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American Indian histories and cultures

Covering Native American cultures from prior to the colonization of the North American continent (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to the Rights Movement of the 20th century, the materials in this collection cover 11 broad themes in culture, history, education, religion, government relations, treaties and wars, trade, and 20th century political activism, among others. Includes coverage of indigenous peoples from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Primary source documents, maps and atlases, visual images, art, photographs, linguistic and ethnographic accounts, 20th century American Indian newspapers, etc. Drawn from the Ayers Collection at the Newberry Library, a premier collection of Native and Indigenous documents, art, and history. May exclude some culturally sensitive materials regarding ceremonies and religious practices. Images may be selected to create slideshows. Searchable by keyword; browse by Tribes & Nations, documents, maps, visual resources, and chronology. Most materials are in English, but there are documents and maps in Spanish and French. Cross-searchable with The American West. Adam Matthews

Date Coverage:
1600 - 1999
Content Availability:
Full Text

American memory

Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning." Primary Source. Library of Congress

Date Coverage:
~1400 - present
Content Availability:
Multimedia

American West

Digitized special collection on the American west in fact and imagination drawn from the Graff Collection of the Newberry Library. Contains full-text and image resources including papers of pioneers and explorers, emigrant guides, travel journals, maps, printed books, newspapers, posters, city directories, railroad company records, and store catalogs. Covers all areas west of the Mississippi, including Canada and the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, and Texas. Divided into 11 major thematic areas, including: Native Americans, the Gold Rush, the Mormon Exodus, and Outlaws, (among others). Documents/books are dated between 1817 – 1962. Supported with scholarly essays on various aspects of the West and the Graff Collection, a chronology, an image gallery (from which slideshows may be created). Fully searchable; documents section may be browsed by list, theme, region, or document type (diary, broadside, photograph, etc.). May be searched alone or together with the American Indian Histories and Cultures collection. Adam Matthew

Date Coverage:
1718 - 1960
Content Availability:
Full Text

Anatomy.tv

Provides 3D computer-generated models of human anatomy. Users may manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text. Also contains interactive quizzes. To access click on the large pictorial link from the main page

Date Coverage:
N/A
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Multimedia
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Art & architecture source (EBSCO)

Provides full-text coverage to over 600 full-text journals, over 200 full-text books, and over 60,000 images in art and architecture from 1929-present. Combines content from Art Index/Art Index Retrospective and Art & Architecture Complete. Includes indexing and abstracts for several hundred journals and books. Includes collection of thousands of images. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1929 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

ARTstor

Provides access to more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Includes suite of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Includes offline image viewer and mobile versions

Date Coverage:
All periods
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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Base

Indexes worldwide open access academic web resources. The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) collects and normalizes data from repository servers which use Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI- PMH). BASE discloses web resources of the "Deep Web" which are ignored by commercial search engines or lost within voluminous search results

Date Coverage:
2004-present
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Birds of North America online

Provides scientific information for birds nesting in the USA and Canada, with image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, recordings of bird’s songs and calls selected from the collection in Cornell’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Includes also an extensive bibliography for each species. Updated regularly. Browse by species by name (both common and scientific name) or taxonomy or search by species or keyword

Date Coverage:
Began in 2004?
Content Availability:
Full Text

Bloomsbury fashion central

Provides access to a searchable portal of integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Notable resources are reference works, including the Berg Encyclopedia of Dress and Fashion, an extensive e -book collection, classic and modern writings on fashion, and a vast image bank, including items from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Searching by image only reveals a visual search interface with a specially designed taxonomy in order to refine search results by type of dress, people, time period, place, textiles and materials, and themes

Date Coverage:
Continually updated
Content Availability:
Multimedia

Cartoon bank

Provides access to more than 20,000 records featuring cartoons that appeared in The New Yorker magazine, plus many unpublished images by the same artists. Includes over 3,500 New Yorker covers. Searchable by keyword, artist, browsable by type (cover or cartoon), decades, and or publication dates

Date Coverage:
20th century to present
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

Provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography

Date Coverage:
Coverage varies
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Credo

Provides access to authoritative content from subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Offers topic pages that provide background information on a topic and mind maps that show relationships between topics. Search results may include images, video clips, and maps. Also displays links to related and specialized library databases allowing users to select other library databases for further topic exploration

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

Dead Sea scrolls electronic library. Biblical texts

Represents the most significant manuscript discovery in recent history. These ancient texts have revolutionized the field of biblical and Judaic studies, and they have become an indispensable source for scholars and students alike. Presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images

Date Coverage:
408 BCE to 318 CE
Content Availability:
Full Text

Digital scriptorium

Draws on the manuscript collections of over 25 university libraries and special collections. This resource unites ". . . scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research." The advantage of the items in Digital Scriptorium lies in the selection of manuscripts which were signed and dated by their scribes. This provides the novice and the scholar with a verifiable record of scripts, artists, styles, and quality. Content includes medieval and renaissance manuscripts of classical, medieval, and renaissance works in over 25 languages of the period (Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Arabic as well as the spoken and written vernacular languages of the time). Cataloging and descriptive records for over 5,000 manuscripts and over 24,000 images from those manuscripts are available. May be searched by simple keyword or advanced options (including date limiters), or may be browsed by library, shelfmark, artist, scribe, and a number of other defining features. Includes modern copies or forgeries of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, as well as information about binding and rebinding (when available). Cataloging records and images are available for viewing; where available links to digital copy in holding library is included. Copyright restrictions apply to use of images, see the "Using the Images" link on the home page for further details and restrictions. Columbia University

Date Coverage:
500-1999
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Digitization projects registry

Provides a directory listing of all U.S. government publication digitization efforts. Libraries, government agencies, and other non-profit institutions contribute their time and resources to digitize print government documents and make them publicly available online. Users can browse by broad subject categories or by project title

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text

Documenting the American South

Provides access to digitized documents and images regarding the American South from the first colonies in Virginia through the 20th century. Documents are organized into 14 themed collections (Oral Histories of the American South, North American Slave Narratives, Charlotte, etc.) and are compiled by the University Library at the University of North Carolina from its research collections and institutions. Primary sources are key elements of this collection with includes, maps, books, letters, memoirs, and rare books. Several of the collections focus on North Carolina, however, a geographic search shows 44 of the 50 states are represented in the documentation. Collections may be searched by keywords (across all collections) or by use of the author, subject, title, and geographic links provided. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
Content Availability:
Full Text

EHRAF archaeology

Supports the study of cross-cultural patterns of anthropological subjects in association with a particular documented archaeological tradition or statistical sample of the world's prehistoric cultures. Serves as a companion resource to eHRAF World Cultures

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

EHRAF world cultures

Provides comparative analysis of individual cultures via in-depth indexing of the full texts of major anthropological research monographs, periodical articles, essays, dissertations, and photographic collections. This is the digitized content of most of the Human Relations Area Files, a project from Yale University

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

European library

Provides virtual access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe. Resources are both digital and bibliographical

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

Gale Artemis. Primary sources

Discover full-text, primary source material from law, news, documents, photographs and illustrations, and historical books covering the 17th to 19th centuries in one search. Also may limit to selected resources only. Simple keyword search or advanced search by author, title, publisher and other features. Limits to type of work (article, book, advertisement, etc.), publication dates, language, and library/institution holding the source. Allows for discovering term frequency use across the individual databases covered. Primary Source. GALE

Date Coverage:
17th to 20th centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

Human rights studies online

Provides comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. Using a case study approach, this resource provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Full Text

Index of Medieval art

Emphasizes primarily western Europe. The "Index" is a record of Christian art in over 17 media types from the early apostolic times to 1550 (some collections include up to the mid 16th century). Recently Christian art from the Coptic and Near Eastern Christian traditions has been included. Each image is assigned a primary subject (the person(s), event, or scene in the image) and other subject fields to identify the other items in the image. Information on the image includes (as applicable): artist, name and location of work, medium, object type, style, school, date, dimensions, and description. Browse pre- defined fields by keywords; simple and advanced search features are also available. The online version contains only about 30% of the images and information available in the card index available at Princeton University. In 1957 the 100,000th image was added to the record and approximately 1,000 images have been added to the collection annually since then. The online database began in 1991 and contains nearly 80,000 works of art. Not all images are available for viewing due to copyright restrictions. Image quality varies greatly and may be black & white or color. Image records include a bibliography of scholarship on the image where it exists. N.B.: FROM SEARCH RESULTS LIST click on the number in the left column to access the images and bibliographic information in which you are interested. Princeton University

Date Coverage:
0 - 1550
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Multimedia
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Mass observation online

Includes essays on British social history collected between 1937 and 1972 during a project called the Mass Observation. Includes photographs, file reports, diaries, and day surveys. Topic collections include: Film, reading habits, religion, victory celebrations, smoking habits, drinking habits, posters, reconstruction, family planning, sexual behavior, Beveridge social surveys, music, dancing and jazz, propaganda and morale, conscientious objection and pacifism, anti-Semitism,, leisure and sport. Parts included under Mass Observation Studies: File Reports 1937 -1972, Topic Collections 1938-1965, Worktown Collection 1937-1940, Worktown Photos; and under Publications: Diaries and Personal Writings, Diaries 1939-1951, Day Surveys 1937-1938, Directive Replies 1939-1947

Date Coverage:
1937-1972
Content Availability:
Full Text

Medieval family life

Brings together the manuscripts and printed editions of the papers and letters of five families from 15th century England in a searchable, digital format. Full color images of the manuscripts may be viewed side-by-side with the text of the printed editions. Collectively these materials provide insight into late medieval family life, business, social and community connections, and politics. Good supporting materials include a glossary, interactive map, family trees, chronologies, visual resources gallery, a scholarly introductory essay on family letter collections, and links out to other relevant scholarly web resources. The printed editions may be searched by keyword; both the manuscript and the transcript can be viewed in a split pane; the glossary is accessible from the viewing pane; and the words in the glossary are hyperlinked to all occurrences of the word in all other manuscripts (great for linguistic analysis). Both manuscript images and printed text images may be downloaded and saved as PDF documents; citations to the manuscripts and printed texts may be easily exported to EndNote or to RefWorks. Primary Source. Adam Matthew Digital

Date Coverage:
15th - early 16th centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

New York Philharmonic digital archives

Comprises a wide variety of items from 1943-1970, including programs, press clippings, business documents, images, film, audio, and video. The Digital Archives also includes images of printed music, such as the conducting scores of Leonard Bernstein and more than 500,000 pages of parts marked by New York Philharmonic musicians. These materials are for study purposes only, not for downloading

Date Coverage:
1943-1970
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Multimedia
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OAIster

Makes available an Open Access Initiative to provide indexing and access to freely available books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio files, video files, photographic images, datasets, and theses and dissertations. International in scope. Search by keyword, or use advanced search for author/title/subject search. Results may be limited by format. OCLC

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Full Text

OSA publishing

Indexes and allows full-text access to peer-reviewed journals and conferences articles pertaining to optics and photonics research. Customization through registration allows for alerts, custom journals, and custom table of contents. Search by keyword, title, author, abstract, affiliation, year, categories, technical group, journal, and conference

Date Coverage:
1917 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford art online

Serves as a portal to several important art related resources: Grove Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Search by terms,biographies, subject entries, or images. Includes 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links, and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press

Date Coverage:
All periods
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford biblical studies online

Functions as an electronic clearing house for OUP's publications in Bible and Biblical studies. Brings together and makes electronically available, a wide variety of OUP published resources including study Bibles (e.g. Oxford Study Bible, Jewish Study Bible), articles from OUP produced reference works (Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible, Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, etc.), and biblical study tools (Concise Concordance to New Revised Standard Version). Also included are OUP published commentaries (one volume, whole Bible commentaries), biblical timelines, bibliographies, and thematic guides. This resource is a good starting point for those new to the field, researching unfamiliar topics. However, it is not a one stop shop. Primary texts and reference articles will need supplementing with research articles and monographic works. Users will still need to consult Biblical studies indexes (e.g. ATLA Religion) and BearCat to round out their research. Oxford University Press

Date Coverage:
2009-present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford Islamic studies online

Offers encyclopedia and dictionary articles, scholarly and introductory essays covering such subjects as history, culture, politics, religion, people, and concepts as related to Islam, plus two English translations of the Qur'an, a concordance for scholars working with the Qur'an in English, and two resources providing interpretations. Secondary sources are updated three or four times a year. The database can be searched by the branch of Islam, country, region, author, title, subjects, and other features. Historical periods covered include pre-Islamic to the present and includes primary sources

Date Coverage:
19th C – present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Science in context

Combines several sources of information into a single database covering popular topics in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Health, Medicine, Math, Engineering, Technology, Physics, Astronomy, and biographies of important scientists. Indexes and provides abstracts for popular and scholarly articles, news sources, video, and reference works. Browse broad topic areas suggested or search by keyword or advanced search. Limits include document type and year. Provides maps displaying U.S. demographics on selected topics

Date Coverage:
1909 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

September 11 digital archive

Makes available a collection of digital sources related to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash in Pennsylvania. The archived materials include first-hand accounts, electronic communications such as emails, digital photographs including works of art, and more. The archive contains not only sources directly related to the events themselves but also the public's response to those events. It is searchable by keyword and may be limited to media type (e.g., document, email, story, interview, article, webpage, and more)

Date Coverage:
2001 to June 2004
Content Availability:
Full Text

SPIE digital library

Provides access to journal, conference, and e-book publications by SPIE--The International Society of Optical Engineering. Advance search by keyword, author, article or proceeding title, citation, volume number. Figure search also available. Can limit by journal, proceeding, ebook, and date range. Personal accounts allow for alerts, saving figures and tables, and remote access. Related content also given

Date Coverage:
1962 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text
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StatRef

Provides full-text access to information in latest editions of medical, chemical and pharmacological texts, dictionaries, and indexes. Searchable by headings, documents, tables, references, images, and videos. Suggests related concepts. Save notes or consult online healthcare dictionary. Browsable by title

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

Trove

Focused on Australia, the database includes books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more and provides integrated access to millions of items from a range of the Australian National Library's collaborative services and from elsewhere. Metadata (information about items) is pooled from Australian sources including: The Australian National Bibliographic Database - containing location information from thousands of Australian libraries, The Picture Australia program, The Australian Research Online program, The Music Australia program, The Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts, and The People Australia program, and some overseas sources. Many books are freely accessible (and results can be limited to these). Facets allow results to be narrowed by Format, Decade, Language, Australian Content, and Selected Subject View (Performing Arts including Music). Especially useful is Trove's collection of Australian Newspapers Online which includes a wide selection of Australian newspapers spanning the period from 1803-1950s

Date Coverage:
Comprehensive
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Victorian popular culture

Discover original posters, books, pamphlets, audio clips, and early film covering various aspects of popular entertainment from Britain and America during the Victorian era. Introductory essays for each of the four collections covering spiritualism to music halls to moving pictures covering 1779 to the early 1930's. Includes a chronology, biographies, glossary, and information on the various special collections which contributed to the resource

Date Coverage:
Late 1700's -1900's
Content Availability:
Full Text

Wellcome images

Provides contemporary and historical digital images pertaining to health and the human living condition. Includes medical and social history, contemporary healthcare, biomedical scinece. Clinical image collection not included. Search by keyword, date, image number or technique

Date Coverage:
2500 BCE to present
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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WGSN

Provides trend analysis and research about all areas of the apparel, style, design, and retail industries, benefiting all business functions, including design, production, manufacturing, purchasing, merchandising, marketing, product development, and general management. Includes daily international fashion news, technical and licensing news, trade show calendars and reports, shop window photos, apparel and textile trends, market intelligence, graphics, and more

Date Coverage:
Continually updated
Content Availability:
Full Text

Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000

Access a diverse collection of primary sources, scholarly articles, biographical information (from Notable American Women), data and graphs, state, local, and national reports, and the online journal Women and Social Movements. Covers gender, racial, moral, employment, and social issues related to women. Includes teaching tools on specific issues which are supported by the documents in the collection. Browse contents by movement, document project or archive, chronology, etc.; keyword and advance search options. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
Content Availability:
Full Text

World digital library

Provides digital access to primary resources from cultures and countries around the world across all time. Includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, prints and art, and sound recordings. A joint project of the Library of Congress and U.N.E.S.C.O., the site is arranged visually using a map of the world to indicate the number of culturally significant items available for each 9 geographical groupings. Each item is given a summary description which describes the item and it's cultural importance. The site may also be searched by keyword or browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, or institution. Language options for English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese

Date Coverage:
8,000 BCE - 2010 CE
Content Availability:
Multimedia

Yad Vashem

Established in 1953 by the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority to commemorate the Jewish Holocaust during World War II. Exists as a world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. Includes database of Shoah victims' names and digital collections

Date Coverage:
1939 to present
Content Availability:
Multimedia