HIST 220

by William F. Brogdon — last modified 2016-05-11T13:44:22-04:00
HIST 220 Spring 2016 Dr. Winkler
Historical Databases

Selected databases that may related to topics covered in your class. For additional resources, see the A to Z database list.

JSTOR - Provides access to complete back files of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The University Libraries subscribe to the Arts & Sciences I, II, and III and Health & General Sciences, which include a variety of history journals. 

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO) - Provides citation information and abstracts for articles from over 2,600 journals, books, and dissertations published since 1955. Covers all aspects of world history from the fifteenth century forward (excluding the United States and Canada). Publications are in over 40 languages; article titles and abstracts are included in English translation.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) - Covers dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861. Selectively covers Master's theses and Canadian, British, and other international dissertations. Most dissertations since 1997 (and some earlier dissertations) are available in full text.

WorldCat (FirstSearch) - The world's most comprehensive bibliography with entries representing books and other resources spanning 4,000 years of knowledge from libraries around the world.


E-Books Index (FirstSearch) — Includes records for more than 450,000 eBooks that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries, including titles available from E-books on EBSCOhost and other providers. 

E-Books on EBSCOHost (Formerly NetLibrary) — Provides access to over 15,000 electronic books (eBooks), both copyright-free and copyright-protected published materials, such as reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many University Presses, and consumer books that have been converted into digital format. 

Ebrary Academic Complete eBook Collection (ProQuest) — A multidisciplinary collection of over 125,000 scholarly e-books. 

Useful Websites

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy - Provided by the Yale Law School, this collection of transcriptions includes documents from 4000 BCE to the 21st century. You can search or browse by time period or major topics. Look under Medieval Documents.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Provided by Fordham University, and part of the Internet History Sourcebook Project, the Medieval Sourcebook offers Medieval source documents, images, music, and secondary sources.

Project Gutenberg - A digital library of over 50,000 free ebooks. Specializes in digitizing a wide array of books. Good for primary and secondary source books.

Google Scholar - Search scholarly literature across many disciplines. Good for viewing ebooks, and may be useful in tracking down new articles of interest.

De Re Militari - Medieval Military History Society 

Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letter - Collection of letters from the Middle Ages

Euro Docs - From Brigham Young University, a collection of primary documents

English Medieval Legal Documents - Documents of Medieval Law

Medieval Women Scriptorium - A repository for all resources found within the Medieval Women website, from McMaster University

Monastic Matrix - Site containing primary sources dedicated to the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600CE, from Ohio State University Dept. of History

TEAMS Middle English Texts - A collection of medieval literature, from the University of Rochester. Also related are the Crusades Project and the Camelot Project

Baylor University Primary Source Material in Religion and Politics - Scroll down to find information on these topics in the Middle Ages, Crusades, and Religion. Offers texts from antiquity through late 18oo's