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Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
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Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
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Acta sanctorum : the full text database
Description:  "[An] electronic version of the complete texts of the sixty-eight unprinted volumes ... [C]omprises the works published over a period of three hundred years by the Societé des Bollandistes ... including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. Biblioteca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers ... also included."
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African American historical serials collection
Description:  The African American Historical Serials Collection features 173 periodicals spanning from 1816 through 1922. The periodicals in this collection include newspapers and magazines, in addition to reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions. This collection was developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture.
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African American newspapers : the 19th century
Description:  Complete texts of major 19th century African American newspapers. Includes first-hand reports of events and issues of the day, as well as biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements.
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African writers series
Description:  Key texts of modern African literature, published under the Heinemann African Writers Series imprint, including fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose. A wide geographic range is represented: most of the works in the series come from English-speaking countries in Western, Southern and Eastern Africa, but there are also a number of volumes translated from French, Portuguese, Zulu, Swahili, Acoli, Sesotho, Afrikaans, Luganda and Arabic.
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America, history and life
Description:  Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide from 1964 to present.
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American broadsides and ephemera (Series I)
Description:  "Based on the American Antiquarian Society's landmark collection - the most extensive in existence - American Broadsides and Ephemera offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. The remarkably diverse subjects of these broadsides range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War, unusual occurrences and natural disasters to official government proclamations, tax bills and town meeting reports. Featuring many rare items, the pieces of ephemera include clipper ship sailing cards, early trade cards, bill heads, theater and music programs, stock certificates, menus and invitations documenting civic, political and private celebrations. American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I consists of more than 29,000 broadsides and pieces of ephemera. "--Publisher description.
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American Indian histories and cultures
Description:  A wide-ranging digital resource presenting a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library's extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection. Includes manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books, photographs and newspapers. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.
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American memory : historical collections for the National Digital Library
Description:  Introduces the American Memory Collection of archival and primary source materials pertinent to American culture and history. Notes that this historical collection is the Library of Congress' key contribution to the National Digital Library. Outlines various aspects of the collection, including digital reproductions, a finding aid in the form of a catalog or register, and other accompaniments. Notes that there are three photographic collections, one recorded sound collection, three early motion picture collections, one manuscript collection (which is now being completed), and three early motion picture collections available on the Internet, with more materials becoming available over time. Notes that some materials are protected by copyright. Also offers technical information about American Memory and on future collections.
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American Methodism project
Description:  The American Methodism Project is a digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
American periodicals series online, 1740-1900
Description:  Consists of searchable, full-text reproductions of more than 1,500 American newspapers and periodicals with content from 1741-1900. Derived from the acclaimed American periodicals series microform collection I, II, and III.
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American Theological Library Association (ATLA) historical monographs collection (Series 1)
Description:  "Presents more than 15,000 titles from the 13th century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions ... The collection includes many volumes in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other languages besides English, documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era"--Databases page.
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American Theological Library Association (ATLA) historical monographs collection (Series 2)
Description:  "Consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century"--Databases page.
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American West : sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago,
Description:  Electronic resource comprised of ms. documents, printed ephemera, published books and maps relating to the exploration and settlement of the American West, drawn chiefly from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library with additional materials from the Library's general and map collections.
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Année philologique : APh
Description:  Online version of L'année philologique, an index of publications on the study of classical civilization.
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Anthropology plus
Description:  "As a compilation of the Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature databases, Anthropology Plus is the world's most comprehensive index of bibliographic materials covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research. This database offers worldwide indexing of all core periodical and lesser-known journals from the early 19th century to today, providing extensive indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, interdisciplinary studies, etc."--Publisher description.
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Arte público Hispanic historical collection : Series 1
Description:  Series 1 presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture. "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project" -- from which the collections draws its content, is the largest national project ever to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form from colonial times until 1960.
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ARTFL project, University of Chicago
Description:  A full-text retrieval database of classical French writings. The database includes literary works, political tracts, philosophical writings, and technical treatises.
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Arts & humanities citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
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ARTstor
Description:  Searchable database of more than 300,000 digital images and associated catalog data. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well asmany other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, and download images.
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Association of Religion Data Archives : ARDA
Description:  Provides data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations, and denominations). Includes interactive map and membership reports of religious congregations, adherents, and rates of adherence, searchable by state, county, and metropolitan area. Also provides the 2004 General Social Survey, the National Congregational Study, and over 190 other studies. Offers background information, survey questions (codebook), keyword searching of all data files, and applications to create custom surveys and maps using many variables.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
ATLA religion database with ATLASerials
Description:  The ATLA Religion Database is a comprehensive database designed to support religious and theological scholarship in graduate education and faculty research. The file contains citations from international titles and 13,000 multi-author works in and related to the field of religion. It also includes a full range of index citations to journal articles, essays in multi-author works, book reviews, and Doctor of Ministry projects from ATLA's print indexes: Religion Index One (RIO), Religion Index Two (RIT), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR). Though coverage is from 1949 to the present, not all publications began in 1949.
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Baha'i reference library
Description:  The Bahá;í Reference Library is an agency of the Bahá'í International Community, a non-governmental organization that represents and encompasses the worldwide membership of the Bahá'í Faith.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Biblical Archaeology Society online archive
Description:  Contains the content of selected journals and books published by the Biblical Archaeology Society. Includes each issue of the magazines Biblical archaeology review, Bible review, and Archaeology odyssey, and the content of five books. The site allows users to browse the entire corpus of material and perform Boolean searches by title, author, subject, word, issue, or date range in any combination.
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Bibliography of Asian studies
Description:  This on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains 767,255 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present. Through the 1991 printed volume, the BAS included citations to Western-language periodical articles, monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc. Monographs published since 1992, however, have not been added to the database, and users seeking such monographs are urged to consult other general resources and databases such as OCLC. The online BAS contains the full data of all of the printed volumes of the BAS issued from the 1971 up to the 1991 volumes (published in 1997), as well as hundreds of thousands of entries compiled since then. To quickly bridge the gap in coverage from 1991 to the present, the BAS staff has identified the most important 100+ periodicals in Asian Studies, and has sought to index them on a priority basis in order to keep their coverage as up-to-date as possible. Full information about the years of coverage of each and every journal is provided through the Journal Title Browse function. Various special projects have contributed substantial numbers of additional records to the database (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779), thereby increasing the coverage of the BAS to include new and previously-excluded journals as well as eliminating gaps in the coverage of previously indexed periodicals.
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Bibliography of British and Irish history
Description:  The Bibliography of British and Irish History Online provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British empire and commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. As well as providing details of publications, the bibliography offers links to online catalogues to help you find the items that it lists in research libraries in Britain and Ireland. It also provides links to online text where available. The bibliography is a guide to the work of historians - it does not contain original sources, unless they have been edited and republished by historians (except for a selection of key sources published before 1901). The bibliography lists books, articles in books and articles in journals. Over 600 journals are regularly checked. Material is included irrespective of place or language of publication, although coverage is best for works published in Britain (and in Ireland during 1936-2005, the dates of publication so far comprehensively covered by Irish History Online).
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British periodicals
Description:  When complete, British Periodicals will consist of searchable full text of more than 460 journals published from the 1680s to the 1930s. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
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C19, the nineteenth century index
Description:  C19 indexes publications, including books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers, and archives, of the Anglo-American World, 1790-1919. You may search the entire index and thus all the resources contained within it, or limit your search to one of the individual resources included in the database.
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Calvin, works and correspondence
Description:  The Works and Correspondence of John Calvin contains a) Institutes of the Christian Religion, translated by Ford Lewis Battles, published by Westminster Press, 1960; b) Tracts and Treatises (3 vols.), translated by Henry Beveridge, originally published by the Calvin Translation Society (Edinburgh) in 1851, republished with additional material (not included here) by Wm. B. Eerdman's in 1958; c) Letters of John Calvin (4 vols.), edited by Dr. Jules Bonnet, translated by David Constable, originally published in 1855-57 (Edinburgh: T. Constable; London: Hamilton, Adams) and reprinted in 1972 by Burt Franklin. Page numbers for b) and c) in the database refer to the Eerdman's and Franklin editions.
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Cambridge companions complete collection
Description:  Cambridge Collections Online offers subject- or theme-based collections of content within a cross-searchable online environment. The Complete Cambridge Companions is available as a complete collection and as three sub-collections comprising the Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics and the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion and Culture and now the Companions in Music. Each collection is updated with new Companions on publication.
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CAMP
Description:  To search the CAMP catalog, select any of the CAMP locations in the Location drop-down box. An * will return all the results for that location.
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Canterbury dictionary of hymnology
Description:  "The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology is the public launch of the 'impossible task' - the replacement for the Dictionary of Hymnology produced by John Julian in 1892, with a supplement in 1907. The Dictionary is the result of ten years' research by a team of editors headed by Professor J.R. Watson, University of Durham, UK, and Dr Emma Hornby, University of Bristol, UK. It is an essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary. It will be of interest to literary scholars, musicians, church historians, and theologians, and a delight for those who love the hymn as an art form." - Homepage
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Catholic periodical and literature index
Description:  Includes indexed citations to articles published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers.
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Chaucer bibliography online
Description:  Searchable database of material from the Annotated Chaucer bibliography, published annually in Studies in the age of Chaucer.
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Church in the Southern Black community
Description:  Traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life, beginning with white churches' conversion efforts, especially in the post-Revolutionary period, and depicts the tensions and contraditions between the egalitarian potential of evangelical Christianity and the realities of slavery. It focuses, through slave narratives and observations by other African American authors, on how the black community adapted evangelical Christianity, making it a metaphor for freedom, community, and personal survival.
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ClasePeriodica
Description:  Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Combines CLASE (Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades), which indexes indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities (over 1,200 sources) and PERIODICA, which covers journals specializing in science and technology (over 1,400 sources). Offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues.
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Codex Sinaiticus : experience the oldest Bible
Description:  Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript--the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity--is of supreme importance for the history of the book.
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Contemporary American religion
Description:  "This excellent source furnishes students and scholars with information on contemporary religion, personalities, and popular topics from Fundamentalist Christianity to feng shui."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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Contemporary authors
Description:  "A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields." Contemporary Authors may be searched separately or simultaneously with Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and the Dictionary of Literary Biography as part of the Gale Literary Databases.
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Contemporary literary criticism select
Description:  Contains critical and biographical essays on authors currently living or who died after 1959. Initial release features 50 authors derived from CLC print volumes 95-99 and 50 retrospective entries. Updates of 10-12 new authors will be added about 6 times a year as print volumes are published and 10-20 retrospective entries will be added each time. CLC Select may be searched separately or simultaneously with Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography as part of the Gale Literary Databases.
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Corpus vasorum antiquorum
Description:  Website for the online version of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum project of the Union Académique Internationale, which involves publication of a collection of images of primarily Greek ancient vases dating from 6,000 B.C. to 400 A.D. from more than 120 collections in 26 countries. Provides an online searchable database of digitized text and images, browsable by country and museum, and searchable by fabric, technique, provenance and other aspects. Describes the project, with the invitation of the Union Académique Nationale and sponsorship of the Getty Grant Program and other institutions, for the Beazley Archive at Oxford University to digitize the approximately 250 out of print fascicules (out of over 300 published) over the period 2002-2004. The project is on-going; new fascicules are being published and participating museums have the opportunity to contribute to the on-line database.
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Das Deutsche Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm auf CD-ROM und im Internet
Description:  Digitized version of: Deutsches Wörterbuch / Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm. - Leipzig : Hirzel, 1854-1960. - 16 Vol.
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Dictionary of American regional English
Description:  DARE does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on the regional aspects of our language, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another. It includes audio clips and quotations from the DARE Survey conducted 1965-1970, and an interactive map in addition to the maps that were included in the print version.
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Dictionary of literary biography
Description:  Essays outlining the lives and careers of authors from all eras and genres, and summarizes the critical response to their work. DLB may be searched separately or simultaneously with Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select as part of the Gale Literary Databases.
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Dictionary of Old English
Description:  Includes entries for letters A-G. The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language, using today's most advanced technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period 1100 - 1500 A.D.) and the Oxford English Dictionary (which documents the development of the English language to the present), the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English.
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Dictionary of Old English Old English corpus
Description:  A computerized corpus comprising at least one copy of each text surviving in Old English. This body of texts is the basis for the production of the Dictionary of Old English. There are 3047 texts in the corpus.
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Digital Karl Barth library
Description:  The database features the entire corpus of Barth's Gesamtausgabe. Published under the TVZ imprint, this definitive edition of Barth's works in German currently comprises 42 volumes of theological writings, letters, sermons, academic writings, and more. As additional print volumes of the Gesamtausgabe become available, they will be added to Alexander Street's The Digital Karl Barth Library. Also included is Barth's magnum opus, the 14-volume Kirchliche Dogmatik.
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Digital library of classic Protestant texts
Description:  A resource for historians, theologians, political scientists, and sociologists studying the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.
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Digital library of the Catholic reformation
Description:  Transcriptions and facsimiles of documents, including papal and synodal decrees, catechisms and inquisitorial manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises and systems, liturgical writings, saints' lives, and devotional works by Catholic authors of the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Digital Sanborn maps, 1867-1970
Description:  Includes Sanborn maps charting the growth and development of more American towns and cities. SMU's access is to Texas maps.
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Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem : the Jewish history resource center
Description:  Contains over 6000 links to websites in more than 30 categories dealing with Jewish History.
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Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
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Dizionario biografico degli Italiani
Description:  This scholarly biographical encyclopedia is the standard source for information on prominent men and women from Italian history. The title is in progress. The Web site updates coverage as new volumes are completed.
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Dustbooks eDirectories
Description:  An online edition which includes all four Dustbooks directories: Directory of poetry publishers, Directory of small press/magazine editors & publishers, International directory of little magazines & small presses, and Small press record of books in print.
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Early American imprints (Series I, Evans (1639-1800))
Description:  Covering American history and literature from the colonial period up to the eighteenth century, this database is a full-text digitization of the microform set Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800), which was itself based on the American bibliography of Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American bibliography. The database includes items previously produced on microform plus more than 1,000 additional works located, catalogued and digitized since completion of the earlier effort. Offers fully searchable text and a browse feature with topical indexes. Bibliographic records created by the AAS are integrated into the database, providing additional access points.
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Early American imprints (Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819)
Description:  Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America from 1801 through 1819. Contains many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; and congressional, state and territorial resolutions. Based on the American Bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, which is now supplemented by thousands of new items. Allows browsing by genre, subject, author, printing history, place of publication, and language. Allows searching in citation text, title, subject, genre, author, place of publication, publisher, and document number.
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Early English books online
Description:  Reproduces works listed in: Pollard & Redgrave's Short-title catalogue, Wing's Short title catalogue and Thomason tracts, online via ProQuest Direct.
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EBL collection (Bridwell)
Description:  Bridwell library's collection of theology-related e-books. This collection is only available to SMU Students/Faculty/Staff. Log-in is required.
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EBL collection (Central University Libraries)
Description:  Central University Libraries' collection of e-books on multiple subjects on the EBL platform. The collection as a whole can only be accessed by SMU students/faculty/staff, but individual books can be accessed by guest users from their catalog records.
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EHRAF collection of ethnography
Description:  Provides primarily descriptive information on the cultures of the world.
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Eighteenth Century collections online
Description:  A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800. Consists of books, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera. Subject categories include history and geography; fine arts and social sciences; medicine, science, and technology; literature and language; religion and philosophy; law; general reference. Also included are collections of women writers of the eighteenth century, collections on the French Revolution, and numerous eighteenth-century editions of the works of Shakespeare. Where they add scholarly value or contain important differences, multiple editions of each individual work are offered. The collection is a project based on The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), 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.
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Electronic text collections in western European literature
Description:  Provides links to Internet sources for literary texts in the Western European languages other than English.
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Encyclopaedia Judaica
Description:  Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.
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Encyclopaedia of Islam
Description:  Provides access to the 2nd ed., enhanced by the inclusion of an Index of proper names and an Index of subjects, and the ongoing 3rd ed.
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Encyclopedia mythica
Description:  "Encyclopedia Mythica is an online encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legends. It currently contains over 6,100 entries on gods and goddesses, heroes, legendary creatures and beings from all over the world." --About page.
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Encyclopedia of American religions
Description:  Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
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Encyclopedia of ancient history
Description:  The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is a reference work for the study of the ancient world. Provides concise definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history. Spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt.
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Encyclopedia of India
Description:  "A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers."--About this publication page, viewed June 30, 2008.
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Encyclopedia of philosophy
Description:  Containing material from hundreds of highly distinguished contributors representing the world's top universities and institutions, the second edition has a truly global perspective. It contains more than 2,100 entries -- including more than 450 new articles. Among the many topics covered are African, Islamic, Jewish, Russian, Chinese, and Buddhist philosophies; bioethics and biomedical ethics; art and aesthetics; epistemology; metaphysics; peace and war; social and political philosophy; the Holocaust; feminist thought; and much more. Additionally, the second edition also features 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history.
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Encyclopedia of religion
Description:  The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
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Encyclopedia of science and religion
Description:  A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion.
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English short title catalogue
Description:  Bibliographic records for over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly in Britain and North America, mainly but not exclusively in English, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries. Engraved music, maps, and prints are excluded, although atlases and texts which are wholly engraved do appear in ESTC. Some other categories of material are excluded, for example trade cards, playbills and playing cards.
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Gale literary databases
Description:  Access three of the world's premier literature resources with a single search. When you simultaneously search Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (CLC Select) and Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB), you'll find in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors along with critical reaction to their works. Includes integrated indexes to both the DLB and CLC print series.
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HAPI online
Description:  The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is a source for over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
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Hispanic American newspapers, 1808-1980
Description:  Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 is a compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. This resource is based on the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project," a national research effort directed by Professor Nicolás Kanellos.
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Historical abstracts
Description:  Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present. Over 2,000 journals published in world historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 are included.
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HLAS online : handbook of Latin American studies
Description:  Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations
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Humanities full text
Description:  Humanities Full Text includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals--of which 470 are peer-reviewed--dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
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Hymnary.org : a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals
Description:  "A comprehensive index of 5,042 hymnals, 1,040,060 published hymns, scores and media files, and information from sources such as Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, hymnal handbooks, and experts in the field. "--From home page.
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In the first person : an index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives
Description:  "Provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world. With future releases, the index will broaden to identify other first-person content, including letters, diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies, and other personal narratives."--Home page.
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Index of Christian art
Description:  Based on The index of Christian art, a thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects to 1400, begun at Princeton University in 1917. Contains works electronically indexed by the archive since 1991 when computerization started.
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Index religiosus : international bibliography of theology, church history and religious studies
Description:  "The new reference bibliography for academic publications in Theology, Religious Studies and Church History. More than 565,000 bibliographic records. Initial information drawn from the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. 20,000 new records every year."--Publisher's website. After clicking the link, click the "Enter databases" button and then select from the list to access the database.
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Index to Jewish periodicals
Description:  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. Most references are not found in standard periodical literature guides. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988.
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International directory of medievalists
Description:  This international directory of scholars working in fields relating to the Middle Ages allows searching by name, field, country, and institution. It includes scholars from over 70 countries.
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International medieval bibliography-online : Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale
Description:  The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is the world's leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500. The IMB was founded in 1967 with the support of the Medieval Academy of America. Its editorial staff is based at the International Medieval Institute at the University of Leeds, and the project is supported by over 50 teams of contributors in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan. The database comprises over 300,000 articles derived from regular coverage of some 4500 periodicals and 5000 miscellany volume (conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues). All articles are classified with full bibliographical details and subject classifications and indexing familiar to medievalists.
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Iter : gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Description:  A bibliography of approximately 230,000 articles and reviews drawn from over 400 medieval and renaissance journal titles. Updated daily and with more than 60,000 new records added annually, will be of great use to scholars interested in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
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Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism
Description:  A full-text searchable database of articles on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Online Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Each entry includes a selective primary and secondary bibliography.
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Journal of Southern religion : JSR
Description:  A scholarly journal devoted to the study of religion in the American South. The Journal of Southern Religion is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal reflecting the best traditions of objective and critical scholarship.
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JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
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LANIC : Latin American network information center
Description:  Provides Latin American users with access to academic databases and information services through the Internet world, and provides Latin Americanists with access to information on and from Latin America.
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Library of Latin texts : CLCLT
Description:  "CLCLT is the world's leading database for Latin texts. It contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas. The complete works of writers such as Cicero, Virgil, Augustine, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas a Kempis can thus be consulted. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions"--Publisher's website. After clicking the link, click the "Enter databases" button and then select from the list to access the database.
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Literary index
Description:  A master index to 43 literary series published by Gale. It combines and cross-references more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and over 140,000 titles into one source.
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Literary reference center
Description:  "Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database that provides a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else"--Help screen.
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Literary research guide : an annotated listing of reference sources in English literary studies
Description:  "Literary research guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. This guide evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks."--Introduction.
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Literature resource center
Description:  "Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer's Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series. Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contain the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 full-text titles." Includes links to: Gale literary index and Encyclopedia of literature.
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Medieval sources bibliography : an annotated bibliography of printed and online primary sources for the Middle Ages
Description:  A searchable bibliography of texts from the Middle Ages. The database provides annotated entries that include information on the genre, contents, archival reference and original language of the text, as well as whether the publication includes a translation, introduction, appendices, glossary, and index. Where appropriate, the bibliography also includes hyperlinks to sources that are online.
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Melton's encyclopedia of American religions
Description:  Covers numerous North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada. Includes essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Provides, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
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Ministry matters
Description:  Ministry matters provides a collection of commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and other reference works with which to prepare sermons, lessons, and research papers. Most research resources can be found under the "library" tab on the website.
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Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States
Description:  Issues for 1865- include index.
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Minutes of the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
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Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, with an appendix ...
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MLA directory of periodicals
Description:  Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
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MLA international bibliography
Description:  Provides access to citations of journal articles, books, and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, and film since 1963. Special features include the full text of the original article for some citations and a collection of images consisting of photographs, maps, and flags.
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Modern Language Association language map : a map of languages in the United States
Description:  Using data from the U.S. 2000 Census, this MLA site offers interactive mapping to show the density of speakers of thirty-seven languages and language groups. The Language Map illustrates the density of language speakers in zip codes and counties and allows comparisons between languages or states. The Data Center provides the numbers of speakers of languages in a specific state, county, zip code, metropolitan area, or town. The site provides data documentation with links and a Quick Tour for getting started.
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Music & performing arts online
Description:  "A new portal brings International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) together in one site, enabling users to search both resources simultaneously." -- About this site.
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New Catholic encyclopedia
Description:  The reference work is prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities. Topics include abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. In addition to the hundreds of new, signed articles on a wide variety of topics, this edition also features biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia.
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New encyclopedia of Africa
Description:  Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.
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New Testament abstracts
Description:  Includes indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-authored books, book reviews, and biblical software programs. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. The capability to search by specific scripture passages is useful.
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Nineteenth-century serials edition
Description:  Nineteenth-century serials edition is a collection of six full-text British 19th century newspapers and journals: Monthly repository of theology and general literature (1806-1837), Unitarian chronicle (1832-1833), Northern star (1838-1852), Leader (1850-1860), English woman's journal (1858-1864), Tomahawk (1867-1870), and Publisher's circular (1880-1890). The titles were chosen for their emphasis upon social issues, political reform, and women's rights issues.
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Old Testament abstracts
Description:  Includes indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) studies. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. The capability to search by specific scripture passages is useful.
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Orlando : women's writing in the British Isles from the beginnings to the present
Description:  Orlando is a comprehensive electronic database relating to women's writing in the British Isles. It offers a wealth of biographical and critical information on more than 1200 writers, together with entries on literary and historical events. The database offers entries on authors' lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, internal links and bibliographies. Entries are tagged, enabling searches to focus not only on author, date and place but also on such issues as genre, intertextuality, and relations with publishers.
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Oxford art online
Description:  Oxford Art Online enables access and cross-search functionality to Grove and Oxford reference content in one location. Provides access to Grove Art Online, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes image partnerships with ARTstor, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Images for College Teaching, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society and numerous international art galleries and artists.
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Oxford bibliographies
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas. Each of these features an introduction to the topic. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a feature that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies : American literature
Description:  "Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature is designed to provide authoritative guidance. Researchers and practitioners at all levels need tools that help them filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and directly relevant to their inquiries. Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature will offer a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload."--About page.
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Oxford bibliographies : Atlantic history
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern and colonial period. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies : Classics
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the Classics. Bibliographies are browsable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies : Medieval studies
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on European and Mediterranean civilization from the 4th to the 15th centuries. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies : Military history
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on military history. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies : Victorian literature
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the literature of the Victorian period, which encompasses the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies online (Biblical studies)
Description:  Oxford Bibliographies Online is an entirely new type of online resource: a library of authoritative, discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature in subjects across the humanities and social sciences. Each module is a dynamic bibliographic tool containing a hierarchical body of interwoven entries designed to help students and scholars move through the most important scholarship, commentary, and resources in a specific area of research. This module offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on Biblical studies, including perspectives from fields ranging from archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, and linguistics through textual, historical, and sociological studies, to literary theory, feminism, philosophy, and theology. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford classical dictionary
Description:  For almost half a century, The Oxford Classical Dictionary has been regarded as the unrivalled one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Graeco-Roman world. It provides both scholars and non-specialists with a comprehensive source of reference which aims to answer all their questions about the classical world. Written by the very best of classical scholars from all over the world, the Dictionary provides coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity.
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Oxford dictionary of national biography
Description:  It includes the lives of over 50,000 people who have shaped the British past over the last 2400 years-from the Greek explorer Pytheas of the fourth century BC to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the nawabs of Bengal. It is the product of research instituted at the University of Oxford and funded by the British Academy and by Oxford University Press.
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Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church
Description:  Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics.
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Oxford English dictionary
Description:  "This online version of the Oxford English Dictionary contains two separate texts, the complete Second Edition and the New Edition in progress."--OED Help page, viewed July 7, 2008.
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Oxford handbook of Holocaust studies
Description:  Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. The persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subject of an enormous literature in multiple academic disciplines and a touchstone of public and intellectual discourse - including politics, ethics and religion - at the start of the twenty-first century. Forward-looking and multi-disciplinary, this Handbook is thematically divided into five broad sections: Enablers, Protagonists, Settings, Representations, and Aftereffects. It draws on the work of an international team of over forty outstanding scholars.
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Oxford handbooks online (Religion)
Description:  Oxford Handbooks in Religion brings together the world's leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking on a range of major topics in religion. Containing specially-commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students. Monthly updates add online-first and online-only content that covers the most recent developments in the field.
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Oxford language dictionaries online
Description:  Provides access to the following titles: Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary (Fourth edition), Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (Third edition), Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary (Second edition), Oxford Spanish Dictionary (Third edition), Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary (Third edition), and Oxford Russian Dictionary (Fourth edition), plus online tools and resources including hundreds of downloadable letters, grammar notes, verb tables, and cultural information.
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Parker Library on the web
Description:  An interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Parker Library's holdings of Old English texts accounts for nearly a quarter of all extant manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon, including the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 890), the Old English Bede and King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care. The Parker Library also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts ranging from the Ancrene Wisse and the Brut Chronicle to one of the finest copies of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Other subjects represented in the collection are music, medieval travelogues and maps, bestiaries, royal ceremonies, historical chronicles and Bibles. The Parker Library holds a magnificent collection of English illuminated manuscripts, such as the Bury and Dover Bibles (c. 1135 and c. 1150) and the Chronica maiora by Matthew Paris (c. 1230-50).
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Past masters
Description:  Searchable collection of classic texts in philosophy, literature, and the sciences. Includes collected dialogues of Plato, complete works of Aristotle, collected works of Thomas Aquinas, and others. Employs Folio VIEWS, a text management program that offers view processing, text searching and retrieval, and hypertext linking.
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Patrologia Latina database : the full text database
Description:  A full-text electronic version of the Latin portion of the Patrologiae Cursus Completus, published by nineteenth-century ecclesiastical publisher Jacques-Paul Migne. Its 221 volumes cover the works of the Latin Fathers, from Tertullian in 200 A.D. to Pope Innocent III in 1216. After clicking the link, click the "Enter databases" button and then select from the list to access the database.
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Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Description:  The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, launched in 2001, seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.
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Philosopher's index
Description:  Provides indexing and abstracts of "scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The database covers the fifteen fields of philosophy: aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. The Philosopher's Index contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages."--Database information page.
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Play index
Description:  Index to more than 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present; includes mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. All Play master records contain a link to the results of an Internet metasearch of specially selected Web sites to link to full text, criticism, and other useful information.
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RAMBI : The index of articles on Jewish studies = Reshimat maʾamarim be-madaʻe ha-Yahadut
Description:  A bibliography of scholarly articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Some full text articles are available. Based on the print publication by the same title (ceased publication in 2000). Text in English, Hebrew, and various European languages. Provides a link to the JNUL home page.
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Readers' guide retrospective
Description:  Readers' guide retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Covers 1890-1982.
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Religious and theological abstracts
Description:  Provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. Database lists a wide variety of periodical literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions, and provides English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages. Indexes and abstracts articles in the fields of sociology, anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology, and urban studies. Coverage also includes policy issues in areas such as aging, violence, abuse and neglect, crisis intervention, urban development, and development policy.
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Repositories of primary sources
Description:  "A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar."--Home page.
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Research in ministry online
Description:  Research in Ministry (RIM) indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings. Abstracts can be searched by keyword. The database also supports Boolean and proximity searches as well as nested searches and wildcards. Links have also been added to records for schools that also participate in the Theological Research Exchange Network. RIM online supersedes Research in Ministry previously issued in print format covering the years 1981/83-1998. The database cumulates the print version and is updated quarterly. After clicking the link, click the "Enter RIM" button to access the database.
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Scribner writers series
Description:  The Scribner Writers Series includes more than 2,060 essays on authors of all nationalities and time periods. Many authors are seen from multiple perspectives in two, three, or even four essays--a broad biocritical overview as well as specialized treatments. Each essay includes a concise introductory preface and a biography placing the author's work within a personal and historical framework. The complete contents of the following Scribner Writers Series are included: African American Writers, African Writers, American Nature Writers, American Writers, Ancient Writers, The Books of the Bible, British Writers, European Writers, Latin American Writers, Modern American Women Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers, Science Fiction Writers, Supernatural Writers, Writers for Children, and Writers for Young Adults.
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Shakespeare collection : featuring the Arden Shakespeare complete works
Description:  Shakespeare Collection is the subject's most comprehensive and authoritative online resource, bringing together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals (including Shakespeare studies, Shakespeare bulletin, Studies in English literature, 1500-1900, Medieval and Renaissance drama in England, Early modern literary studies), reprinted criticism, primary source material and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare complete works.
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Short story index
Description:  "Locate more than 96,000 stories -- plus the full text of more than 4,000 stories -- with the pinpoint accuracy of electronic searching! For the reader seeking short fiction by a favorite author, the teacher looking for the quintessential example of a particular genre, or the student researching the body of work of a literary figure, Short Story Index is a practical resource. The periodicals included are those indexed in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and Humanities Index."--Database description.
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Texas archival resources online
Description:  "TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public. The site consists of the collection descriptions or "finding aids" that archives, libraries, and museums create to assist users in locating information in their collections. Consider these an extended table of contents which describe unique materials only available at the individual repositories. In most cases, the collections themselves are NOT available online."--About TARO page, viewed Dec. 23, 2013.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
TLG Online
Description:  Fulltext database of literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of the Byzantium in AD 1453. Users may search on author, title, publication or text string.
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Twayne's authors series
Description:  The Twayne Authors Series is the premier literary reference resource series comprising Twayne's U.S. Authors, Twayne's English Authors, and Twayne's World Authors. Each of these individual titles provides literary criticism for approximately 200 authors, bringing the total number of authors covered in the Series to nearly 600. Each author selected for coverage is tied to the high school and college curriculum. The Twayne Authors Series offers criticism by scholars on hundreds of years of literature--from Aristophanes to Bharati Mukherjee. It provides critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, or the development of literary genres. Primarily devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of authors's works, these studies take account of major literary trends and important contributions to scholarship and criticism, and provide new critical insights and original points of view. The Twayne Authors Series is structured in a consistent format: All titles feature comment elements, such as a chronology, a biography, a comprehensive critical analysis, and an annotated bibliography. The discussions of each author in the series are between 175-200 printed pages.
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Wellesley index to Victorian periodicals, 1824-1900
Description:  The Wellesley Index is an index to the authorship of articles, and a bibliography of articles written by each contributor, and using each pseudonym. Citations of evidence are provided to support attributions of authorship, along with brief biographical and vocational details. 45 important monthly and quarterly titles are included, covering the period from the beginning of the Westminster Review in 1824 to the end of the century. It incorporates the Curran Index of corrections and additions to the original index.
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Wesley Center online : Wesley Center for Applied Theology
Description:  Offers a list of works by and about English religious leader John Wesley (1702-1791), the founder of the Methodist Church. Provides access to sites about Wesley and electronic publications of works by Wesley and related clergy.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
World Christian database
Description:  Includes detailed information on 9,000 Christian denominations and on religions in every country of the world. Extensive data are available on 238 countries and 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces.
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World religion database : international religious demographic statistics and sources
Description:  "The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world's religions for the period 1900 to 2050. The WRD also contains a feedback mechanism so that users can leave comments on sources or methodology related to any figure reported in the WRD. In addition, the WRD will be constantly updated with new sources of data as they become available, such as estimates of religious affiliation at the province level within countries and religious freedom information for all countries."
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World religions
Description:  The Times World Religions presents a fully-comprehensive survey of the origins, developments, beliefs and distribution of the world's religions. Full-colour maps, pictures and a thorough yet accessible text combine to form a unique global overview of human faith and a key to understanding its role in the modern world.
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World religions reference library
Description:  A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.
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World Shakespeare bibliography online
Description:  When complete, will provide annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced since 1900.
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WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
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Wright American fiction, 1851-1875
Description:  "This is a collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently 2,341 texts included (2,027 unedited, 314 fully edited and encoded) by 1,150 authors."
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