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  • Librarian: Celestina Savonius-Wroth
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E560
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Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 9/20/2011

Early Modern European History

indexes & databases  | libraries and archives | newspapers | art | biography | related subjects |


General Databases

  • Academic Search (EBSCO) -- Provides fulltext coverage of magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journals for almost every academic discipline.
  • British Humanities Index -- An abstracting and indexing tool, the BHI includes some 320 UK humanities journals and weekly magazines published in English-speaking countries, as well as UK newspapers. 1962-present
  • Historical Abstracts -- Index to journals, chapters and theses about world history, 1450 to present.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective -- Bibliographic database providing access to scholarly journals in a broad array of the humanities and social sciences.
  • Periodicals Archive Online -- Previously known as PCI Full Text, Periodicals Archive Online offers backfiles of over 400 humanities and social sciences journals.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses -- Comprehensive source for information on doctoral dissertations from universities in the United States and Canada. It also indexes a small number of master's theses.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: UK & Ireland-- Index to dissertations and theses accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland 
    Social Theory -- Contains searchable, indexed full text of books and articles by many important thinkers in sociology and related fields.
  • WorldCat-- Database containing the combined online catalogs of most of the libraries in the US and a selection of European libraries.
  • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur--Multidisciplinary index to articles predominately in the German language with some citations in English, French, and other language.
  • FRANCIS--A multidisciplinary, multilingual research tool, produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST).

  • International Medieval Bibliography -- The IMB indexes articles in journals, conference proceedings, collections of essays and Festschriften. Indexing includes materials worldwide in a variety of languages
  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance -- Bibliographic database of interdisciplinary journal literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

Libraries and Archives

  • Gallica--The national "digital library" of France.
  • ARTFL--Full text of French works, the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, used to create the Tresor de la Langue Francaise and other text compilations
  • ArchiveGrid--Access to online finding aids and collection descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives.
  • Access to Archives -- A2A is part of the UK archives network. The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.
  • British History Online -- British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
  • Center for Research Libraries Catalog -- The CRL is a repository for rare and obscure publications, especially journals and newspapers.
  • Duke Scholarly Collection -- Electronic access to twenty-nine journals published by Duke University Press in humanities and social sciences
  • LIBDEX -- links to library home pages and online catalogs. Over 2500 links to library home pages, and library online catalogs, in over 70 countries. Searchable.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online -- Oxford Scholarship Online contains e-books in the areas of Classics, Economics and Finance, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive-- Documents concerning slavery and the slave trade
  • The British Library
  • The European Library
  • Empire Online -- Contains over 70,000 images of original manuscripts (including biographies and chronologies) and printed materials covering Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceana, and South Asia.
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries -- Collection of British and Irish women's personal writings spanning over 400 years. 1500-1900

Newspapers and other publications

  • Hemeroteca digital--Spanish periodicals online, 17th-20th centuries from the Spanish National Library
  • Compact Memory: Internetarchiv juedischer Periodika--German-Jewish periodicals published between 1806 and 1938.
  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection -- Full-text, fully searchable digital archive of newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom, 1600-1799
  • 19th Century British Newspapers -- Searchable full text of full runs of newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth-century Britain.
  • Alt Press Index -- Contains articles covering cultural, economic, political and social change. International in scope; over 300 alternative publications are represented. 1991-present.
  • Alt Press Index Archive -- This database is a guide to alternative sources of information; international and interdisciplinary in scope. 1969-1990
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900 -- Comprehensive digital access to historic newspapers, newsbooks, ephemera and national & regional papers from British Isles.
  • British Periodicals -- Searchable full text of British periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals I, II, III, IV -- Portal to British newspapers and periodicals of the 18th century
  • Nineteenth Century Masterfile -- Indexes to British and American periodicals in the nineteenth century and to British and American official publications, including Hansard and Cobbett's debates
  • Early English Books Online -- Contains the fulltext (and page images) of the majority of books published in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States between 1475-1700.
  • English Short Title Catalog -- Contains over 400,000 records for books and pamphlets published anywhere in Great Britain or its colonies or in English anywhere from 1473 through the end of 18th century



  • Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon Online--The world's most contemporary, reliable and extensive reference work on artists.  It contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists.
  • ARTstor Images--A digital image library of over 1,000,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art--Indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 4,300 periodicals.

Related Subjects

  • Library of Latin Texts--Contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature to the the Second Vatican Council
  • Women and Social Movements--This database brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's activism in public life.1600-2000.
  • Yiddish Prints--About 800 valuable Yiddish books, printed in Hebrew letters, from the Frankfurt University Library. 16th - 20th century
  • Electronic Enlightenment--Full text and searchable correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the long eighteenth century.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica--Authoritative reference resource for Jewish knowledge and life
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam--The standard, authoritative encyclopedia on the religion of Islam and the Islamicate world. Online edition of print version published

  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers -- Indexing and full text of the British House of Commons Parliamentary Papers from the 18th to the 20th centuries
  • Hungarian Reformation Online--Original writings of Hungarian reformers, 1540s-1650s.
last updated: 9/20/2011