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History Databases

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America: History and Life

Abstracts of articles on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide, including state and local history journals and selected journals in the social sciences and humanities. In addition to articles, includes approximately 6,000 citations of book and media reviews from a selection of over one hundred key journals in US and Canadian history and related fields each year. The database also includes citations to abstracts of dissertations published in these areas. Each entry in the database is assigned appropriate indexing terms based on standard authorities. Every year approximately 16,000 new entries are added to the America: History and Life database.

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Historical Abstracts

Abstracts of articles on the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). Covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. In addition to articles, each year Historical Abstracts includes approximately 3,000 citations to useful historical books as reviewed by the most prestigious journals in the field and citations to abstracts of dissertations of particular interest for historical research. Each entry in the database is assigned appropriate indexing terms based on standard authorities. Every year over 20,000 new citations are added to the Historical Abstracts database.

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A full text, full image archive of over 120 journals. Coverage of journals generally begins with their first volume and is updated to within three years of the current issue. Allows keyword searching of the full text of all articles, as well as browsing of particular journal issues. Subject strengths are African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics/finance, general science, history, literature, math/statistics, philosophy, political science, population/demography, and sociology.

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Project Muse

Access to the full text of more than 100 journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics from Johns Hopkins University Press and other publishers.

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Subjects represented include African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Design and Decorative Studies, Foreign Languages and Literature, History, Literary Studies, Maps, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music History, Native American Studies, Photography, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, Theater and Dance, Women’s Studies.

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Survey articles on world history from ancient to modern times. Articles address such themes as the arts and literature, commerce and trade, war and peace, the environment, health and disease, migration, social and political movements, science and technology, the role of various countries and cultures, and many more. This online edition features color illustrations and updated bibliographies.

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Biography Reference Bank

Provides biographies of people from a wide range of fields and over all periods of history. Material drawn from biographical dictionaries and other reference sources is available full text. There are also citations to books and articles by and about the person. Some of the articles may be full text. More than 32,000 images are included. Database may be searched by name, profession, gender, and ethnic background.

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Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books published from 1994 to the present about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

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Handbook of Latin American Studies

A bibliography of works on Latin America selected by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of The Library of Congress. The Handbook is multidisciplinary with coverage across the social sciences and humanities.

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Historical Encyclopedia of American Business

This encyclopedia offers nearly 500 articles on broad topics and trends in American business history from colonial times to the financial crisis of 2008. Included are biographies of individuals, histories of companies, historical events, industries, and so forth. Each article is complemented with a bibliography and the appendixes include a glossary of terms, lists of federal agencies and federal laws, notable court decisions, and a time line of events.

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History of Medicine (PubMed)

Provides citations to journal articles on the history of medicine.

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Humanities Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text for periodical articles and reviews from English language periodicals. Subjects include archaeology, classical studies, area studies, folklore, history, language, literature, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology.

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Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

This online edition of the 7-volume print encyclopedia (2010) covers ancient Greek and Roman antiquity from the Bronze Age to the 5th century CE. Over 1000 scholarly entries cover historical figures and events, literature, religion and mythology, art, philosophy, science and technology, politics, economics, and material culture and everyday life. Also included are maps, a chronology, a topical outline, numerous illustrations, and bibliographies at the end of each entry.

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Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

This multi-volume encyclopedia features more than 650 biographies of individuals and over 600 topical essays on culture, society, geography, history, movements, trends, gender studies, and so forth from prehistory to the present. End notes for articles, a detailed chronology, a topical outline, and more than 400 illustrations supplement this resource.

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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

An authoritative, dynamic online resource for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians, Oxford Islamic Studies Online brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated Includes the full content of four key scholarly works, 180 entries from the six-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (which will add more than 800 new scholarly articles to the site before the end of 2008), two essential English-language interpretations of the Qur’an, the first electronic version of the standard Concordance used by English-speaking scholars around the world, and primary source documents.

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PAIS Index

(1915-) Indexes and provides citations and abstracts from the public and social policy literature of business, economics, education, health, law, international relations, public administration, government, political science, and other social sciences. Materials indexed are from all over the world and include journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, conference proceedings, and research reports. Most records since 1985 include an abstract.

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Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text to articles in over 350 leading English language periodicals in a broad array of the social sciences. Subject coverage includes anthropology, criminology, law, political science, psychology, sociology and women’s studies.
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Sociological Abstracts

Indexes over 2,000 journals from 35 countries, dissertations, papers, books and book chapters in sociology and related fields such as demographics, criminology, policy studies and family studies. Citations and abstracts are provided.

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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

(1975-) Provides citations with abstracts to the literature of political science and related fields such as international relations, law, public administration and public policy. It indexes over 1,200 journals from the international serials literature.

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