USC Libraries

University of Southern California

skip navigation

Databases : Browse Titles A-Z

Having problems accessing resources?
Report a problem


  • Haltadefinizione
    » More info
    A commercial site that contains a small collection of extremely high-resolution images of Italian Renaissance and 19th century paintings. Included are Leonardo's /Last Supper/, Botticelli's /Primavera/, and others. Unfortunately, they are watermarked, but by manipulating the cursor you can see the detail you want.Register to see the highest resolution images.
  • Harper's Weekly 1857-1912
    » More info
    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
  • Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online (HPSSS)
    » More info
    HPSSS Online is a web resource that makes the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System accessible to researchers and students worldwide for the first time.The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System is a collection of some 700 interview transcripts conducted with refugees from the USSR during the early years of the Cold War. A unique source for the study of Soviet society between 1917 and the mid-1940s, it boasts vast amounts of one-of-a-kind data on political, economic, social and cultural conditions. Access to the HPSSS Online resource is unrestricted. A guide to using the project has also been posted on the site that details the methodological limitations and possibilities of this online resource at some length:
  • Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)( Ovid )
    » More info
    Provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the fields of health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
    » More info
    Includes information about grants available from HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Bureau of Health Professions, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and the HIV/AIDS Bureau.
    » More info
    An interactive world map noting current diseases, as well as breaking reports of infectious diseases.
  • HealthSTAR( Ovid )
    » More info
    HealthSTAR contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.
  • HeinOnline Law Journal Library
    » More info
    HeinOnline is an ever-expanding, comprehensive, image-based collection of legal periodicals. This online database offers a number of search and browse features that make it a very useful tool for the legal researcher.
  • Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL)
    » More info
    The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) provides a digital venue for documenting the expression of social and political life through performance in the many political landscapes of the Americas. HIDVL brings together materials that existed only in small private archives that lacked the resources to care for these extraordinary cultural documents. Using the resources of digital technology, the Hemispheric Institute ensures thelong-term preservation of these rare videos and make them accessible to viewers around the world. The trilingual Artist Profiles contextualize the video collections with photos, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials that viewers might find useful:
    In order to use the database you need to create an account on the Hemi website (using your .edu email)
  • Henry III Fine Rolls Project
    » More info
    Between Magna Carta and the Parliamentary State: The fine rolls of King Henry III 1216--1272: A fine in the reign of King Henry III (1216--1272) was an agreement to pay the king a sum of money for a specified concession. The rolls on which the fines were recorded provide the earliest systematic evidence of what people and institutions across society wanted from the king and he was prepared to give. They open a large window onto the politics, government, economy and society of England in the hinge period between the establishment of Magna Carta at the start of Henry's reign and the parliamentary state which was emerging at its end. While the originals are in Latin this site presents them in English translation.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
    » More info
    USC's holdings of the American ethnic press are significantly enhanced with the addition of this collection from Readex Newsbank covering Hispanic American newspapers from 22 U.S. states published in the period 1808-1980. Searchable by dates and "eras", article types, languages, place of publication, and newspaper title.
  • Hispanic-American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
    » More info
    Locate articles in the humanities and social sciences from and about Latin America and related to Chicano and Latino studies from the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Some fulltext available.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
    » More info
    Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. This database provides indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 and access to the full text of more than 349 journals and more than 120 books.
  • Historical Newspapers Online
    » More info
    Historical Newspapers contains four major historical resources:
    • Palmer's Index to the Times which covers the period from 1790 to 1905 in The Times
    • The Official Index to the Times which takes the coverage forward from 1906 to 1980
    • The Historical Index to the New York Times which covers The New York Times from 1851 to September 1922
    • Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870, providing access to the full articles referenced in Palmer's index to the Times
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    » More info
    Historical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history.This is the fourth edition of Historical Statistics of the United States. The U.S. Bureau of the Census published the prior editions in 1949, 1960, and 1975, the last known as the Bicentennial Edition. Cambridge University Press publishes this, the Millennial Edition, with the permission of the Census Bureau. Some of the data and table documentation presented here are used without explicit quotation, but with permission, from the earlier editions. The Census Bureau takes no responsibility for the design of this edition or the accuracy of its content, which rests solely with the contributors, the editors, and Cambridge University Press.
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
    » More info
    History of Science, Technology and Medicine integrates four bibliographies—the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. With an interdisciplinary focus, the database covers topics on the role of scientific discovery in society and culture, as well as the historiography of scientific disciplines from prehistory to the present. It includes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other related materials.
  • Hitler. Quellen 1924-45
    » More info
    Hitler’s written legacy as contained in the database represents a unique source for studying Hitler’s world-view and his political ambitions. The most important resource for the database is a volume published by the Institute of Contemporary History (IFZ) titled “Hitler – Speeches, Writings, Proclamations” (1925–33). It focuses on Hitler’s speeches, by far the most effective propaganda tools for the National Socialist movement up to 1933.
  • HIV InSite Knowledge Base
    » More info
    An outstanding and comprehensive site providing in-depth information about HIV/AIDS. The site is produced by the University of California, San Francisco and all information found on the site has been selected by UCSF faculty and staff. Provides thorough coverage of research and clinical information, related social issues, prevention and education, Spanish language resources, statistics and status of the epidemic throughout the world. A comprehensive annotated list of related links is included.
  • HLAS Online
    » More info
    HLAS Online, the Handbook of Latin American Studies, is the major bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1935, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
  • Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes
    » More info
    This collection provides unique documents on the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Nazi concentration camp commandants and camp personnel.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)
    » More info
    The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.
    » More info
    From emergency response and disaster planning to counterterrorism, this eBook collection includes resources for emergency preparedness and response to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, transportation security, biodefense, detection of radioactive and radiological materials, and research on next-generation security technologies. It covers homegrown and international terrorism, sleeper cells, and international law.
  • Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976
    » More info
    "Homophile Movement” refers to organizations and political strategies employed by the GLBT community prior to the era of confrontational activism of the 1970s. Donald Stewart Lucas was a gay rights pioneer, leader of the Mattachine Society, and an advocate for the poverty stricken. The papers document the difficulties of gay men in 1950s -1960s, the history of organizations the Mattachine Foundation, the Mattachine Society, Pan-Graphic Press, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the Society for Individual Rights, and the Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco.
  • Hoovers Company Profiles (Proquest)
    » More info
    This database contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leader in company data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's
  • Hoovers Online
    » More info
    In-depth coverage of the world's top enterprises is at the core of our business tools and service that customers find vital to their operations. Hoover's editorial staff of editors and researchers brings business information and knowledge to its coverage, updating the site daily to bring subscribers up-to-date business information.
    The database does not work in Firefox.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    » More info
    Includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. Page images are provided, with full text searching for each paper.
  • Human Rights Studies Online
    » More info
    Trial access will expire on 06/08/2015.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson)
    » More info
    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective™: 1907-1984 offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews.
  • Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
    » More info
    Humanities Full Text™ includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
    Part of the OmniFile collection.