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General and Reference Works; History; American History; Art, Architecture and Design
Provides full text coverage of the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes nearly 200 journals and 100 books, selective indexing for over 1,700 journals, and abstracts in English of foreign language articles.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; American History; History
Archive Finder brings together ArchivesUSA and the cumulative index to the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the UK and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland), previously available on CD-ROM. ArchivesUSA is a current directory of over 5,500 repositories and more than 161,000 collections of primary source material across the United States. NIDS UK/Ireland is a major reference work that reproduces on microfiche the finding aids to thousands of archive and manuscript collections in libraries and record offices, museums and private collections throughout the UK and Ireland. Used together in Archive Finder, researchers are able to read descriptions of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to their work as well as find the information they need to contact the repository directly.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; Social Sciences (General); American History; History
Index to archival finding aids derived from major archival libraries and sources in the United States and the United Kingdom. Contains both detailed collection guides and records consisting primarily of summary descriptions of archives, manuscripts, and special collections. Includes: RLG's Archival and Mixed Collections (AMC) file; National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC).
Database topics
Philosophy; History; British and Commonwealth History; French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies; American History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; History of Science and Technology
A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800. Consists of books, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera. The full collection includes nearly 180,000 titles and more than 33,000,000 pages of searchable material.
infotrac.galegroup.com Searchable database
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History; American History; Political Science; Language; Communication and Journalism; News; Race and Ethnicity; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic, minority and native press in the U.S. Coverage is from 1960 to date.
Database topics
American History; General and Reference Works; History
This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846 is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities.
Database topics
American History; History; British and Commonwealth History; French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies
1 online resource.
Rich in primary source content from world-class libraries and archives, The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment provides an essential insight into propaganda and recruitment throughout the Great War.Propaganda, in its written and visual form, is an effective tool that employs multiple basic techniques: to exploit existing beliefs; establish authority; create fear; use humour; appeal to patriotism; to be selective and create a ?version? of the truth; to name but a few. The study of propaganda during the First World War becomes at once a study of the relationship between the government, the press and the public. The government?s control over the mass media and the entire propaganda machine were deemed vital in demanding the national support needed for ultimate victory. Such victory was only attainable by sustaining allied soldiers and civilians, so recruitment propaganda, appealing to the patriotic hearts and minds of many, was crucial at the very outbreak of war. The vast and varied range of material in this resource, from aerial leaflets and atrocity propaganda to international posters, postcards, cartoons and political pamphlets, showcases the methods exploited in wartime propaganda and their paths of dissemination. Themes of recruitment, training and morale are also examined through items such as tribunal case files, Kitchener's papers, recruitment listings, training manuals and minute books of both parliamentary and local recruiting committees.
www.firstworldwar.amdigital.co.uk Access limited to Propaganda and recruitment module only.
Database topics
History; News; American History; General and Reference Works
  • Palmer's index to the Times, 1790-1905
  • The official index to The Times, 1906-1980
  • Historical index to the NYTimes, 1851-1923
  • Combined indexes
  • About Historical newspapers online.
Online indexing of the Times (London) from 1790-1980 and the New York times from 1851-1923. Indexes can be searched individually or in combination by names, events, and subjects with Boolean, proximity, wildcard, and truncation search operators.
Database topics
Statistical and Numeric Data; History; American History
"International Historical Statistics is a ... collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania ... This new release updates the last print edition of International Historical Statistics, which was published in 2007 in 3 volumes. It now includes 260 years of rich data, collected between 1750-2010 and available online for the first time. Users will find the ability to conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries particularly valuable. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files."--Publisher description.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; History; American History; Science (General); Economics and Business; Jewish Studies; Music; Language; Earth Sciences; Biology
  • Arts & Sciences I-XV
  • Biological Sciences Collection
  • Business Collection
  • Ecology & Botany Collection
  • General Sciences Collection
  • Jewish Studies Collection
  • Language & Literature Collection
  • Life Sciences Collection
  • Music Collection
  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
  • Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa.
Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added approximately on a weekly basis.
Database topics
Race and Ethnicity; American History; History; Anthropology and Archaeology; Environmental Studies; Political Science
Physical extent
1 online resource : HTML.
Database indexing works on international migration and interethnic relations. Over 22,000 citations, most in French but also in English and other European languages. Sources cited include: articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, reports. Some links to full text. International scope.
Database topics
American History; Government Information: United States; History; Communication and Journalism
Physical extent
1 online resource : color illustrations
The National Archives Catalog is the online public portal to our records and information about our records. The catalog currently provides access to over 2 million electronic records currently in the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), which are not available elsewhere online
Database topics
History; General and Reference Works; American History
  • NUCMC program
  • NUCMC Z39.50 gateway to the Archival and mixed collection (AMC) file in the RLG Union catalog [RLIN]
  • NUCMC Z39.50 gateway to OCLC Mss. records
  • Library of Congress resources
  • Archival and manuscript repositories of primary resources
  • Ready, net, go!
  • Archival education
  • Archival societies
  • Copyright & fair use
  • Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and SGML
  • Grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities
  • Listservs and Usenet groups
  • Preservation
  • Standards
  • Utilities.
Presents information about the cooperative cataloging program partnered by the Library of Congress and eligible archival and manuscript repositories throughout the United States. Provides gateway software for searching manuscript records in the RLG Union Catalog Archival and Mixed Collections File and the OCLC Mixed Materials File. Includes FAQs about the program, elegibility guidelines, downloadable data sheets, and links to Web sites on topics of interest to archivists and others, such as Repositories of Primary Materials, Copyright and Fair Use, and Encoded Archival Description.
Database topics
History; American History
A core component of the California Digital Library, the Online Archive of California Project is a digital information resource that facilitates and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California. The OAC includes a single, searchable database of "finding aids" to primary sources and their digital facsimiles. Primary sources include letters, diaries, manuscripts, legal and financial records, photographs and other pictorial items, maps, architectural and engineering records, artwork, scientific logbooks, electronic records, sound recordings, oral histories artifacts and ephemera. The majority of these images were created through campus-sponsored projects, including the UC Berkeley California Heritage Collection, the UC Davis Eastman agricultural postcard image collection, and the UCLA Ishigo collection. There are several other digital collection development projects sponsored by individual repositories participating in the OAC, including the Free Speech Movement, the Cased Photographs or Daguerreotype collection, the San Francisco Call Bulletin, the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, and the Greene and Greene Virtual Archives project. The CDL has sponsored three collaborative digital collection building projects across multiple repositories: the Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA); Museums and the Online Archive of California (MOAC); and the California Cultures project.
Database topics
History; American History
"Oral history online is a landmark index to English language oral histories. Working with archives, repositories and individuals we've indexed oral histories that are publicly available on the Web and that are held by repositories and archives around the world. Our intent is to make it possible to find and explore the voices of more than 300,000 individuals"--Introduction.
Database topics
History; American History; African Studies; British and Commonwealth History
1 online resource.
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern and colonial period. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
Database topics
American History; Economics and Business; Anthropology and Archaeology; Government Information: United States; Law; History; Social Sciences (General); Environmental Studies; Political Science
  • Also available in print and on microfiche.
The bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives constitute a rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Upon completion, the digital version of the Serial set will consist of approximately 13,800 volumes and over 12 million pages." Covers 1789-1969.
Database topics
Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; African Studies; American History; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; History; British and Commonwealth History
This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, the varieties of slave experience, religion, revolts, abolition, and legislation. The collection also includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.