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Oxford Reference: History
A searchable collection of online reference sources from Oxford University Press in the discipline of History.
Cambridge Histories Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Historical overviews and contextual essays from leading scholars on topics across a broad range of time periods and geographies. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are printable.

Databases

ABSEES (American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies) Restricted Resource
ABSEES (American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies) searches scholarship on all aspects of Eastern Europe
Dates of Coverage: 1990-
Année Philologique Restricted Resource
Indexes articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings covering all aspects of classical studies. Historical coverage ranges from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Dates of Coverage: 1924 to date
Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971 to date) Restricted Resource
Indexes English language articles on all aspects of  East, Southeast, and South Asian culture.  
EBSEES: European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (1991-2006)
Covers West European scholarship on Russia, the former Soviet Union, and East-Central and Eastern Europe.
Dates of Coverage: 1991-2007
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Citations of journal articles, book reviews, and essays covering topics of gender and sexuality in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East from 450 to 1500 AD
Dates of Coverage: 1990 to date
Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index to thousands of academic journals covering world history (excluding the US and Canada) from 1450 to present, in over 40 languages, with full-text available.
Dates of Coverage: 1955 to date
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Restricted Resource
An international bibliography indexing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other materials
Dates of coverage: 1975 to present
Index Islamicus Restricted Resource
Includes scholarship from various disciplines written about the Middle East, Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim populations across the globe.
Dates of Coverage: 1906 to date
International Medieval Bibliography Restricted Resource
Indexes international scholarship covering the Middle Ages in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Dates of Coverage: 1967 to date
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Indexes academic journals covering the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) primarily in Europe.
Dates of Coverage: 1859 to date
Oxford Islamic Studies Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Includes Qur'anic studies resources, including two translations of the Qur'an, a concordance, primary source documents with editorial introductions, timelines, and images. 

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