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General Humanities

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Offers encyclopedias, handbooks and specialized reference sources for research.

ACLS Humanities E-Book
ACLS Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of nearly 2,800 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science: 1987- )
Multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6800 major science and social science journals.

ATLA Religion Database (EBSCOhost)
The ATLA Religion Database provides information on topics such as bibilical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. It contains more than 1.6 million bibliographic records covering the research literature in more than 60 languages.Coverage spans from 1949 to the present.

Brill E-book Collections
Browse E-books in a variety of subjects including Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linquistics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy and Social Sciences.

Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)
Online version of the multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary by regions in the United States. DARE is based on face-to-face interviews and other written materials such as diaries, letters, newspapers.

Early English Books Online (Chadwyck-Healy)
Contains over 96,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised edition. This collection can fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of scholars in the areas of English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and the fine arts.

Films on Demand - Digital Educational Video
Films on Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform offering access to over 6,000 videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers great reference resources in a database format.Subject areas include History, Literature, Multicultural Studies, Social Science and Technology. Click on "Show All" in database to view expanded list of titles in each subject area.

Handbook of Latin American Studies
The Handbook is a selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America. It is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and has been continuously published since 1935. Works reviewed include books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers in a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities.

Humanities Source (EBSCOhost)
Includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II, III & IV Collection
JSTOR is an electronic journal archival project which provides full-text access to complete runs of back issues of scholarly journal titles in 10-15 fields. The Arts & Sciences I Collection currently offers access to about 117 journals in these disciplines: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology. The Arts & Sciences II Collection is a multi-disciplinary collection containing journals and disciplines that complement those in the Arts & Sciences I Collection. It includes 122 journals, in disciplines such as History, Economics, Asian Studies, Classics, Archaeology, and African, Latin American, Slavic and Middle Eastern Studies. The Arts & Sciences III Collection focuses on the arts and humanities and contains 150 titles. The collection makes available additional journals in language and literature, as well as important titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. JSTOR Arts & Sciences IV Collection has a strong focus on business, education, and law and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration.

Oxford English Dictionary
Contains the complete text of the OED's twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series draft material from the current OED project, representing the latest progress towards a completely revised and updated Third Edition.

Oxford Reference
Restricted to 1 user at a time
The Premium Collection enhances the coverage of the Oxford Reference Online Core Collection. It contains over100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. The collection also includes over 50,000 in-depth scholarly articles from titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series and all 20,000 quotations from the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving wide access to a comprehensive information resource.

Philosopher's Index (EBSCOhost)
Philosopher's Index is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Philosopher's Index, produced by the Philosophers Information Center, hosts a thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The index contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals.

Project Muse
Provides access to the full text of over 120 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Sage Premier Journals Online
SAGE Premier provides electronic access to 408 peer-reviewed, full-text journals Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. (94,000+ articles).

Salem Press 
Salem Press is a database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. These sets include award-winning content in History, Literature, Science, and Careers.

ScienceDirect indexes thousands of peer-reviewed journals and book series from Elsevier in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Wiley Online Library
Fulltext access to multidisciplinary journal articles via the Wiley Online Library interface.


Anthropological Index Online
The Anthropological Index is a regionally arranged subject and author index to periodical articles in all areas of anthropology. It is produced by the Museum of Mankind Library.

American Anthropological Society's portal to its peer-reviewed journals, newsletters, and bulletins.

Fine & Performing Arts

Art Source (EBSCOhost)
Provides over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images designed for art scholars, artists, designers, students and researchers.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Alexander's Street Press provides Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online. This resource contains more than 9,000 pages of material and 3,000 audio recordings,combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.

International Index to Music Periodicals (Chadwyck-Healy: 1996- )
Restricted to 1 user at a time
IIMP covers nearly all aspects of the world of music, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes. More than 370 international music periodicals from over 20 countries, and also indexes feature music articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

International Index to the Performing Arts (Chadwyck-Healy)
Restricted to 1 user at a time
IIPA Full Text draws its current content from more than 200 international performing arts periodicals and also indexes performing arts related articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post. IIPA Full Text covers nearly all aspects of performing arts, from scholarly studies to snapshots of popular culture.

Oxford Companion to Music
Embracing the world of music in all its variety - including jazz, popular music, and dance - the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The more than 8,000 articles cover a range of subjects including composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres.

Oxford Dictionary of MusicContaining 5,000 entries on composers, conductors, performers, directors, critics, producers and designers of international repute, writers and scholars.

Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway that offers the ability to access and cross-search the resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. This subscription includes access to The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost)
RILM Abstracts of Music, contains records in over 200 languages; entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English, as well as author, journal, and in-depth subject indexes. The majority of citations include abstracts. Over 500 scholarly journals are represented. Articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos are all covered by RILM. Concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals are indexed if they are of scholarly interest.


Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives contains primary source material from 18th & 19th century publications. The databases contain comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books including eyewitness accounts of historical events, descriptions of everyday life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements and genealogical records.

African American Music Reference
American Music Reference provides access to text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.

America: History and Life with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries. This extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide and provides full-text coverage of more than 196 journals and more than 92 books. In addition to covering all key English-language historical journals, America: History and Life coverage includes selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.

America's Historical Newspapers (including Early American Newspapers Series 1 - 7, 1690-1922)
America's Historical Newspapers contains historical books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over 3 centuries.

Belgian-American Research Collection (UW Digital Collections)
A digital display of the Belgian-American Ethnic Resource Collection in the Special Collections Department of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Library. A record of the historical, social, and cultural legacy of this unique ethnic group. The collection contains photographs; oral history tapes and abstracts; and select publications from the Belgian American Resource Collection.

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
The largest collection of British and Irish women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled. Spanning more than 300 years, it offers the personal experiences of more than 1,000 women and will eventually include approximately 100,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from the 1500 to 1900. The collection represents all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous.

Early Canadiana Online
A full text online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in literature, women's history, native studies, travel and exploration, and the history of French Canada.

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures and the Environment
A collection assembled from hundreds of sources, Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples and the environment in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
The Eighteenth Century Collections Online has access to the digital images of over 180,000 titles including books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. With full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCOhost)
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a valuable bibliographic database created from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750. It contains more than 32,000 entries.

Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online, 1543-1945
The Gerritsen Collection delivers two million page images of original printed works, spanning 4 centuries and 15 languages. The collection includes periodicals, books and pamphlets.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history and history of education.

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
Comprehensive full text history reference database featuring full text for more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. The database also includes full text articles from nearly 170 history periodicals.

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)
The International Medieval Bibliography is the major index to medieval studies (c. 400-1500). It includes citations to articles in approximately 4500 journals and "miscellany" volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections and Festschriften).

NewspaperARCHIVE contains millions of searchable newspaper pages from around the world, dating as far back as the 1700s. From BadgerLink.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online
The Nineteenth Century Collections online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the nineteenth century. This collection contains the Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, British Politics and Society, British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection Archives.

North American Immigrant Letters and Diaries and Oral Histories: 1800-1850
This collection includes 71 authors and approximately 10,000 pages of information which provides a personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. It is composeded of letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews and other personal narratives.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950
This collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women's diaries and letters yet published. It lists over 2,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources, including online resources and microform. Drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, much of the material is in copyright. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1987)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2007)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ – The New York Times is a unique full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times. It offers complete coverage from 1851-2007. The database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF. And the database just keeps growing, with a new year's content added annually.

Wisconsin Heritage Online (WHO)
The Wisconsin Heritage Online is an expanding digital collection, featuring documentary sources and material culture from Wisconsin libraries, archives, and museums. The collections in this exhibition project are contributed by cultural heritage organizations throughout Wisconsin

Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site
Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site is a service of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and provides access to the daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 60 days. Note: At present it is not available through IP address authentication (using Net-ID from Off Campus). Off Campus access is possible by entry of a Wisconsin public library card number. From BadgerLink.

Wisconsin Pioneer Experience (UW Digital Collections)
The Wisconsin Pioneer Experience is a digital collection of diaries, letters, reminiscences, speeches and other writings of people who settled and built Wisconsin during the 19th century. The project has been made available through the partnership of the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) and the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS).

Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000
Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities. The resource, which examines perspectives on women's social movements from Colonial times to the present, is updated on a quarterly basis by adding new document projects, book and website reviews, related teaching tools, and more documents.

Literary Studies

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science: 1987- )
Multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6800 major science and social science journals.

Black Drama - 1850 to Present
Black Drama integrates approximately 1,200 rare and hard-to-find plays written from the 1850s to the present by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries. Nearly a quarter of the collection will consist of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Zora Neale Hurston, Femi Euba, Randolph Edmonds, and others.

Humanities Source (EBSCOhost)
Includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews.

Literary Index
Literary Index is a master index to the printed editions of the 43 literary series published by Gale. These series contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database which includes the content of MagillOnLiterature Plus and offers information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, and hundreds of literary journals. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Literature Criticism Online (Gale - includes all Literature Criticism sets in the description below)
Literature Criticism Online (Gale - this version allows searching by Named Work & Named Author, but omits Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author)
The electronic subscription to the Gale series of literary criticism that includes Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series, Drama Criticism, Literary Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteen-Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Something About the Author and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. All sets begin with volume 1 and continue to the present except for Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, which ends with volume 101 (2008).

Full text plays, poems, short stories, essays and speeches. Can search by genre, subject, title, author and timeline. There is also a section focusing on children's material. From Badgerlink.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
MLA bibliography is the largest and most comprehensive database covering scholarship in the modern languages, linguistics, literature, folklore, and drama, including film, opera, radio, television and theater. Literary criticism and literary theory are covered extensively. Approximately 4,000 journals and series are screened, and entries for books are included. Entries appear both for collections of essays and for their contents.

New York Times Book Review
Includes the complete Sunday Book Review, daily book related news and reviews, a searchable archive of over 50,000 New York Times Book Reviews, bestseller lists, and more.

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (SWRP) contains 60 volumes of Romantic Poetry, extensive contemporary critical reviews, as well as material specially written for this database by leading scholars.

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online consists of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2012.


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