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Includes Series I ("Evans"), nearly every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800, and Series II ("Shaw-Shoemaker"), American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century. Also includes supplements to the collection from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Coverage: 1534 - 1850
Online collection of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. It has been indexed to allow for unique browsing and searching (e.g. by type of flora or fauna, encounters between groups of peoples, specific events or places, etc.).
Collection of texts printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 to 1700. Includes literary texts, sermons, legal documents, scientific treatises, and many other types of works.
The East Asia Image Collection is an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52). Images of Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Manchuria, and Indonesia are included.
Extensive collection of academic electronic books spanning a variety of disciplines.
Indexes articles in more than 600 economics journals as well as working papers, books, and dissertations.
Digital collection of 180,000 English language books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published from 1701 to 1800. Titles cover history, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, law, philosophy, and religion. To simultaneously search this resource along with The Times of London Digital Archive, The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, and the 17th & 18th Burney Collection of newspapers, use the Gale Primary Sources search interface.
List of electronic journals available via the Lafayette College Libraries. This information is also available in the Library Catalog.
An abridged translation of a Persian encyclopedia that is one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. Particularly strong in coverage of Shiʿi Islam. Still a work-in-progress; not many volumes of the translation have been completed yet.
Second edition (2007) of a scholarly encyclopedia covering Jewish history and culture from the time of the Second Temple to the present.
Encyclopedic dictionary of Qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within Qur’ānic studies.
Reference work covering all aspects of adult development and aging.
Encyclopedia covering Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context. Originally published 1999-2005.
Articles on issues pertaining to the full range of topics in the area of food and agricultural ethics.
Reference work covering all facets of the distinct form of dramatic theater that flourished in ancient Greece and reached its apex in Athens of the 5th century BCE.
Covers the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.
Reference database with peer-reviewed articles covering all basic and many applied aspects of the life sciences, with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology.
A searchable "guide to the current state of knowledge on the background, origins, and development of the canonical texts of the Bible as they were accepted in Judaism and Christianity. The encyclopedia also documents the history of the Bible's interpretation and reception... not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements." Includes extensive bibliographical information for each entry.
Web-based application that enables you to create and manage a database of bibliographic reference. Users need to create a free account. Note that if you have already signed up for a Web of Science account, you can use the same email address and password to log into EndNote.
Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
The most comprehensive index to books, articles, conference papers, posters, pamphlets, etc., in the field of education.
Index of essays published in books and periodicals.
Collection of ethnographic films for the study of human culture and behavior. "Covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century."
From the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown, this database indexes a selection of journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics.
Up-to-date profiles of countries of the world. Includes political histories, economic statistics, and directory-style information on politics, media, and business. A "comparative statistics" section can be used to generate tables of comparative data on countries in formats suitable for exporting into Excel or SPSS.