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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for World History. For more, see the History, World Subject Guide.

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for World History. For more, see the History, World Subject Guide.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book:
    Over 4000 scholarly books in the humanities. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Anthropological Literature (Steely Reference):
    Citations to articles in anthropology, 1989-2008. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Anthropology Plus:
    For comprehensive research in anthropology (limited full text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Art Index:
    Essential for art history research (limited full text). Citation only; Visual materials; ( + )
  • Biography Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to biographical materials in books and magazines, 1946-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Reference Bank:
    An extensive biography database. Full text included; ( + )
  • Bloomsbury Fashion Central:
    Coverage of world fashion from 1500 BCE to present. Full text included; Ebook collection; Visual materials; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1905-1982. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest Plus:
    Book reviews from periodicals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Index (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1965-2009. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Essay and General Literature Index (Steely Reference):
    Citations to humanities and social sciences articles, 1900-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750:
    Authoritative bibliography of European writings about the Americas. Citation only; ( + )
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (free):
    Authoritative bibliography of European writings about the Americas. Citation only; Open access; ( + )
  • Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room:
    Search for declassified documents released by the CIA through the FOIA. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Hathitrust:
    Digitized materials from 100 partner libraries. Full-text; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Historical Abstracts:
    Definitive source for post-15th century world history. Full-text; ( + )
  • Humanities Abstracts:
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; ( + )
  • Humanities Index (Steely Reference):
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Index Islamicus:
    Citations to literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Citation only; ( + )
  • Index to the Times (London) (Steely Reference):
    A citation index to The Times (London), 1790-1980. Citation only; Newspapers; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • New York Times, Historical Newspapers:
    Full coverage of the New York Times from its first issue in 1851. Full text included; Newspapers; ( + )
  • New York Times Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to all NYT articles published between 1851-2006. Citation only; Print index; Newspapers; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Newspaper Archive:
    Historical newspapers from 23 countries, 1607 -. Full text included; Newspapers; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Struggles for Freedom, Southern Africa:
    Primary documents on African freedom movements and history. Full text included; Visual materials; ( + )
  • ViVa Women's History:
    A bibliography of women's and gender history. Citation only; Open access; ( + )
  • World Heritage Sites, Africa:
    Primary documents on African freedom movements, art, and history. Full text included; Visual materials; ( + )