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Core Resources

Note: Print predecessor Writings on American History covering 1904-1954 is in Firestone's General & Humanities Reference (DR) Z1236.L331.
Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
JSTOR  
Full text archive of core journals in select disciplines. Journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years are usually NOT available electronically through JSTOR.
Ethnic NewsWatch  (1960+)
Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish), full-text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
Alt-Press Watch  (Earliest date is 1970. Most start in the 1990s.)
Full-text database of newspapers, magazines, and journals from alternative and independent presses.
Bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Important Resources

Digital library of works written or published in the United States, as well as items printed elsewhere, that document the history of the Americas from 1492 to the mid-1800s. Based on Sabin's Bibliotheca Americana.
Full text of plays written by over forty playwrights, and detailed information about productions, theaters, production companies, and other emphemera related to the plays.
Citations and many full-text articles from religion and theology journals.
Note: Print back to 1946 at Firestone Reference (DR) & East Asian Library: (GEST) Z3001 .B49. Prior title covering 1936-40 at Gest Z3001.xB8; Cumulative bibliographies covering 1941-65 at GEST Z3001.C94 & Z3001.C93.
Records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide in Western languages. Includes chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, etc.
Ebsco Academic Search  (1975+)  
Multi-disciplinary database providing abstract & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals
Education Full Text  (Indexing 1929+; Full-text 1996+)  
Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. Cover-to cover indexing, abstracts, and full text from hundreds of journals covering such topics as: comparative education, competency-based education, higher education, literacy standards, prayer in public schools, student counseling, teaching methods and evaluation, and dozens more.
Access to essays and articles published in collections, with emphasis on works in the humanities and social sciences.
Combines Women's Studies International, and Men's Studies databases with coverage of sexual diversity issues. Covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. An added feature is the Child Abuse, Child Welfare & Adoption database, with citations and abstracts to books, journal articles final reports from federally-funded grant, conference papers, unpublished papers, reports on completed or continuing research, as well as descriptions of service programs and prevention and treatment strategies. Materials cited are primarily in English-language, originating from U.S. research and service programs.
GenderWatch  (1970+)  
Wide range of sources including both scholarly and popular articles about women, gender issues, and GLBT.
Historical Abstracts  (1954+)  
Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
Statistical series on subjects ranging from population and land area to production figures for crops and manufactured products. Detailed documentation provides brief histories of the statistical series and source materials.
Humanities Full Text  (1984+)  
Indexes articles in the fields of archaeology and classical studies, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, communications, language, literature, literary and political criticism, performing arts, philosophy, religion, etc.
Compiled by the British Library of Political & Economic Science of the London School of Economics & Political Science. Provides bibliographic information from an international selection of publications in economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology.
Provides full text of biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and other resources on authors of all categories and eras.
Digital library of works from the 19th and early 20th centuries on British Commonwealth and American law. Includes treatises, casebooks, local practice manuals, books on legal form, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches.
Digital edition of the Goldsmiths'-Kress collections of books on that document economic and business activity in the West, from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. Materials include books, pamphlets and ephemera and cover a broad range of topics in political science, history, sociology, and banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing.
Marcive Web DOCS  (1976+)  
Online catalog of U.S. government publications dating back to mid-1976. Direct links to documents on the web are provided. Many of the documents are available in the U.S. Documents Collection in Firestone
English-language multidisciplinary archives containing diaries, sketches, travel journals, scrapbooks, publications and correspondence of the polymath and collector Morse, known for his work in natural history (zoology, evolution, astronomy, methodology), ethnography (material culture, music, games, printing, Ainu, religion) and art history (including archaeology, architecture) bridging Japan and America from the 1880s to the 1920s.
Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.
Comprehensive index to historical information published by the United States federal government.
Nineteenth Century Masterfile  (Nineteenth Century+)  
Combines various general, scientific, religious, psychological, and legal indexes covering the nineteenth century.
Digital archive of U.S. newspapers from the 19th century.
Searchable full text of many Oxford University Press politics titles.
Note: 1968-1971 of the foreign language component is only available in print. (SSRC) Z7164.A2P8
Citations to articles, books, reports, and select government documents on U.S. and international public policy issue. Generally considered to be a comprehensive index to policy literature.
ProQuest Research Library  (Mid 1970s+. (Highly selective earlier coverage))  
Abstracting, indexing, and select full text of many core scholarly journals, magazines and major newspapers for information on a broad range of subjects.
PsycARTICLES    
Online database containing searchable full-text articles from 48 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
PsycINFO  (1800's+)  
Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is the most comprehensive database of psychology. Provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health.
Readers' Guide  (1890+; Select Full Text 1992+)  
Indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
Contains letters, diaries, oral histories, posters, pamphlets, and rare audio and video materials documenting the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America.
General index to the literature of the social sciences including economics, politics, law, education, labor, and sociology.
Social Work Abstracts  (1965+)  
Provides citations and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.
Coverage of sociology journals, books, and conference proceedings, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
Sociofile  (1952+)  
Indexing and abstracting of the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covers 2,500 journals, conference papers, dissertations, and book reviews. Includes materials in 30 languages.

Related Resources

Archive Finder  (1959+)  
Contains the entire holdings in the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC). Current directory of 5,500 repositories and 141,178 collections of primary source materials across the United States.
English language reviews of fiction, nonfiction, social science and general science books. The reviews are selected from journals in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and library review media.
Population Index  (1986-2000.)  
Annotated bibliography of global demographic and population literature. Covers books, journal articles, working papers, doctoral dissertations and machine-readable data files. 1937-1985 available in print and partially from JSTOR.
Collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress. Includes Congressional reports and documents as well as executive agency and departmental reports ordered to be printed by Congress.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text  (1861+; full text 1997+)  
Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Dissertations written from 1997 forward are available full text. The database includes citations to dissertations from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Citations for dissertations and master's theses published from 1980 forward have abstracts.
Web of Science (ISI)  (Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), and Arts and Humanities (1975+).)  
Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.

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