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A to Z maps online

Provides a database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month

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N/A
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Multimedia
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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
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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
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Full Text

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
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Full Text
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British history online

Makes accessible the core primary and secondary sources of medieval and modern Britain. Includes Parliamentary papers, State papers (records of payments, decrees, etc., by the Royal household), Church records (both Roman Catholic and Church of England), the full text of the "Victoria County Histories" (a valuable source of information on the history of each county of England up through the Victorian era, noting landmarks, cultural institutions, economic and business development, important people, etc.). Can be browsed by several categories (place, time period, sources, maps, region, subject) and full-text search is also available. All records have been transcribed. Baylor has access to the complete content, not just the publicly- available materials. Primary Sources. Institute of Historical Research (UK) and the Parliamentary Trust (UK)

Date Coverage:
11th - 19th centuries
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Full Text

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

CountryWatch

CountryWatch provides critical country-specific intelligence and data. Key publications produced by CountryWatch include the CountryReviews TM, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information, and the CountryWireTM ,which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers

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Varies
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Full Text
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Digital atlas of Roman and medieval civilizations

Consists of mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. Coverage begins under the Roman empire and extends to the medieval world. Although the initial post-Roman focus has been on medieval Europe, Byzantium and the Crusades have not been neglected, and the Islamic world coverage is increasing. One or more of four major map contents may be chosen; they are Roman Empire, Medieval Kingdoms, Civilization Features, and Background. Under each of the four broad map contents, many narrower choices appear in a hierarchical arrangement. Maps are searchable by place names with locations indexes and mapped. Harvard

Date Coverage:
c. 750 BCE - 1600 CE
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Full Text
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Digital Sanborn maps 1867-1970

Provides more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities from 1867-1970. Choose state, city, and date to be able to view thumbnails and maps. Baylor only has access to Texas maps. Use key to interpret maps. Can include building construction details, building use, etc. Maps are downloadable as PDFs. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1867-1970
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Multimedia
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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

Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American relations

This resource explores years of political, military, economic, and cultural connections between the United States of America and its neighbors to the south. This reference provides a deep reservoir of context for current events in the interactions among the countries of the Americas. CQ Press

Date Coverage:
1800-present
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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
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Full Text

Gale opposing viewpoints in context

Combines several sources of information into a single database covering news, current topics, "big issues," and controversies. Indexes and provides abstracts for popular and scholarly articles, news sources, video, reference works, and includes online access to the "Opposing Viewpoints" books. Excellent starting point for shorter research papers, pro/con issues (esp. the "Viewpoints" section), and current issues topics. Browse broad topic areas suggested or search by keyword or advanced search. Limits include document type and year. Excellent maps displaying U.S. demographics on selected topics

Date Coverage:
~1990 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

General reference center gold (Gale)

Provides access to a comprehensive database for magazine and journal articles, newspapers, and selected reference books on all topics. Provides access to full text for the majority of titles indexed. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1985 - present
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Some Full Text
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Global road warrior

Provides international travelers with information on over 175 countries and addresses 22 topics of interest such as business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. Maps and photographs are included

Date Coverage:
Most recent information available
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Full Text
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Holy Land maps

Provides access to an online collection of more than 1,000 digitized maps dating 1462-1927; arranged both chronologically and by persons (cartographer, engraver, etc.). Some maps are arranged by specific location. Each map is accompanied by detailed bibliographic data. All maps in this collection belong to the Eran Laor Cartographic Collection of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. Distributor: Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem and the David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project

Date Coverage:
1462-1927
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Multimedia
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Legislative & executive publications. Serial set maps (1789-present)

Provides access to high resolution color maps indexed in the U.S. Serial Set Index and the Carto-Bibliography of Maps. The collection entails more than 62,000 maps related to U.S. History. The maps can be searched by keyword, title, map area (subject), map relief method, and names on the maps. A link is available to the full bibliographic record of the original publication in which the map first appeared. Coverage is from 1789 to present. Proquest

Date Coverage:
1789 - present
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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
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Full Text

National geologic map database

Provides access to maps and other spatially referenced data for geology, geophysics, marine geology, earth resources, hazards, geochemistry, geochronology, and paleontology. Includes links to other sources of topographic and related maps, other earth science databases, and additional Web resources related to geology. Can search by title, author, map number, theme, location, scale, date, format, and publisher. Can also use map interface to find geologic maps and historic topographic maps. United States Geological Survey

Date Coverage:
1800 to present
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Multimedia
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New Pauly online

Provides an online English translation of the multivolume German encyclopedia of antiquity, providing comprehensive coverage of the ancient world from the prehistory of the Aegean (2nd millennium BCE) to late antiquity (600-800 CE). A special section of the encyclopedia is devoted to the history of ancient world awareness and scholarship through later ages up to the present day. German versions. Revised from the original German edition Paulys Real- Encyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft which is intended as an aid for the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted presence in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history. Searchable by full text, title/heading, author, and bibliography. Brill

Date Coverage:
2nd millennium BCE to late antiquity (600–800 CE)
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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
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Full Text

Primary search (EBSCO)

Offers a resource designed to provide access to journal articles and selected reference sources for elementary school children. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Reference sources include the Encyclopedia of Animals™, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
~1995 - present
Content Availability:
Some 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

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
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Multimedia