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AAS Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1-5
A comprehensive collection of periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction and into the early 20th Century.
Identifies abbreviations used in medieval Latin manuscripts (Latin paleography). Entries cover the period from the 8th century up to and including the 15th century.
Academic Video Online (AVON)
Thousands of streaming videos covering a wide range of disciplines. Includes documentaries, interviews, feature films, news, and more distributed by PBS, BBC, CNN, CBS, Sony, A&E, Contemporary Arts Media, Royal Shakespeare, and many others.
Over 13,000 works comprising an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
Provides bibliographic records to journal articles, book reviews, and essay collections in all fields of religious and theological studies, with access to full-text articles and book reviews in the AtlaSerials full-text journal collections.
British History Online
British History Online is a digital library of primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, focusing on the period from 1300 to 1800.
Burney Collection Newspapers
Newspapers, Acts of Parliament, addresses, pamphlets, proclamations, and broadsides from 17th and 18th century English news media, available through the British Library.
Docuseek Complete Collection
Documentaries covering anthropology, area studies, the arts, criminal justice, education, environmental studies, global studies, health, history, political science, psychology, sciences, sociology, women's studies, and more.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Page by page digital images of every historically significant text published in 18th-century Great Britain and Colonial America, from books by well-known and lesser-known authors, to directories, Bibles, sheet music, sermons, and advertisements.
Films on Demand Master Academic Collection
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.
Covers publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Includes history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literature.
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Backfiles end typically 3 - 6 years prior to the current date).
Latin American Newspapers Series I & II
Digitized Central and South American newspapers published from 1805 to 1922 in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, chronicling the evolution of Latin America through eyewitness reports, editorials, legislative information, advertisements, and more.
Nichols Collection Newspapers
London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols, spanning the 17th and 18th centuries. Features many rare news media sources including The London Gazette and The Tatler.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
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.
Oxford English Dictionary
Searchable, browseable full text of the Oxford English Dictionary, containing definitions, etymological analysis, variant spellings, and pronunciation.
Perdita Manuscripts, 1500-1700
Contains 16th and 17th century manuscripts from early modern British women authors, including account books, diaries, prayer, prose, translations, travel writing, verse and more.
Indexes scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Covers journals, books, and book reviews.
PhilPapers is an online research hub for philosophy, with an index for journal articles and book reviews, an open access aggregator that locates content from thousands of archives, and an extensive bibliography.
Database of peer-reviewed academic journals and electronic books in the humanities and social sciences from university presses and scholarly societies around the world.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Full-text journals covering central topics in theology and philosophy research, including world religions, denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, and history of philosophy.
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.
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