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  • 19th Century Masterfile
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    19th Century Masterfile is a vast "Index of Indexes", and is the largest resource for historical research prior to 1925. 19th Century Masterfile brings together over 60 subject indexes to: Periodicals; Newspapers; Books; US Congressional Record; US and UK Government Documents;US Patents. You can query over 11 million citations in 19th Century Masterfile in a single search.
  • Acta Sanctorum
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    This is an electronic version of the complete texts of the sixty-eight printed volumes, from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940. It includes all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. Biblioteca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers are included.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
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    The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,100 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

    This database is part of USC's subscription to the Web of Science.

    The AHCI is also available in print in the Doheny Reference Center.

  • Arts & Humanities Full Text
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    This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
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    ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 555,000 article citations from more than 1,656 journals (518 currently indexed), more than 232,000 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, and more than 511,000 book review citations. Full text is provided for more than 266,000 electronic articles and book reviews.
  • Biblical Archaeology Society
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    This site provides an full-text online archive of past issues of the journal Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 to present), Bible Review (1985 to 2005 complete) and Archaeology Odyssey (1998 to 2006 complete), Special Collections assembles articles from BAR on each of several topics (e.g., Dead Sea Scrolls, Temple Mount). Clicking on the BAS icon in the upper right brings up news, online-only features, and several e-books published by the Society.
  • Blue Letter Bible
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    Containing 14 searchable versions of the Holy Bible, Blue Letter Bibleoffers an extensive insight into one of the world’s most popular books.Passages can be changed from version to version for easy comparison andvarious tools (an encyclopedia, a dictionary, 23 text commentaries, and30 audio/video commentaries) help users explore chapter and verse.Additional resources include charts, outlines, timelines, and maps, plusfour streaming audio versions, are available from each passage’s page.When appropriate for the passage, over 2,700 hymns are also available(lyrics are shown with link to a MIDI file to play music). This webresource is useful for anyone interested in biblical study andespecially notable for comparing Bible versions.
  • Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture
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    Complete online access to all the monographs in the Cambridge Companions series in philosophy, religion, and culture.
  • Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement
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    The CMJE is a partnership between Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, and USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture. The CMJE Issues Database contains searchable Jewish and Islamic religious texts, articles, video, and varied opinions in reference to specific issues concerning Jewish and Muslim relations with a focus on religious and cultural discussion.
  • Christian-Muslim Relations: a Bibliographical History
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    A general online history of relations between the faiths from the seventh century to the present.
  • Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
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    Digital Dictionary of Buddhism is a collaborative Internet site developed by user contributions and maintained by a professor of the University of Tokyo. Buddhist terms are indexed by radicals, texts, temples, schools, places, etc. See the list of lexicographical and canonical references used in DDB at: http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/references.html. It provides links to other useful Buddhist web resources. DDB allows unlimited-use of the contents with two-year subscription. USC is one of the thirty-one (31) subscribing academic institutions.
  • Douay-Rheims Bible
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    Digital version of the Roman Catholic Douay-Rheims Bible (Challoner revision, 1749-1752) from 1899, which was the standard English language Catholic Bible until the Confraternity Bible was published in the mid-20th century. That was later supplanted by the 1970 New American Bible (http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.shtml). Fully searchable, it includes the seven Deutero-Canonical books, sometimes called the Apocrypha. Site includes advertising.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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    This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary. The books are searchable by both author and title. In addition, all books included in this collection are accessible through Homer.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
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    One of the largest resources of rare materials ever collected in microfilm or electronic formats. The collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue, a union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This collection captures the essence of the Enlightement in Great Britain in multiple academic disciplines, including history, literature, geography, social sciences, fine arts, religion, philosophy, and law.
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam
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    The Encyclopaedia Islamica consists of an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. One unique feature of this work of reference lies in the attention it gives to Shiʿi Islam and its rich and diverse heritage, which makes it complementary to other encyclopaedias. In addition to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally, it offers the western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shiʿi Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilisation, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition.
  • FRANCIS
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    Multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities (63%), social sciences (33%), and economics (4%.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
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    Contains encyclopedias and reference books in a variety of subjects.
  • Genderside Watch
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    Genderside Watch seeks to confront acts of gender-selective mass killing around the world. We believe that such atrocities against ordinary men and women constitute one of humanity's worst blights, and one of its greatest challenges in the new millennium.
  • Index theologicus
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    The Index Theologicicus indexes both American and European religion and theology journals which can be searched by subject, author, title, or document source. There is also a section searching articles dealing with topics from Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments.
  • John Foxe’s The Acts and Monuments Online (TAMO)
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    The John Foxe Project website offers the facility to browse the text of the /Book of Martyrs/ in any of the four first editions and to search it. It also provides a running commentary on the text and introductory essays by leading scholars.
  • King James Bible(UK)
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    The King James or Authorized Version of the Bible was printed in 1611 and became the standard edition of the Bible for nearly three centuries. Arguably the most influential single document for English literary studies, this fully searchable online version presents the full text (of the ‘He’ version) with all introductory matter, annotation, calendars, genealogies and tables.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at http://www.lexisnexis.com/terms/general. Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • Luthers Werke
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    Luthers Werke on the World Wide Web reproduces the Weimar Edition in electronic form. The Weimar Edition, which is regarded as a monumental work in the field of theology and the German language, was first published in 1883 and includes 127 volumes.
  • New American Bible
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    The official edition from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the New American Bible (1970) is the online version of the official Roman Catholic Bible. Unfortunately, it is not searchable. It was preceded by the Douay-Rheims Bible (http://www.drbo.org) and the Confraternity Bible.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
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    This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved. Encompassing over 3,500 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Religion
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    A full text database of religion and theology monographs in all areas of religion and theology published by Oxford University Press. USC has access to the full text of titles published up to and including the February, 2006 update.
  • Patrologia Latina Database
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    The Patrologia Latina Database contains 221 volumes and represents a complete electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina (1844-1855 and 1862-1865). Includes all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes, and Migne's column numbers,
  • ProCon.org
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    The web site’s mission is to promote “critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.” Topics such as Sex and Gender, Religion, and Media and Entertainment have at least one pro/con issue. The "for" and "against" text is in two columns, preceded by a “Did you know” and followed by a background essay. Footnotes are embedded in the text with many live links.
  • ProQuest Religion
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    An article database, mainly full-text, pertaining to all aspects of the study of religion, dealing with historical foundations to contemporary issues.
  • Religion Past and Present
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    Religion Past and Present (RPP) is a complete, updated English translation of the 4th edition of the definitive encyclopedia of religion worldwide, the peerless Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG).
  • Sacred Bible
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    Contains links to numerous English-language Bibles as well as Latin (Latin Vulgate), Greek and Hebrew editions, some of which have been scanned.
  • Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
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    Presents nearly 52,000 testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, representing individuals from 56 countries, speaking in 32 languages. While the majority of the interviews are with Jewish Holocaust survivors (around 49,000), the archive also includes the testimonies of political prisoners, Sinti and Roma (Gypsy) survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, survivors of eugenics policies, and homosexual survivors as well as rescuers, liberators, and participants in war crimes trials.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
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    The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

    This database is part of USC's subscription to the Web of Science.

    The SSCI is also available on CD-ROM (1981-) and print (1969-) in the Doheny Reference Center.

  • TOCS-IN
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    Beginning with 1992, TOCS-In provides the tables of content from nearly 200 classics, near Eastern studies, and religion journals (over 75,000 articles) in text format and through a Web search program. Some collections (/e.g., Festschriften/) are also included. Only about 15% of the articles have links to the full-text or an abstract.The Louvain mirror site archives much additional materials for some of the journals before 1992.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.