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Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950

Collection of primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II.  Topics covered include the administration of refugee camps across Europe including England, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia; displaced Persons Assembly Centre reports; Jewish Relief Unit field reports; British Military Government in Germany; Belsen DP Camp; Maclean Mission in Italy; Politics of the Refugee Crisis; and, strengthening of the Zionist cause.

Sources include surveys, leaflets, photographs, reports of relief workers, US zone reports, War office memos, Exodus Camp records, Displaced Persons Assembly Centre weekly reports and correspondence of relief organizations.

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Project MUSE
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McMaster has access to all journals in the Project MUSE Premier collection.

A collection of over 380 fulltext scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Individual journal titles are accessible through the e-journal A-Z and the library catalogue.

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ProQuest Databases
Coverage:Varies by database

Allows you to cross-search over 30 indexing, abstracting, and fulltext databases in a range of subjects.

For the most part, these databases help you find scholarly journal articles, although you may also find scholarly websites and other types of documents. Some databases provide the full text of online articles, and some only provide citations. Use the get it! button to link to available full text. 

The following databases are included on the ProQuest platform:

  • ABI/INFORM Collection (Dateline, Global, Trade & Industry)
  • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Asian & European Business Collection
  • BHI: British Humanities Index (or Humanities Index)
  • Business Market Research Collection
  • Business Premium Collection
  • Canadian Research Index
  • CBCA Reference and Current Events
  • Dissertations & Theses @ McMaster University
  • ebrary e-books
  • Entrepreneurship Database
  • ERIC
  • Humanities Index
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • J.P. Morgan Research
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) Index
  • Periodicals Archive Online‎ 
  • Philosopher's Index
  • Physical Education Index
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress‎
  • Political Science Database 
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (A & I; UK & Ireland)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Globe & Mail; The New York Times; Washington Post; Wall Street Journal)
  • ProQuest Sociology Collection
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Sociology Database
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
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ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Coverage:2008 to current, but varies by title
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It can take up to 3 months for the most recent issues of a newspaper  to become available in this format.

Browse full-image issues of the following newspapers:

  • Montreal Gazette, January 1, 2011 to present
  • National Post, January 1, 2011 to present
  • New York Times, January 1, 2008 to present
  • Toronto Star, January 1, 2010 to present
  • Vancouver Sun, January 1, 2011 to present
  • Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2008 to present
  • Washington Post, January 1, 2008 to present

Once connected, select the desired newspaper title, then choose the year, month, day and page from the drop down lists to view a page of a specific issue. Keyword searching is not supported. To search within and across these (and other) newspaper titles, try news databases like Factiva and LexisNexis. 

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
Coverage:1639 to the present

Indexes over 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses completed at accredited North American and selected European colleges and universities. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350 word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150 word abstracts. Includes full-text access to many McMaster theses (send an email to request one). For other institutions, 24 page previews are available. In most cases, this will be graduate works published since 1997.

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ProQuest News & Newspapers
Coverage:1840s to 2000s, but date varies by publication; most recent years are not included

Simultaneously search the following four historical newspapers:

  • The Globe and Mail, 1844 to 3 years ago
  • The New York Times, 1851 to 3 years ago
  • The Wall Street Journal, 1889 to 17 years ago 
  • The Washington Post, 1877 to 17 years ago
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Renaissance Electronic Texts

A series of old-spelling, SGML-encoded editions of early individual copies of English Renaissance books and manuscripts, and of plain transcriptions of such works, published on the World Wide Web as a free resource for students of the period.

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SAGE Research Methods (SRMO)

Contains information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, pulled from over 750 handbooks, encyclopedias, and journal articles. Supports researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.

Includes

  • Fulltext e-books
  • Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries
  • “Little Green Books” (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
  • “Little Blue Books” (Qualitative Methods in Social Science)
  • short videos
  • Methods Map - a visualization tool showing the relationships between methods

 

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SHAFR Guide Online: An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600

The SHAFR Guide is an annotated bibliography of historical work covering the entire span of U.S. foreign relations. Its thirty chapters cover all eras in U.S. history from colonial days onwards. The online edition also includes four new thematic chapters—on economic issues; non-governmental actors; domestic issues, the Congress, and public opinion; and race, gender, and culture. Entries are drawn from many sources, from collections of government documents to biographies, monographs, book chapters, journal articles, web sites, and more.

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Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
Coverage:Parts I-IV (complete collection)

Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade and the global movement for the abolition of slavery from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century.  McMaster currently has access to

  • Part 1: Debates Over Slavery and Abolition
  • Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World
  • Part III: The Institution of Slavery
  • Part IV: The Age of Emancipation

In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, this database contains primary sources from several archives originally available only on microfilm.

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Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
Coverage:1490-2007

Brings together primary sources, documents and collections from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world on slavery and abolition. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.

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Society, Culture & Politics in Canada: Canadiana Pamphlets from McMaster University, 1818-1929

This collection, digitized from originals held within the Library's Research Collections, contains pamphlets that deal with many aspects of Canadian history, literature, social and political conditions. Included are pamphlets on religion and churches, all levels of government, elections, peace movements and war service, Communism, local communities and labor organizations to name but a few of the topics covered. Approximately 250 pamphlets date from before 1867. Several of the pamphlets are in the French language. There are a very small number of pamphlets in this collection that have no relation to Canada; they are mainly British and American although a number of pamphlets concern Cuba and Third World countries. At least one pamphlet about Ireland is in Gaelic; a few pamphlets are in other languages.

McMaster University Library acquired this collection from various sources in the twentieth century, including many from the Ontario Historical Society Library.

Print finding aid: http://library.mcmaster.ca/archives/findaids/fonds/p/pamphlets.htm

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is a freely-accessible online encyclopedia covering all areas of philosophy. Each entry is written by an expert in the field who is responsible for maintaining its currency.

The McMaster Library supports the encyclopedia as a SEPIA Associate Member.

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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG)

The Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum systematically collects newly published Greek inscriptions as well as publications on previously known documents. It presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations, and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents.

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Testaments to the Holocaust Digital Archive

This primary sources collection from the Wiener Library in London offers searchable personal accounts of life in Nazi Germany, photographs, propaganda materials such as school text books, small publications and rare serials reflecting Jewish life in Germany from 1933 to after the war, life in the concentration camps, in hiding, emigration and refugee life. Items are arranged in five categories: over 1,500 eyewitness accounts, about 4,000 photographs, over 400 Nazi propaganda materials (many of which are very rare), various Wiener Library publications from the 1930s to the 1960s, and the library's biographical index cards.

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Theatre in Video

Contains more than 250 plays and over 100 video documentaries available online in streaming video. Authors include include Aeschylus, Anderson, Chekov, Cocteau, Garcia Lorca, Genet, Jarry, Moliere, Racine, Shakespeare, Shaw, Sheridan, Voltaire, and more, in productions from the 1930's to the present.

Our subscription provides 8 concurrent users for video streams. When a user starts streaming a video the system takes away one video stream slot from the pool. If the user pauses or stop playing the video the steaming slot is returned to the general pool for other users.
 

 

# of users:8 concurrent video streams
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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) Requires additional personal registration
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First time users need to create an account at the site in order to use the database.  You must login to the TLG both on and off-campus.

Input and Greek display options:  install fonts

The TLG includes digital texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.  The project's goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present age.  A number of lexica are provided to aid research, most notably the Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English lexicon, Cunliffe's Lexicon of Homeric Greek, Powell's Lexicon of Herodotus, and the Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG). 

McMaster subscribes to the Full Corpus.

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Times (London) Digital Archive, Sunday Times, TLS Times, 1785-2007
Times (London) Digital Archive, Sunday Times, TLS Sunday Times, 1822-2006
Times (London) Digital Archive, Sunday Times, TLS TLS, 1902-2008
Coverage:1785 to 2007
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Maximum concurrent users: 2

Provides full page and article images with searchable full text of cover-to cover issues of the Times of London including illustrations, birth notices, obituaries, classifieds, editorials, book reviews, and more.

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Twentieth Century North American Drama

This edition of Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,386 plays by 209 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
More than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.
When complete, Twentieth Century North American Drama will contain the full text of 2,000 plays written from the late 1800s to the present by more than 300 playwrights from North America. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. Nearly a quarter of the collection will consist of previously unpublished plays.
Each play is extensively and deeply indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, a rich performance database, and images. The result is an exceptionally deep and unified collection that illustrates the many purposes that theater has served.

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Twentieth-century American Poetry
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This collection includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.
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Twentieth-century English poetry
Coverage:1900 to the present
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A collection of 594 volumes of poetry by 282 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, Fleur Adcock, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.
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U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950

Reproduced from originals at the U.S. National Archives, this primary sources publication provides a wealth of unique correspondence, reports and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes U.S.-Vatican relations, the Vatican’s role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope’s personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews. The collection consists of telegrams, despatches, reports, and letters between Myron Taylor (the president's representative to the Vatican) and his staff, the State Department, other U.S. government agencies, the Vatican, and the Italian government. There are materials on political affairs, Jews, refugee and relief activities, German-owned property in Rome, property rights, and the Vatican Bank. In addition, there are materials on Axis diplomats, war criminals, protocols and religious statements, and records of the peace efforts of the Vatican.

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UT Song Index

Provides access to about 50,000 songs in more than 1,500 published song anthologies owned by the George F. DeVine Music Library at the University of Tennessee, located in Knoxville. Use this citation index to determine which anthologies contain the song(s) you need. You will not find the music or the words here, just the title of the book in which the song can be found. To see if McMaster owns the book, search MORRIS, the McMaster library catalogue, by the book title.

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Voices from the Gaps

Focuses on the lives and works of North American women writers of color.

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VoS : Voice of the Shuttle

Links to humanities and humanities-related resources on the Internet. With annotations.

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Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

Gives access to more than 2400 primary documents, as well as books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women

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Women Writers Project (WWP)
Coverage:1526-1850

Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible.  Originally housed at Brown University, this initiative was formerly known as the Brown University Women Writers Project.

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World Communism: Pamphlets from McMaster University
Coverage:1901-1969

Digitized from originals held by the Library's Research Collections.  This collection contains uncatalogued pamphlets pertaining to communism, socialism, and class struggle.  The pamphlets are global in scope, although they are all in English unless otherwise noted.  The bulk of the collection originates from China and Soviet Russia during the post-WWII period, although Cuba and Britain are strongly represented as well.

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WorldCat (McMaster only)
WorldCat Open WorldCat

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalogue, merging the holdings of over 72,000 institutions worldwide. The database includes books, journals, maps, recordings, films, scores, and other materials located in public, academic, corporate, school and specialized libraries all over the world. McMaster's holdings will be listed first. Items not in our library can be requested via RACER (interlibrary loans).

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WorldImages

The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage, and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into more than 800 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings. A Flash player plug-in allows you to view many of the images in large size and high resolution.

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