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  • 19th Masterfile UCI access only
    19th Century Masterfile is the largest resource for pre-1920's studies, with over 6 million citations online. Includes Poole's, William Frederick Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, which indexes books, newspapers, periodicals and government documents on the 19th Century. It is a continually expanding resource for the study of Nineteenth-Century cultural and intellectual life.
  • African American Newspapers: The 19th Century UCI access only
    Includes Freedom's Journal; The Coloured American; The North Star; The National Era; Provincial Freeman; Frederick Douglass Paper; and The Christian Recorder.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries UCI access only
    Detailed firsthand descriptions of the American Civil War. Coverage: 1861-1865.
  • American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900 UCI access only
    Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Published between 1741 and 1900, the more than 1,000 titles include Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, and several popular magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal. Users can trace America's transition from colony to world power, or conduct in-depth research.
  • ARTFL: American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language UCI access only
    At present the corpus consists of nearly 2000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. We have also recently added a Provençal database that includes 38 texts in their original spellings. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. In most cases standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form, and the data contain page references to these editions.
  • Asian American Drama UCI access only
    "This edition of Asian American Drama contains 70 plays by 17 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. When complete, the collection will include more than 250 plays, of which some 50% have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of Josephine D. Lee, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Esther S. Kim, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; James S. Moy, University of New Mexico; and Karen Shimakawa, University of California, Davis."
  • Bertolt Brechts Werke UCI access only
    The work of Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956) holds up a mirror to the literary and political tumult of the twentieth century. In his dramatic, poetical and theoretical texts he involves himself time and time again with the turbulent events of the times in which he lived. In co-operation with the German publishers, Suhrkamp Verlag, Chadwyck-Healey are now publishing the first authorised electronic edition of Brecht's works. This edition is based on Bertolt Brecht - Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden - Jubiläumsausgabe um 100. Geburtstag, edited by Werner Hecht, Wolfgang Jeske and Jan Knopf, which collects Brecht's works and writings in six volumes with brief notes on each text.
  • Bible in English (990-1970) UCI access only
    20 different versions of the English Bible from the tenth to the twentieth century; Included is a searchable version of the King James Bible.
  • Black Drama UCI access only
    "This edition of Black Drama contains 502 plays by 125 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. When complete, the collection will include more than 1,200 plays, of which some 20% have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of James V. Hatch, a leading expert in this area."
  • The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective UCI access only
    Covers November 1860 - April 1865 and includes The Charleston Mercury; The New York Herald; and Richmond Enquirer.
  • CogNet UCI access only
    The CogNet Library is a growing collection of searchable full-text electronic texts for cognitive and brain sciences. The Library contains works from the MIT Press, as well as content and links to resources from other publishers, professional associations, institutions, and individuals who are willing to share public access to online work. "Members sign in" is optional; Click "Library Edition."
  • Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS) UCI access only
    Full text searchable documents range from correspondence and memoranda to minutes of cabinet meetings, technical studies, national security policy statements and intelligence reports. Released by presidential libraries, these records of the twentieth century provide the foundation for research in political science, history, journalism, diplomacy and international studies.
  • Digital National Security Archive UCI access only
    The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library in Washington, D.C., which provides unprecedented public access to declassified government documents obtained through extensive use of the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Through the Digital National Security Archive, the National Security Archive and Chadwyck-Healey have joined forces to produce the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945. More than 35,000 of the most important, declassified documents - totaling more than 200,000 pages - are included in the database. Many are published now for the first time.
  • Early American Fiction 1789-1875 UCI access only
    Provides both images and text for a well-defined and comprehensive collection of early American fiction. This database includes more than 750 works of fiction by more than 130 authors.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I. (1639-1800) UCI access only
    Based on the bibliography by Charles Evans, this digital collection, derived from the Early American Imprints microform collection, is an excellent resource for research involving every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America -- especially literature.
    Coverage: 1639-1800
  • Early American Imprints, Series II. (1801-1819) UCI access only
    Based on the bibliography by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, this database provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century.
  • Early American Newspapers (1690-1876) UCI access only
  • Early Encounters in North America UCI access only
    "This release of Early Encounters in North America (EENA) contains approximately 40,000 pages of material. When complete the product will include more than 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700. The collection is centered on present-day Canada and the United States with some limited coverage of Mexico."
  • Early English Books Online UCI access only
    Citations from early English texts presented as digital images. Includes treatise, musical exercises, novels, prayer books, pamphlets, and proclamations; almanacs, calendars, and many other primary sources. Coverage: 1475-1700
  • Early English Prose Fiction (1500-1700) UCI access only
  • ECCO -- Eighteenth Century Collections Online UCI access only
    Nearly 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800 will be available here. When complete, this product will allow full-text searching of more than 33 million pages of material from every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
    Coverage 1701-1800.
  • Eighteenth-Century Fiction (1700-1780) UCI access only
    96 complete works in English prose from this period by writers from the British Isles. Includes a scanned version of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and two different editions of Richardson's Clarissa and Pamela and of Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
  • Empire Online UCI access only
    This full-text searchable database brings together approximately 60,000 images of original manuscript and printed documents from libraries and archives around the world, providing the researcher with primary documents regarding colonial history, politics, culture and society. This database is divided into five thematic sections: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969 (Section I); Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire (Section II); The Visible Empire (Section III); Religion & Empire (Section IV); and Race, Class, Imperialism & Colonialism, c.1607-1969 (Section V).
  • Evans Digital Edition UCI access only
    "Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) has been hailed as one of the most important collections ever produced on microform. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography, the collection was first published by Readex in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). For decades, the collection has served as a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable."
  • German Lyrick Poetry (DDL) UCI access only
    Die Deutsche Lyrik im WWW wird insgesamt Werke von über einhundert Autoren des 17. bis 20. Jahrhunderts in elektronischer Form enthalten und damit deutschsprachige Lyrik aus über 300 Jahren umfassen. Die Deutsche Lyrik im WWW setzt sich aus verschiedenen Einzelbausteinen zusammen und wird kontinuierlich erweitert. Die Auswahl der Autoren erfolgt in Abstimmung mit einem internationalen editorischen Beraterteam. Die Deutsche Lyrik im WWW enthält jeweils den gesamten Text der einzelnen Gedichte. Außerdem wird alles Material aufgenommen, das integraler Bestandteil der Gedichtbände ist, wie zum Beispiel Widmungen oder Anmerkungen des Autors. Ausgeschlossen bleiben in der Regel: Vor- und Nachworte von Herausgebern, Einleitungen, editorischer Apparat, Biographien, Glossare und Indices.
  • Godey's Ladys Book 1830-1880 UCI access only
    The first successful American journal for women, Godey's began in 1830, circulated for nearly seventy years and included contributions from such celebrated writers as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allen Poe. Godey's provides a significant source for the study of women's history,social history, textile studies, and material culture and literature.
  • Goethes Werke UCI access only
    Die Goethes Werke-Datenbank enthält als Hauptelement die Weimarer Ausgabe von Goethes Werken, die ursprünglich in den Jahren 1887-1919 von Hermann Böhlau (und Nachfolger) unter der Schirmherrschaft der Großherzogin Sophie von Sachsen herausgegeben wurde und die daher häufig als Sophien-Ausgabe bezeichnet wird. Ergänzt wird die Datenbank durch in der Weimarer Ausgabe nicht enthaltenes Material: den Anhang an Goethes Werke. Goethes Gespräche, herausgegeben von Woldemar Freiherr von Biedermann (Leipzig, 1889-1896), sowie sämtliche Briefe, die seit der Fertigstellung der Weimarer Ausgabe entdeckt wurden: Goethes Werke, Nachträge zur Weimarer Ausgabe, herausgegeben von Paul Raabe (Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, München, 1990).
  • Harpweek, 1857-1865 UCI access only
    The HarpWeek database provides full-image reproductions of Harper's Weekly from 1857-1912, one of the most important weekly magazines read by Americans during the 19th Century.
  • Harrison's Online UCI access only
    Harrison's Online turns the world's leading textbook of medicine, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, into an updated medical database that delivers the high-quality information synonymous with the Harrison's name with the immediacy that only the online environment can provide. Includes full search capabilities of the new 14th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine; new and revised content from the Harrison's editors and contributors, updated regularly; late-breaking clinical trial data; updated therapy new references; links to related web sites; added illustrations; self-assessment questions, and more.
  • Kafka Werke UCI access only
    The work of Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924) has been one of the defining influences that have shaped the literature of the twentieth century. Now, in co-operation with S. Fischer Verlag, Chadwyck-Healey has created an electronic version of the critical edition of his complete works, Franz Kafka, Kritische Ausgabe, Schriften und Tagebücher, of which the first volume was published in 1982. For the first time the Kritische Kafka-Ausgabe des S. Fischer Verlages bei Chadwyck-Healey will make it possible to search Kafka complex body of work for his central themes and to follow their development throughout his writings.
  • LION Literature Online UCI access only
    A fully searchable library of over 300,000 works of English and American literature.
  • Literary Theory UCI access only
    Literary Theory traces the history of literary theory and criticism from Plato to the present. It contains over 800 works by more than 350 writers. Among the works included are: formal treatises on criticism, essays and manifestos, literary prefaces, theories of imagination, taste and aesthetics, and major examples of contemporary theory.
  • MD Consult UCI access only
    MD Consult is a comprehensive online medical information service. It contains over 40 respected medical reference books, 50 medical journals, MEDLINE, comprehensive drug information, over 600 clinical practice guidelines, approximately 3,000 customizable patient education handouts, daily personalized clinical updates, and online CME. MD Consult will help answer clinical questions quickly and efficiently. Click on "Open Generic Edition" to logon. You may also create a customized interface by registering for free.
  • Middle English Compendium UCI access only
    University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service. The Compendium provides access to and interconnectivity among three resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse based on the MED bibliographies, and a full-text Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.
  • MyiLibrary UCI access only
    MyiLibrary is an electronic platform which gives aggregated access to electronic books. Books can be browsed by subject, by publisher, and alphabetically. The MyiLibrary platform allows multiple concurrent access, full text searching, bookmarking, saved searches, and copy, paste and print capabilities.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950 UCI access only
  • Past Masters UCI access only
    Electronic texts on philosophy, religion, classics, political theory, education, and economics. Full-text works by: Aquinas, Aristotle, Hegel, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and many others.
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1800 UCI access only
    "The New York Times of the 18 Century".
  • Schillers Werke UCI access only
    Schillers Werke im World Wide Web comprises the complete works of Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), including his poetry and plays, the translations, minor prose works, historical and philosophical writings, letters to and from Schiller and the Conversations. Schillers Werke is the electronic edition of the Nationalausgabe of Schillers works. The Nationalausgabe was established in 1940 as the definitive edition of his works, letters and conversations. The edition now comprises fifty-six volumes, with six more in preparation. The series is currently edited by Norbert Oellers, one of the world's leading scholars of German literature. The Nationalausgabe is published in electronic form with the support of and under licence from Verlag Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger Weimar GmbH & Co.
  • SourceOECD UCI access only
    SourceOECD is the publications portal for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and provides searchable full-text access to all OECD publications. Coverage is from 1998 to date. SourceOECD is organized into three sections: monographs, periodicals, and statistics.
    • PERIODICALS: Clicking on "Periodicals" at the top of the homepage will bring up a list of available online periodicals. NOTE: You may go directly to "Direct Access" instead of "User Name Access" to bring up a title.
    • MONOGRAPHS: Monographs and studies are organized by themes that are listed in the left hand column of the homepage. Clicking on a theme will bring up a list of key titles and a list of years. Clicking on a year brings up the list of all available monographs for that theme and year.
    • STATISTICS: OECD statistical databases. NOT SUBSCRIBED TO AT THIS TIME.
    • OECD is one of the major international government organizations, with 30 member countries; it provides governments a setting in which to discuss and develop economic and social policy. A glance at the "themes" column indicates the OECD's wide range of interests and influence: Agriculture & Food; Education & Skills; Emerging Economies; Employment; Energy; Enterprise, Industry & Trade; Environment & Sustainable Development; Finance & Investment; General Economics & Future Studies; Governance; International Development; Nuclear Energy; Science & Information Technology; Social Issues & Migration; Statistics Sources & Methods; Taxation; Territorial Economy; Transition Economies; and Transport.
  • Stat!Ref Medical Reference Library UCI access only
    STAT!Ref is an information resource that offers full-text, cross-searchable access to the contents of 45 classic medical and drug reference books. The latest edition of each title is provided. STAT!Ref allows you to search in individual books, selected books, or all books. Hypertext links within the articles allow you to view tables and illustrations. STAT!Ref permits the use of Boolean operators, and allows you to select how NEAR (how many words apart) words should be. Special features include free access to Stedman's Medical Dictionary and links to the tables of contents for all books in STAT!Ref.
  • Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro UCI access only
    Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro full text database contains the most important dramatic works of sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain, published here in full (never before published on the World Wide Web). Teatro Espsañol del Siglo de Oro contains more than 800 plays written by 16 dramatists including Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Agustín Moreto etc.
  • UC Press Books UCI access only
    Electronic editions of selected UC Press books are available in the following subject areas: International Studies, Classics, Literature, History, Anthropology, Politics, and Religious Studies. These editions are still in the testing stage and are available for browsing free of charge.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set UCI access only
  • Victorian Women Writers Project UCI access only
  • Women Writers Online UCI access only
    Full-text collection of early modern women's writing covering the period 1400 to 1850.