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African e-Journals Project

The African e-Journals Project makes journals published in Africa and about Africa more available to scholars worldwide. The project offers two major resources. First, a directory of journals about Africa provides information about where to find tables of contents and abstracts, full text of articles online, and journal webpages, where they are available. Second, a full-text archive is provided of back issues of 11 scholarly journals published in Africa in the social sciences and humanities. Third, the links page offers information about other important websites that are increasing the accessibility of Africa journals as well as digital libraries about Africa of interest to scholars.

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AHRR - Australian Historic Records Register

Australian Historic Records Register is a list of paper-based records providing an insight into life in Australia from settlement to 1988 and is a product of the Australian Bicentennial Historic Records Search, the major heritage project of the Australian Bicentennial Authority.

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APA-FT - Australian Public Affairs - Full Text

APA-FT provides full text coverage of selected scholarly articles on current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences and is produced by the National Library of Australia.

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APAIS - Australian Public Affairs Information Service

APAIS the Australian Public Affairs Information Service covers social sciences and humanities, including history, economics, politics, current affairs and culture and is produced by the National Library of Australia.

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Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts : ASSIA

This database spans the literature of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. The database abstracts and indexes over 500 journals and periodicals, from more than 16 countries.

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ASIANRES - ASIAN Resources: A Select Directory of Databases

A Select Directory of Databases (ASIANRES), contains information on selected Asia/Pacific related databases and services. The primary focus here is research, the social sciences and humanities, and smaller, less commercial, databases that are being developed in the Asia/Pacific region. It covers the period upto 2001.

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AUSCHRON: A Chronology of Australian Historic & Current Events

A Chronology of Australian Historic & Current Events (AUSCHRON), produced by John Adams, MA, DipEd, is an information database which provides a listing of significant events in Australian history with emphasis on current happenings, and covering all topics from politics and law to the arts and sport. Each entry provides citations to key sources and background notes on the event. Source documents for current events are the main daily state and territory papers, chiefly 'The Age' and 'The Australian', and national news journals, reports and other publications where relevant. For historical events, source documents include contemporary records such as explorers' journals and newspapers, together with secondary sources such as books and journal articles. Subject coverage includes Australian historical events in all subject areas with particular reference to significant happenings from 1993 to the present.

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AUSTGUIDE is an index to more than 120 periodicals, of both general and educational interest. The majority of these periodicals are Australian, but it also includes selected overseas publications. Coverage is from 1986-2006.

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Berghahn Journals

Berghahn Journals is the journals division of Berghahn Books, an independent scholarly publisher in the humanities and social sciences.

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Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.

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Book History Online

Book History Online (BHO) is the international bibliography in the field of book and library history. It provides a comprehensive survey of all scholarly publications written from a historical perspective. Included are monographs, articles and reviews dealing with the history of the printed book, its arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, its economic, social and cultural environment, as well as its production, distribution, preservation and description.

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British Periodicals

British Periodicals offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the ProQuest/UMI microfilm collection "Early British Periodicals". Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the ProQuest/UMI microfilm collections "English Literary Periodicals" and "British Periodicals in the Creative Arts" together with additional titles.

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Cairn Open Access Journals is a French-language social sciences and humanities portal. Anyone can view the abstracts and plans of the publications free of charge, as well as, in some cases, their full text.

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Churchill Archive

The Churchill Archive is a unique online resource of more than 800,000 documents amassed by Winston S. Churchill throughout his lifetime. The original documents were produced between 1874 and 1965, and range from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. It will also offer an expanding range of additional materials - pedagogical resources and secondary materials, video and audio content, and more.

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Australian Criminology Database (CINCH), produced by the JV Barry Library, Australian Institute of Criminology, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on all aspects of crime and criminal justice. It includes all aspects of crime and criminal justice including corrections, crime, crime prevention, criminal law, criminology, juvenile justice, law enforcement, police and victims of crime. It covers the period of 1968 to present.

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Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

This collection offers hundreds of hours of video for professionals and students in criminal justice and public safety. Documentaries and interviews provide personal field experiences as well as insight into the function and controversies of the justice system. Students will benefit from training videos that demonstrate how to respond to potentially-dangerous situations, all from the safety of the classroom.

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Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 has been hailed as the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from one of the most important collections ever produced on microform, Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement.

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Early European Books : printed sources to 1700

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. Early European Books has within its scope all works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, together with all pre-1701 works in European languages printed further afield. It builds upon and complements Early English Books Online (EEBO) and is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials. The Library has access to Collections 1-10.

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Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901

This collection provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, we are able to hear the voices of the time and understand the experiences of those who took the great challenge in new lands.

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Economist Historical Archive 1843-2009

The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2009. n more than 8,000 issues since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. It presents the worlds political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them and is a primary source of research covering the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This full text collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue, a machine-readable union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. Works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. It has over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. Primarily in English - also includes other languages.

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eMelbourne: the city past & present

Reference work covering the city's history from pre-European settlement up to the present day. Alphabetical entries range from short factual summaries about places, institutions and events, through to extended survey articles on key topics such as Architecture, Aboriginal Melbourne, Economy, Foundation and Early Settlement, Law and Order, Literature, Science, Sport, Suburbia, Theatre and Transport.

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Emerald Open Access

Open Access Journals published by Emerald

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Empire Online

This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and it's theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

A register of the people, industries, corporations, research institutions, scientific societies and other organisations that contributed to Australia's scientific, technological and medical heritage. Includes references to archival materials and a bibliography of historical published literature. Explore the role these people and organisations played in transforming science into processes and practical outcomes influencing our lives and contributing to the development of our nation. Find out where they worked, who they worked with, what they worked on and what they achieved.

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European Union

The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 27 European countries that together cover much of the continent. It covers Basic facts and figures on the EU institutions, the member countries and the EU economy. It is a free website.

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Filmakers Library Online

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

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Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada), focusing on the 15th century forward. This database provides indexing of historical articles from more than 2,500 journals, in over 40 languages, back to 1953.

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Humanities Index

This database is an international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities. BHI indexes almost 400 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK.

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iG Library

iG Library is the eBook platform developed by iG Publishing. It provides access to selected collections of eBooks from a wide range of publishers. iG Library allows users to read content via web browsers without installing any proprietary software, and also supports various kinds of devices and operating systems including the iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows.

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Images of America : a history of American life in images and texts

Images of America is an essential tool for genealogical research, broadly supplementing raw facts with actual images of the towns, factories, schools, churches, and people that shaped a family's history.

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Images of the American Civil War : Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. Thousands of dramatic images from the fields of battle, the home front, politics, and general society allow students and researchers to experience and bear witness to the events, both monumental and mundane, of the war that tested and defined the core meaning of America.

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Index New Zealand

Index New Zealand is a searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from New Zealand periodicals and newspapers published from the 1950s to the present day. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines. This database allows people to find abstracts and descriptions of articles that reflect the social, historical, political, scientific and economic issues in New Zealand and South Pacific.

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Index to Jewish Periodicals

Index to Jewish Periodicals is the definitive index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Titles include Contemporary Jewry, Holy Land Studies, Jewish Culture & History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and many more.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

The ICPSR is part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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John Johnson collection : an archive of printed ephemera

John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera is the product of a unique partnership between the JISC, ProQuest, and Oxford University Library Services. A portion of the John Johnson collection that resides in the Bodleian Library has been painstakingly scanned in colour. The database provides direct access to rare primary source materials and evidence of Britain’s cultural, social, industrial and technological heritage. This online collection of more than 67,000 items is drawn from five categories of material: Nineteenth-Century Entertainment ; Booktrade ; Popular Prints ; Crime, Murders, and Executions; Advertising.

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Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994

The JPRS reports is an English-language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and social science materials. This database contains English translations of foreign-language monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world, with an emphasis on communist and developing countries.

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LERA Annual Proceedings

The LERA Annual Meeting Proceedings records papers and presentations at each year's meeting. This site contains the proceedings of the 49th (2007) through to the 63rd (2011) Annual Meeting.

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Lost Lives: The Second World War and the Islands of New Guinea

Commemorates the Second World War impact on the New Guinea islands. Includes information about the people and events in New Britain and New Ireland before, during and after the Japanese occupation.

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Making of America

Making of America (MOA) represents a major collaborative endeavor to preserve and make accessible through digital technology a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure. This digital library documents American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press is the third largest univeristy press in England. Currently publishing 145 books a year and manges a portfolio of 15 journals woth praticular strengths in Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Military and Intelligence Database Collection

This database covers a comprehensive periodical collection supporting state and military affairs.

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National Academy of Sciences

PNAS is a multidisciplinary scientific serial. Coverage spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts

This database covers literature related to research, policy and practice in law enforcement and criminal justice. Search over 190,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations and unpublished research. Content dates range from 1970 to the present.

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National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile 1933-1945

This database contains fundamental primary sources on the National Socialist state and the NSDAP, Nazi ideology and propaganda, National Socialist justice and legislation, on resistance and persecution, and annihilation and expulsion in the "Third Reich". The primary sources are supported by useful supplementary information such as introductions to the respective source holdings, biographical articles on perpetrators and victims, indexes of abbreviations, statistics and literature for further reading.

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New Zealand Collection

Informit New Zealand Collection has been developed in order to provide access to full text content published in, or of relevance to, New Zealand. Multidisciplinary in scope, this resource will benefit anyone looking for research which explores New Zealand culture and society in-depth.

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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. With more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, oral histories, and interviews, the collection provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines.

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North American Indian Thought and Culture

North American Indian Thought and Culture project integrates autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files for the first time. The result is a comprehensive representation of historical events as told by the individuals who lived through them. The database is an essential resource for all those interested in serious scholarly research into the history of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples.

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The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

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