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BIBLIOGRAPHIC INDEXES

  • Atlantic History Bibliography [via Oxford Bibliographies Online]  Icon
    This extensive annotated bibliography focuses on the "interactions between different peoples and cultures on four continents and many islands in the period between Columbus’ voyages to the New World in the late fifteenth century and the end of slavery in the Americas in the late nineteenth century."
    It consists of more than 100 separate entries, presenting the best in modern scholarship as well as key primary sources. Entries can be geographical ("Brazil, the Caribbean), or broadly or narrowly topical (Religion, Sugar).

    Follow this link to see all the Oxford Bibliographies Online to which UCDavis subscribes
  • Renaissance and Reformation Bibliography [Oxford Bibliographies Online]  Icon
    This extensive set of 120 bibliographic entries explores the world as known to Europeans during the period "which spans roughly from the 14th through 17th centuries. The entries provide excellent orientations to seminal and current scholarships on broadly (the Ottoman Empire)and narrowly constructed topics (Montaigne).

    Follow this link to see all the Oxford Bibliographies Online to which UCDavis subscribes
  • Medieval Studies Bibliography [via Oxford Bibliographies Online]
    This extensive set of annotated bibliographies "explores European and Mediterranean civilization from the 4th to the 15th centuries" through the lenses of many different academic disciplines. Nearly 100 entries are organized around people, places, concepts, ideas, events and more. They offer, equally, a survey of what is new as well as thoughtful orientations to key primary and secondary literature.

    Follow this link to see all the Oxford Bibliographies Online to which UCDavis subscribes
  • Francis [via EBSCO]  
      
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    "FRANCIS offers extensive bibliographic indexing for over 2.5 million records dating back to 1972. Produced by Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS), the database provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences. Source documents include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and reports."

PRIMARY SOURCES

  • Medieval Travel Writing [via Adam Matthew]  Icon
    "Presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land." Documents "are in a range of languages including French, Latin, German, Spanish, Dutch and English. Supporting the manuscripts are relevant secondary texts of translations and editions, as well as full catalogue details."
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online [via Gale]  Icon
    Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) provides full-text searchable access to the digital images of 150,000 books and other materials published during the 18th Century. Based on the English Short Title Catalog bibliography, it includes English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
    Coverage: 1701-1800
  • Making of the Modern World [via Gale]  Icon
    "The Making of the Modern World provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth from 1450-1914."
  • ARTFL  Icon
    The "Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language," better known as ARTFL, offers access to a collection of texts in a web-based digital format, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts.
    Coverage: Medieval Period to 20th Century
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  • Pravda Digital Archive 1912-2009 [via East View]  Icon
    "Pravda was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991, when Boris Yeltsin signed a decree closing Pravda down. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pravda originated as an underground, daily workers' newspaper, and soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement. After the collapse of the USSR, nationalist and communist journalists intermittently published a print newspaper and an online newspaper under the name Pravda. Today, Pravda represents the oppositional stance of the Communist Party in the Russian Federation."
    Coverage: 1912-2009
  • March of Time [via Alexander Street Press]  Icon
    From 1935-1967, Time Inc. offered Americans views of significant historical events in their newsreel series The March of Time. Several hundred of these newsreels can be searched and viewed as streaming videos. Transcripts of these commercial, documentary, instructional and public service videos accompany the films. In support of research and teaching, the resource enables users to create, edit, and share playlists or film clips.
    Coverage: 1903 - 1967
  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War [via ProQuest]  Icon
    "These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation. As such they contain the hitherto unheard voices of hundreds of thousands of men and women writing from every facet of the conflict. . . Although the majority of journals that have survived originate from units based on the Western Front in France and Belgium, there are also magazines from units serving on the Eastern Front, in Gallipoli, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Britain and America.

    This collection contains over 1,500 trench journal titles sourced from leading archives around the world including those of the Imperial War Museums and The British Library."

ADDITIONAL WEB RESOURCES FOR EUROPEAN HISTORY

  • European Historical Bibliographies
    This site collects information on 15 separate national historical bibliography projects. It provides brief descriptions of and links to the individual projects. Some of the bibliographies are published on paper, others are available on the Web, either for free or by subscription.
  • Lexikon des Mittelalters [CD-ROM]  Icon
    An encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (in German).
    Location: Humanities/Social Sciences Reference, 2nd Floor Shields Library, Workstation "BERLIN"
  • Europeana: Europe's Digital Library
    Direct access to several million digital objects: film,photos, paintings, sound recordings, maps, manuscripts, books,newspapers and archival papers.Selected from already digitized resources available in Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. French and German cultural institutions are particularly well-represented.
  • Library of Humanistic Texts
    This is a full-text collection of critical editions (frequently with translations) of a large number of 16th and 17th century texts. It is created and maintained by Dana F. Sutton, University of California, Irvine.
  • e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
    A full-text collection of Medieval Manuscripts. "At the moment, the virtual library contains 333 manuscripts from 16 different libraries. The virtual library will be continuously updated and extended."
  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH)
    Critically-edited (Latin and premodern German language) primary sources for the study of German and central European history from late antiquity to 1500 CE. In German.

    Related: Hard copy volumes are located on the Lower Level of Shields at DD3 M8 P6.
  • 1789-1939 L'Histoire par L'Image
    This growing collection of historical images from France is a collaborative project of several academic and cultural institutions and the French government. The images are carefully selected and fully described.
  • World War I Document Archive
    This site includes the full text of dozens of World War One-related documets. These include treaties, speeches and diaries. There are also extensive collections of texts pertaining to the War at Sea and to World War 1 medicine.
  • Genealogy Indexer
    "Search 307,000 pages of historical directories (business, address, telephone, etc., primarily from Central and Eastern Europe), 28,000 pages of 64 yizkor books (memorials to Jewish communities destroyed during the Holocaust), 32,000 pages of Polish and Russian military documents (lists of officers, casualties, etc.), 35,000 pages of community and personal histories, and 13,000 pages of Polish secondary school annual reports and other school sources. More genealogical resources are being added"
  • Oral Histories: Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust
    "Wisconsin Historical Society archivists interviewed 22 Holocaust survivors and two American witnesses between 1974 and 1981. These oral histories are now available digitally and in their entirety for the first time, uncensored and unfiltered."
  • Historic Italian and European Journals and newspapers online
    Author: Biblioteca di Filosofia e Storia dell’Università di Pisa
    BANCHE DATI DI PERIODICI DISPONIBILI ON LINE--This is an Italian language list of and links to (mostly)European journal and newspaper collections digitized by libraries and other institutions. It is especially useful for Italian publications.
  • Travels in Southeastern Europe [via UMDL]
    This is a full-text collection in several languages of 137 titles "that describe southeastern Europe, and in particular, Bosnia and Hercegovina, throughout history." Almost all the titles were originally published in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.
  • Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations (beta) [via Harvard University]
    "The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization. A work in progress with no claim to definitiveness. . ."
  • Mapping Gothic France
    This innovative site seeks to “provide the user. . .with new ways to understand the relationship of hundreds of buildings conditionally described as ‘Gothic’. . .within a defined period of time and space that corresponds to the advent of the nation of France.” It “seeks to establish linkages between the architectural space of individual buildings, geo-political space, and the social space resulting from the interaction (collaboration and conflict) between multiple agents—builders and users.”
  • Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography
    The Album Interactif de Paléographie Médiévale/Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography is an interactive site to practice reading and transcribing Mediaeval Latin and Old French. It is a project of the CIHAM (Centre Interuniversitaire d'Histoire et d'Archéologie Médiévales)in Lyon, France.
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