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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a comprehensive, database of more than 8,000 journals covering everything from science to the humanities.

Accessible Archives

Accessible Archives' databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. They include eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records.

Aluka

Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Shain Library has access to two collections: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa, and African Cultural Heritage Sites & Landscapes.

America: History & Life

Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

American Bibliography of Slavic & East European Studies

Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, online resources, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada. Coverage is 1990 forward.

American Broadsides & Ephemera, Series I.

Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. More than 29,600 records are included.

American Civil War: Letters & Diaries

Brings together more than 1,000 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to provide access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war.

American Memory Project

American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

American Periodicals Series Online, 1741-1900

Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals that first began publishing between 1741 and 1900, with content spanning 200 years.

American State Papers, 1789-1838

Primary source material on many aspects of early American history from 1789 to 1838.

America´s Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)

Features cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than five million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. 1690-1820.

Archive of Americana

Contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,144 of the world´s leading arts and humanities journals. Coverage is 1985 forward.

Avalon

Browsable collection of digital documents relative to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government from the Yale Law School Law Library. 

Bibliography of Asian Studies Online

Contains more than 410,000 records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to east, southeast, and south Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

Biography & Genealogy Master Index

Indexes current and important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

Black Studies Center

Access to Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), and The Chicago Defender. This cross-searchable gateway includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals and historical newspaper articles.

British & Irish Women´s Letters & Diaries

Comprehensive collection of British and Irish women´s diaries and correspondence. Spanning more than 300 years, it brings the personal experiences of nearly 500 women to researchers.

Calisphere

A collection of primary sources from the University of California — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts from California.

Credo Reference Collection

Credo Reference is a large online research tool that searches over 500 reference resources, as well as over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Several music reference sources are also included in this database, including The Harvard Dictionary of Music.

Documenting the American South

Provides access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Includes fourteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)

Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans. The definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Evans Digital consists of more than 37,300 works and 2,400,000 images.

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)

Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, this rich primary source collection provides full-text access to the 38,100 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century.

(EEBO) Early English Books Online

From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection now contains about 100,000 titles.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895

The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period—from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass—and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1895-present

Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. With coverage up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama.

Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

History Reference Center

Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Humanities E-Books

Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies, nearly 95 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan´s Scholarly Publishing Office.

Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History

This comprehensive encyclopedia covers the reciprocal effects that the politics, foreign policy, and culture of Spain, Portugal, and the American nations have had on one another since the time of Columbus.

Index Islamicus

Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Records included in the database cover almost a century of publications, with some going back to 1906.

JSTOR

Full texts of journals from many different disciplines including Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies and Sociology. JSTOR journals are back issues, no title will be more than 3-5 years back. 

Latin America Data Base

An Internet-based news service in English about Latin America, publishing in-depth coverage of Latin American affairs since 1986.

Making of America

A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history,sociology, religion, and science and technology.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, with archives releasing incrementally beginning in spring 2012. Archives now available: British Politics and Society; European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, & Oral Histories

Provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada. Includes more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories. Several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews are included.

North American Women´s Letters & Diaries

Collection of women´s diaries and correspondence. The collection includes some 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950.

Oral History Online

Aims to index all the important oral histories available either on the Web or hidden away in archives, in English, all around the world, linking to full text, audio, and video whenever available.

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Covers all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to social, economic, cultural, and political topics.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Captures the experiences of women throughout history. Contains over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies

Periodicals Archive Online

An archive of hundreds of digisized journals published in the arts, humanities, and social sciences covering the last two hundred years

Project Muse

Online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online

Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online combines all of the content from Alexander Street´s seven award-winning collections of letters, diaries, and oral histories together with a growing archive of additional content in what is the single most comprehensive archive of social memory ever created.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps

The more than 50,000 maps in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set range from the great atlases to small individual maps clarifying very specific land questions, to the great triangulation surveys, to the repetitive but for the meteorologist important weekly weather maps, to the maps that made history as well as the maps of past history and of course to the purely serendipitous, or so it would seem, maps found in the Serial Set.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1993

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set currently covers the years, 1817-1993. It's contents come not only from the U.S. Congress, but also include key Executive Department publications. Beginning with Volume 1 in the first session of the 15th Congress (1817), the Readex U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1993 contains all publications from the 15th through the 103rd Congresses. Also included: the American State Papers, 1789-1838, 1st-14th Congresses.

U.S. History in Context

Covering U.S. history from colonial times to the present, this is an integrated collection of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary source documents; timelines; historical maps and atlases, and audio and video clips of historic speeches and events.

World History in Context

Extensive coverage of the 20th century, and also covers the Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Near East and Asia as well as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the modern Middle East and Latin America. Moves chronologically from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, the events that define, inform and shape world history are covered with a sense of balance. This is an integrated collection of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary sources; a graphical time line, research guide, historical maps and images.