Historical Abstracts

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Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more – essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years. No other history research tool matches its scholarly standards or comprehensive coverage. In 2006,Historical Abstracts began adding retrospective coverage for the most important historical journals in JSTOR. By project’s end, coverage for these journals will extend back to the late-19th century.

CLIO Notes, accessed by clicking on “CLIO Notes” at the upper left of the screen, guides you through subjects in United States history by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire America: History and Life database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.

Coverage of the scholarly historical literature for the United States and Canada is provided by America: History & Life. It may be searched simulteanously with Historical Abstracts.

Coverage: 1955-

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