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Smithsonian Collections Online

  Smithsonian Collections Online offer rich digitized primary source materials from the Smithsonian’s museums, libraries, and archives. Cornell now subscribes to these three collections:   Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry This collection is comprised of items selected from the National Museum of American History Archives Center and Smithsonian Libraries and covers approximately 1820-1926. […]

Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online now available

Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides full-text, searchable content from a broad range of primary sources including a variety of material types: monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more. Selected with guidance of an international team of experts, these primary sources cover a wide range of academic disciplines and areas of study. They include […]

State Papers Online Eighteenth Century part I, 1714‐1782: Domestic – now available

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, part 1: Domestic, Military, Naval and Reigsters of the Privy Council, represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. Covering the reigns of the […]

Trial to Brill’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus Online

Announcing a trial to Brill’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus Online: You should be able to access this off campus. Let me know if you have problems. Please let me know what you think about this resource.  We do already have this dictionary in print (and on CD Rom, available for short-term special check out): […]

Two New Military History Resources

We have recently added two new resources in military history that are sure to be of use to many. The International Bibliography of Military History is now available as an online volume.  It was first published by the International Commission of Military History as the Bibliographie internationale d’histoire militaire.  In 2012 Brill assumed publication responsibilities.  It indexes […]

New Microfilm Collections at CRL

The Cornell University Library (CUL) is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in Chicago. CRL owns approximately five million publications, archives, and collections that supplement Cornell’s humanities, science, and social science holdings. CUL users can borrow material for an unlimited period, making CRL’s collection in effect an extension of CUL’s own holdings. CRL […]

Project MUSE Electronic Books

Project MUSE from the Johns Hopkins University Press has long been an important source for journals in electronic form, but did you know that it is now offering university press monographs as well? The University Press Content Consortium, which initially comprised 66 academic publishers, is offering many of its titles through Project MUSE. The utility […]

Accessing Digitized Newspapers

The digitization of old newspapers is transforming their value as source material.  It is now possible to search across millions of pages of scanned and OCRed papers.  There are free resources, such as Chronicling America from the Library of Congress and the Fulton County history site (which provides access to an incredible 25 million pages […]

Oxford Bibliographies

As part of a joint purchase with our partner library at Columbia, CUL will be adding 15 of the Oxford Bibliographies Online to our electronic holdings.  The first of these, Atlantic History and Medieval Studies, are now listed in the catalog; the others should be activated shortly.  Among the topics being added are Renaissance & […]

Digital Resources for the Republic of Letters

A recent review in Reviews in History from the Institute of Historical Research praises the project called Cultures of Knowledge (Cofk).  CofK offers a platform on which early modern intellectual historians can meet virtually and exchange knowledge about early modern networks through the study of their correspondence. The reviewer notes that “the site structure makes […]

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