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is coordinated by PASCAL, in cooperation with its members, the South Carolina State Library, and other partners. Collegiate DISCUS is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through an appropriation to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
General sources that cover History
Core sources for History
America: History & Life: | | 1964- |
This database covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. It offers access to 2,000 plus journals published worldwide and contains almost 400,000 citations including some state and local history journals.
& Genealogy Master Index | |
BGMI indexes current, common reference sources, as well as important retrospective works that cover both living and deceased individuals in various disciplines from all over the world. The index now contains more than 13.6 million entries.
Biography Resources Center | | |
For all age groups, this database is a comprehensive source for biographical information. It provides over 300,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history, quick reference information on nearly one million people from Who's Who sources, and full text articles from hundreds of magazines and links to selected biography Web sites.
Black Thought and Culture | | 1700- |
Black Thought and Culture will provide approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature, and art.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names | |
Produced by the J. Paul Getty Trust, this structured vocabulary was developed primarily for the field of art history but has the potential for wide applications related to disciplines such as archeology, history, and geography.
Weekly | | 1857-1865 |
This database contains all of the pages of Harper's Weekly (1857-1865) as scanned images with a series of indexes. It is searchable by date, index terms, literary genre, and occupation/role.
Historical Abstracts | | 1969- |
Historical Abstracts is recognized as the leading bibliography for historical study in the world and includes key historical journals from virtually every major conutry. It covers world history (1450-present) and releated areas of the social sciences and humanities including culture, diplomacy, economics, international relations, and politics.
Historical Statistics of the United States | |
This is the electronic version of the Bicentennial Edition of the Historical Statistics of the United States (1975). It is a standard source for quantitative indicators of United States history from Colonial Times - 1970.
Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online |
| Colonial times to Present |
The online edition of the Historical Statistics of the United States provides detailed statistical information covering a vast array of topics, such as slavery, migration, poverty and much more. The resource is fully searchable and downloadable, with approximately 37,000 data series. This powerful tool allows users to create customized tables and spreadsheets using data that is fully accessible online.
History Resource Center: US|
History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes citations from over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index, as well as the entire "American Journey Online" series.
History Resource Center: World|
Contains more than 1,500 primary sources from Primary Source Microfilm, full-text articles from more than 110 academic journals, amd more than 1,600 historical maps and atlases. Includes annotated Web links to primary source special collection sites and chronological timelines.
Humanities Full Text (Wilson Web) | | 1984- |
To search only this database, click Humanities (HUM) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. This database covers archaeology, area studies, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, literary & social criticism literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology.
Human Relations Area Files - eHRAF | |
A full text database that provides primarily descriptive information on the cultures of the world. Annual installments will contain 50,000 or more pages of text on 15 or more cultures. In addition to the text, indexed by the Outline of Cultural Materials, the database also contains a bibliography for each culture and a cultural summary.
Issues and Controversies FACTS.com: | |
Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com presents and enhances the full back file of Issues & Controversies On File, which has probed more than 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.
JSTOR | | date varies |
JSTOR offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered online after having been published for 2-5 years. The entire printed matter of the journal as published is included, and coverage for most titles begins with their starting numbers. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to view and print from JSTOR.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography | |
An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Great Britain's past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.
Project Muse | |
Includes the full-text of over 300 quality journal titles, covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Online | | 1976- |
This database comprises the Bibliography of Scotland (BOS) and the Bibliography of Scottish Gaelic (BOSG). BOS, Scotland's national bibliography, brings together over 60,000 records of books and major articles of Scottish interest published all over the world. In principle, it covers the period from 1976 to the present, but most of the records available online date from 1988 to the present. When completed, the BOSG is intended to list books and periodicals published in Gaelic, or containing substantial Gaelic text, from the beginning of Gaelic publishing. At present, it lists much but not all of the Gaelic material held in the National Library of Scotland plus some recent periodical articles.