Humanities Resource Guide

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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection - History Reference Online | Usage Help
ABC CLIO's eBook Collection offers encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger, providing information on a multitude of subjects including history, popular culture, social sciences, and professional materials for teachers. CLU collection includes 628 titles.

Academic Complete Ebrary | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be downloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

Academic OneFile (GALE) | Usage Help | Tutorial
User Account Tutorial
Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial
Academic Search Premier is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection, some dating back to 1965. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Project | Usage Help
Humanities E-Book is a digital collection offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with 20 learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. It is an online, fully-searchable collection of over 3,300 high-quality books in the Humanities, including works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students.

African American Studies Center (AASC)--(Oxford) | Usage Help
AASC Biography Tutorial
Combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Includes more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field, and includes primary source documents, images, maps, charts and tables, and more.

America History and Life (EBSCO) | Usage Help | Tutorial
America History & Life Tutorial
America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. This database indexes and abstracts scholarly literature from journals, dissertations, books and media reviews. In addition to providing full-text coverage of more than 230 journals and 100 books, indexing covers 1,700 journals from 1964 to the present. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) | Usage Help
The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) is a cooperative enterprise of Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (ATILF) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, and Electronic Text Services (ETS) of the University of Chicago. ARTFL provides access to North America's largest digitized collection of French resources.

Art Museum Image Gallery - Wilson Web | Usage Help | Tutorial
NOTE: All Wilson databases moved to the EBSCOhost platform! The Art Museum Image Gallery is a rich digital resource of art images and related multimedia gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world. The Art Museum Image Gallery can be searched alone or simultaneously with other EBSCOhost databases. Images are rights-cleared for educational use. Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. The database includes numerous multimedia files.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO) | Usage Help
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, essays, book reviews, ministry reports and theses in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. Coverage begins in 1908, though indexing for some journals goes back into the 19th century. Produced by the American Theological Library Association.

Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center--GALE) | Usage Help
Biographical Fact Search Tutorial | Creating Citations Tutorial
Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 525,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Integrated reference materials include biographical narratives, full-text articles, and thousands of images and other media-rich content in context. Updated daily.

Black Thought and Culture (ASP) | Usage Help
An electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts. The ideas of nearly 100 people present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

Book Review Digest Plus (TRIAL) | Usage Help
Book Review Digest Plus brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory.

BrowZine | Usage Help - NEW
BrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor majority of the Pearson Library's scholarly journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Please note that journals available through BrowZine have a “soft” backfile limit of 2005-Present. If you require older materials, please visit the library website. To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/

Cambridge Collections: Shakespeare Survey | Usage Help
Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. All issues of the survey are available, up to the most recent Volume 63.

Cambridge Journals Online | Usage Help
Cambridge Journals Online is a full text collection of over 250 titles published by Cambridge University Press, covering over 32 subject areas, ranging from Agriculture, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nutrition, to Psychology and Cognitive Science, Religion and Social Studies.

Cambridge Journals Online Mobile | Usage Help
CJO Mobile (CJOm) is an alternative version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that has been optimised for smartphones and other small mobile devices. The design has been streamlined to speed up access and make navigation easier on a small screen. CJOm was developed for the increasing number of the readers accessing from handheld mobile devices with small displays. Users of larger devices, such as netbooks or iPad™, will find they can take advantage of the rich user experience offered by CJO.

CAMIO (OCLC) | Usage Help
OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of several prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. More than 95,000 rights-cleared images are available.

Country Watch | Usage Help
Country Review Tutorial | Data Tutorial
Country Watch is a world leader in providing country-specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world. Select a country from the drop-down menu at their site or from the regional menu to view the information available.

Directory of Open Access Journals | Usage Help
Collection of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are nearly 7,000 journals in the directory, more than 3,100 of which are full-text and searchable at article level.

Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (ProQuest) | Usage Help
With millions of searchable citations spanning 1861 to the present, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. Over 1 million are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and more than 70,000 new PDFs are added to the database each year from 700 academic institutions worldwide.

Early American Newspapers, Series 2 (1758-1900) | Usage Help
This primary resource database offers several hundred thousand fully searchable issues from more than 250 significant 18th- and 19th-century newspapers from all 50 present states. Based primarily on the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), which houses a vast collection of American newspapers through 1876, Series 2 also includes titles from the acclaimed newspaper collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society and more than 90 other institutions.

ebrary Academic Complete | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

EBSCOhost Mobile | Usage Help | Tutorial
Mobile Tutorial
EBSCOhost's application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!

Films On Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection | Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
Films on Demand, is a resource produced by Films Media Group that streams educational content directly to the web for classroom instruction and research purposes. Pearson Library subscribes to the Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection with 4,800 full-length videos. Videos from On Demand could be integrated directly into a course website or a course management system and they can be accessed anywhere within our institution's authentication range. If viewed from off-campus users will be prompted to enter a username and password in order to view the embedded video.

Gale Literary Databases | Usage Help
Made available via Literature Resources from Gale. A resource of contemporary authors which provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on approximately 100,000 U.S. and international authors. Search literary criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full-text of many works from multiple databases, all at the same time.

Google Scholar | Usage Help
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

GreenFILE (EBSCO) | Usage Help
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for over 612,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 9,100 records.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Historical Abstracts is your complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). This database is packed with annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square-over half a million entries in all. Published since 1954, Historical Abstracts has long been recognized as the leading bibliography for historical study in the world. Currently over 2,300 journals, plus citations to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research. Available online articles are provided by J-STOR and Project Muse, to which Historical Abstracts provides a direct link.

History Reference Online--ABC-CLIO eBook Collection | Usage Help
ABC CLIO's eBook Collection offers encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger, providing information on a multitude of subjects including history, popular culture, social sciences, and professional materials for teachers. CLU collection includes 628 titles.

Humanities Full Text - Wilson Web | Usage Help | Tutorial
Full-text Database Tutorial
Contains full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more. (Indexing and abstracting from 1984; full-text from 1994.)

In the First Person | Usage Help
Made available via Alexander Street Press. This database "provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world".

Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition - ISI Web of Knowledge | Usage Help | Tutorial
JCR Tutorial
Journal performance metrics offer a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals. Delivers quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Helps determine a publication’s impact and influence in the global research community. Includes data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology, and over 2,600 social science journals.

JSTOR | Usage Help | Tutorial
How to Search JSTOR
NOTE: YOU MUST SAVE THE ARTICLE BEFORE E-MAILNG IT.
The JSTOR archive presents high-resolution page images for viewing and printing articles in combination with a linked text file for each article that enables full-text searching. The complete archives of more than 1,000 core scholarly journals in the areas of African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language and literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics have been digitized starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly.

Latino Literature (ASP) | Usage Help
Latino Literature brings together more than 133,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and plays in English and Spanish, written by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latino authors. This database draws from three major sources: the world of Aztlan, the mythical homeland of the Aztecs prior to Cortez; the Spanish heritage of the national homelands of the writers; and the intersection of these two with Anglo culture. These influences create persistent themes, the most common of which are social protest and exploitation; the migratory experience; self-exploration or self-definition, including the exploration of myths and legends; and life in the barrio. Alongside these broad, shared themes, Latino literature also reflects the distinct immigration experiences of discrete groups.

Literati by Credo | Usage Help - NEW
Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.

Literature Online (LION) | Usage Help
Author Search Tutorial
LION is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, including biographies, 337 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources. Includes over 19,000 author records.

Literature Resource Center (GALE) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Guided Tour
Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Includes Scribner's Writers Series and Twayne's Authors Series.

Los Angeles Times (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Today's top news stories from one of the larges metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. is made available via ProQuest Newspapers. Extensive coverage of national, international and local news, dating back to 1985. Detailed indexing and full-text of recent articles. Users can also search the L.A. Times as part of the National Newspapers Core database for a more thorough search that includes other regional and national papers.

Los Angeles Times: Historical Issues (ProQuest) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
Made available via ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The Los Angeles Times (1881-1987) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) | Usage Help
MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries (ASP) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Guided Tour
Made available via Alexander Street Press. North American Women's Letters and Diaries is the largest electronic collection of women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled. Includes more than 1,500 biographies spanning more than 300 years, it presents the personal experiences of 1,325 women. The collection also includes approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries from Colonial times to 1950, including 7,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.

OAIster (OCLC) | Usage Help
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open archive digital resources that was built by harvesting from open archive collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster boasts more than 23 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.

Old Testament Abstracts | Usage Help | Tutorial
Old Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson) | Usage Help | Tutorial
The database contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial | Popular Search Tutorial| Subject Guide Tutorial
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale, Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner's Sons, and U.X.L. sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles that cover today's hottest issues. Includes a curriculum standards search, allowing educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline.

Oxford Journals Online - SCELC | Usage Help
Oxford Journals Online is a collection of 238 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas (including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Law), two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.

Readers' Guide Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega™ includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.

Readers’ Guide Retrospective - Wilson | Usage Help
Readers’ Guide Retrospective™: 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

Religion: the ProQuest Collection | Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search a comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies. Includes more than 150 journals, most of them full-text.

ResearchNow | Usage Help
ResearchNow is a database of scholarly information drawing its content from the roster of peer-reviewed, Berkeley Electronic Press journals and all working papers, preprints and other “grey literature” content from institutional repositories hosted by bepress that have opted for inclusion, as well as subject-matter repository materials from the bepress Legal Repository and COBRA: Collection of Biostatistics Research Archive. ResearchNow also includes an XML gateway (see below) to expose indexed content to federated search engines. Readers can browse ResearchNow by subject area, or set up tailored email notifications of newly posted content.

SAGE Premier | Usage Help
The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. SAGE journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. SAGE Premier includes access to 550+ SAGE journal titles, comprising over 264,000+ full-text articles.

Sage Research Methods Online | Usage Help | Tutorial
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research tool supported by a newly devised taxonomy that links content and methods terms. It is the place to go for independent research in social science methods, delivering material across the breadth of this area of: quantitative methods, qualitative methods, mixed methods and research design. SRMO contains 600 books and reference titles, 140+ journal articles and 15+ videos, and the entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series.

Taylor & Francis Arts & Humanities Journals | Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
A comprehensive list of journals across the Arts & Humanities spectrum. Features 147 peer-reviewed journals including some of the most prestigious titles in the fields of History, Literature, Language and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre and, Performance Studies, Visual Arts.

Theatre in Video | Usage Help
This database contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video. Students, instructors, and researchers can bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in their papers and/or course reserves.

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2009 | Usage Help - NEW
The complete online fully-searchable edition of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 onwards. This is the essential companion for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 1902, the TLS has scrutinized, applauded and dissected the work of leading writers and thinkers, offering comprehensive coverage of the most important publications, in every subject, in several languages, as well as reviewing current theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions.

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Made available via ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The Wall Street Journal (1889-1993) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Web of Science: Arts & Humanities Citation Index | Usage Help - NEW
Arts & Humanities Citation Citation Index (through Web of Science) is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Deliveres essential information from more than 1.700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Provides faculty and students with quick and powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts & humanities they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals, and researchers, and share their findings. Coverage of current information and retrospective data from 1993 to the present.

Wiley Online Library: Journals | Usage Help - NEW
Multidisciplinary e-journals package with access to over 1360 full-text journals, including many formerly published by Blackwell.

WilsonWeb Mobile | Usage Help
WilsonWeb Mobile provides “anytime, anywhere” access to WilsonWeb databases, marrying the versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools for which WilsonWeb is renowned with smart-phone convenience. WilsonWeb Mobile tools such as the ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter, emailing of results, library co-branding and more multiply the benefits of having WilsonWeb as near as your cell phone.

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