Category Archives: Humanities

Lexicons of Early Modern English

Provides a historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods.

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Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition

Includes articles on all aspects of the Islamic World.  Our subscription is for the First Edition, published 1913-1936.

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Streaming Video databases

The University Libraries have acquired two more video collections from Alexander Street Press.   Black Studies in Video, features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California … Continue reading

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Something About the Author Online

The database includes two series from Gale publishers:  Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series.  Contain illustrated biographies of children’s authors and illustrators. Although concentrating on English-language writers, Something About the Author does include authors writing … Continue reading

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Four more historic newspaper databases added

The following newspaper databases offer full page and article images with searchable full text. Atlanta Journal Constitution (1868-1945) Chicago Defender (1910-1975) Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002) Washington Post (1877-1996) All are accessible from the Article Databases page alphabetically by title and are … Continue reading

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The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition

The papers of ELIZA LUCAS PINCKNEY (1722–1793) and her daughter HARRIOTT PINCKNEY HORRY (1748–1830) document the lives of two observant and articulate founding-era women who were members of one of South Carolina’s leading families. Their letters, diaries, and other documents … Continue reading

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New Literature Resources

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online (compilation of many of the big Gale sets of literary criticism), and Year’s Work in English Studies are now available online.

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Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

Brings together primary sources from 1490-2007 documenting key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide.

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New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993

Digitized version of one of the U.S.’s leading Black newspapers.  Find articles, advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, etc. documenting first hand the major news and cultural topics of the 20th century from the African-American perspective. This resource was acquired by University Libraries … Continue reading

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American Periodical Series

USC researchers interested in late 18th century and 19th century topics now have access to the American Periodical Series from their homes and offices. Contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and … Continue reading

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