- America: History and Life -- database that covers the history of the United States and Canada. It includes key English-language historic journals, selected historic journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and selected relevant journals in the social sciences and humanities.
- Historical Abstracts -- this database includes key history journals from major countries, as well as relevant selected journals from the social sciences and humanities. All abstracts are in English.
Important Databases for Doing Historical Research in IR
- American State Papers, 1789-1838 -- this collection includes over 6,000 publications, including every legislative and executive document of the first fourteen U.S. Congresses, in addition to materials such as speeches and messages of Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. Covers historical documents prior to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set [see below].
- Archives Direct--site contains a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew - the UK government's official archive. Includes collections on the Middle East, China, and the Richard Nixon Era.
- CQ Historic Documents--currently contains 32 volumes of primary sources. Each volume includes approximately 100 documents covering items range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.
- HeinOnline History of International Law -- includes more than 800 titles and 600,000 pages dating back to 1690 on international law subjects such as war and peace, the Nuremberg Trials, law of the sea, international arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions, and much more. Access by clicking on link in left-hand column.
- HeinOnline World Trials Library -- this collection includes more than 3,200 trials including complete sets of American State Trials, Howell's State Trials, and the Nuremburg Trials. It also includes famous trials from various law library trials collections. It contains trial transcripts, critical court documents, and trial-related resources such as full-text books and reports which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials. Access by clicking on link in left-hand column.
- JSTOR--a full text digital archive of core scholarly journals representing disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, most with complete back runs, some dating back to the late 17th century.
- United States Congressional Serial Set -- commonly referred to as the Serial Set, this collection contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.
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