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Animal & plant distribution maps -- Antique maps -- Bible maps -- Canada maps -- Climate change maps -- Current event maps -- Earthquake maps -- Education-teaching tools -- Environmental maps -- Flags of the world -- Geography databases -- Geology maps -- GIS data -- Glossaries -- Google Earth -- Hurricane maps -- Map games & puzzles -- Modern map collection -- NASA maps -- Software -- USA maps -- Volcano maps -- Weather maps

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Oxford Reference Online: History
A searchable collection of online reference sources from Oxford University Press in the discipline of History.


19th Century British Newspapers Restricted Resource Some full text available
National and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.

Dates of Coverage: 1800s

19th Century British Pamphlets Restricted Resource Some full text available
19th Century British Pamphlets Includes seven individual collections held at universities within the UK, many of which are whole collections that belonged to individual politicians or political families. These are: Bristol Selected pamphlets, Cowen Tracts, Earl Grey Pamphlets collection, Foreign and Commonwealth Office collection, Hume Tracts, Knowsley Pamphlet collection, and LSE Selected pamphlets.

Dates of Coverage: 1603-1899
ABSEES (American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies) Restricted Resource
ABSEES (American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies) contains bibliographic records for journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, online resources, and selected government publications.

Dates of Coverage: 1990-
Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971 to date) Restricted Resource
Indexes English language articles on all aspects of  East, Southeast, and South Asian culture.  
Cambridge Histories Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Brings together over 250 volumes from the renowned Cambridge Histories series.
Digital National Security Archive Restricted Resource Some full text available
Collections of declassified government documents covering world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from 20th and 21st centuries.
Early English Books Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Early English Books Online includes the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare; this collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

Dates of Coverage: 1473-1700

Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership Restricted Resource Some full text available
Allows searching of the full texts of the works.

note: This interface allows full text searching.
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, and contains bibliographic citations for journal articles, books, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications.  Countries of publication include Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Dates of Coverage: 1991-2007

Eighteenth Century Collections Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is based on the English Short Title Catalogue, and includes over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes)

Dates of Coverage: 1701 to 1800

English Short Title Catalogue
English Short Title Catalogue is drawn from the extensive collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries, the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 460,000 items published mainly in the British Isles and North America between 1473 and 1800. Items listed are mainly, but not exclusively, in English.

Dates of Coverage: 1473-1800

European Views of the Americas (1493-1750) Restricted Resource
Based on the bibligraphy “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750” from the John Carter Brown Library.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Citations to journal articles, book reviews, and essays published from 1990 - present
Women, sexuality, masculinity, homosexuality, & gender
Europe, North Africa, & the Middle East from 450  to 1500 AD

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1941-1996) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news translated into English; features stories selected by U.S. intelligence agencies for the use of policymakers.  Regions covered:  Middle East; Africa; South Asia; China; Latin America.

Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index to more than 3,100 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-

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 work written about the Middle East, Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 2,000 journals are monitored together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.

Dates of Coverage: 1906 to date
International Medieval Bibliography Restricted Resource
Indexes international journals, conference proceedings, collected essays, and exhibition catalogs 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: 19thc. 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. 

Periodicals Index Online Restricted Resource
Citations for articles in 6000+ periodicals spanning a wide range of dates, subjects, and places, in over 40 languages.

Dates of coverage: 1665-1995
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive. Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition Restricted Resource Some full text available
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. 
note: Access may be discontinued; contact library staff with questions.
Times (London) Digital Archive (1785-2008) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Times of London Digital Archive allows browsing by date as well as keyword searching.

Dates of Coverage: 1785 - 2008
Année Philologique Restricted Resource
Indexes articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings covering all aspects of classical studies, including archaeology, art, history, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, and science. Historical coverage ranges from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Dates of Coverage: 1924 to date

Primary Sources

Archives Unbound Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Topically focused collections of historical documents.  
Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Resource contains images
A catalog designed to link users to fully-digitized medieval manuscripts currently available online.
Europeana Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A digital library of images, texts, audio, and video from Europe's museums, archives, and libraries.
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