Historical Abstracts  Connect to Historical Abstracts
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: Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more – essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years. No other history research tool matches its scholarly standards or comprehensive coverage. In 2006, Historical Abstracts 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: 1955-
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 world 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 Historical Abstracts database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.
Permitted Uses: “The Historical Abstracts 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 the United States and Canada is provided by America: History & Life. It may be searched simulteanously with Historical Abstracts.
Users: 6 concurrent users
Producer: EBSCOhost

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Last modified: 05/19/14