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9.2 - Subscription Databases

These databases are available only to subscribing institutions, and the URL which gives access to the data is tailored to the individual institution. The URL's listed below give access only to the publishers' homepage with information on subscription details.

American Council of Learned Societies, and University of Michigan. History E-Book Project . Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Libraries, 2002-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.historyebook.org (subscription database)
Abstract: Continually updated. A fully searchable database, containing a collection of major scholarly works from all areas of history, including online versions of printed works as well as original electronic publications. Site created by the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library for the ACLS History E-Book Project.

British National Library. English Short Title Catalog, 1473-1800 (ESTC). London: British Library, 1998.
Notes: Available online at http://eureka.rlg.org/Eureka/zgate2.prod (subscription database of the Research Libraries Group)
Abstract: Contains records for works printed in any language in England or its dependencies from the beginning of printing through the end of the eighteenth century, as well as works printed in English anywhere else in the world during that period from materials processed up to December 1997. Includes the former Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) and the two print short-title catalogues covering 1475-1640 (Pollard & Redgrave) and 1641-1700 (Wing).

Given-Wilson, Chris, Gen. ed. The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England 1275-1504. 16 Vols. Scholarly Digital Editions. Woodbridge, London: Boydell Press, National Archives, 2005.
Notes: Also available online in National archives http://bibpurl.oclc.org.libproxy.usc.edu/web/15805 (subscription database)
Abstract: Texts in Latin, Anglo-Norman or Middle English with modern English translations ; introduction and notes in modern English. Contains full text and translation of the meetings of the English parliaments from Edward I to Henry VII, covering the years from 1275 to 1504. Contents:
Vol. 1, Edward I, 1275-1294 , edited by Paul Brand
Vol. 2, Edward I, 1294-1307, edited by Paul Brand
Vol. 3, Edward II, 1307-1327, edited by Seymour Phillips
Vol. 4, Edward III, 1327-1348, edited by Seymour Phillips & Mark Ormrod
Vol. 5, Edward III, 1351-1377, edited by Mark Ormrod
Vol. 6, Richard II, 1377-1384, edited by Geoffrey Martin & Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 7, Richard II, 1385-1397, edited by Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 8, Henry IV, 1399-1413, edited by Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 9, Henry V, 1413-1422, edited by Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 10, Henry VI, 1422-1431, edited by Anne Curry
Vol. 11, Henry VI, 1432-1445, edited by Anne Curry
Vol. 12, Henry VI, 1447-1460, edited by Anne Curry & Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 13, Edward IV, 1461-1470, edited by Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 14, Edward IV, 1472-1483, edited by Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 15, Richard III, 1484-1485; Henry VII, 1485-1487, edited by Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 16, Henry VII, 1489-1504, edited by Rosemary Horrox

Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature., Kress Collection of Business and Economics., Seligman Collection (Columbia University), and Yale University. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale , 2004-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.gale.com (subscription database)
Abstract: Digital facsimiles of literature on economics and business published from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century from the collections of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School; with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University, and from Sterling Library at Yale University.

Great Britain. Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, and Justis Publishing. Justis 2.0 . London: Justis Publishing, Ltd, 2006-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.justis.com (subscription database)
Abstract: Contents: Weekly law reports (1953-present); Law Reports (1865-present); Times law reports (1990-present); English reports (1220-1873); State trials (1163-1858); Irish reports and digests (1919-present); Scottish session cases (1930-present); UK statutes (1235-present); UK statutory instruments; Hermes. UK statutes are available as printable PDFs

JSTOR (Organization). New York: JSTOR, 1995-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.jstor.org (subscription database)
Abstract: Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis

Kristeller, Paul Oskar. Iter : Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance . Toronto: Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, 1997-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.itergateway.org.libproxy.usc.edu (subscription database)
Abstract: Contains electronic resources for researchers in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Enables users to access some 225,000 articles frrom 300 medieval and renaissance journal titles, book, and reviews databases; provides online access to Paul Oskar Kristeller's Iter Italicum (a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts); provides access to the International directory of scholars (a comprehensive directory of contact information, and information on the research and teaching careers of scholars around the world).

Law Library Microform Consortium. LLMC-Digital: United Kingdom. Kaneohe, HI; Ann Arbor, MI: Law Library Microform Consortium; University of Michigan Libraries.
Notes: Available online at http://www.llmc.com/ (subscription database)
Abstract: Contains the English Reports (full reprint)

LexisNexis. LexisNexis. LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Notes: Available online at www.lexis-nexis.com (subscription database)
Abstract: A searchable archive of international content from newspapers, magazines, legal documents and other printed sources. LexisNexis claims to be the "world's largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, forms, legal, news, and business information." Includes a comprehensive database of UK case law and legislation.

Manchester University. Manchester Medieval Sources: Medieval Sourcesonline. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.medievalsources.co.uk/ (subscription database)
Abstract: Web-based learning resource containing hundreds of original medieval history documents compiled for the teaching and study of history. Includes both translations of source documents and thematic volumes. Provides access to the Medievalportal, which provides a gateway to other medieval material on the Internet.

McSparran, Frances. Middle English Compendium . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Digital Library Initiatives, 1998-.
Notes: Available online at http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/ (subscription database)
Abstract: Part of the University of Michigan Digital Library Initiative. "The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources." The HyperBibliography includes links to some legal materials and includes a listing of online catalogues of manuscripts such as the Yale University Library, Finding Aids Database which searches by repository and manuscript; enables users to search Barbara Shailor's Catalogue of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). WorldCat . Dublin, Ohio : OCLC , 1971-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.worldcat.org/ (subscription database) Abstract: Continually updated. WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions. With millions of online records built from the bibliographic and ownership information of contributing libraries, it is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind. Includes information on titles available in PDF form online.

ProQuest Information and Learning Company. EEBO: Early English Books Online. Ann Arbor, Mich: ProQuest-CSA LLC, 2003-
Notes: Available online at http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home (subscription database)
Abstract: Reproduces the works listed in: Pollard & Redgrave's Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640, Wing's Short title catalogue, (1641-1700), the Thomason tracts, (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement - all in full digital facsimile from the Early English Books microfilm collection. Includes many printed year book editions before 1700, as well as Ashe's Promptuarie (1614), an index to the year books and early nominate reports.

Research Libraries Group. ArchiveGrid . Mountain View, CA.: 1993-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.archivegrid.org (subscription database)
Abstract: Continually updated. ArchiveGrid is useful for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world, though with emphasis on American materials. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

Thomson/Gale (Firm). Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Group, 2003-.
Notes: Available online at http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/ (subscription database)
Abstract: A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800. Consists of books, trial records, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera. When completed, the full collection will include nearly 150,000 titles and more than 33,000,000 pages of searchable material.

Thomson/Gale (Firm). The Making of Modern Law; Legal Treatises 1800-1926 . Farmington Mills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2004-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.gale.com/ModernLaw/ (subscription database)
Abstract: Derived from two essential reference collections for historical legal studies, the Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century Legal Treatises microfilm collections, The Making of Modern Law features a fully searchable database of more than 21,000 Anglo-American legal works including treatises, casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. The content is divided into 99 separate areas, allowing researchers to focus their search on keywords or phrases, full text, author, title, date, subject, and source library.

Thomson West (Firm). Westlaw UK. The Thomson Corporation, 1996-
Notes: Available online at www.westlaw.co.uk (subscription database)
Abstract: Online research service for legal and law related materials and services.

University of Leeds. International Medieval Bibliography-Online. Brepols Publishers Online, 2001-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.brepolis.net/ (subscription database)
Abstract: The most comprehensive online index to articles on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period AD 450-1500 for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Citations classified by date, subject and location. Updated quarterly.

University of St. Andrews. Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online . Ontario, Canada: TannerRitchie Publishing, 2003-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.tannerritchie.com (subscription database)
Abstract: A collection of digitized editions of texts concerning economic, political, legal, and ecclesiastical history, such as treasury accounts, chronicles, papal registers, etc. Most are from England, Ireland, and Scotland, although some are from Milan and the New World.

William S. Hein & Company. HeinOnline. Buffalo, N.Y.: W. S. Hein , 2000-.
Notes: Available online at http://www.heinonline.org (subscription database)
Abstract: Full text image-based searchable database of legal periodicals and other texts. Its Legal Classics Library contains digitized versions of such legal classics as Glanvill, The Treatise on the Laws and Customs of the Realm of England, and standard legal bibliographies such as Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books, 1926. HeinOnline's English Reports 1220-1865 is a full reprint with indexes and book of charts together with multiple navigation features, such as a case locator, chart tool, and an advanced search feature.

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