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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.
  • Academic OneFile
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    Academic OneFile is the 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. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
  • American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I, 1760-1900
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    Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900.
  • American Civil War Research Database
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    The American Civil War Research Databaseā„¢ is the definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. Originally created by Historical Data Systems, Inc., the database contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with over 16,000 photographs. With thousands of regimental rosters and officer profiles, the database will continue to grow as new information is loaded semiannually.
  • American FactFinder
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    You can use American FactFinder to view, print, and download statistics about population, housing, industry, and business. Using FactFinder, you can also find U.S. Census Bureau products; create reference and thematic maps; and search for specific data.
  • American Film Institute Catalog
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    The online AFI Catalog documents every American feature film from 1893 to 1970. Each film record has been meticulously compiled by the experienced editors and filmographers at the American Film Institute (AFI). All films still in existence have been viewed wherever possible. Search records by keywords; film titles; cast, crew, and character names; subject; genre; release year and more. All records include extensive plot summaries and when possible a production history.
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
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    Provides access to a wide variety of primary source material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Topics covered range from early encounters between American Indians and Europeans; interactions with colonial powers and the US government; conflict, wars and military contact; the fur trade and Indian traders; education and American Indian boarding schools, and the civil rights movement and political activism. Includes manuscripts, maps, atlases, photographs, artwork, correspondence, travel journals, diaries and much more.
  • Anthropology Plus
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    Anthropology Plus
    • Brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK
    • Offers worldwide indexing of all core periodicals, in addition to lesser known journals, from the early 19th century to today
    • Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies
  • AnthroSource
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    Anthropology index for many of the American Antropological Association's most critical peer-reviewed publications, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Anthropology and Humanism, Archaeological Publications of the American Anthropological Association, Cultural Anthropology, and Ethos.
  • 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.

  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
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    From the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), this is an electronic publication that contains the citations from the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America as well as additional new citations. The Bibliography of Native North Americans contains citations to literature about native peoples of North America published from the sixteenth century to the present. Native North Americans include Aleuts; Eskimos or Inuit of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and eastern Siberia; and other native peoples (i.e. "Indians") of Alaska, Canada, the United States, and Mexico north of the northern boundary of Mesoamerica. All citations are to published materials: books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, and US and Canadian government documents.
  • Civil War, Parts I-VI (Accessible Archives)
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    This collection includes: Part I: A Newspaper Perspective - contains articles from The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published from 11/1/1860-4/15/1865. Part II: The Soldiers' Perspective - provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day actions of the troops primarily in the form of regimental histories. Part III: The Generals' Perspective - digitized books and memoirs that give a sense of the strategies and tactics used in battles. Part IV: The A Midwestern Perspective - contains articles from 7 newspapers published in Indiana from1855-1869. Part V consists of Civil War memoirs, pamphlets, and regimental histories from the University of Iowa. Part VI: Northeast Regimental Histories - include rosters, transportation documents, honor rolls, casualty statistics and promotion and court martial documents.
  • Classical Music Library
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    Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 50,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
  • Classical Scores Library
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    Classical Scores Library will contain 400,000 pages of classical scoresfrom both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composersoutput is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works.Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey andHawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilmseries. The collection includes works spanning time periods from theRenaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive,with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and pianoreductions.
  • Early Encounters in North America
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    The collection has been compiled by consulting a number of bibliographies, including:A Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924 by Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins Sources for the ethnography of northeastern North America to 1611, by David B. Quinn. The French image of America: a chronological and subject bibliography of French books printed before 1816 relating to the British North American colonies and the United States by Durand Echeverria and Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. Wagner & Camp's The Plains and the Rockies, a critical bibliography of exploration, adventure and travel in the American West, 1800-1865 Robert Rogers Hubach's Early Midwestern Travel Narratives, An Annotated Bibliography, 1634-1850., (, a full-text online collection that contains documents about Canada's history from the first European contact to the nineteenth century. Bibliography of Native North Americans, Human Relations Area Files, 1976. When complete it will include more than 1,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources, including online resources and microform. Subscribers to the collection are encouraged to participate in the maintenance of this bibliography by calling our attention to omissions, suggesting additions, and notifying us of newly discovered materials.
  • eHRAF Archaeology
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    Part of the full text library historically provided by the Human Relations Area Files. Published materials (books, journal articles, and dissertations) in the field of Archaeology. Uses subject terms developed in the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).
  • eHRAF World Cultures
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    HRAF is an acronym for Human Relations Area Files, a non-profit institution founded in 1949 at Yale University. HRAF is a consortium of educational, research, and cultural organizations, and government agencies; its mission is to encourage and facilitate the study of human culture, society, and behavior. This mission is accomplished mainly through the compilation, indexing, and distribution of a collection of ethnographic and other texts that are indexed by culture and subject.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
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    Ethnic NewsWatch now includes two collections: 1) Ethnic NewsWatch, a current collection (1990-present) of newspapers,magazines and journals from ethnic and minority presses. The publications offer both national and regional coverage. 2) Ethnic NewsWatch: A History(1959-1989), which includes over 30 full-text newspapers, magazines and journals, focusing on African American, Hispanic American, and Native American presses from 1959-1989.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
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    Derived from the seminal reference work European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750I(1980-1997), commonly known as the Alden-Landis bibliography. It contains over 32,000 citations and is a comprehensive guide to printed records produced in Europe before 1750 that make some mention of the discovery and emerging awareness of the Americas. Subject areas covered range from portrayals of Native American peoples to natural history to disease outbreaks to slavery.The database can be searched by every category of information found within the 6 printed volumes (available in Doheny Special Collections, Call No. Z1203.E87).Produced in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide
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    Family Studies Database is the world's most comprehensive, systematic, and non-evaluative resource of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, and Human Development. FSD, including FAMILY, provides over 198,000 abstracts and bibliographic records drawn from over a thousand professional journals, books, popular literature, conference papers, government reports, and other sources, many of which are indexed exclusively in FSD. About 9,000 abstracts are added each year.
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  • GenderWatch
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    GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Subjects covered include: business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology, gender and women's studies and more. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women's lives. It includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles on areas such as: the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure.Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, n-g-o and special reports.
  • HarpWeek 1857-1912
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    The HarpWeek Database contains scanned images of Harper's Weekly, a prominent 19th- and 20th-century American magazine that began publication in 1857. Harper's was aimed at the middle and upper socio-economic classes, and tried not to print anything that it considered unfit for the entire family to read. In addition to the importance of illustrations and cartoons by artists like Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast, the paper's editorials played a significant role in shaping and reflecting public opinion from the start of the Civil War to the end of the century. The database currently has all issues from 1857-1912, covering the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age periods.
  • Images of the American Civil War
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    This database, which currently holds over 1400 images, provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. The images, which are drawn from the fields of battle, politics, and general society, allow students and researchers to experience the events, both monumental and mundane, of this critical war.
  • International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text
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    This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
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    A growing full text collection of core social science, humanities, and science journals. Some backfiles date back to the early 1800s. Fields covered include: anthropology, ecology, economics, education, finance, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature, biology.

    For a complete list of periodicals available in full text, see

  • Left Index
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    Focused on the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the Left, the Left Index has been under production since 1982 and contains nearly 60,000 records (many with abstracts since the year 2000). The database indexes more than 150 journals focused on the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the Left. The journals are thoroughly reviewed for relevant scholarship and research. The Left Index has been under production since 1982 and contains nearly 60,000 records (many with abstracts since the year 2000). The database indexes more than 150 journals focused on the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the Left. The journals are thoroughly reviewed for relevant scholarship and research.
  • 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 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.
  • Literature Online (LION)
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    A fully searchable library of over 300,000 works of English and American literature, overseen by an academic Advisory Board. Broken into 4 parts: the Master Index, Literary Database, Reference Works, and Web Resources.

    The databases USC has subscribed to within LION are as follows:

    • African-American Poetry (1750-1900)
    • American Poetry (1600-1900)
    • American Poetry 2 (1901-1997)
    • The Bible In English (990-1970)
    • Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare (1591-1911)
    • English Drama (1280-1915)
    • English Poetry (600-1900)
    • Eighteenth-Century Fiction (1700-1780)
    • Modern Poetry
    • Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia
    • Cambridge Encyclopedia
    • King James Bible
    • Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged
  • MLA International Bibliography
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    Index to scholarly publication in literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over 4000 journals and series published worldwide. Indexing only: no full text.
  • Pennsylvania Gazette
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    The Pennsylvania Gazette, published from 1728-1800, was one of the mostprominent and successful newspapers in the American colonies and EarlyRepublic. Published in Philadelphia, the newspaper was purchased by BenjaminFranklin and Hugh Meredith in 1729. Franklin not only printed the paper butalso contributed pieces under aliases. This newspaper was the first to printa political cartoon in America, "Join, or Die," authored by Franklinhimself. This digital version of The Pennsylvania Gazette provides afirst-hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the NewRepublic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectivesof each of these periods. Also included is the full-text of such importantwritings as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Letters froma Farmer, Thomas Payne's Common Sense, The Federalist Papers and much more.
  • ProQuest Civil War Era
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    This database provides access to the full runs of eight newspapers from 1840-1865 and nearly 2000 pamphlets focusing on the entire Civil War era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War. Materials were specifically selected for regional and diverse perspectives they offer; newspapers include /Richmond Dispatch/, /Charleston Mercury/, /New Orleans Times Picayune/, /Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal/, /The Kentucky Daily Journal,/ and the /Memphis Daily Appeal./ Pamphlets come from two important collections: Slavery and Anti-Slavery Pamphlets from the Libraries of Salmon P. Chase & John P. Hale and Civil War Pamphlets 1861-1865.
  • ProQuest Research Library
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    ProQuest Research Library is a multi-disciplinary index suitable for both undergraduates and graduate students. It covers dozens of subject areas and indexes thousands of general and scholarly titles and provides full-text for a significant number of the articles included. It is an excellent starting place for research for a paper, particularly if one isn't sure where to begin their research.
  • Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
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    Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.
  • U.S. History In Context
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    History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes citations from over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index, as well as the entire "American Journey Online" series.
  • 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.
  • WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)
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    WorldCat is an online union catalog of materials held by OCLC member libraries. OCLC, Online Computer Library Center, is a nonprofit, membership, library computer service and research organization.
    WorldCat contains millions of bibliographic records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Item records provide information about individual library holdings. Types of materials include books, journals, musical scores, computer data files, magazines, newspapers, computer programs, sound recordings, films and slides, maps, videotapes, and manuscripts written as early as the 12th century. Updated daily.