Semester and Year: 
Fall 2016
Course number: 
HST 290
Seidman, Michael

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Suggested Article Databases

These databases also contain other secondary sources, such as theses, conference proceedings, book chapters, and more. 

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including art history, world history, military history, women's history, history of education, foreign languages and literatures, and more.

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America: History & Life

Provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years.

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Scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences. 

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

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Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on business, public and international affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

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Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, family studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, law, music, performing arts, theatre and much more.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

57,000+ biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. From the earliest times to the year 2000.

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Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on business, public and international affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

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WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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The library catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. The list of authorized subject headings is available online from the Library of Congress Classification/Subject Headings database. However, you can also start with keyword searches to gather some relevant titles, then look at their subject headings to discover the official terms to use.

Search Tips:

  • Case does not matter. Punctuation marks are not needed.
  • Keyword searches will likely retrieve something on your subject. This type of search looks in practically all parts of the catalog record, and is the only way to access the data in the Contents Notes field of records. However, if you are not using the terms catalogers use to identify a subject, keyword searches may actually retrieve fewer items than a subject search.
  • Subject searches use a controlled vocabulary, bring more consistency to searches and organizing records by subtopics. Library of Congress Subject Headings are used in both the local catalog and in WorldCat. Even if Randall Library does not have books listed in the catalog under these headings, you will find them in WorldCat (and perhaps in other databases using LC Subject Headings.)

The Library of Congress Subject Headings for Fascism and Antifascism are:

Fascism and art
Fascism and culture
Fascism and culture in literature
Fascism and education
Fascism and freemasonry
Fascism and literature
Fascism and motion pictures
Fascism and sex
Fascism and social status
Fascism and sports
Fascism and the Catholic Church
Fascism and theater
Fascism and women
Fascism and youth
Fascism in art
Fascism in literature
Fascism in motion pictures
Fascist aesthetics
Fascist economics
Fascist ethics
Fascist propaganda
Jewish fascists
Labor unions and fascism
National socialism
Women fascists

Anti-fascist movements
Anti-fascist movements in art
Anti-fascist movements in literature
Anti-fascist movements in motion pictures
Anit-Nazi movement
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- [country or region, e.g., France]
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Assassination attempt, 1944 (July 20)
Operation Valkyrie, 1944
Rosenstrasse Protest, Berlin, Germany, 1943
Via Rasella Attack, Rome, Italy, 1944

Under countries as subjects, you will find many chronologic subdivisions corresponding to major events in that country's history.  You will also find separate headings for specific events. 

Germany -- Church history -- 1933-1945 
Germany -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
Germany -- Economic policy -- 1918-1933
Germany -- Economic policy -- 1933-1945
Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 1933-1945
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1918-1933
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945
Germany -- Foreign relations -- Austria (also use German-Austrian Pact, July 1936)
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945
Germany -- History -- Allied occupation, 1918-1930
Germany -- History -- Beer Hall Putsch, 1923
Germany -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1945
Germany -- History -- Kapp Putsch, 1920
Germany -- History -- March Uprising, 1921
Germany -- History -- Night of the Long Knives, 1934
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
Germany -- Religion -- 1933-1945
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Anschluss movement, 1918-1938
Church and state -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945
General Strike, Germany, 1920
German Christian Movement
Kristallnacht, 1938
World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Germany

Italy -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1870-1914
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1914-1945
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1922-1945
Italy -- History -- 1870-1914
Italy -- History -- 1914-1922
Italy -- History -- 1914-1945
Italy -- History -- 1922-1945
Italy -- History -- Allied occupation, 1943-1947
Italy -- History -- German occupation, 1943-1945
Italy -- History -- Grand Council, 1943
Italy -- History -- March on Rome, 1922
Italy -- History, Military -- 1914-1945
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1870-1914
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1914-1922
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1922-1945
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1943-1947
Italy -- Social conditions -- 1918-1945
Italy -- Social life and customs -- 1914-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Italy

Spain -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1975
Spain -- Foreign relations -- 1931-1939
Spain -- Foreign relations -- 1939-1975
Spain -- History -- 1939-1975
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 (See the Research Guide for the Spanish Civil
         War for more specific headings related to the war.)
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1923-1930
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1931-1939
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1939-1945
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1939-1975
Spain -- Social conditions -- 1939-1975
World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Spain 

Also consider keyword searches on personal names relevant to the fascism and antifascism. Typically, names are entered with the last name first, e.g., Mussolini, Benito. Do both Author and Subject searches to find books by and about the individual.

Primary Sources (Newspapers and Magazines)

New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Digital archive for the New York Times dating back to 1851. An excellent database for history, including full-text and full-image articles. For most dates, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files. For access to recent issues, go to the New York Times online or search US Newsstream.

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contains the full text of the NYT from 1851-3 years ago.
American Periodicals

Contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals. It includes American Periodicals Series and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries.

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Life Magazine Archive

The Life Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning from its very first issue in November, 1936 through December, 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Published by Time Inc., the magazine has featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations.

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Historical Newspapers

This collection of historical newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Includes:

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Time Magazine Archive

The Time Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Published weekly by Time Inc., the magazine has focused on conveying to a broad audience both domestic and international news and analysis on a spectrum of subjects. Intended to be read in under an hour, each issue of Time contains reports of national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment.

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Times (London) Digital Archive

The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art, art history, architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.

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International Newsstream

International Newsstream provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.

Part of ProQuest Central.

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Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982

Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.This resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

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indexes popular magazines, 1890-1982.

Primary Sources (Digital Collections)

American Memory Project

Images, videos, and presentations compiled by the U.S. Library of Congress related to American history.

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EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History

Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.

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Women and Social Movements in the United States - Scholar's Edition

Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life.

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North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Full text of letters and diaries. The collection includes bibliographies of women's diaries and letters yet published. It lists over 7,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources.

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CQ Historic Documents Series Online

Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents Series now contains 38 volumes of primary sources. Each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

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German Propaganda Archive

"is a growing collection of English translations of propaganda material from Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic."

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Archives Unbound

Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

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Primary Sources (Statistics)


The largest collection of poll data anywhere—1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International and US datasets available for immediate download.

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Historical Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. Our access includes editions back to 1878. Need help? Visit Quick Start: Statistical Abstract of the United States

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Statesman's YearBook

The Statesman’s Yearbook is an annual hardback publication covering the politics, cultures and economies of all of the countries of the world plus major international organizations. It is authoritative and up-to-date; meticulously compiled by a dedicated in-house editorial team since 1864.

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Primary Sources (Government Resources)

Remember to also search the UNCW Library Catalog and Google for government resources.

Foreign Relations of the United States

from the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

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ProQuest Congressional

Comprehensive online collection of primary source congressional publications and legislative research materials covering all topics, including government, current events, politics, economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine. Finding aid for congressional hearings, committee prints, committee reports and documents from 1970-present, and the daily Congressional Record from 1985-present. Compiled legislative histories from 1969-present.

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An essential database for criminology, and public and international affairs, is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information, such as bills, committee reports & hearings.

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Searching Beyond Randall Library

is a guide to searching beyond Randall Library for hard-to-find items.

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