HIS 105 Dowling

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The final project for your History 105 class involves finding primary and secondary sources on "any topic relating to the history of natural philosophy/science or medicine from Rome to 1960 in the West."

Your Assignment                                Guidelines for Primary vs Secondary Source


The list of history-specific databases can be found here. Below, you will find a list of databases from other disciplines that relate to your project:

AGRICOLA (EBSCO) — Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library and covers every major agricultural subject. The citations consist of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, conference proceedings, serials, technical reports, patents, software, and other materials on a broad range of agricultural topics.

ARTstor Digital Library — This resource provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for information on how to responsibly use the images in this collection.

Arts of the United States — Over 4000 images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States. Pieces include architecture, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and stage and costume design as well as Native American art and artifacts.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) — Provides online access to high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Every work in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a description. Many have additional views of the work, sound, video and curatorial notes.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index (EBSCO) — Provides citations to articles about gardens and plants, including topics such as horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy. A highlight of the database is its focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices.

Historical Documentaries on Kanopy — A selection of outstanding documentaries on largely on recent history, but with some ancient and early modern coverage. 

Web of Science — Provides detailed citations and abstracts for the top scholarly periodicals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Covers both domestic and international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings, and Web sites.


Open Access Primary Sources

The Perseus Digital Library — A digital repository of texts by and on the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Some primary texts are only in Greek or Latin, but a large number do have English translations,

The Digital Scriptorium — A growing consortium of libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts. You can also visit the British Library's Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project — Maintained by Fordham, this is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts, in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History, presented cleanly for educational use.

The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine — This source collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world's richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease.

AMDOCS — Also known as Documents for the Study of American History, this resource supplies primary texts from the 9th century on to the 1980's, in chronological order, on the history of the Americas. These resources include maps, excerpts from letters and speeches, personal accounts, constitutions, and many other outstanding primary texts.

Eurodocs — BYU's Online Sources for European History has sources spanning ancient European history up to the rise of the European Union, browsable by time period or particular country.