The ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of books in the humanities, selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. HEB is an ongoing collaboration of the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) with constituent member learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library.
To expand free, online access to journals published in Africa, Michigan State University has digitized full text of articles of eleven social science and humanities journals and made them available on this web site.
AHRR is a list of paper-based records held in private hands in Australia, providing an insight into life in Australia from settlement to 1988. It contains information on letters, diaries, photographs, financial records, posters, sketches, recipe books, catalogues, minute books, registers and other material. AHRR is the product of the Australian Bicentennial Historic Records Search, the major heritage project of the Australian Bicentennial Authority.
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.
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.
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.
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history,
A Chronology of Australian Historic & Current Events was produced between 1992 and 2015. AUSCHRON provides a listing of significant events in Australian history 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 (1993-2015) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international publisher of academic books and journals in economics, finance, business and management, law, environment, public and social policy. The Library has access to collections of online books and select reference works.
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.
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.
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.
The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 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.
FAMILY, produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts content on research, policy and practice issues about, or of relevance to, Australian families from 1980 onwards. The database database contains published and unpublished materials on a wide range of topics including child development and psychology; family dynamics and parenting; child abuse prevention, and sociocultural aspects of Australian life.
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.
Gender: Identity and Social Change offers three centuries of primary source material for the exploration of gender history. Explore records from men’s and women’s organisations, advice literature and etiquette books to reveal developing gender roles and relations. Gain an insight into changing societal expectations about gender roles through personal diaries and correspondence and explore the life and careers of key figures and pioneers in gender history.
HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaboration of academic and research libraries ensuring the long-term preservation of 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access in accordance with Australian copyright law and computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.