version of BiblioBoard Web. BiblioBoard contains anthologies of books, images, documents, sounds and video around specific themes. BiblioBoard is also available as an app for the iPad and will soon be available for Kindle Fire HD and Nexus tablets.
- Europa World Plus
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. Covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
Statistics & Data (1)
- Armed Conflict Database
An interactive source of information on armed conflicts worldwide, including terrorism, refugees and returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), weapons used, fatalities, historical backgrounds, annual updates, and timelines. Users can generate reports and download data as well as browse through year-by-year analyses and fact sheets online. Produced by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Coverage: 1997-present.