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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 […]

More Digitized Historical Newspapers Available

As part of its effort to return the Cornell University Library to its position among the top ten academic institutions in terms of collections support, the Library has started to draw down on funds that have been in reserve for a range of projects and divert them to collections support.We were able to make several […]

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

At the urging of several faculty in the History Department and at ILR, the Library has acquired access to the digital version of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP).  HCPP includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. It offers page images and […]

Digital Microfilm at The National Archives (UK)

The National Archives in the UK has an exciting new initiative.  Called “Digital Microfilm,” it is PDF versions of microfilm reels that can be downloaded for free.  The PDFs are quite large and the records have not been indexed so you will need to scroll through them, much as you would when using a microfilm.  […]

Full-text links added to 19th Century Masterfile

Many Cornell historians know about 19th Century Masterfile, the online version of many standard 19th century periodical indexes, including Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906, the Index to Legal Periodical Literature, 1786-1937, and the Royal Society’s Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900.  But did you know that it has been adding links to a variety of […]

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