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Historical abstracts Restricted Resource openURL
Abstracts to world history 1450-present (excluding North America) in historical and (related) social science literature.
Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
JSTOR Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available
Complete backfiles of core scholarly journals, searchable by journal or discipline. Files do not include the latest 3-5 years. The content is delivered as page images.

Readers' Guide Retrospective Restricted Resource openURL
Database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The complete database covers the years 1890 through 1982. Use to research contemporary writings on general news areas as current events, business, fashion, politics, crafts, education, history, sports, food, science, theater reviews, and film reviews.
General OneFile Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Current journal and news information in humanities, education, business, science, art, politics, economics, social sciences, law, health care, computers, technology and environmental issues.
ProQuest Research Library Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles—over 3,600 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
note: Also includes ProQuest Education, Health Management, Psychology, and Social Science journals, as well as ebrary ebooks.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
Project Muse Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
Full-text scholarly journals in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Mathematics; Coverage varies by journal but generally only 2-3 current years.


New York Times (1851-2009) Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available
The full-text of the NY Times. Includes all images and advertising.  Search for names, events and concepts and view a summary of an article, a PDF image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper.
Wall Street Journal (1889-1995) Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available
Includes the full text, full image, and advertising. Search for names, events and concepts. See a summary of the article as well as an image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper. Use the Date option at the bottom of the screen to limit your search to particular dates. 

Web Sites

Intute: Arts and Humanities: History
Intute is a service dedicated to discovering, evaluating and cataloguing online resources in the humanities. It includes links to primary and secondary sources. (Formerly Humbul)
NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
Links to medieval information on the web, news about medieval scholarship and a glossary.


Columbia gazetteer of the world online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Database of names, descriptions, and characteristics of 165,000+ places in the world.
CIA World Factbook Resource contains images
Provides basic history of all countries  - includes maps, population, history, politics, economics, education, communications, transportation and military data.
Rumsey Historical Map Collection Resource contains images
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 13,600 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.


Dictionary of World History Restricted Resource Some full text available
This wide-ranging dictionary includes biographies of key figures in world history, historical summaries for each country, and entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and key battles and places. From Oxford Reference.
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance Restricted Resource Some full text available
This dictionary provides detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period.
Dictionary of Contemporary World History (Oxford Reference Online) Restricted Resource
Provides in-depth coverage of the major historical figures and events from 1900 to the present day. Extensive surveys of every country are included with detailed analytical entries covering political and military leaders, political parties, international organizations, and acts of war.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Meanings, history and pronunciation for words, present and past; traces the evolution of each word through chronologically arranged quotations.
Oxford Companion to British History Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BC to the present day, provides a wealth of essential information touching all aspects of British history: political, economic, social, military, people, events, and institutions.
Oxford Companion to Australian History Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers people, institutions, and events that have shaped Australian society, politics and culture.
Dictionary of British History Restricted Resource Some full text available
Brief entries on all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BC to the present day
Oxford Companion to Canadian History Restricted Resource Some full text available
A comprehensive guide to the significant events, issues, institutions, places, and people that have shaped Canada from earliest times to the present.
Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Restricted Resource Some full text available
An authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects.
Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers key aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and literature, such as science, social structure, philosophy, and religion, and contains comprehensive articles on central figures, both real and mythological, from Achilles to Zeno.
Dictionary of Geography Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides coverage of the terms used in both human and physical geography across the following fields: cartography, surveying, remote sensing, statistics, meteorology, climatology, biogeography, ecology, simple geology, soils, geomorphology, population, migration, settlement, agriculture, industry, transport, development, and diffusion.
Dictionary of the Holocaust Restricted Resource
Biographical, geographical and terminilogical brief essays about the Holocaust.

Dictionary of modern Italian history
Print Location: REF REF DG545.D53 1985
Encyclopedia-style entries on events, people, places from Italian history 18th-20th century.


ebrary Resource contains images Some full text available
Over 109,000 full-text ebooks on business & economics, education, technology, humanities, life & physical sciences, law & politics, medicine, social & behavioral sciences, language & literature, and career guidance. Approximately 300 ebooks are single-user access titles; all other ebooks support multiple-user simultaneous use.
Google Books Some full text available
Search the full-text of millions of books and magazines -click the "Full view only" button to find full-text books or magazines.   Newer titles still under copyright can be searched, but the full-text is not viewable.  Use the "Find this book in a library" link to see if the IC Library has the title. Enter 14850 to see a list of local libraries that own the book.   If IC is listed, clicking on the link will take you to the record in the IC Library catalog, displaying its call number and availability.
HathiTrust Digital Library Resource contains images Some full text available
A collaborative project of several research-level academic libraries across the United States, HathiTrust is a digital repository for scanned books and other digital materials similar to Google Books.  In some cases, books that are only available in snippet view through Google Books are available in full text at HathiTrust.


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Source for general information, short videos and video clips that can be downloaded, World Data Analyst (statistical information on countries), interactive world atlas, Dictionary of Quotations, and Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus.

Medieval Germany : an encyclopedia
Print Location: REF DD157 .M43 2001

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Profiles European history from the Bolshevik Revolution to the European Union, with a focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History Restricted Resource Some full text available
International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History includes 900 original articles by noted scholars from more than thirty-five countries. Articles range from 500-word entries on inventors, theoreticians, and industry leaders to overarching, 8,000-word essays on markets, industries, and labor.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Restricted Resource Some full text available
Contains over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
New Cambridge medieval history
Print Location: REF D117 .N48 1995
Substantive historical essays set in specific eras during the medieval period.
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Restricted Resource Some full text available
Contains 3,000 articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century, including art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact.
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
Print Location: REF B802 .E53 2003
Comprehensive coverage of topics relevant to French intellectual history in the eighteenth century.
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
Print Location: REF BR302.8 .O93 1996
Substantial essays on all aspects of the 16th century Reformation movement within christianity.
Medieval France: an encyclopedia
Print Location: REF DC33.2.M44 1995
Brief entries on French history, culture and literature through the Middle Ages
Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia
Print Location: REF DS124 .M386 2003
Substantial articles on the Jewish diaspora across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa during the Middle Ages.
Encyclopedia of Asian history
Print Location: REF DS31 .E53 1988
Substantial coverage of people, places, events, religion, etc. with a concentration on the last 300 years.
Ancient Greece, Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Restricted Resource Some full text available
Surveys Greek history, culture and civilization with a focus on the politics, customs, beliefs, and everyday life of this civilization from its beginnings 4000 years ago until its eventual conquest by the Romans.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt Restricted Resource Some full text available
The Encyclopedia covers the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. Information includes art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court. Of special interest is the coverage of themes and issues that are particularly controversial—such as the new theories of the origins of complex society in the Nile Valley, new discoveries about Greco-Roman Egypt, and new developments in literature, religion, linguistics and other fields, including the debates about Egypt's African legacy.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History
Print Location: REF DT29 .E53 2002
Substantive survey essays and brief entries on a wide range of historical topics about 20th century Africa. Bibliographies included.
Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers geography, cultural and political movements, personalities, and theories.  Treats a wide variety of topics, including Europe and the African world, slavery, and griots of West Africa, as well as more contemporary subjects such as hip-hop and the Nation of Islam.

Encyclopedia of Africa south of the Sahara
Print Location: REF DT351 .E53 1999
This 4-volume Encyclopedia Summarizes all current knowledge of the worlds second largest continent, it includes 896 entries, all written by scholars in the field of African History.
Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience
Print Location: REF DT14 .A37435 1999
A concise encyclopedia covering the history of the people of Africa as well as the experiences of African Americans.
Encyclopaedia Judaica Restricted Resource Some full text available
An "overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures".

Encyclopaedia Judaica
Print Location: REF DS102.8 .E55 Some full text available
Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers the time from the beginning of the Diaspora, around 135 C.E., to the present. "Themes and Phenomena of the Jewish Experience," includes scholarly articles such as "Jews and Judaism in Ancient World Literature" and "The Lost Tribes of Israel."  Also provides articles on countries, regions, and communities, with statistics and historical and contemporary overviews.

Canadian Encyclopedia Resource contains images Some full text available
Comprehensive source for information on all things Canadian.

Government Information

Background Notes -U.S. Department of State
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus.

Gazettes (United Kingdom) Resource contains images Some full text available
Search 350 years of official government notices from London, Belfast and Edinburgh.  Full-text searching and PDF results.


AP Images Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains audio
A database of over 160 years of history as witnessed by The Associated Press. Photos: more than 3.6 million photographs from 1825 to today, with about 3,000 new photos added every day.  Graphics: more than one hundred thousand graphics, including maps, timelines, logos and graphs.  Audio: over 4,500 hours of audio clips from the 1920s forward.  Links to hourly newscasts on the home page under the audio tab.

Note: This database may be used for educational purposes only. Images may not be posted on the Web or otherwise made available electronically to anyone outside the Ithaca College community. These images may not be republished or distributed in newspapers, newsletters, magazines, brochures, catalogs, yearbooks, calendars, posters, or similar materials.
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Database of more than 1,000,000 digital images representing visual and material culture across cultures and time periods. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. ARTstor tools enable the ability to save groups of images online for personal and classroom use. IC's Visual Resources Collection (VRC) of over 20,000 images is now available. Look for the Ithaca College-Visual Resouces Collection link in the lower middle section of the page.

NYPL Digital Library Resource contains images
Images digitized from the collections of the New York Public Library, includes illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, and illustrated books. Images may be downloaded 'for a wide range of educational, creative, and research purposes'.  High resolution images may be obtained for personal or commercial if permission is obtained from the NYPL Photographic Services and Permissions division.
Collect Britain Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available

Links to over 100,000 images and sounds selected from the British Library collections. Resources included: maps, books, topographical drawings, stamps, photographs,newspapers, music and sound clips which illustrate regional accents and dialects, as well as wildlife recordings. Includes the Penny Illustrated Paper (1861-1913).

Primary Sources

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries Restricted Resource Some full text available
Diaries and letters of the immediate experiences of British and Irish women across 300+ years. From Alexander Street Press.
Ancestry Library Edition Some full text available
U.S. and U.K. census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as collections from Canada and other areas. U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; more than 1,000 historical maps; the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, Civil War collection, and digitized copies of the Sears and Roebuck catalogs from 1896-1993.


note: Not Accessible from Off-Campus
Eurodocs Some full text available

Provides links to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. All sources are openly accessible.

Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Resource contains images Some full text available
A centralized database of links to various medieval manuscripts online. Search across the database or browse around the collection by location, author, title, language, or repository. The database contains links to over 1000 manuscripts and more are being added on a regular basis.

Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848 Some full text available
Digitized copies of pamphlets and periodicals from the French Revolution.  In French.

World Digital Library (United Nations) Resource contains images Some full text available
A collection of historical manuscripts along with secondary literature describing them—translated into seven different languages. The library includes scanned documents from 27 libraries in 19 countries so far.  The project's ultimate goal is to put all of mankind’s most precious artifacts in a single, shared digital repository.

In the First Person Some full text available
Links to collections of oral history in English from around the world. Includes letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies and other personal narratives. From Alexander Street Press.
World War I Document Archive Resource contains images Some full text available
Archive of primary documents from World War One - includes diaries, treaties, conventions, and images.

Internet History Sourcebooks Some full text available
Primary and secondary full text sources divided into ancient, medieval and modern periods of history.