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Western European Studies Recommended Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others.
  • AIDA
    Contains nearly 287,000 journal articles from over 1,000 Italian academic journals covering the humanities and social sciences
  • ARTFL
    Contains the complete text of the collection Trésor de la Langue Française (nearly 2600 texts).
  • BDSL-online
    It is a database for German language and literature, literary history and criticism. 1985-present.
  • Bibliography of British and Irish History
    Provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth - from 55BC to the present.
  • British Humanities Index
    Provides abstracts from over 400 daily newspapers, weekly magazines and academic journals of international standing, with over 240,000 records dating back to 1962
  • CAIRN
    Offers the most comprehensive collection of French and Belgian journals in the humanities and social sciences available online.
  • DigiZeitschriften: das deutsche digitale Zeitschriftenarchiv
    Provides full-text access to German journals and annuals, often covering them in their entirety. Some start in the 1800s.
  • Erudit
    Provider of Francophone and Canadian peer reviewed journals in North America.
  • Factiva
    Covers national and international news; use the search builder to identify sources by country.
  • Francis
    Covers a wide range of multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities
  • Gallica: la bibliothèque numérique
    Contains full-text books and serials covering the cultural history of France from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
  • HAPI
    Provides authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
  • IBZ Online
    Indexes international multidisciplinary academic periodical literature in the humanities, social sciences and related fields.
  • JSTOR
    Contains back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences with ability to limit results to items in a particular language.
  • Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog
    Allows simultaneous search of the holdings of major libraries in Europe and worldwide; includes used books.
  • KLGonline
    German Literature and German language literature published after 1945; provides bio-bibliographical information for more than 650 authors. 1945 – present
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides wide range of U.S. and international newspapers, radio and television transcripts.
  • MLA Int. Bibliography
    International coverage of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing published from 1926
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Biographies of noteworthy people, no longer living, who inhabited or were connected with the British Isles.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Covers reference works and dictionaries for several European languages.
  • Periodicals Index Online
    Indexes thousands of selected international periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences from their first issues to 1995.
  • PRISMA
    Provides full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.
  • Torrossa (formerly EIO)
    Editoria Italiana Online. the full-text platform created by Casalini Libri for current scholarship in Italian Studies
  • World biographical information system
    Contains biographical information on over 6 million people worldwide, from the 8th century BC to present

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