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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2008, 06:37:53 PM »
Here are a few sites which offer text collections:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_library#National_and_international_archives

And here are names of other digital libraries (like Questia, JSTOR, etc.):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_digital_library_projects
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2008, 12:17:13 AM »
I just navigated to a JSTOR page through a Google link and saw this on the page:

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This article is available for purchase from the publisher for $12.00 USD.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2008, 03:34:22 AM »
Ski,

At AMU, if there is a specific article you want but can't access through JSTOR ask the library, they can usually get it and they will either email it to you or snail mail a hard copy.  I have done this a few times and they are pretty quick.  The librarians at AMU have always been great.  They got me a copy of the times of London from 1866 that the newspaper wanted $25 for and I got it through the library for free.

Don't underestimate the school librarians and I would advise anyone going to school to use their library as much as possible, that is what it is there for and the librarians are normally experts at their craft.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2008, 11:21:39 AM »
Collection of British Parliamentary papers
http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/bopcris/digbib/home


Act of Union Library
http://www.actofunion.ie/
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2008, 08:23:08 AM »
Here are some more good links for historical sources:

Google books @http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp

Project Gutenberg @http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

CGSC library @http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/resources/

US Army Center for Military History@http://www.history.army.mil/bookshelves.html

All three have an extensive collection of digital books available for either online reading or some you can download and have printed.  I have found that all three are useful.  Some of the holdings at the CGSC library are only available if you have AKO Access though.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2008, 07:01:38 AM »
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2008, 11:53:02 AM »
History News Network

Many of the history articles that I link to on WCF are ones that I find in the news section of HNN.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2008, 03:36:39 PM »
Hmm, I read the articles you link to, but never noticed that website has all that other information.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 05:16:02 AM »
For some intense Civil War research:

http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html

The Official Records of the war of the rebellion. In pulp form they total 128 volumes.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2009, 01:08:36 PM »
Here's a site with a number of different maps of the ancient world, free for educational use:

http://www.unc.edu/awmc/mapsforstudents.html
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2009, 09:14:32 AM »
Here is a site with an extensive collection of translations of the classics available.  International World History Project
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2009, 04:18:57 PM »
I can't remember if we discussed this site in the past, but I just came across this site...

http://www.bibme.org/

It enables the creation of bibliographies in a variety of formats that you can save and later download.  What I like is that you just have to input the ISBN number, author or title and it will pull up the correct citation or give you a list that you can choose from.  I tried putting in a few journal articles titles that I've worked with recently, and unfortunately it wasn't able to find those in its database.  So it's not perfect, but could still come in handy.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2009, 02:50:31 AM »
If you are running Office2007 it does the same thing.  The best part is that it saves the information in a master file so that if you use the same source in a different paper later you dont have to retype the information.  I think the latest version of OpenOffice does it as well although I am not sure because I dont use it.
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Re: Good, academic history links
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2009, 11:14:55 AM »
This looks like it could be useful.
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