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  • 19th Century UK Periodicals. Series 1, New Readerships
    19th Century UK Periodicals is a database using content from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and other sources to make available digitized versions of key 19th century UK periodicals. Georgetown has access to only Series 1, which contains periodicals published in Great Britain from 1800-1900. It includes publications on women, children, leisure and sport, and humor. See Titles in Series 1.
  • APAFT, Australian Public Affairs Full Text
    APAFT provides Internet access to the scanned images of journal articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities, with a focus on Australasian sources of information.
  • East View Universal Databases
    Includes a number of periodicals published in the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The sources are in Russian and in English, and cover various issues of domestic and international importance. The database continues to expand.
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
    This collection covers the years from 1947 to 1980, encompassing the British Government's files on all the countries of South Asia: principally India and Pakistan, but also Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon/Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and the Maldives. The collection is split into three chronologically based parts: Section I: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-64; Section II: South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-71; Section III: Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-80.
  • Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, Vol. I-III
    This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s. It addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia. Commercial interests are also scrutinised, with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies. The activities of oil producing nations such as Saudi Arabia are closely monitored, with particular reference to the Gulf States and members of OPEC. Utilising the significant collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles, students and researchers can explore a decade characterised by conflict.
  • HAPI Online
    Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI),is your source for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews (through 2001), documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
  • Index Islamicus
    Major index to articles on Islamic history and the languages, literatures, and ethnography of the Islamic world.
  • Latin American Newspapers
    Latin American Newspapers collection provides more than 35 fully searchable Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere, Latin American Newspapers offers coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony notices and obituaries, this unique collection chronicles the evolution of Latin American culture and daily life over two centuries. In addition, these newspapers provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse cultures — ideal for comparing and contrasting perspectives on issues and events. (From the World Newspaper Archive in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries.)
  • PRISMA
    Provides the full text of many scholarly journals (44 as of Nov. 2005) in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Offers the full text of key titles indexed in the Hispanic American periodicals index (HAPI); the index database (used in this website) also includes many journals for which articles are not offered in full text. Articles are in English, Spanish and Portuguese and cover all aspects of Hispanic studies, from research on indigenous cultures past and present to current economic indicators, politics, society, and Hispanic theater. Disciplines covered include anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science and sociology. Articles can be searched by keyword, title, subject, publication title, language, and other categories; journals may be browsed for article information.
  • ProQuest Asian Business
    PQ Asian Business contains economic and business data, as well as analyses, current news, policies, statistics, and political developments for countries in Asia. The database includes: full text articles from over 75 journals; official government publications from countries in the region; business and scholarly publications from Asia, the U.S. and Europe; publications from inter-governmental agencies, NGOs, think-tanks, and research institutions worldwide. This database contains the text of some articles plus FULL TEXT AT GU LAW links out to the articles in other databases. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE ENTIRE DATABASE OR FIND INDIVIDUAL TITLES IN THE LIBRARY CATALOG.
  • ProQuest European Business
    PQ European Business covers the latest European business and financial information. Includes quality resources such as The Economist, Fortune, European Business Journal, and many more. This database contains the text of some articles plus FULL TEXT AT GU LAW links out to the articles in other databases. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE ENTIRE DATABASE OR FIND INDIVIDUAL TITLES IN THE LIBRARY CATALOG.
  • World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
    World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean serves the needs of students and researchers by bringing together in a single place a rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more.

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