17th - 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
The Burney Collection, sourced from the British Library, is an archive of newspapers and news pamphlets (approximately 1,270 titles) gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (b. 1757-d. 1817). See title list. Although the majority of materials were published in London, there are some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, as well as a handful of examples from the American colonies.
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.
ACLS Humanities e-Book
The Humanities E-Book collection (formerly the History E-Book Project) is a fully searchable collection of high-quality books, primarily in history and Women's Studies, that have been recommended and reviewed by historians. The database includes newly published books, from many publishers, as well as already-published titles that have been converted into electronic format due to their status as books regularly consulted by scholars.
America, History and Life
America, History and Life is a primary index to research in U.S. and Canadian history. It provides abstracts of scholarly literature on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada from pre-historic times to the present. It covers 1800 journals in many languages and includes citations to book reviews, media reviews and dissertations. This database contains journal articles plus citations with links to full text articles in other databases.
American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1900
American Periodicals Series Online contains digital images of historically significant American periodicals from 1740 to 1900, including literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines, and popular magazines. All typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts appear exactly as originally published. Allows searching by article type (e.g., letter, obituary, poetry, recipe, ad, editorial cartoon, review).
Anglo-American Legal Tradition
AALT contains documents from medieval and early modern England from the National Archives in London. Documents are "digitized and displayed through The O'Quinn Law Library of the University of Houston Law Center by license of the National Archives." [Internet resource: free on the Web]
Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970 : the Middle East Online Series 1
Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970 is a fully searchable database of primary source documents from the British National Archives that chronicle the politics, wars, administration, and diplomacy surrounding the Palestine Mandate and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Topics covered include the background to the establishment of the State of Israel, Black September, the Border wars of the 1950s, the British capture of Jerusalem, the Cold War in the Middle East, the formation of the United Arab Republic, Jewish terror groups, and milestones in the Palestine-Zionist tension and their impact on British policy leading to the Partition of 1948.
Archive Finder brings together ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland). ArchivesUSA is a current directory of over 5,500 repositories and more than 161,000 collections of primary source material across the United States. NIDS UK/Ireland is a major reference work that reproduces on microfiche the finding aids to thousands of archive and manuscript collections in libraries and record offices, museums and private collections throughout the UK and Ireland. Used together in Archive Finder, researchers are able to read descriptions of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to their work as well as find the information they need to contact the repository directly.
Biography in Context
The Biography in Context database integrates Gale biographies with full-text magazine articles, images, and website links. Search for current or historic people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, or by keyword and full text. The Marquis Who's Who module provides quick reference information on over 1 million additional people whose entries have appeared in more than 20 Marquis sources published from 1985 to the present.
Black Studies Center
Black Studies Center combines several resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, The HistoryMakers® Videos and full transcripts for interviews with 100 contemporary African Americans, the International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), historical black newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.
British History Online
British History Online is a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Much of the material in this digital library is free, but additional "premium" content is available by subscription only. THE LIBRARY DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THE PREMIUM CONTENT. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
British Periodicals Collection
British Periodicals Collection I provides access to the searchable full text of more than 160 British periodicals from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century . Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles.Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. On completion, this digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s.
Digital National Security Archive
Please note: this collection may contain classified material.The Digital National Security Archive contains more than 58,000 declassified primary documents that led to policy decisions. Covers such areas as Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis 1958-1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, Iran-Contra Affair, Terrorism and U.S. policy, etc.
Early American Imprints. Series I, Evans, 1639-1800
Early American Imprints, Series I contains books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans. Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. "America's Historical Imprints" is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.
Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
Early American Imprints Series II provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. Based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and supplemented by thousands of new items, this database contains many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; and congressional, state and territorial resolutions. Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. "America's Historical Imprints" is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.
Early American Newspapers. Series I, 1690-1876
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers cover-to-cover reproductions of over 710 historic American newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies.
Early English Books Online
EEBO is a full-text electronic collection of images of all books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the English language in any country from 1475 through 1700. It includes the works listed in: --Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1475 to 1640) --Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1641 to 1700) --Thomason Tracts (compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661). The EEBO Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), a separate but closely linked project at the University of Michigan, is creating a subset of fully searchable texts from the titles available in EEBO.
East India Company
This digitized collection of East India Company records from the British Library spans the Company’s founding in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947, and includes royal charters, meeting notes of the Council of India, reports of expeditions and government memoranda.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) contains digital images of every page of over 180,000 books published during the 18th century in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. It offers full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages. Georgetown subscribes to both the main ECCO database and ECCO II.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is a database based on the authoritative bibliography "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750." This new database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subjects are covered, from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The database is a collaboration of EBSCO Publishing and the John Carter Brown library. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
HarpWeek provides a searchable index to the content of Harper's Weekly, beginning with 1857 issues. Provides access to the illustrations, cartoons, news, literature, editorials, and advertisements via controlled thesauri, as well as full-text search capability, and scanned images of each issue.
Historical Abstracts provides bibliographical coverage of the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). Included are article abstracts from over 2,000 journals published worldwide, plus citations to books and dissertations.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Based on the 5-volume printed edition (Williams Library Reference: HA202 .B87 2006), Historical Statistics of the United States is an invaluable work in the field of historical statistics. A sampling of the 24 topics includes: population, vital statistics, migration, labor, prices, agriculture, manufactures, climate and government.
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
The International Bibliography of Periodical Literature has been published since 1896 and is an international and interdisciplinary bibliography of academic periodical literature mainly from the humanities, social sciences and arts. IBZ online contains over 2,553,260 journal articles from about 10,785 journals covering the years 1983 forward.
Iraq, 1914-1974 : the Middle East Online Series 2
Iraq 1914-1974 offers a broad range of original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers covering the period from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974.
Making of America
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Making of the Modern World: the Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature
MOME is a collection of digital facsimile page images from more than 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials. It focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing.
This index to Niles' Register provides a link to historical news coverage of the United States Congress, Presidents, Courtrooms and more from 1811-1849. More than 350,000 people, places and events are indexed. Includes over 350,000 listings of people, places, and events
Oxford African American studies center : the online authority on the African American experience
Comprehensive collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture, coupled with precise search and browse capabilities. Features more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field, over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, nearly 150 maps, 150 charts and tables, and over 6,000 biographies. The core content includes: Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience, second ed.; Encyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895; Encyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present; Black women in America, second ed.; African American national biography; Dictionary of African biography; The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The ODNB an illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001. It excludes living persons. It has themed entries (e.g. Roman Britain) and groups of subjects with a common attribute (e.g. Archbishops of Canterbury). The database contains 10,000 images. The print edition is in the Williams Law Library's Reference collection.
ProQuest Civil War Era
ProQuest Civil War Era contains primary source materials that cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 battle casualties, and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. It combines complete runs of regional newspapers, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. It focuses on the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War.
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, 1674 to 1913
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is a fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of close to 200,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Public Documents Masterfile
Public Documents Masterfile is an electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication, in a single searchable database. Contains two types of records, full bibliographic records and brief records comprised of index terms or pointers to public documents cumulations or catalogs. The more than 5 million records now (2011) online comprise: * Post-1976 GPO Documents * GPO Monthly Catalog Indexes 1900-1976 with Page/Entry Numbers and Depository Status (forthcoming) * GPO Documents 1789-1976 with SuDocs Numbers * Pre-1900 United States Documents * International Documents (e.g., World Bank Records) * US Department of Energy * ERIC files * Non-U.S. Documents (Canada, with other countries forthcoming) * State and Provincial Documents * Non-GPO Public Documents Held by the Library of Congress. Paratext has added more than 12 million links from its core research products—19th Century Masterfile (NCM) and Public Documents Masterfile (PDM)—to full-text resources, many in the public domain. These links, which will be fulfilled through Google Book Search™ and Google News Archive Search™, include more than one-million links to documents in The New York Times Archive.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery : a Transnational Archive
"Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm." To be be published in 4 parts, over several years, starting in 2010 -- Pt 1: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Pt 2: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, Pt III: Institution of Slavery, Pt IV: Age of Emancipation.
The Annual Register: A Record of World Events (TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION ends 4/5/12)
The Annual Register is a year-by-year record of British and world events, published annually since 1758. It is a valuable source of contemporary opinion, historical context and biographical information for the historian. The online version of The Annual Register includes every volume published and will be updated with the latest volume each year.
The Evening Star (D.C.), 1852-1981
Searchable, PDF, back issues of the Evening Star, a Washington D.C. newspaper published from 1852 to 1981. Background material on the economic, social, intellectual and legal environment of the District of Columbia.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
The Scholar's Edition of Women and Social Movements in the United States includes 100 document projects and archives plus additional full-text documents, written by some 2,150 primary authors. It also includes book, film and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. This edition also includes the Women's Commission reports collection, an archive of the publications and documents of local, state, and federal Commissions on the Status of Women from 1963 to the present, and the full text of the complete five volumes of Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, available for the first time in electronic form.
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