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star America: History and Life 1964 to present
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada prehistory to the present. It comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries and over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

star Historical Abstracts 1955 to present
Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America History and Life). Over half a million entries in all. Currently over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database. Updated three times per year. Provides citations, abstracts.

star JSTOR
JSTOR holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, and offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Of the available JSTOR collections, Milner has 11 multi-disciplinary collections (Arts and Sciences I through XI) and two discipline-specific collections (Ecology & Botany, Health & General Sciences). JSTOR Current Scholarship Program provides subscription access to current issues of 34 journals within these collections.

    Project Muse Premium Collection
Provides full text access to journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences from 60 scholarly publishers. Coverage and update periods vary. Provides citation, abstracts, and full text. Project Muse is a not-for-profit collaboration between the participating publishers and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

    Chicago Tribune, Historical (1849-1990) 1847-1990
The Historical Chicago Tribune covers international and national news along with issues and events in Chicago, Illinois, and the entire Midwest. Full page images are available for every issue cover to cover and include not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements, but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. Provides full text.

    New York Times (1851-2010) 1851-2010
The New York Times (1851-2010) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Coverage: Sept 18,1851-Dec 31, 2010.

    Nineteenth Century US Newspapers 1800-1900
19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

    American Periodicals Series Online 1741-1900 1741-1900
American popular and professional periodicals, over 1,000 titles in all, covering a wide range of subjects. Provides citations, full text.

    Harpweek 1857-1912
Harper's Weekly, a primary resource for examining 19th Century America. Provides full text.

    Historic Documents
The online equivalent of the entire run of the print serial Historic documents, issued since 1972, each annual volume of which contains approximately 100 documents covering the most significant events of the year. The documents include presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. Documents are preceded by introductory material to provide historical and intellectual context. Documents may be searched by full-text keyword, title, and topic; a cumulative index is provided. Provides full text.

    Black Thought and Culture
Black Thought and Culture provides 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. Some of the authors include Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington.

    Women and Social Movements in the US (Scholar's Edition)
Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.

    North American Indian Thought and Culture
The database presents the life stories of American Indians and Canadian First Peoples in their own words and through the words of others. Soon to the be largest compilation ever created of biographical information on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America, it contains nearly 100,000 pages of content, including biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, reference works, manuscripts, and photographs. This database tells the life stories of well-known figures such as Sitting Bull but also lesser known individuals whose experiences further enhance the portrayal of Indian culture.

    Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition is a compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources and covers topics such as health, crime, slavery, American Indians, economic sectors and poverty.

Also available in print (5 volumes): Floor 2 Reference Desk, C 3.134/2:H 62x/.

    Congressional Publications
Provides access to a variety of information by and about the United States Congress. It indexes Congressional publications from 1789 to the present and provides access to Legislative Histories for public laws (1969-); testimony from congressional hearings (1824-); bill texts and status (1989-); the Congressional Record (1985-); the Federal Register (1980-); and the US Serial Set (1789-1969), and information about members and committees.

    Humanities International Complete
Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. As well as including all data from Humanities International Index, Humanities International Complete includes full text for nearly 1200 journals.

    Art and Architecture Complete 1875 to present
A research database for the study of art and architecture. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes art scholars, artists, designers, college students, and general researchers. This database covers a wide variety of pertinent subjects, including antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more. It includes the full text of over 350 periodicals and 220 books as well as indexing for over 800 journals, magazines and trade publications.

    American Foreign Relations Since 1600 (SHAFR Guide) 1600 - present
In the American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, a team of distinguished historians has culled the most important published and unpublished works in U.S diplomatic literature and thoroughly annotated them. The work comprehensively covers five centuries, from America's colonial era into the 21st century

    European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750," the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

    Dissertations & Theses
Electronic edition of Dissertation Abstracts covering the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations from over 1,000 accredited institutions since 1861. Citations from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Free twenty-four page previews for all subjects. Full text for dissertations in the Humanities and Social Sciences are available beginning in 1997; full text for selected dissertations prior to 1997 is available based on demand and author permission. Updated monthly.

    American National Biography
The American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. Updated semi-annually, the ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.

Milner's subscription allows five (5) people to use this site at any time. If all connections are being used, you will see a message stating that all licenses are currently active. Try again later.

    Biography and Genealogy Master Index 1977 to present
Comprehensive index to more than 11 million biographical sketches in over 3,000 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world. Provides citations.

    Current Biography Illustrated 1940 to present
Find information about the people making tomorrow's headlines plus historical figures back to World War II. This resource contains more than 15,000 full text biographies, and more than 9,400 obituaries. In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than 19,500 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes and commentary as well as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues. Profiles give users the information they want on celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others.

    Who's Who 1985 to present
Marquis Who's Who features comprehensive profiles on over 1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.

Includes information from the following publications: Who's Who in America, Who Was Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Asia, Who's Who in American Politics, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders, Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare, Who's Who in Finance & Business,. Who's Who in 20th Century America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the South & Southwest, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Media & Communications, Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in American Nursing, Who's Who in Religion, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals.

    Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection
A fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionaries and reference works in all subject areas published by Oxford University Press. Also includes titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series. Provides full text.

Milner's subscription allows five (5) people to use this site at any time. If all connections are being used, you will see a message stating that all licenses are currently active. Try again later.

    Sage Knowledge
Formerly Sage eReference, Sage Knowledge contains full text access to reference works primarily in the social sciences that are published by Sage.

    CQ Electronic Library
CQ Electronic Library is a definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. This platform unites several modules allowing them to be searched all at once or by themselves.

Current modules are CQ Global Researcher, CQ Researcher, the Encyclopedia of US Political History and the Historic Documents series.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes the full text of books, encyclopedias and handbooks. Available books cover all subject areas, including art, business, history and medicine.

    Illinois State University History Digital Collection
Illinois State University History is a digital collection that includes campus history books, proceedings of the first university governing board, and photographs of campus activities and buildings.

    Artstor
The Artstor Digital Library provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. The community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.


    Circus & Allied Art Digital Collection
The slides of Sverre "Bex" Braathen combine a "Passion for Circus" with the skills and artistry of photography at its finest. Images were captured in the saturated colors of Kodachrome slides and date from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Set within the context of the entire Braathen collection, these images provide insight to what happens just outside the canvas flaps of the circus tent.

    Art and Culture Digital Collection prehistoric to the present
A locally produced database of images for use in the study and teaching of art, design, and material culture at Illinois State University. Includes views of sculpture, architecture, painting, and decorative art objects from European, American, Middle Eastern, Asian, African and Oceanic cultures dating from prehistoric times to the present. The images come from many sources, including published images, original images purchased or donated, and unique images selected and scanned from the slide library at the School of Art.

    National Jukebox 1910-1930
Presented by the Library of Congress, the National Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. Recordings in the Jukebox were issued on record labels now owned by Sony Music Entertainment, which has granted the Library of Congress a gratis license to stream acoustical recordings.

    ArchiveGrid
Search through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

    American History in Video
American History in Video coverage includes videos about the early history of Native Americans to the New Deal and the Civil War and more. Contains movies about historical figures such as Danial Boone and Helen Thomas. Movies come from partners such as PBS, History Channel and others. Includes newsreels. This collection includes over 6000 titles.

    American Memory Project
The American Memory Project is a collection of more than 9 million online images, sound recordings, motion pictures, and manuscripts. The project is sponsored by the Library of Congress. Materials are organized into more than 100 thematic collections, each accompanied by explanatory documents and features.

    Annenberg CPB
Educational video programs with accompanying Web and print materials. The collection is intended to help teachers increase their expertise in the subjects they teach and the teaching methods they use. Many programs in the collection are also intended for classroom use.

    Broadcast Transcripts
Transcripts from various sources including television news programs, radio broadcasts and press releases

    BrowZine
BrowZine is a web-based service and app for Apple or Android smart phones and devices that helps you browse through scholarly e-journals available from Milner Library. BrowZine sorts our e-journals into broad disciplines and then into narrower subjects. You can save and organize your most-used e-journals on virtual bookshelves in your account. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse through, read, and monitor scholarly e-journals across disciplines.

    Chicago Defender 1910-1975
The Chicago Defender, a historical African-American newspaper, provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Browse and search complete issues of newspaper, as well as obituaries. Includes the Chicago Daily Defender, the Daily Defender and weekend editions of the newspapers. Includes full text.

    Chicago Tribune (1985-present) 1985 to present
The Chicago Tribune covers international and national news. Noted for extensive coverage of business news, the Tribune provides in-depth profiles of the more than 85 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Chicago region, along with superb biographical sketches, criticism and comment of research-worthy topics, coverage of social issues, urban affairs, sports, politics and government, cultural affairs, and the important issues and events in Chicago, Illinois, and the entire Midwest. Provides full text.

    Digital Transgender Archive
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.

    Early English Books Online
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection contains the full text of more than 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

    Ethnographic Video Online
Contains videos for the study of human culture and behavior. Thematic areas include family and race, material culture, marriage, gender, family roles and more.

Includes Ethnographic Video Online Volume 1 and Volume 2.

    Filmakers Library Online, Volume 1
This video resource provides award-winning documentaries across a variety of subjects - race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

    General News Topics (Lexis Nexis)
Selective coverage of national and regional newspapers and magazines - categories include Major Newspapers, Midwest Regional Sources, Northeast Regional Sources, and Southeast Regional Sources. Provides citations, abstracts, full-text.

    International Historical Statistics
Provides key economic and social indicators since 1750 for countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europa and Oceania, serving as a reference source for both hard-to-find historical data and the latest figures available, and a tool for comparisons between countries and across time.

    International Medieval Bibliography 1967 to present
The International Medieval Bibliography provides a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference prceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide covering the European Middle Ages (400 - 1500). Geographic regions covered include Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Citations only. Click on 'Enter Database' and then 'International Medieval Bibliography' to enter the database.

    L'Annee Philologique 1928 to present
Published by the Societe Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, L'Annee philologique is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. L'Annee philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.

    March of Time
The films in this collection, produced from 1935 to 1967 and shown in theaters until 1951, are from the renowned March of Time series produced by Time, Inc. The collection includes both the "issues" (newsreels) and the "films" (non-newsreels) which cover an eclectic range of topics. Topics include racism, poverty and more. Included in the content are episodes such as Atomic Power, Inside Nazi Germany and the Supreme Court. This collection is complete and contains 434 video titles.

    Newspapers.com Illinois Collection 1700s to current
Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive online database of 3,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. Distributed by ProQuest, it contains a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries.

    North American Indian Drama
This database brings together full text plays representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century. It contains 172 plays by 33 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. It also includes the Native Playwrights' Newsletter, a unique resource, containing a wealth of original essays, articles, photographs, interviews, reviews, and production information related to the plays

    Proquest Dissertations & Theses
Electronic edition of Dissertation Abstracts covering the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations from over 1,000 accredited institutions since 1861. Citations from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Free twenty-four page previews for all subjects. Full text for dissertations in the Humanities and Social Sciences are available beginning in 1997; full text for selected dissertations prior to 1997 is available based on demand and author permission. Updated monthly.

    Readers Guide Abstracts 1890 to present
Provides abstracts and indexing of over 450 general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Abstracts begin in 1983. Updated monthly.

    Voyages:the trans-Atlantic slave trade database
This website provides the most comprehensive source of data currently available on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It contains educational materials in addition to 3 databases: the Voyages database, Estimates database, and the Images database. The Voyages database contains records of nearly 35,000 slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866, gleaned from original documents and historical publications located in archives, libraries, and other institutions throughout the world.

 
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