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Abbreviationes Online VCU
Identifies abbreviations used in medieval Latin manuscripts (Latin paleography). Entries cover the period from the 8th century up to and including the 15th century.

ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature) VCU
The Modern Humanities Research Association's index of critical scholarship on English-language literature. Citations and selected full text.

ACLS Humanities E-Book VCU
Humanities E-Book (HEB) -- offered by the American Council of Learned Socieites (ACLS) -- is a digital collection of significant scholarship in the Humanities.
Can be used for course content: Searchable collection of 5000 high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. More about affordable Course Content

African American Biographical Database VCU
Large collection of biographies with full text access to the primary source material.

African-American Poetry Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Searchable collection of over 2,500 poems.

America: History and Life VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. (Limited coverage 1954 - 1962).

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 VCU
Civil rights, race, gender, free speech, citizenship, discrimination, immigration, labor, radicalism, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

American History in Video VCU
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles.

American Periodicals Series VCU
Magazines, journals, and newspapers published between 1740 and 1940. Contains digitized images of pages showing the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts.

American Poetry Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
40,356 poems from 1,288 works by 209 poets.

American State Papers, 1789-1838 VCU
Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.

Archive Finder VCU
Current directory of thousands of repositories and collections of primary source materials housed in the United States and United Kingdom.

Archive of Americana VCU
Combined interface for searching Early American Imprints I & II (1639-1819), American State Papers (1789-1838), and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980).

ARTFL: A Textual Database VCU
Searchable database of French-language texts from the 12th to the 20th century. Includes classic French literature, Provencal poetry and other verse, non-fiction prose and technical writing.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index via ISI Web of Science VCU
Database of references cited in articles from 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Search by cited reference, topic, and author. Web of Science Tutorial

ARTstor VCU
ARTstor is a digital library of more than two million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials VCU
Premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Includes full-text for over 200,000 articles and book reviews from over 100 journals.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index VCU
Indexes more than 15 million biographical sketches from reference books covering individuals, living and deceased, from every field and all areas of the world.

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century VCU
Primary source documents from the records of federal government agencies, the personal papers of African Americans, and records of civil rights organizations.

Black Historical Newspapers VCU
Offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts.

Black Studies Center VCU
Black Studies Center is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources in arts, history, literature, politics, and religion that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

Black Studies in Video VCU
Documentaries, interviews, and archival footage covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

Book Review Digest Plus VCU
Citations for more than 1 million reviews of fiction and non-fiction books. Includes more than 200,000 review excerpts and full-text reviews.

Book Review Index Online Plus VCU
Indexes reviews from scholarly and popular journals primarily in the fields of general fiction and non-fiction, the humanities, and the social sciences. Includes citations and full text reviews.

Books In Print with Reviews VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Bowker's global database of books currently published or distributed in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Includes TOC's, First Chapters, and author biographies.

British Literary Manuscripts Online VCU

British Periodicals I-III
British Periodicals offers searchable facsimile images for nearly 500 journals dating from the 17th to the 20th century. This resource contains Collections I-III covering historical, artistic, and popular periodicals.

Burney Collection Newspapers VCU
The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, and newspapers from the period.

Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective VCU
Full-text database of articles from three contemporary newspapers: The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury, and the Richmond Enquirer.

Comic Book Index
A searchable index to over 42,000 comic books that can be accessed in Cabell Library's Special Collections and Archives. The index will continue to expand to reflect new additions to the collection.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities VCU
Covers published literature from the most significant conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia, colloquia, and conventions worldwide, from 1990 -present.

Contemporary Authors VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Biobibliographical information on modern authors. Part of Literature Resource Center. Can be searched separately or with other LRC resources.

Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) VCU
Browsable, searchable, illustrated collection of more than 50,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past. Living persons are excluded.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) VCU
Full text for most dissertations from 1997 to the present. Includes full text for some earlier dissertations, along with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses citations from around the world.

Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth), a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the UNC Libraries, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 VCU
Virtually all books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints of 17th- and 18th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 VCU
Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other imprints of early 19th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.

Early American Newspapers, Series 1-4 VCU
Chronicles the evolution of American History, culture, and daily life from 1690-1922. Often printed by small-town printers, these newspapers are a record of hundreds of diverse American communities.

Early English Books Online VCU
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimiles of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -- more than 125,000 titles.
Can be used for course content: Page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. More about affordable Course Content

Eighteenth Century Collections Online VCU
With over 136,000 titles and 26 million pages, ECCO contains every published text of historical significance from Great Britain and Colonial America during the 18th Century.

English Poetry Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
4,450 works by 1,350 poets from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the nineteenth century.

English Verse Drama Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Contains more than 1,500 works by 450 named authors, plus approximately 230 anonymous works.

Essay and General Literature Index VCU
Citations to essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 VCU
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.

Fiction Connection VCU
A resource for searching U.S. fiction and selected non-fiction. Find similar titles and authors, or browse by topic, genre, setting, character, location, and timeframe. Includes reviews.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text VCU
Contains indexing and abstracts, as well as full-text articles and chapters from journals and books relating to the field of film and television.

Filmakers Library Online VCU
Award-winning documentaries and independent films presenting points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

HarpWeek: The Civil War Era and Reconstruction I and II VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Searchable scanned images of all pages of Harper's Weekly, the leading illustrated newspaper of its time. All articles, illustrations, advertisements, and literary offerings are indexed. Supplemental Web sites from HarpWeek

Historical Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations covering world history from 1450 to the present; excludes the United States and Canada. (Limited coverage 1955 - 1969).

HistoryMakers VCU
Oral histories of African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and many others. Includes video footage.

Humanities Abstracts VCU
Citations and abstracts to articles from English-language periodicals. Periodical coverage includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines.

Humanities International Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Providing full text of hundreds of journal articles, books and other published resources from around the world, Humanities International Complete (HIC) includes all data from the Humanities International Index.

Index Islamicus VCU
Covers publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Includes history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literature.

Indigenous Peoples: North America VCU
Enables exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth century well into the twentieth century.

International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) VCU
Full abstracting and indexing for about 85 scholarly and popular current periodicals from 1998 forward. Full-text is provided for 24 of these journals. Also included in the database are retrospective citations from about 40 journals.

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) VCU
Leading bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500). Covers articles in journals and miscellany volumes worldwide. Click on "Enter Databases" and then on "Go".

Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance VCU
Portal to resources including a bibliography of citations for books, articles, and essays on all aspects of medieval and Renaissance life. Also includes a directory of scholars, Iter Italicum, a collection of Capito letters, and more.

JSTOR VCU
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. (Backfiles end 3 - 5 years prior to current date). JSTOR collections available at VCU

Latin American Newspapers Series I & II VCU
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922), offers unprecedented full-text coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the vital contributions of Central and South America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Covers all aspects of the study of language and the various fields of linguistics.

Literary Index
Master index to every literary series produced by the Gale Group including Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and the literature criticism series.

Literature Online (LION) VCU
Text-rich resource that includes ABELL, full-text humanities journals, full-text English and American literature, and reference resources.
Can be used for course content: Full text of 400 Penguin Classics. More about affordable Course Content

Literature Resource Center VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Literature reference database. Includes Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (v. 95 forward), and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, and other similar materials.

Literature, Arts and Medicine Database
Annotated multimedia list of prose, poetry, film, video and art for teaching and research in medical humanities.

London Low Life VCU
Insight into the teeming streets of Victorian London, including the vibrant culture of street literature. Images of rare books, ephemera, maps, and other materials relating to 18th, 19th, and early 20th century London. Includes Tallis' Street Views.

Luminarium
Luminarium, featuring extensive background information on authors and selected full texts of their works, transforms the study of early English literature into a multimedia experience. Links to critical essays, art works, and music sound clips.

Middle English Compendium VCU
Three major Middle English resources: Middle English Dictionary; HyperBibliography (materials cited in the Dictionary); and Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse (Middle English electronic texts).

MLA International Bibliography VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
The Modern Language Association of America's index of critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore. Citations only.

New York Times VCU
More than a newspaper for an American city, the New York Times is an international record of national and world news, as well as personal stories of how events affect individuals.

Nichols Collection Newspapers VCU
A key resource for British history and culture in the early modern period, featuring many rare news media resources like The London Gazette and Tatler.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online VCU
Digital archive of primary source collections from the "long" 19th century. Includes monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, diaries, letters, maps, statistics and more. Offers annotation and tagging tools.

Opera in Video VCU
Opera in Video is a comprehensive collection of operatic performances covering the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. The collection contains 500 hours of video comprising 288 operatic works.

Oral History Online VCU
Index to English language oral histories publicly available on the Web and/or held by repositories and archives around the world. Includes interview level records if possible, and links to multi-media if available.

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present VCU
Entries on authors' lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links, and bibliographies.

Oxford English Dictionary VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Searchable, browsable full-text of the 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary. Use Find Word for definitions. Use Advanced Search for etymological searches.

Parker Library on the Web VCU
High-resolution digital copy of every imageable page of most manuscripts in the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College.

Pennsylvania Gazette VCU
Full-text database of articles from the Philadelphia newspaper considered to be The New York Times of the 18th century. Includes other important writings of the period, e.g., Common Sense and The Federalist Papers.

Philosopher's Index VCU
Indexes scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Covers journals, books, and book reviews.

Play Index VCU
Citations to over 31,000 plays published from 1949 to the present.

Poets On Screen VCU
Nearly 800 clips of poets reading their own or other poets' works. Requires RealPlayer or Windows MediaPlayer. (Part of Literature Online)

Project Muse VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Portal to electronic collection of about 200 journals from 30 not-for-profit publishers.

Religion and Philosophy Collection VCU
Nearly 300 full text journals covering topics central to the study of philosophy and world religions, including denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language and history of philosophy.

Rotunda: People of the Founding Era
Biographical information for thousands of individuals born between 1713 and 1815. Subjects include members of many of the most important families of the era, as well as artisans, slaves, and Native Americans.

Short Story Index VCU
Index of more than 76,500 stories from over 4,000 collections.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive VCU
Presents the history of slavery alongside efforts and actions to end it, drawing from thousands of documents, some very rare, in a comprehensive, conceptual, and global way.

Times Digital Archive VCU
Digital facsimile of over 200 years of The Times (London) from 1785.

TLS Historical Archive VCU
Dating from 1902-2007, the TLS Historical Archive permits full-text searching of over 300,000 items. Contents include reviews, letters, poems, and previously unavailable biographical information regarding contributors.

TOCS-IN
TOCS-IN provides tables of contents for select Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion print journals. Covers the archaeology, architecture, art, culture, history, literature, and religion of ancient Greece and Rome. Some pre-1992 content.

Twentieth Century North American Drama VCU
Full-text of 2,000 plays from the United States and Canada. Includes playbills, posters, and other ephemera.

Umbra Search African American History
Brings together content documenting African American history and culture from archives, libraries, museums, and other U.S. repositories.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels VCU
Documents the entire spectrum of underground and independent North American and European comics and graphic novels. Includes over 75,000 pages of original material from the 1950s to today, along with interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism.

Virginia Company Archives VCU
Founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London. Includes Ferrar papers of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Also includes information on London's economic history.

Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscript & Archival Collections in Virginia Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Consolidated database of finding aids to manuscript and archival collections, provides information about historical materials that document Virginia History and culture from 1607 to the present.

Voice of the Shuttle
Voice of the Shuttle, established in 1994, provides a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources for a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities -- and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals VCU
Identifies authors of articles within major Victorian periodicals and provides a bibliography for each contributor. Covers 1824-1900, with the exception of the Edinburgh Review, which is indexed from the first issue in 1802.

Women Writers Online VCU
Searchable textbase of approximately 200 works published between 1525-1830. A work in progress; coverage will extend from 1400-1850. Includes Renaissance Women Online, a subset of approximately 100 works.

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