USA's SOUTHcat Catalog--Reference and circulating books, government documents, and audio-visuals and electronic books. "History," "Bookbag," "Hold/Recall", "My Account." Can set limits by language. Use ? for truncation in keyword searching.
NetLibrary. Though "Electronic Books" link on the homepage or through the USA SOUTHcat Catalog.
ACLS Humanities E-Book--careful selection of 1500 full-text humanities (mostly history) books online. Same access as above.
WorldCat.org--huge catalog of 100s of libraries combined. Not full-text. Use it for the broadest book search possible. Identification of other libraries' holdings and a link to our ILL.
Google Books Project--http://books.google.com. Some out-of-copyright (old) full-text, downloadable books; many still protected with 'limited preview' or snippets available. Excellent way to find fulltext primary documents prior to about 1923 (out-of-copyright).
The following can be found on the Articles, Indexes, and Databases page unless otherwise stated. For most of the following use "quotes around phrases" and an asterisk * for truncation.
- Academic Search Premier. Ebsco. General database--some journals in almost every field of study. Some full-text. Includes book reviews.
- Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale/InfoTrac General academic database--same as above/
- Academic OneFile. Gale/ InfoTrac. General database. Broader coverage than previous entry. Many full-text. Includes book reviews.
- JSTOR. Collection of full-text journals which are usually at least 3 to 5 years old, but often extend back many years. The journals may be searched separately or as disciplinary groups. Several languages. "Quotation marks" for phrases, * for truncation.
- Periodical Articles Online. similar to JSTOR.
- Project Muse. 260+ current full text journals (mostly humanities).
- Oxford Journals Online
- Cambridge Journals
- Sage Journals Online. provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE (a publisher) journals.
- Biography Reference Bank. ProQuest. Biographical essays from several sources and links to more current articles.
- Google Scholar -- set preferences to University of South Alabama to activate links to our subscriptions. Links to some academic books and articles; most are not fulltext, some are. It is useful for verifying a citation and finding who cited whom.
Useful Web Sites:
- British History Organizations http://h-net.org/~albion/links/
- British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
- British History, General Research, and Teaching Sources http://www.eiu.edu/~localite/britain/
- British History: Era: http://www.eiu.edu/~localite/britain/
- EuroDocs http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page
- IBIS Links http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/history/ibis/links/
- Institute of Historical Research http://www.history.ac.uk
- Internet Library of Early Journals http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/
- Internet Modern History Sourcebook http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
- Official Document System of the United Nations http://documents.un.org
- Penny Magazine http://www.history.rochester.edu/pennymag/
- Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 http://www.oldbaileyonline.org
- Victorian England Online Resources http://www.academicinfo.net/histukvictorian.html
- Victorian Web http://www.victorianweb.org
Online Style Guides:
- Bedford/St. Martin Sample Paper and Documentation
- NB: EBSCO databases make citations when set in email, print or save mode. Set as brief citation, then APA, MLA or Chicago.