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Background Information

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.

Bibliography

American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature
Print Location: Ref D20 .A43x 1995
 

Maps

Old Maps Online
An online portal to digitized historical maps. 

Databases

Archon
Search the contents of finding aids and pamphlet files from the Grinnell College Libraries Department of Special Collections and Archives.  This is a work in progress and not all materials are yet included.  Please contact the department for additional information.  
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 Restricted Resource
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.

Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar
Accesses the scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other websites. Includes links to resources subscribed to by Grinnell College.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
America: History and Life with Full Text Restricted Resource
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Restricted Resource
Digital repository of resources for the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), with some full text available. Contains journal citations, e-books, reviews, a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts, and more.
PAIS International Restricted Resource
1915-present. Index of scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports, and more, covering global public policy and social issues, from the Public Affairs Information Service.

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

New York Times Historical (1851-2013) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains newspapers
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2013. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 2, 3, 11 (1690-1922) Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
1690-1922. Full text of hundreds of early American newspapers, including titles from all of today's 50 states.
America's Historical Newspapers Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
1690-1922. Electronic editions-of-record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 [London Times] Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.

Images

AP Images (Associated Press) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.

Reference Resources

International Encyclopedia of the First World War
An English-language virtual reference work on the First World War.
Dictionary of Historians and Historical Writing
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize D14 .E53 1999
A two-volume dictionary with entries on prominent historians and themes in historical writing.
Information-Literate Historian
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor D16.2 .P71 2007
a guide to research for history students

U.S. Newspapers and Magazines (Current)

Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: For current issues only.
Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: 1894-2010.

Primary Sources

American State Papers Restricted Resource
1789-1838. Full-text database of U.S. Congressional materials.
Americas Archive
 " The Americas collection strives to represent the full range and complexity of the Americas history by bringing together key documents that examine political and cultural relationships from a hemispheric perspective. Its goal is to represent the full range and complexity of a multilingual “Americas” that includes Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America from the beginning of colonization to the present."   From the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive.
Empire Online Restricted Resource
1492-present. A digital collection of original primary documents relating to intercultural contact, including aspects of imperialism, religion, race, and class.
Special Collections and Archives (Iowa Room)
Contains primary source material on a variety of topics including the history of Grinnell (college and community), abolition movement, social gospel movement, Iowa history, and rare books that document the development of print culture in Europe and America.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) Restricted Resource
1473-1700. Contains digital facsimile page images of over 130,000 works printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America, as well as works in English printed elsewhere.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Restricted Resource
1701-1800. Digitized copies of 138,000 English-language titles and editions published primarily in the United Kingdom and the Americas. Includes books, broadsides, Bibles, tract books, sermons, and printed ephemera.
Google Book Search
Provides full-text of many books no longer under copyright, and allows searching of the contents of many more titles.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Restricted Resource
Database of primary source documents from women's reform organizations such as the Women's Trade Union League, the National Association of Colored Women, Henry Street and Hull House settlements, and the National Women's Party.

Web sites

American Memory
Provides information on, and access to, the digitized version of the Library of Congress' primary-source collections on American history and culture, including photographs, documents, sound recordings, and motion pictures.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Collection of primary sources of historic documents from the early modern period to the present for both Europe and the Americas. Includes links to other sources of information on modern history, on the nature of historiography, and links to maps, images, and music.
Labyrinth
A guide to electronic resources in medieval history.
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Resource contains images = Images
Resource contains video = Video files
Resource contains audio = Audio files
Resource is highly recommended = Highly recommended
Resource contains newspapers = Newspapers
= Scholarly articles
Resource contains quantitative data = Quantitative data

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