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1 Online Sources for Historians Seeley Historical Library 19 October 2010

2 Online searching Where to find reading list material online Where to locate material for long essays Includes electronic full-text books, online journal articles Brief overview of unpublished research, primary material and subject gateways

3 Libraries Gateway Introduced in October 2010 A good place to start looking for reading list material Also an introduction to Cambridge libraries

4 Newton – the Seeley The Seeley Historical Library collections are listed in database ‘Departments and Faculties O – Z’. The Seeley Historical Library The Newton catalogue can be subject-searched – also try the new LibrarySearch across all Newton librariesLibrarySearch Seeley does not hold archival material but does have some special printed collections and microfilms

5 Cambridge EResources EResources at Cambridge Select the ‘History’ option Many of the sources mentioned recognise the domain For some, access is via a Raven password, issued by the Computing Service - also gives off-campus access to some resources Athens passwords have now been discontinued. If a source requests Athens use the ‘alternative’ or ‘institutional’ login which should take you to a Raven option

6 Ebooks Cambridge Colleges EBook collection Tries to make the most popular textbooks available online and currently offers about 1,000 titles Listed in Newton catalogue

7 Ebooks - subject collections Cambridge Histories Online These collections include the Cambridge Companions Online, Early English Books Online, Eighteenth Century Collections Online and a selection of OUP reference material The series is grouped into topics making it easy to search and browse

8 Journal Articles JSTOR An online file of journal back issues Access only titles to which Cambridge holds a subscription It operates a ‘moving wall’ of content so availability varies by title Has an online tutorial

9 Online articles Project Muse 100% full-text access to over 380 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers Current issues and backfile Many other indexing and abstracting services, including JSTOR, are linked through to Muse

10 Article Databases Historical Abstracts http://web.ebscohost.com – use the UL E resources link History of the world from 1450 to the present, excluding the US and Canada which are covered in America: History and Life Published since 1954, Historical Abstracts covers over 2,500 journal titles in more than 40 languages Every year over 20,000 new citations are added plus approximately 3,000 citations of book reviews

11 Article Databases Web of Knowledge A complex database of journal literature encompassing the ‘Web of Science’, in turn including the Arts and Humanities Citation Index Allows searches not only for articles but references to those items in other publications, creating a web of related works

12 Unpublished Research Historical Research – online as ‘Theses Completed’ UK university theses; items included by permission of the author EThOS Ph.D. theses submitted at almost 100 UK universities available in full text Proquest Digital Dissertations The most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses abstracts in the world

13 Primary Sources National Archives For England, Wales and the United Kingdom. The University has a subscription to ‘National Archives Documents Online’ which contains the full text of many digitised papers National Register of Archives Covers UK non-governmental material. The catalogue actually consists of over 44,000 unpublished catalogues and lists Access to Archives Archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day

14 Primary Sources Archives Hub A national gateway to descriptions of archives in 184 UK repositories, including Oxford and Cambridge Archive Grid A major Union Catalogue of historical documents, personal papers and family history material around the world

15 Subject Gateways Intute No longer being updated but will run for this academic year. All the sites are selected and evaluated by subject experts. Intute runs a Virtual Training Suite for users History Online From the Institute of Historical Research operates ‘History On-Line’. Provides details of books and articles, UK university lecturers in history and their subject of interest, UK theses in progress and completed, and a list of history websites

16 Subject Gateways History Data Service The HDS collects, preserves, and promotes the use of digital resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching

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