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America, history and life

Indexes articles from scholarly journals on the history of the United States and Canada only. Provides abstracts for most articles. Also includes book reviews in scholarly history journals but does not index book publications. Features: simple, advanced, and visual search features; and search alerts. The first place to look for scholarly literature on America and Canada. (N.B.: For the rest of the world, use Historical Abstracts). EBOSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1910 - present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

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
Content Availability:
Full Text
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American history in video

Provides access to video of events in American history. Videos are from educational, public affairs, archival, newsreel, and commercial sources. Provides both the video and a complete transcript of the video; the transcript is fully searchable; searching within a video and viewing only the relevant section is also possible. Browse by subjects, eras, people, places, events, or historical eras from 1492 - 2000. Simple and advanced search features available. Create a free account to save playlists or clips and to receive RSS updates on new material added to the resource. No separate viewer required; able to send link of video to your mobile device. Playlists may be created in support of courses and may be private, shared within the institution only, or public; numerous playlists already exist (including playlists of analysis tools). Permalinks are available for playlists to embed in websites, Blackboard, etc. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1492-2000
Content Availability:
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 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

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
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Dallas Morning News historical archive

Contains full text of the Dallas Morning News from 1885 to 1982 with all articles fully indexed. Browsable by date and searchable by headline or full text

Date Coverage:
1885 - 1982
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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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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

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

HeritageQuest online

Supports genealogical research by providing access to unique primary sources such as federal census name indexes from 1790-1930, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman's Bank Records. Includes digitized pages from local and family histories, and finding aid such as the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)

Date Coverage:
1700-2000?
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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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

ProQuest historical newspapers. Austin-American Statesman (1871-1975)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time

Date Coverage:
1871-1975
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Full Text
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RAND state statistics

Offers a variety of statistics for Texas and USA. Statistics are organized into the areas of Business and Economics including employment, unemployment, occupational projections, construction and real estate,retail and taxable sales, gross state product, and airport operating statistics; Population and Demographics; Education including enrollment, enrollment projections, test scores, class size, teacher salaries, district finances; Community including a number of "quality of life" measures, such as crime rates, air quality, traffic, population density, and tax rates; Health and Socioeconomic; and Government Finance. Searchable on the state, city and county levels. National and state (other than Texas) information is available in many areas. RAND

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

Date Coverage:
1823 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Texas laws and resolutions archive

Provides access to the texts of all legislative bills filed with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State - Statutory Documents beginning with the 78th Legislative Session as well as all bills, joint resolutions, and concurrent resolutions passed by the Texas Legislature, including those vetoed by the Governor. The collection can be browsed by legislative session and bill or resolution number. Current coverage is through the 80th legislative session

Date Coverage:
2003 - 2006
Content Availability:
Full Text

Texas Legislature online

Provides access to the Texas Legislature. This website makes available links to information about legislators, committees, bills, amendments, votes, reports, and calendars. The website can be searched by bill (author, sponsor, subject, committee, etc.), by keyword in texts, amendments, statutes, house and senate journals, and the legislative archive system. Searches can be limited by legislative session. Online access began in 1996 with coverage from 1989 to the present

Date Coverage:
1996 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Texas reference center

Provides access to numerous full-text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, as well as home and garden and sports and leisure. Includes biographies of famous historical and contemporary Texans. Also provides access to local Texas newspapers with state and national coverage (retrospective coverage is limited). A good quick reference for Texana-related material. Retrospective serials coverage varies. Newspaper content appears to begin in the mid-2000's. Some journal coverage goes back as far as 1993. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1993-
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Web of science. Core collection

Provides access to bibliographic information of journal articles through the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index from 1900 to present. Search by topic, author, publication, editor, language, etc. Provides citation information. Limitable by facets. Customizable personal accounts

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Web of science. Current contents connect

Contains table of contents and bibliographic information from scholarly journals and books since 1998 to present in the areas of Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Clinical Medicine; Life Sciences; Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Arts & Humanities; Business Collection; Electronics & Telecommunications Collection. Includes Basic Search (by topic topic, title, author, publication), Advanced Search, Browse Journals. Limitable by facets. Web of Science

Date Coverage:
1998 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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WorldCat

Contains an online catalog to the book, media, archival, journal, map, music, and special collections holdings of libraries across the United States and internationally. Can limit by year, type of material, and other factors. OCLC FirstSearch

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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