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History of Africa, Asia, Middle East


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Background Information

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Online access to Bibliographic Index is no longer available.  Print volumes for 1937-2008 (v.1-48) are available in Carrier Library. Please stop by the public service desk for assistance with retrieval.  [more info]
Carrier Library - Stack 2a
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A collection of full-text reference books in history.  [more info]
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Online access to complete full text of the respected Cambridge Histories of:  Africa, Ancient China, China, Early Inner Asia, Egypt, and Iran.
Lengthy signed articles and rich bibliographies.  Keep in mind that some volumes were published over 20 years ago; if so, you will want to use other sources to update the bibliographies.
 
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Search over 500 reference titles using Credo.  [more info]
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A selective guide of reference sources, organized by academic discipline...  [more info]
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Find subject specific lists of scholarly articles in Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO).  Each research guide in OBO provides an introduction to the topic and annotated bibliographic lists of books and articles recommended by scholars in the field.  [more info]
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Database of full-text scholarly reference books on all subjects.  [more info]
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Search most of JMU's reference collection for background articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.  [more info]
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Journal Articles

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AfricaBib allows searching of several databases, including Africana Periodical Literature, which indexes over 500 international journals. Maintained as a free service by the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands.   [more info]
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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity...  [more info]
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An index with abstracts to more than 1,800 journals in 40 languages on world history from 1450 to the present.  [more info]
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Indexes articles in the subjects of gerontology, history, international relations, journalism, law, linguistics, and many more subjects.  [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam.  [more info]
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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc.  [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences.  [more info]
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An index of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics...  [more info]
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Books & Videos

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Collection of over 2100 books of high quality in the humanities online...
 
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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity...  [more info]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing.  [more info]
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Not recommended for use in Google Chrome.  Please use Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an all-inclusive bibliographic tool for 19th-century research.  [more info]
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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century...  [more info]
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An index with abstracts to more than 1,800 journals in 40 languages on world history from 1450 to the present.  [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam.  [more info]
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JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries.  [more info]
Internet
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ...  [more info]
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Audio (Music, Spoken word, etc.)

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Serves as a guide to Internet resources on African cultures and peoples. Sites are organized by country and topic.  [more info]
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The world's musical and aural traditions, in streaming audio...  [more info]
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Images

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Serves as a guide to Internet resources on African cultures and peoples. Sites are organized by country and topic.  [more info]
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Image database containing the Associated Press' current year's photo report and a selection of images dating from the 1500s. Also includes charts, graphs, tables, and maps.  [more info]
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Image database containing over 1 million images in subject areas such as art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, world history, literature and more.  [more info]
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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century...  [more info]
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Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.  [more info]
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Newspapers

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Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources.
 
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 3 years ago...  [more info]
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 15 years ago...  [more info]
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Primary Sources

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Abzu guides the user to data on the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean world...  [more info]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing.  [more info]
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Not recommended for use in Google Chrome.  Please use Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an all-inclusive bibliographic tool for 19th-century research.  [more info]
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This database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945 ...  [more info]
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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century...  [more info]
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Full text primary source documents, including original manuscripts and printed material...  [more info]
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Contains documents from and about missionary activity in the United States during the 19th Century.  Includes reproductions of personal narratives, organizational records, and biographies of churches, church leaders, and missionaries.  Also contains material on missionary activities in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Sandwich Islands.  [more info]
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Contains records of nearly 35,000 trans-Atlantic slaving voyages made between 1514 and 1866...  [more info]

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Reviews

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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity...  [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam.  [more info]
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Websites

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Serves as a guide to Internet resources on African cultures and peoples. Sites are organized by country and topic.  [more info]

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