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World Civilizations: 1500 to Present


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JSTOR

Full-text periodical database that provides coverage from over 450 scholarly journals. Subject coverage includes anthropology, archaeology, classics, history, and other areas related to the study of world civilizations.   More Info

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Project Muse

Full-text periodical database that provides coverage from over 100 scholarly journals. Subject coverage includes anthropology, cultural studies, history, and other areas related to the study of world civilizations.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary periodical database, including scholarly materials related to world history.   More Info

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ACLS Humanities E-Book

A collaboration of prominent university presses, scholarly associations, and the American Council of Learned Societies. All periods and much geography are covered. The history of the United States is a major focus.   More Info

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American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

Commonly known as the WPA Slave Narratives, American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography provides an authentic portrait of life, culture and survival for African Americans during the periods of slavery, Reconstruction and Depression-era America.   More Info

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Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective

As a part of Accessible Archives, The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective contains the full text of major articles selected from over 2,500 issues of The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865.   More Info

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Early American Imprints I

Full-text searchable and an exact image of the original: Textual research in 17th and 18th century American studies has been transformed! Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's supplement, Early American Imprints is a definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.   More Info

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Early Encounters in North America

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment makes available more than 1,000 published and unpublished sources or over 100,000 pages of letters, dairies, memoirs, and accounts of encounters between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and Americans between 1534-1860. Men and women and slaves, missionaries, and explorers as well as officials speak in these pages.   More Info

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Historical Abstracts

Historical research database that provides coverage from over 2,000 scholarly journals.   More Info

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MasterFILE Premier

Multidisciplinary periodical database that covers broad areas of history and world civilizations   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Index to over 3,000 academic and popular periodicals published from 1770 to the present. Subject coverage includes anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, ancient civilizations, area studies, and history.   More Info

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Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

An easily used portal to the past and a detailed account of U.S. culture and history through the lens of middle America. Designed as the single index that might be available in a library the diversity of periodicals covered ranged from the American Historical Review to Mademoiselle to Retirement Living to UNESCO Courier.   More Info

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Primary Source Materials

Avalon Project at Yale Law School Library

Historical documents from many time periods, and from around the world. Subject coverage includes law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.

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Websites

  • ABZU

    A guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.


  • American Memory

    A collection of primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States, maintained by the Library of Congress.


  • GUTENBERG-e

    A collection of open access primary sources, including photographs, maps and oral histories, as well as online books, maintained by the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press.


  • Internet History Sourcebooks Project

    Full-text historical documents in subject areas of ancient history, medieval studies, modern history, Africa, East Asia, India, Islamic history, Jewish history, the history of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transsexuals, women's studies, global studies, and the history of science.


  • Making of America

    A digital library of primary sources in American social history.


  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History

    Comprehensive guide to art history. Coverage includes all time periods and areas of the world. Information indexed by historical time periods, geographical areas, artistic genres, artistic subjects, and individual artists.


  • Perry-Castenada Library Map Collection: Historical Maps

    Digital library collection of historical maps. Coverage includes all areas of the world from ancient and modern time periods


  • World Civilization Virtual Library

    Guide to Internet sources for ancient and modern civilizations and cultures. Content organized by geographic regions and significant historical eras.


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