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20th century American poetry

Provides full text of thousands of American poems from 1900 to present. Searchable by poet, by first line or title, and by keyword(s)in poems. Complete bibliographical information is provided for each poem. Biographical information is also given for each author

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
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Full Text

20th century American poetry

Provides full text of thousands of American poems from 1900 to present. Searchable by poet, by first line or title, and by keyword(s)in poems. Complete bibliographical information is provided for each poem. Biographical information is also given for each author

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
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Full Text

20th century English poetry

Provides full text of thousands of British poems from 1900 to present day. Includes works in English by poets from outside the British Isles, as well as significant translations of non-English poetry. Searchable by poet, by first line or title, and by keyword(s) in poems. Complete bibliographical information is provided for each poem. Biographical information is also given for each author

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
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Full Text

Academic video online

Brings together on a single cross-searchable platform a completely integrated online repository of Alexander Street Press video titles. Includes newsreels, award- winning documentaries, field recordings, interviews, lectures, training videos, and exclusive primary footage. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Multimedia
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Adams papers digital edition

Indexes and provides access to the papers of the Adams family. Includes all of John Adams' diaries and selected legal papers, the family correspondence, and state papers. The digital edition is being updated regularly with newly entered materials and may be searched by keyword in text or notes, personal name, or date; or by browsing the material by type (diary, papers, correspondence, etc.)

Date Coverage:
1735-1826
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Full Text

African-American newspapers

Provides indexing and full-text access to 8 major newspapers published by and for African Americans between 1827 - 1902. Articles include coverage of major issues, biographies of individuals, poetry, prose, and cultural concerns for the African American community. Three of the 8 titles were published in New York (including Frederick Douglass' 3 newspapers and The Colored American and Freedom's Journal), one from western Canada (Provincial Freedom), one from D.C. (The National Era), and the newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the U.S. (The Christian Recorder) from Philadelphia, PA. Vendor provides one interface for all its products, so choose as source "African American Newspapers" to search only these titles. Accessible Archives

Date Coverage:
1827-1902
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Full Text
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American Civil War research database

Indexes individuals, regiments, and battles of the Civil War. Various information on dates, enlistments, death tolls, etc., is provided. Searching by name (individual, company, regiment, battle, location), date, Union/ Confederate, state, and rank. Some photographs available; some data has been graphed/charted. All information is compiled from printed sources and updated semi-annually. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1861-1865
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Full Text
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American drama 1714-1915

Contains the full text of more than 1,500 American dramatic works from the colonial period to the beginning of the twentieth century. Numerous other genres are represented in the collection. Concise information on the literary and theatrical context of the plays is provided by newly-commissioned author biographies. Plays are also cross-searchable according to a range of criteria, including genre, date and place of first performance, and the nationality and ethnicity of the author

Date Coverage:
1770's to 1900
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Full Text

American founding era

Accesses the digital editions of the papers of the American Founders (Adams, Hamilton, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Marshall, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry, and Washington) and the documents relevant to the ratification of the Constitution. Text only; contains none of the notes, scholarly materials, or supporting materials in the print edition - for these use the "Digital Editions" of each of the individuals named (which we own as well). University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
~1750 - ~1850
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Full Text

American national biography

Covers more than 18,000 individuals who fit all the following criteria: American (lived within what is now the United States), deceased (with enough time having passed since the individual's death to allow for critical evaluation), influenced American history or culture broadly (not just a locally influential individual), sufficient research materials exist on this individual to create a solid biographical essay. Essays are written by scholars and include a bibliography (including an indication of where a person's archives are located), links to reliable online resources, and links to cross- referenced individuals. Additionally, there are links to thematically related essays from the "Oxford Companion to United States History" to help place the individual in the larger trends and issues of his time. Drawing again on the "Oxford Companion to United States History," there are links to articles in 12 broad research topics to help focus a paper or research on an individual or an era. ANB may be searched by name, by keyword (any occurrence of it), or click on the "Search" tab to conduct an advanced search by gender, profession, birthplace, and other features. Oxford UP

Date Coverage:
c. 1400 - present
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Full Text

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

Applied science & technology abstracts (EBSCO)

Provides bibliographic references from 1983 to present covering acoustics, aeronautics, artificial intelligence, chemistry, computers, engineering, geology, metallurgy, physics, plastics, telecommunications, textiles, transportation, waste management, and other topics. Searchable by keyword, author, title, etc. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1983 to present
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Some Full Text
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Australian dictionary of biography

Presents biographical articles on over 10,000 individuals important to the history of Australia, most of whom died before 1980. The online edition currently contains no more biographies than the print edition does, and the older entries have not been updated to show recent historical developments. However, the online edition allows for searching by keyword, gender, cultural heritage, birth/ death dates, occupation, or religious influence. Biographies are between 500 and 2000 words in length, written by scholars and contain a bibliography of secondary resources on the individual. Australian National University

Date Coverage:
c. 1600 - 1980
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Full Text
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Bibliography of native North Americans

Indexes popular and scholarly journal articles, essays, Native American/First People's newspapers, books, and book reviews on all aspects of Native Americans. Contains citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Covers history, biography, anthropology, politics, literature, governance, gaming, culture, archaeology, and many other fields. Searchable fields include author, title, abstract, keyword, people, company, geographic terms, and publication. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1600 - present
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Some Full Text

Biography.com

Presents biographies of living and deceased persons from all walks of life. Articles range in length from a few paragraphs to three web pages. Written by various sources/ authors from the A&E Television Network staff to noted dance critics, the information is factual but may be dated. No bibliographies are included, although if the subject of the biography has written books or had a book written about him, the title of the book will be mentioned. Primarily useful for confirming birth/death dates, major activities of the subject, and identifying who might have been contemporaries. A&E Television Networks

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All dates
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Cambridge companions to literature and classics

Provides access to over 200 e-books in the Cambridge Companion series for literature (British, American, European, British Colonies, ethnic traditions) and classical authors. The essays in each themed collection are written by scholars in that field and provide background information and an analysis of the topic selected, offering a good starting point for research. Search the entire collection of over 200 books in this series by keyword, or browse the individual titles and search within the title. Printing of single pages or entire essays is available. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
~1990 - present
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Full Text
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Columbia Granger's world of poetry

Contains over 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal, and Latin. Indexes poetry in published anthologies, with citations providing poem title, author, publisher, subject(s), and a list of anthologies in which the selected poem appears; includes brief biographies of poets and some commentary

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Full Text

Contemporary authors

Provides a bio-bibliographical guide to nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. American emphasis but British and other international writers are also covered. Includes a bibliography of works by the author and an evaluative essay of the author's works which draws on reviews and interviews. Updated regularly. Useful for general overview, critical reception, and listing of works published with original publication dates. Gale

Date Coverage:
19th century to present
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Current biography illustrated

Provides short biographies of persons currently in the news and about whom no full-length biography exists as of the date of publication in Current Biography. Includes references to current (or then-current) news sources on the individual. Entries date back to 1940 but this is often the only reliable source for biography for current, living individuals. Broad coverage of people in media, politics, and all professions and arts are included

Date Coverage:
1940-present
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Full Text
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Dictionary of Irish biography

Covers Irish men and women from the earliest times until 2001, providing biographies and a sense of their influence on Irish history, culture, and life. Simple keyword search from the homepage may be used or use the advanced search feature to search by occupation (including "saint"), date of birth or death, place of birth or death (by Irish counties), or religion. Biographies range from a few paragraphs to longer essays which will assess the individual's influence. Includes fictional characters, like Molly Malone, who have become immortalized in song, and some of the figures from Irish mythology who have become familiar through literature (Deirdre). Brief bibliography of further reading provided. Cambridge UP

Date Coverage:
Earliest times to 2002
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Full Text

Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Full Text

Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Full Text

Empire online

Provides access to primary source documents from libraries and archives around the world on the building of modern empires from the 15th to the 20th century. Provides simple keyword search which may be limited to a specific century, or browse by topic, name, or place. The collection of primary documents is divided into 5 sections: Cultural Contacts; The Visible Empire; The Literature of Empire; Religion & Empire; and Race, Class, Imperialism & Colonialism. Each section has a corresponding scholarly essay(s) outlining and discussing the major trends, issues, and movements of the time and how the scholarly perspective on these has changed over time. A separate tab lists the biographies of individuals named in the source documents, another tab contains a chronology, and there is a tab for teaching faculty on how to incorporate documents into courseware such as Blackboard. Primary Sources. Adam Matthew Digital

Date Coverage:
15th - 20th centuries
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Full Text

Encyclopedia of ancient history

Encyclopedia of ancient history is the definitive reference work for the study of the ancinent world

Date Coverage:
Late Bronze Age to 7th century, CE
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Full Text

Encyclopedia of cognitive science

Covers the essentials of cognitive science reviewing the common themes of information and information processing, representation, and computation. Includes coverage of biography, computer science, economics, education, evolutionary biology and anthropology, general, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Wiley Online Library

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N/A
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Full Text

Encyclopedia of microbiology

Contains contributions from international experts to form a comprehensive picture of the microbiology and its major subdisciplines. Subjects include agro/food applied microbiology, industrial applied microbiology, arachaea, bacteria, cell structure chemical composition, environmental microbiology and ecology, evolution and systematics, fungi, genetics, geonomics, history and culture and biographies, mutualism and commensalism, pathogenesis, physiology, protists, public issues, techniques, and viruses. Articles include a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading, and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Third edition originally published in 2009. ScienceDirect

Date Coverage:
2009
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Full Text

Encyclopedia of statistical sciences

Covers the essentials of statistics. Includes coverage of actuarial science; applications of statistics; bayesian inference; biostatistics and clinical trials; categorical data analysis; computational and graphical statistics; design of experiments; distributions and models; history and biography; inference; journals, societies, and agencies; life-testing, reliability, and survival analysis; linear models and designs; mathematical formulas, theories and techniques; multivariate analysis; nonparametric inference; nonparametric statistics; probability theory and applied probability; quality control; regression analysis and linear models; sampling; statistics in earth science; statistics in economics and econometrics; and time series analysis. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Based on 2nd edition and updated quarterly. Wiley Online Library

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N/A
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Encyclopedia of statistical sciences

Covers the essentials of statistics. Includes coverage of actuarial science; applications of statistics; bayesian inference; biostatistics and clinical trials; categorical data analysis; computational and graphical statistics; design of experiments; distributions and models; history and biography; inference; journals, societies, and agencies; life-testing, reliability, and survival analysis; linear models and designs; mathematical formulas, theories and techniques; multivariate analysis; nonparametric inference; nonparametric statistics; probability theory and applied probability; quality control; regression analysis and linear models; sampling; statistics in earth science; statistics in economics and econometrics; and time series analysis. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Based on 2nd edition and updated quarterly. Wiley Online Library

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N/A
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Fiction connection

Suggests books based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. Fiction and biography titles are included as well as young adult literature

Date Coverage:
1997 - present
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Some Full Text

Fiction connection

Suggests books based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. Fiction and biography titles are included as well as young adult literature

Date Coverage:
1997 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Gale biography in context

Indexes and provides full-text access to a variety of news and reference sources containing the biographies of individuals from all time periods. Front page provides basic search box, a listing of selected biographies arranged by occupation, and links to current biographical news (obituaries, etc.). Searching by occupation, individual name, place of birth/death, nationality, and other advanced search features is available. Individual entries include a general overview of a person's life and links to reference and news sources (divided into "scholarly" and "magazines"), as well as audio or image resources (audio from NPR). Advanced search includes a "lexile index" search which allows teachers to choose materials at an appropriate reading level for their students. Also useful is the "Listen" button which will read the entry aloud (including word or sentence highlighting if desired). Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
All years
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Some Full Text
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Gerritsen collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Trace the history of women’s movements and feminism over four centuries of documents and journals and across multiple countries in Europe and North America in this one collection. Full-text of primary source documents, journals, and pamphlets, in 14 langages (primarily English, German, and French), it is possible to trace developments in a single country or across several countries. The Gerritsen Collection includes advice manuals, education and professional training, history, social conditions, social reform, legal status, women’s health, and women’s employment. Among the books are many biographies of women – full-length biographies and biographical sketch collections. Gerritsen also has an extensive section of early women’s periodicals from 1860 through the 1940’s. Quick or Advanced search features are available for the entire collection, with limits for books or periodicals only. Primary Source. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1543-1945
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Full Text

Handbook of Texas online

Contains articles on Texas history, geography, and culture. Search by keyword or browse entries by title, event, date, person, or location. Texas State Historical Association

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N/A
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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

Humanities & social sciences index retrospective (EBSCO)

Indexes articles from English-language periodicals from 1907 to 1984. Includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Content from H.W. Wilson's International Index and Social Science and Humanities Index included

Date Coverage:
1907-1984
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Citation + BU Info Links
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Iter

Indexes research on the middle ages and renaissance (400 - 1700) in journals, books, conference papers, catalogs, discographies, and dissertations. An essential resource; international in scope. Coverage for journals dates back to 1784, for books to 1931. Includes access to books in the series: Other voice in early modern Europe: Toronto series. The "Basic Search" is by keyword, but "Advanced Search" allows for limits by author, title, subject and Dewey and LC call numbers. Advanced Search also permits limits by language and type of work (bibliography, review article, thesis, etc.). Supports Zotero and RefWorks. University of Toronto

Date Coverage:
400-1700
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Some Full Text

Jewish studies source

Provides comprehensive resources for the study of Jewish civilization and culture. Whereas the Index to Jewish Periodicals is strictly an index of periodical literature, this resource takes a more eclectic approach to its coverage of "the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present." Accessible within this resource are numerous full text biographies of prominent Jewish persons of current and historic renown, numerous full-text books, even an encyclopedia (Jewish Women in America). It also indexes a sizable number of academic journals and magazines, with some duplication of IJP (less than 50 %). Lots of good material, difficult to classify. Reasonably advanced search interface, including publication search feature, scholarly journals limiter, publication type and document type limiters. Does not possess scripture citation search feature despite indexing a considerable number of academic journals in Biblical studies. Contains abstracts. Good for supplemental bibliographic research in scripture studies, excellent for research in Jewish studies. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1922-present
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Some Full Text
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Journal of Emily Shore

Provides the first complete presentation of the transcribed journals of Emily Shore, a young Victorian woman of extraordinary talent. Emily Shore read widely – economics, botany, zoology – and was an amateur botanist and ornithologist who catalogued the natural world around her home and wrote essays on bird behavior. She also wrote poetry and plays and was a keen observer of life and culture before her death at the age of 19 from tuberculosis. Her journals cover the the years 1831 – 1839 (ages 11 – 19) and include two of the journals which were not know at the time of the printed edition. Supplemented with maps and illustrations. Would provide an interesting comparison with the same years from Queen Victoria’s Journals, which Baylor also owns

Date Coverage:
1831-1839
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Full Text

Naxos spoken word library

Provides access to classical literature audiobooks and educational material, including novels, plays, and poetry from all periods. Entire library accessible through free apps for iPhone and iPad. See Spoken Word site for details

Date Coverage:
All periods
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Multimedia
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Orlando

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present includes biographical and writing career entries on British women writers, selected non-British or international women writers, and selected British and international men. Also includes dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts). Entries include information on the author’s writing, including Author Summary, Intertextuality and Influence, Reception, Responses (literary), Textual Features, Literary Setting, Theme or Topic (treated in text), Textual Production. Sections on the author include: Life, Cultural Formation, Family and Intimate Relationships, Occupation. Cambridge

Date Coverage:
Comprehensive
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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
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Full Text

Oxford bibliographies. African studies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on African culture, history, and society. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Citation + BU Info Links
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Oxford bibliographies. Chinese studies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on Chinese culture history, and society. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

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Date varies
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Citation + BU Info Links
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Oxford bibliographies. Military history

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on military history.Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

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Date varies
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Citation + BU Info Links
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Oxford dictionary of national biography

Provides authoritative biographies of deceased individuals who influenced British history, including colonial British -Americans. Biographies include a listing of major works written by the individual (if any) and a reference list of full-length biographies and critical articles. Each biography also includes a "Reputation" section which describes the individual's standing in his or her time period and how that has changed since then. Very helpfully will indicate where the individual's archives are, if they exist. Also provides links to major themed articles (on the American Founding Fathers, for instance), entries to related individuals, and to other online resources produced by Oxford University Press (which we may or may not have access to). Oxford University Press

Date Coverage:
All years
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Full Text

Oxford dictionary of the Middle Ages

"The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool, and for students and general readers seeking an accessible guide to the period. Over 800 scholars have assembled thousands of comprehensive entries, lavishly supplemented by hundreds of illustrations and dozens of maps."--Home page

Date Coverage:
500 - 1500
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Full Text

Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance

Provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. This dictionary includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included

Date Coverage:
14th - 17th Centuries
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Full Text

Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance

Provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. This dictionary includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included

Date Coverage:
14th - 17th Centuries
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Full Text

Oxford encyclopedia of African thought

Broader than just "thought," the entries include biographies of individuals of African descent (Augustine through Stephen Bilko), major concepts or movements originating in Africa or from the African Diaspora (Black Consciousness, Neo-Colonialism; Black Panthers), and the rich intellectual history of the African continent in philosophy, the arts, politics, religion, etc. Articles include a bibliography of further reading. The full-text search results may link out to other works in the Oxford Reference collection

Date Coverage:
Up to 2010
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Full Text

Oxford music online

Provides a portal to a number of important music resources including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music. Oxford University Press

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All periods
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Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry

The papers, letters, and family plantation records of this mother-daughter pair from South Carolina span colonial-era America to the early Jacksonian era of the United States. This collection includes the surviving documents – letters , travel notebooks, and the recipe (receipt) books of these women, and legal and business documents relevant to their families’ plantations. Gathered together, these documents witness to nearly a century of domestic and political life, the role of women in the management of plantations and agriculture, travel, and to the changes that occurred in social life as America moved from a colony to a nation. Material may be browsed by topic (documents, travel journals, recipe books) or searched by keyword, person, place, or document type. Excellent introductions to the collection and its sections. UVA- Rotunda

Date Coverage:
1739 - 1830
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Full Text

Papers of George Washington

Provides digital texts of the print series "The Papers of George Washington" and covers Washington's life from the time he was 17 until the day before his death. The collection may be searched full text, or by date, author, or recipient. The collection includes Washington's diaries and letters divided into 5 sections. Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
1748 - 1799
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Full Text
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Papers of James Madison

Provides access to the digital papers of James Madison from his youth through 1820 (as of 2011). Includes his letters and correspondence, notes on his readings, his political and constitutional writings (including those from his service as Secretary of State and as President), and continuing into his retirement. The collection may be searched full text, or by date, author, or recipient. Includes a chronology. Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
1751 - 1840
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Full Text

Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Provides digital access to Jefferson's papers, letters, and documents from the time he was 19. An ongoing publishing project (both in print and digitally) it includes the a "Retirement Series" from the end of his Presidency to his death. The collection may be searched full text, or by date, author, or recipient. Includes a chronology and Jefferson's drawings (largely architectural). Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
1762-1824 with ongoing updates
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Full Text

People of the founding era

Enables users to search the various papers and documents contained in the University of Virginia’s Founding Era full-text documents to identify individuals and their connections. Prosopography is the study of groups of people (grouped by gender, occupation, birth year, and other key data points) to study the group itself, not just the individuals. This database enables users to identify connections, patterns, etc. through a keyword search, with limits for gender, birth/death year, occupation, religion, and geographical region to better enable such a prosopographical study. The data is less robust for women, slaves, and Native Americans due to the nature of the historical record, but is still useful for identifying patterns among these groups. References to the primary sources in the Founding Era documents (which Baylor also owns digitally) makes finding the context for the individual very easy. Interactive, visual graphs of connections are provided. Brief biographies are provided for all individuals and the data on each person is presented in the same way so that searches can be more effective. The People of the Founding Era is still a work in progress with information being added regularly

Date Coverage:
1713-1815
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Full Text
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Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

Indexes and provides full-text access to the majority of items printed about the Western hemisphere (North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean) for the dates covered. Books, newspapers, journals, and pamphlets. Searchable by author, title, keyword, full-text, and subject with limiters for date, language of publication, illustration, holding library of original document, or Sabin collection number. Contents are based on the original print publication which was published over a number of years and increasing narrowed the focus of included items as the work progressed. Sabin is an essential research tool for identifying literary and historically significant publications in and about the “new world” on topics of politics, economics, history, literature, religion, biography, culture, exploration, westward expansion, Native Americans, early American military history, slavery and abolition, and more. Search Sabin Americana alone or in conjunction with a dozen primary source tools using the Artemis Primary Sources search interface. Gale. Primary Source

Date Coverage:
1500-1926
Content Availability:
Full Text

Salem history

Includes the complete content of the following printed reference sets: The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, Great Events from History Series, Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e., Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages, and Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century. Search by keyword or name for events, places, people, or groups/movements. Limits by one of five topical areas (historical or geographic areas). Results are subdivided by "Biography," "History/Event," "Primary Source," and "Resources."

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N/A
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Scottish women poets of the romantic period

Includes the full text of 60 volumes of poetry by 47 authors who were Scottish women of the Romantic period. Accompanying the texts are extensive bio-critical essays, specially written for the database by leading scholars in the field, as well as selected criticism from the critical bibliography compiled by the editors. New content is added on a bi-weekly basis. Alexander Street Press

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1770-1835
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TOPICsearch (EBSCO)

Allows researchers to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Indexes newspapers, journals, biographies, public opinion polls (including Gallup Poll Briefings), book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. At the beginning of a search, one of a dozen chosen current events or a number of frequent political hot topics can be chosen. Results can be limited by subject, the type of information source, or publication name

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Twayne's authors series

Provides literary criticism that offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres. Features the content of three print series: United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. Twayne

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From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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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

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1600 - 2000
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World biographical information system

Provides indexing to biographical entries in major reference works published from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Coverage is international in scope and in languages (Chinese, Turkish, British, Spanish, etc.). Library owns the microfiche collection of all the "Biographical Archive" titles indexed (microfiche #s 206 - 445). Other individual titles (various "Who's Who" and biographical yearbooks) may be searched in BearCat Plus to see if the Libraries own them. De Gruyter/Saur

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All years
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