Major Research Tools

America: History and Life

Index
Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Subjects include area studies, folklore, government, historiography, political science, popular culture, and urban history.


Historical Abstracts

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Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.


Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Index

Collection of databases, including Iter Bibliography, a bibliography and index of articles, books, essays, and book reviews on the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes coverage of art and literature.


Oxford Reference Online: History

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Collection of dictionaries and other reference works on history from Oxford University Press. Particularly useful for British and U.S. history.


Other Suggested Research Tools

Archives Unbound

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Collection of seven different document archives covering the American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism, Evangelism in Africa (1835-1910), Freedom Riders in the South (1961), Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States (1930-44), Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers (1942-45), the National Farm Worker Ministry (1939-85), the Mexican Revolution (1910-24), the National Domestic Workers Union (1965-79), and the U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam (1950-54).

Global Commodities

Data, Full-Text

Primary sources such as manuscripts/diaries, rare books, maps, paintings, advertisements, company records, etc., covering the global history of 15 major commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, energy, opium, porcelain, silver & gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, wine & spirits. Also includes data on energy production, consumption, and reserves by country from 1965 to the present.


Historic Documents

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Coverage: 1972-2016

Annual collection of primary sources covering significant events of the year. Includes materials such as speeches, international agreements, and reports from governments, NGOs, and other organizations. Each document is preceded by an introduction providing context and background.


Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective

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Coverage: 1907-1984

Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.


New York Times historical backfile

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Coverage: 1851-2014

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2014.