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Academic Search Complete - Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

Alexander Street Press - Collection of videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.

America: History and Life - Index to articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

Anthropology Plus - Index to articles and reports in anthropology and archaeology.

ArticleFirst (OCLC) - Index of articles, news stories, letters, and other items from over 12,000 journals. Topics covered include business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, sciences, social science, and technology.

Artstor - A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Bibliography of Native North Americans - Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.

Biography Reference Bank

Chicano Database - Index to resources on Mexican-American and Latino topics.

Filmakers Library Online - (Now known as Alexander Street Press) documentaries with relevance across the curriculum: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Films on Demand - Unlimited access to more than 12,000 videos and 100,000 segments for topics in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics and Health & Medicine to name a few. The collections are dynamic, so any new videos acquired are added to the resource automatically. Public performance rights are also included.

Gender Studies Database - Produced by NISC, combines NISC's popular Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. Coverage spanning from 1972 and earlier to present.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text - Index, abstracts, full text for articles and other publications on all aspects of theater and performance. Includes indexing for books, book articles and dissertation abstracts.

Jewish Studies Source - Full text academic journal articles within the discipline.

JSTOR - Online access to scholarly articles in the arts and sciences.

LGBT Life with Full Text - Provides coverage to literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues including all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, along with dozens of full text monographs.

Library Catalog - Catalog of books and other materials held in the Besse Library as well as access to books and materials held at Ohio college and university libraries.

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies - A systematic and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliography - Index and abstracts in Slavic studies, covering articles, books, and other literature on social sicences and humanities.

Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI) - Index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the social sciences.

SocINDEX with Full Text - Comprehensive sociology research database. Contains full text for 253 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and72 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for 547 books and monographs, and full text for 6,711 conference papers.

Women's Studies International - Produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Spans from 1972 and earlier to present.

WorldCat - Catalog of books and other matierals held by libraries worldwide.

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Ancient History & Culture | U.S. History & Culture | Cleveland & Ohio History
Country Data | World History | World Culture | Women's History

Ancient History & Culture

Ancient City of Athens - A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece).

Ancient Greek Dress - Essays and artwork on ancient Greek dress from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ancient Greek Music (Australian Academy of Sciences)

Ancient Olympic Events (Perseus Project)

Ancient Medicine - Includes information on many different topics of medicine in the ancient world, such as women in medicine, surgery, and ancient gynecology. The "credits" section also includes a bibliography on ancient medicine.

Athenian Agora Excavations - Provides information on the Athenian Agora.

Classical Language Instruction Project at Princeton University - This site contains samples of Greek and Latin prose and poetry texts, read by various scholars and in different styles.

Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum - A collaborative project among scholars from a variety of disciplines with a main purpose of creating a digital library of Latin literature. Provides hundreds of Latin texts and translations.

Digital Pompeii Project - A database for visual art and material culture of Pompeii, including a digital 3D model of the city using gaming software.

Digital Roman Forum - UCLA model of the Roman Forum as it appeared in late antiquity (400 AD).

Encyclopaedia Romana - Consistently updated encyclopedia on the architecture, history, culture, and provinces of ancient Rome.

Food Timeline

Forum Romanum - Digital Latin library and digitized books covering Roman private life, medical practices, and history.

Greek and Roman Art in the Ancient World - The Metropolitan Museum of Art's online gallery.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece - Philosophy (Fordham University)

IPL Online Literary Criticism (Greek: Classical)

Music in Ancient Greece (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Perseus Digital Library - An online collection covering the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.

Theban Mapping Project - A comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes.

The Democratic Experiment (BBC History)

Tuna in the Ancient Greek World - Sound clips of a conversation with Daniel Levine, professor of Classics at the University of Arkansas, speaking at Temple University about Tuna in ancient Greece.

Wine and Rome - Information on grapes and the process of wine-making from the Encyclopaedia Romana at the University of Chicago.

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U.S. History & Culture

Academy of American Poets - Includes biographies of poets and full text of many poems.

AMDOCS: Documents of the Study of American History - Easily searched list of documents. Primarily from the Colonial period through the 19th century.

American Memory - A gateway to the Library of Congress's resources of digitized American history materials. Includes more than 9 million items documenting U.S. history and culture.

ASHA - American Soccer History Archives - A repository of information, statistics and essays relating to various aspects of the history of soccer in the United States from the 1860's to the present.

Blackpast.org - Primary and secondary sources for African American history.

Chronicling America - Digitized newspapers from 1836-1922. Includes versions of the Cleveland Leader from 1854-1885 and other local smaller presses.

NARA: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration - Government documents and materials created in the course of business by the U.S. government.

National Archives: Docs Teach - Historical documents from different historical eras, such as Civil War and Reconstruction and The Emergence of Modern America.

Harlem History - Columbia University site includes audio and video clips.

Langston Hughes at 100 - Includes images, audio, and video

Louisiana Digital Library - online library containing photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more.

Oxford African American Studies Center: Focus on Women and Literature - A comprehensive collection of scholarship documenting the many and varied experiences that make up African and African American history and culture.

Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance

Social Life in Old New Orleans - Recollections of Eliza Moore Chinn McHattan Ripley.

William P. Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz Music

WWW Virtual Library - American Indians: Index of Native American resources on the Internet - Includes history, culture, archaeology and more.

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Cleveland & Ohio History

Chronicling America - Digitized newspapers from 1836-1922. Includes versions of the Cleveland Leader from 1854-1885 and other local smaller presses.

The Cleveland Digital Library - A digital collection of texts, maps, and images concerning the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio.

The Cleveland Memory Project - Cleveland history in photos, videos and more from Cleveland State University.

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History - Contributions from hundreds of academic scholars and amateur historians to interpret and understand the history of Greater Cleveland.

Historic Landmarks of Northeast Ohio - Provides information on landmarks across northeast Ohio by name and location.

Ohio's Heritage Northeast - Digital collections from libraries and archives in northeast Ohio.

Ohio History: The Scholarly Journal of the Ohio Historical Society - Ohio History was established in June 1887 as the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. For more than one hundred years, the journal has published peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on topics spanning the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of our region.

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Country Data

African Studies Center - Ghana.

BBC Country Profiles


China the Beautiful

CIA World Factbook - Facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.

Country Studies - Culture, society, and belief systems of 85 countries.

Japan: Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress

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World History

Avalon Project at Yale Law School - Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, and Diplomacy.

Al-Mashriq - Online repository for cultural multimedia information from the Levant (Al-Mashriq) in general and Lebanon in particular based at Ostfold College, Halden (Norway).

Best of History Websites - Contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

Bridging World History - Bridging World History is organized into 26 thematic units along a chronological thread. Materials include videos, an audio glossary and a thematically-organized interactive.

Center for History and New Media - Links to online projects and resources that include but not limited to 9/11, the French Revolution, world civilization, and History Matters. A site that offers a range of resources, including 1000 primary documents in text, image, and audio; an annotated guide to 850 of the best U.S. History websites, guides to online primary sources, and moderated discussions.

The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert - collaborative translation project of the Encyclopédie, a collection of the thought of the Enlightenment.

EuroDocs - Primary historical documents from Western Europe.

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Links to slavery and Abolition resources - Links to slavery and Abolition resources.

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program - Site created through the Harvard University Library Open Collections Program. Provides online access to historical resources from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums.

Historical Census Browser - Examines state and county population tables from 1790-1960.

Holocaust Encyclopedia - Interactive encyclopedia with hundreds of articles on the Holocaust.

In The First Person - An index to letters, diaries, oral histories and first person narratives in English from around the world.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project - Collection of historical texts, primary sources and links to historical websites. Provided by the history department of Fordham University.

Islamic studies, Arabic and Religion - Online resources for the study of Islam and its history from the University of Georgia's Department of Religion.

Japanese History: Nara and Heian Periods.

Jewish Virtual Library - Established by the AICE (American - Israel Cooperative Enterprise). Provides information on Jewish history and culture.

LexicOrient - Commercial web site from a Norwegian media house aiming at presenting a better image of North Africa and the Middle East than what is found in most Western media.

National Library of Australia: Selected Websites - Selected sites for researching Australian history on the internet.

Paris: Capital of the 19th Century - Pictorial works and texts on Parisian culture. This site is a work in progress, so new material will appear.

Renaissance (Annenberg Foundation)

South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid Building Democracy - Provides primary source materials, newly-written narrative, and curriculum ideas for teaching high school and undergraduate students about the many generations who struggled to end apartheid and build democracy in South Africa.

World History for Us All - A model curriculum for teaching world history to middle and high schools.

World History Archives - Provides documents on all aspects of world history from a working-class and non Eurocentric perspective.

WWW Virtual Library History - Provides an index to websites for various historical topics.

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World Culture

Artcyclopedia - A comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.

Aspects of South American Musical Culture

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture - Links to online documents, images, and Weblinks from the University of Wisconsin.

Earthtrends: The Environmental Information Portal - Online collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape the world.

Elizabethan Costume Page - A goldmine of information on 16th century English dress.

glbtq: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer culture - Online encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture. Edited by faculty of the University of Michigan.

Human Development Reports

Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Collection of music, photographs, manuscripts, letters and documents from the Library of Congress. Includes historic sheet music.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Timeline of Art History - Chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

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Women's History

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States - This site contains a fully searchable version of the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States. This site also contains tips on searching for women's history.

Diotima - Links to online materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world from Stoa, a consortium for electronic publishing in the humanities.

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project - The Voices of Feminism Oral History Project documents the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders.

Women and the Revolution - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity website from George Mason University and CUNY.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600 - 2000 - Projects with accompanying documents.

Women Working, 1800-1930 - Manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Contains 2,396 books and pamphlets, 1,075 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections.

The Worlds of Roman Women - Texts, commentary and images concerning women in the ancient Roman world.

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