History
17th - 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Subjects: Legal History, History, Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes, Great Britain

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

Subjects: Journals and Journal Indexes, History, Area Studies, Great Britain

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

Subjects: Gender Studies, History, e-Book Collection

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

Subjects: Legal History, History

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

Subjects: History, Journals and Journal Indexes

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

Subjects: History, Legal History, Great Britain

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

Subjects: Arab Countries, International Relations, History, Israel

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.

Biography in Context

Subjects: Biography, Legal History, History, Reference

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.

British History Online

Subjects: Great Britain, History, Legal History

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

Subjects: Great Britain, History, Journals and Journal Indexes, Legal History

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.

Early American Imprints. Series I, Evans, 1639-1800

Subjects: History, Arts and Literature, Social Sciences

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

Subjects: History, Arts and Literature, Social Sciences

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

Subjects: Legal History, History, Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes, Social Sciences

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

Subjects: Legal History, History, e-Book Collection, Arts and Literature, Social Sciences

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

Subjects: History, Government documents

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.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Subjects: History

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

Subjects: Legal History, History, Social Sciences, Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes

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

Subjects: Journals and Journal Indexes, Legal History, History

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.

Making of America

Subjects: Journals and Journal Indexes, History

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.

Niles' register

Subjects: History

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

Subjects: African American Periodicals, Race And Ethnicity, Newspapers And Newspaper Indexes, History

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

Subjects: Reference, History, Legal History, 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

Subjects: Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes, History

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.

Public Documents Masterfile

Subjects: Foreign Law, History, Legal History, Treaties, Government Documents, International Organizations

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

Subjects: e-Book Collection, History, Race and Ethnicity

"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)

Subjects: History

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.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Subjects: History, Gender Studies

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.