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Literature searching - Bibliographical databases

Find below a list of key databases for finding journal articles and book chapters.


NameOnline or CD_ROMLibrary subscriptionDescription

America: History and Life with Full Text



Online An index of literature covering the history and culture of North America, the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present with selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present. America: History and Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 230 journals and nearly 100 books. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. 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.
Central and Eastern European Online Library Online Central and Eastern Europe Online Library is an online archive which provides access to full text PDF articles from 2000 humanities and social science journals, 4500 electronic books and re-digitized documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics.
CIDEHUS Digital Online   CIDEHUS Digital is a data repository. In open access, it offers an increasing volume of materials, encouraging its reuse. It makes the past more accessible through the technologies of the present and contributes to the constant (re)making of science. It comprises databases, collections and reference works, multimedia materials, sources and cartography tools. In this already relevant set, the contents of some of the old volumes of the «Virtual Library of Portuguese Discoveries» stand out, which, with the consent of the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries, are now available under the name of «Ophir Restored».
Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine Special Collections Search Hub Online Europe, North America Search for keywords in nearly 6 million catalog records and 40,000 finding aids for rare books, manuscripts, images, media and artifacts at member institutions. (Circulating collections are not included.)
Digizeitschriften Online DigiZeitschriften is the German online journal archive. It is a service for academicwork that makes well-known German research and science journals available online. The journals come from different subject areas: Egyptology and Coptology, English Studies, Archeology, Libraries, Educational Sciences, Geosciences, German studies, History, Art, Mathematics, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Oriental Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Law, Religion, Romance Studies, Sociology, History of Technology, Economics. 
EconLit Online Indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature, from 1969 onwards, compiled from the American Economic Association's Journal of economic literature, and the Index of economic articles in journals and collective volumes.
Herder Institut - Bibliotheks- und Bibliographieportal Online Bibliographic references have been systematically indexed since the publication year 1994. Monographs, anthologies and contributions, journal articles, source editions, reference works, bibliographies, reviews and conference reports are recorded.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Online Historical Abstracts with Full Text indexes and abstracts information in world history and the related social sciences and humanities, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Links to full-text articles are included, when available. It lists articles covering the years 1450 to the present, including more than 1,800 historic journals published in 90 countries in 40 languages. Collections of essays, conference papers, dissertations, and books are also included.
Historische Bibliographie online Online   The Historical Bibliography Online (HBO) contains 358,551 bibliographic entries on historical specialist literature that was published between 1990 and 2013: monographs, articles from journals and collective works. It is supplemented by 8,758 entries on historical research work that were unpublished up to 2013.
IngentaConnect Online Indexing and abstracts of 17 million articles from over 28,500 academic and professional publications, including 6100 online; full text available.
Internet Archive Scholar Online   This fulltext search index includes over 25 million research articles and other scholarly documents preserved in the Internet Archive. The collection spans from digitized copies of eighteenth century journals through the latest Open Access conference proceedings and pre-prints crawled from the World Wide Web.
Jahresberichte für deutsche Geschichte Online   The academy project "Annual Reports on German History" records and indexes German and foreign-language publications on German history from the Roman-Germanic period to the present.
JSTOR Digital archive collection Online Arts & Sciences I Collection. --Arts & Sciences II Collection. -- Arts & Sciences III Collection. --Arts & Sciences IV Collection. -- Arts & Sciences Complement Collection. -- Business Collection. -- Ecology & Botany Collection. -- General Science Collection. -- Language & Literature Collection. -- Mathematics and Statistics Collection. -- Music Collection.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Online    
Nineteenth century short title catalogue I-III CD-ROM Provide complete listings of books printed in Britain, the colonies and the U.S.A between 1801 and 1919. It also includes books in English published elsewhere and translations from English.
Periodicals Archive Online Online Periodicals Archive Online is the new name for PCI Full Text, an archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Periodicals Index Online Online Index to over 20 million articles from 6,000 journals, covering the arts, humanities and social sciences, including some published as far back as 1665. Includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and other Western languages.
Persée.  Portail de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales. Online   PERSEE is the website for scientific journals in social and human sciences, established by the French Ministry of State Education, Higher Education and Research. Some individual articles listed on the PERSEE site are not available in full-text due to copyright restrictions. The PERSEE website has as mission the digitisation and online distribution of back collections of a vast corpus of French periodicals.
Web of science Online Web of Science is an integrated bibliographical database, providing access to Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports.

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