Cultural studies

America History and Life with Full Text

Provides access to books and journals on history and culture of the United States of America and Canada.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical database containing billions of civil statistics, census and military records from Canada, the USA and some European countries.

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L’Année Philologique

Bibliographical database concerning all aspects of Greek-Roman Antiquity. References are augmented with summaries.

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ARTSTOR

Image database featuring images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in an easily-navigated repository.

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Bibliographie de Civilisation médiévale

Multilingual bibliographic database from the famous Cahiers de Civilisation médiévale (1958-2003). Originally dedicated to the High Middle Ages, today it also covers Late Antiquity and Late Middle Ages, with more than 64 000 references.

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CBS News 60 Minutes

Provides access to the archives (1977-2014) of the American television programme 60 Minutes. The database contains video files and their transcripts.

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Chicago Tribune

Investigative and famous American newspapers (24 Pulitzer prizes since 1932).

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Early English Books Online

Provides access to digital versions of over 130 000 printed works in English speaking countries between 1473 and 1700. They cover many disciplines: art, history, literature, music, science, theology …

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

English-speaking encyclopaedia of reference. Gathers generalist articles, atlases, primary sources, definitions of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and English-speaking periodicals in the field oh humanities and social sciences.

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

Gathers articles about African-American history, from the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass.

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

Gathers articles about African-American history, from the Reconstruction Era to today (2008).

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Gale Primary Sources 

Platform that allows to search in reference works and ancient sources in the various fields of the humanities.

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The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition

Online dictionary on music in all its forms.

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Encyclopedic articles on American art.

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The Guardian and The Observer

The archives of these two historical newspapers, available from 1791 to 2003, provide unmatched coverage of the arts, politics, public affairs and sports. These two British newspapers and famous defenders of press freedom offer a unique perspective on historical events.

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The Hartford Courant 

The archives of this historical newspaper, available from 1764 to 1996, gives access to documentation of the movement for independence, the Revolutionary War, slavery in early American life and the writings of Mark Twain.

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Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Collection of articles, reports and bibliographies of books on history, culture, social sciences, arts and military sciences.

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Historical Newspapers

Database providing access to the full text of the archives of several Anglo-Saxon newspapers of international audience such as The Guardian en The Observer, The Hartford Courant, The New York Times with Index, The New York Tribune and Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

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In Principio

One million Latin ‘incipits’ about history, literature, philosophy and religion.

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Index to Printed Music

Bibliographic database on music.

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International African Bibliography Online

International and interdisciplinary bibliographic database on African studies with more than 140 000 references.

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International Directory of Medievalists

Répertoire des médiévistes, avec leurs domaines de spécialisation.

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International Medieval Bibliography

Lists medievalists with their areas of specialisation.

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JSTOR

Database that provides access to journals and e-books in full text in the domains of arts and sciences.

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Knowledge Unlatched

Collaboration between libraries and publishers to ensure open access to scientific literature. This database covers the following disciplines: anthropology, history, literature, media and communication, politics, …

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Latin American Newsstream

Provides access to nearly 90 Latin American information sources, such as El Universal, O Globo, La Nación, El Mercurio, etc.

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Lexikon des Mittelalters Online

Database that provides access to articles, books, bibliographies and indexes concerning the Middle Ages (culture, history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, science …).

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Los Angeles Times

One of the largest American metropolitan newspapers that have won numerous journalism awards, including 37 Pulitzer prizes.

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The Making of the Modern World

Bibliographic data and digitised texts on economic themes in the broad sense: political science, history, sociology, finance, colonisation …

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Middle East Newsstream

Provides access to more than 130 information sources from the Arabic world, Southwest Asia and surrounding countries. The database contains the full text from several newspapers such as Gulf Daily News, Palestine Chronicles, Le Temps, Sudan Tribune, etc.

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Mosa 

Database harvesting institutional repositories to centralize the Open Access scientific production of Belgium and Luxembourg.

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The New York Times (with Index)

The renowned American newspaper gives access to its archives (1851-2018) and to early 20th century news. The newspaper publishes all important texts, including speeches and presidential press conferences. An index for politics, economics, art, culture, history, sports and public affaires is available.

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The New York Tribune and Herald Tribune 

The archives of these annexes to The New York Times, available from 1841 to 1962, cover major events at the turn of the 20th century. Texts by Theodore Roosevelt, Margaret Fuller, Karl Marx and Frederic Engels are also included.

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OpenBook Publishers

OpenBook Publishers is an academic Open Access publisher. Thanks to KBR’s partnership, you have access to all the e-books available on the platform, both in streaming, in ePub and PDF.

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OpenEdition Journals

One of the four OpenEdition platforms (OpenEdition Books, OpenEdition Journals, Calenda, Hypothèses). It offers more than 500 journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences. (Previously Revues.org.).

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ProQuest Research Library

Database that contains millions of full-access articles from scientific, literary, historical, artistic, …  journals.

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UN iLibrary

The United Nations’ virtual library. It give access to books and articles on democracy, economy, environment, human rights, health, etc.

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US Major Dailies

Gathers the five most respected American national and regional newspapers and their archives : Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.

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The Wall Street Journal

American newspaper considered as the leading publication for economic news and information on global financial markets. The archives (1889-2004) cover international and American business, financial news and in-depth financial analyses on the world’s stock market.

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The Washington Post

American journal well known for in-depth news and analyses of American politics. The archives (1877-2005) provide political and governmental news. This newspaper won Pulitzer prizes for its articles on the Watergate scandal (1972-1974).

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