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Bibliographic Indexes

  • Jewish Studies Bibliography [via Oxford Bibliographies Online]  Icon
    "The field of Jewish studies is broad and interdisciplinary, encompassing history, religion, philosophy, literature, sociology and political science. Its chronological and geographical range is immense, stretching from the Bible to the present and including communities from the Americas to Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Africa. . . .Oxford Bibliographies Jewish Studies offers . . . carefully selected articles that break down subject areas into their component parts and pithy annotations that summarize the main contribution of each citation."

    Follow this link to see all the Oxford Bibliographies Online to which UCDavis subscribes


  • Empire Online [via Adam Matthew]  Icon
    Empire Online contains several thousand searchable scanned images of original documents relating to Empire Studies. Includes documents from English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and German points of view, and that from indigenous peoples from Africa, India and North America. Sections also include thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies.
    Coverage: 1492-present
    For help using this database
  • Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange [via Adam Matthew]  Icon
    "This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices."
  • China, America and the Pacific [via Adam Matthew]  Icon
    A full-text collection containing "an extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. [It includes] Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps"
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History [via Adam Matthew]  Icon
    "This resource brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Students and researchers will find sources covering a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war. A wide variety of forms of travel writing are included, ranging from unique manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to drawings, guidebooks and photographs. The resource includes a slideshow with hundreds of items of visual material, including postcards, sketches and photographs."
  • Global Missions and Theology [via Gale, Archives Unbound]  Icon
    This collection documents the broad range of nineteenth century religious missionary activities, practices and thought in the United States by reproducing pivotal personal narratives, organizational records and biographies of the essential leaders, simple missionaries and churches. It contains valuable primary source materials on the places the missionaries worked, including Africa, Fiji and Sandwich Islands, India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Hawaii.
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery a Transnational Archive [via Gale]  Icon
    UCDavis subscribes to part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, and part III: The Institution of Slavery of this resource. These components of Slavery and Anti-Slavery include collections on the transatlantic slave trade and the legal and economic aspects of the slavery system from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.
  • 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."
  • Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2010 [via Gale]  Icon
    "The Economist Historical Archive ('EHA') is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. Containing every issue since its launch in 1843 and more than 600,000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys. "
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2009 [via Gale]  Icon
    "The complete online fully-searchable edition of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 onwards. . . Since 1902, the TLS has scrutinized, applauded and dissected the work of leading writers and thinkers, offering comprehensive coverage of the most important publications, in every subject, in several languages, as well as reviewing current theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions."
  • 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."
  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals [via Adam Matthew]  Icon
    This is a full-text collection of the publications of the British philanthropic institutions, the Church Missionary Society and the South American Missionary Society from 1804-2009."Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter." The CMS was active in many African countries, the "Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas"
  • 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."


  • Migrinter: International migrations bibliography [via CNRS]
    This database contains more than 22,000 records pertaining to international migration. With emphasis on Europe and Africa, it also covers Asia and the Americas. There is an English-language search interface to citations that are mostly in French (77%) or English (16%). It is a project of Le Centre de documentation de Migrinter, at the Université de Poitiers
  • Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database [via Emory University]
    This database provides "information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries." It is primarily a data set permitting not only the display of details of each individual voyage but also the manipulation of that data in tables and charts. It also contains Maps and primary source images.
  • Data Series in Economic History [via the Economic History Association]
    "EH.Net provides an on-line location for researchers in economic history to make their data series available to other professionals and interested scholars. Several data series have been given to EH.Net and are available as downloadable files, while many other titles may be accessed through our Database Directory".
  • Global Price and Income History Group [via UCD Institute of Governmental Affairs]
    This group is described as "A research team measuring prices, income, and economic wellbeing around the world before 1950" The Web site includes a rich collection of data sets and working papers.
  • Archival Sound Recordings [via the British Library]
    This is a diverse set of over 23,000 freely accessible sound recordings organized into the following collections:
    * Accents and dialects
    * Arts, Literature and Performance
    * Classical Music
    * Environment and Nature
    * Jazz and Popular Music
    * Oral History
    * Sound Recording History
    * World and Traditional Music.
    These collection names only hint at the rich and varied content--covering everything from symphonies to traditional drumming in India; from the lives of Nobel laureates to the daily lives of Yorkshire farmers.
  • Dissertation Reviews
    "Dissertation Reviews is a new site that features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations . . . Our goal is to offer readers a glimpse of each discipline’s immediate present by focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication.

    Each review provides a summary of the author’s main arguments, the historiographic genealogy in which the author operates, and the main source bases for his or her research. The reviews are also anticipatory, making educated assessments of how the research will advance or challenge our understanding of major issues in the field when it is revised and published in the future."

    The site currently contains reviews of dissertations in the following disciplines: Chinese History, Japan Studies, Korean Studies, Inner Asian History, Medical Anthropology, Science Studies.

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