America: History and Life  Connect to America: History and Life
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Description: America: History & Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from 1954 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages. In 2006, America: History and Life began adding retrospective coverage for the most important historical journals in JSTOR. By project’s end, coverage for these journals will extend back to the late-19th century.
Coverage: 1910-
Journals: Each year over 1,700 journal titles published worldwide are scanned for relevant articles and book/media reviews of special interest to historians of United States and Canadian history and related fields. Journal articles central to the historian’s interests are covered with abstracts of 75-100 words. Articles in peripheral journals, dealing with specific historical subareas or with subjects related to history, are handled as short entries (a one- or two-sentence annotation). Reviews are cited from a selected subgroup of approximately 140 mostly American or Canadian journals.
Links: Has Get It! links.
Notes: CLIO Notes, accessed by clicking on “CLIO Notes” at the upper left of the screen, guides you through subjects in United States history by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire America: History and Life database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.
Permitted Uses: “The America: History & Life database is made up of indexing, abstracts, and full text. The copyright of the abstracts and indexing is owned by EBSCO Publishing. This database is intended solely for the use of the individual patron of the licensing party. Copyright of the full text is the property of the publisher of the original publication. Text may not be copied without express written permission except for the print or download capabilities of the retrieval software used to access it. This text is intended solely for the use of the individual user.”
Help: Click on “Help” in the upper right of the screen. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources: Coverage of the scholarly historical literature for areas other than the United States and Canada is provided by Historical Abstracts. It may be searched simulteanously with America: History & Life.
Users: 6 concurrent users
Producer: EBSCOhost

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Last modified: 05/15/14