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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.

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

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 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).

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.

British History Online
British History Online is a digital library of over 1,280 primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, focusing on the period from 1300 to 1800.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

JSTOR Sustainability Collection VCU
Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

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.

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.

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. Issues available through 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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