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Globe and Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844 / Historical G&M
Coverage:May 8, 1844 to 3 years ago

Electronic full-page newspaper archive of The Globe from June 1844, current 4 years embargoed. Coverage includes all the stories, plus thousands of images, advertisements, classifieds, political cartoons, births and deaths from more than 1.4 million pages of Canada's National Newspaper, dating back to the pre-confederation era.

# of users:4 Concurrent Users
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Globe on Screen

Globe on Screen, available from Drama Online, includes a selection of critically acclaimed performances at Shakespeare’s Globe, founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the theatre for which he wrote, Globe on Screen video collection contains 21 stunning stage productions representing over 55 hours of content. Recorded live on the Globe stage in high definition and surround sound, the videos feature performances from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier award-winning role as Falstaff in Henry IV.

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Gnomon Online

The Gnomon Online database database indexes articles, monograph studies, anthologies, and reviews, sourced from the journal "Gnomon" (since 1928) and the quarterly bibliographic appendix to "Gnomon" from 1990 onwards. The collection is augmented by the inclusion of the holdings of the Library of Eichstätt University in Classics, and, in addition, holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich with its unique collection of books published in Classical Studies.  It is available in both English and German.

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Google Book Search

Google Book Search is a partnership project between Google and major libraries such as Harvard University Library, Stanford University Library, the New York Public Library, Princeton University Library, and Oxford University Library, as well as some commercial publishers. It allows you to search the content of hundreds of thousands of books and view the full text of books that are out of copyright and in the public domain, and portions of text from books that are still copyrighted. If a book publisher is directly involved, the publisher determines which portions (table of contents, index, sample chapters) are included and how much can be viewed.
 

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Google Patent Search
Searchable full-text/full page images of U.S. patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It is an alternative interface to searching USPTO. It is Google, so it is easy to search.
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Google Scholar
Google Scholar (with MAC ID login)

To get links to full-text from your Google Scholar results, set up your preferences in Google Scholar:

  1. from the Google Scholar home page, click Settings
  2. select Library links on the Scholar Settings page
  3. in the Library Links box, type mcmaster
  4. on the results list select McMaster University Library - get it @ Mac
  5. click Save

Your search results in Google Scholar will now have find it @ Mac and/or get it @ Mac links that you can click to get to the full-text in the library's electronic collection.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. 

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GPO Monthly Catalog
Coverage:1976 to the present

The U.S. GPO (Government Printing Office) Monthly Catalog of Publications consists of references to 455,000+ publications that deal with all subjects of interest to the U.S. government. Covers all types of U.S. government publications, including: Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records.

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GreenFILE
GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 600 titles, and fulltext for more than 4,600 items from open access sources.
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Grove Music Online

Includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Haver Analytics via the DSB Virtual Lab
Coverage:1940s to current, but varies by indicator
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  • Haver Analytics is fully funded by McMaster's DeGrooote School of Business (DSB) and is only available to DSB faculty, staff and students via the DSB Virtual Lab.
  • The DSB Virtual Lab is accessible both on and off-campus.
    • Logging into the DSB Virtual Lab: Guide for Windows | Guide for OSX
    • Once connected to the DSB Virtual Lab, select the Haver Analytics shortcut on the virtual desktop.

Contains current and historical time series data for Canada and the United States. Includes a variety of business, consumer, demographic, economic and social indicators.  A currency conversion database with foreign exchange rates is also provided. 

# of users:80 for DSB Virtual Lab
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HCI Bibliography

The HCI Bibliography is a free-access online bibliographic database on Human-Computer Interaction. The basic goal of the Project is to put an electronic bibliography for most of HCI on the screens of all researchers, developers, educators and students in the field through the World-Wide Web and anonymous FTP access.

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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)

A database designed to help identify measurement tests used in health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. Provides source, abstract, and reviewer(s) when applicable. An Ovid Database.

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Health Systems Evidence

Health Systems Evidence is a repository of synthesized research evidence related to governance, financial and delivery arrangements in health systems and to implementation strategies that can support change within health systems. It contains details about all the policy briefs, overviews of systematic reviews, systematic reviews, and protocols of systematic reviews relevant to health systems, as well as links to any user-friendly summaries, scientific abstracts and full-text reports that are currently available for these syntheses. 

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HealthSTAR/Ovid Healthstar

Ovid Healthstar contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery.

The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.

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Heritage: Canada's Archival Collections

Heritage is a growing collection of digitized Canadian primary source documents, chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s.  Featured collections include:

  • Aboriginal History: Documenting the government's management of aboriginal affairs from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s, exploring issues of land ownership, law, finances, health, and community development
  • Military History: Documenting the riots, rebellions, and wars in Canadian history, as well as the administrative and service records of military institutions in times of peace
  • Genealogy: Files, indexes, and other records chronicling the rich texture of settlement, land ownership, family history, and community life in early Canada
  • Government Documents: Records from Canada's departments, crown corporations, and government agencies, created during times of intense industrial, political, and social change
  • Landmark Private Papers: From the individuals and organizations that have shaped Canada's history.  Politics, arts and literature, labour, social jsutice, and women's history are particular areas of strength
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Historical Abstracts
Coverage:1955 to the present

Indexes and abstracts over 500,000 journal articles, books and dissertations. 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 2,000 key historical journals from every major country, and selective coverage of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities that are of interest to researchers and students of history.

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Historical Census Browser

The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.

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Historical Reports
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Provides a detailed description and history of the top 450 publicly traded companies in Canada. Information such as mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, stock issues and redemptions can go back as far as the company's incorporation.
# of users:4
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History in Focus

Provides original articles, book reviews, and links to historical resources.

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Hoover's Company Records (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship)
Hoover's IPO Records (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship)
Hoover's Company & Industry Reports (via LexisNexis Academic)
Coverage:Current
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The LexisNexis link searches all the Hoover's sources noted in the description below simultaneously. The Hoover's industry snapshots are only available in LexisNexis Academic. To limit your search to specific Hoover's sources ...

  1. go to LexisNexis Academic
  2. click the Find option next to the Source Directory (top right)
  3. type Hoovers in the Keyword box
  4. click the Find Sources button
  5. in the resulting list, tick the box next to the desired Hoover's source(s)
  6. click the OK-Continue button 
  7. Hoover's ...  should now appear as a source(s) below the Enter Search Terms box
  8. type in your search word(s) (i.e., company name) and click the Search button

Hoover's provides management and financial information on over 50,000 public and private companies in the United States and around the world. International coverage tends to focus on larger companies whose stock trades on a U.S. exchange or those that have extensive operations in the U.S.

  • Hoover's Company Records (basic & indepth) can include overviews and histories, up to 10 years of key financial and employment data, lists of products and key competitors, names of key officers, and more. 
  • Hoover's IPO Reports covers companies from the time they file their registration through their first year of being a public company. It includes filing date, expected IPO date, expected pricing range, number of shares offered, offering amount dollars, share price, company name, ticker symbol, company exchange, company description, top officer, contact information, lead underwriters, and aftermarket performance 
  • Hoover's Industry Snapshots include an industry overview, the top companies in the industry, associations and organizations, and key people. 
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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain)
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain) New interface
Coverage:1801-

HCPP provides a vital historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world, providing detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries.  The database includes House of Commons parliamentary papers from 1803 onwards, Hansard (Commons and Lords), Diplomatic and Consular Reports (1887-1916), and more.

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Humanities Abstracts
Coverage:1984 to present

Broad coverage of all humanities disciplines including scholarly articles, book reviews, reviews of motion pictures, plays, and radio and television programs. Searchable abstracts of 643,000+ articles from 500 English-language periodicals covering the areas of archaeology, classical studies, art, performing arts, philosophy, history, music, linguistics, literature, and religion, with 36,000+ new records added annually.

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IBISWorld
Coverage:Current
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The Library subscribes to the following modules in IBISWorld: U.S. Industry Reports (NAICS), U.S. Specialized Industry Reports, U.S. Industry iExpert Summaries, Canada Industry Reports (NAICS) & Global Industry Reports

 

Figures in IBISWorld reports are written in local currency. Canada industry report figures are in Canadian dollars; U.S. and Global industry report figures are in U.S. dollars.

 

Please be aware that by accessing this database, you accept these conditions.

  • IBISWorld copyright is acknowledged.
  • IBISWorld intellectual property is respected.
  • IBISWorld terms of use are respected.
  • IBISWorld reports are not to be distributed externally.
  • IBISWorld accepts no liability.

The Library's IBISWorld subscription provides access to over 1300 U.S., 425 Canadian and 73 global industry market research reports. Search for industries by keyword(s) or browse a list of industries defined according to the five digit NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) level. Each 30 to 40 page report typically includes:

  • an industry definition (e.g., NAICS code)
  • industry at a glance
  • industry performance (e.g., key external drivers, performance, etc.)
  • industry outlook
  • industry life cycle
  • products & markets (e.g., supply chain, demand determinants, major markets, international trade, business locations)
  • competitive landscape (e.g., market share, key success factors, cost structure benchmarks, basis of competition, barriers to entry, industry globalization)
  • major companies
  • operating conditions (e.g., structural risk index, investment requirements,  technology & systems, revenue volatility, regulation & policy, industry assistance, taxation issues)
  • key statistics (e.g., industry data, key ratios, industry financial ratios, etc.)
  • jargon & glossary
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IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)
Coverage:1951 to the present

Covers social science and interdisciplinary research; includes nearly two million bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,700 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.

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ICSD Web - Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
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On campus access only available through LibAccess.

Numeric database containing records of inorganic crystal structures, with atomic coordinates, published since 1915.  For organic or organometallic structures, see the Cambridge Crystallographic Structure Database.

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IDEAS

Searchable database of over 350,000 items of research in Economics, over 250,000 in full text. Includes working papers, articles, and software. Part of RePEc, a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics.

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IEEE Xplore

Scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. Includes journals, conference proceedings, and standards.

McMaster Libraries online subscription includes access to full text published since 1988 and select content published since 1913.

# of users:50 simultaneous users
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IET E-Books

Over 300 e-books published by the IET (Institute of Engineering Technology) on general electrical engineering topics, power system management, control systems, radar, and more.  All titles are also listed in the library catalogue.

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Images Canada

Provides a central point to start a cross-collection search through more than 75,000 images held by participating Canadian museums, archives, and libraries. Search by keyword or browse by topic. Includes photo essays and educational resources.

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IMF (International Monetary Fund) Data
Coverage:Varies by dataset

The IMF provides open access to four key statistical databases -  International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) - plus a selection of other datasets and free reports.

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Index Islamicus
Coverage:1906 - Current

Index Islamicus is the premiere indexing database for publications on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, covering almost 100 years of publication. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, established to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews.

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Index of Medieval Art
Coverage:Early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400

Provides access to 60,000+ color and black and white photographic reproductions of Christian medieval art searchable by subject, work of art and bibliography. Records have textual information and bibliographies about the images and may also include a published image of the work. Some restriction of images occurs due to copyright restrictions, however bibliography references to published images are usually provided. Covers Western and Eastern Orthodox Christianity primarily, but the term Christian is broadly interpreted and includes Jewish, Islamic, and non-ecclesiastical subjects as well, and is without geographical limitations. The art is diverse in theme, media, and motif.

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Index Translationum = International Bibliography of Translations

The Index Translationum is a list of books translated in the world, i.e. an international bibliography of translations. The data base contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979 and totalling more than 1,500.000 entries in all disciplines.

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Indigenous Peoples: North America

Provides original materials on the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century well into the 20th century, including rare books and monographs, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, census records, legal documents, maps, drawings and sketches, oral histories, photos, and videos from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Major contributors include the University of Alberta, U.S. National Archives, Library of Congress, Princeton University, Moravian Archives, and Gonzaga University.  Titles in this database are also listed in the library catalogue.

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Industry Reports
Coverage:2011 to current
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Covers 23 industries with information regarding top players, industry recommendations and industry data bank. The industry data bank is 7 year financial ratios divided into 5 groups: Screens (dividend yield), Safety (current ratio), Earning Quality (asset turnover), Profitability and Efficiency (operating margin), and other ratios. The database universe includes the top 900 publicly traded companies in Canada.
# of users:3
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Infomart - FP Advisor
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The Library subscribes to the FP Advisor module within Infomart.  It contains corporate and financial data for public and some private Canadian companies. Also includes investor reports, historical reports, industry reports, information on dividends, and an archive of new issues. Also included is a special Analyzer tool to help you interpret historical financial data.
# of users:4
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InfoSci-Books
Coverage:2000 to the present

InfoSci-Books is a fully searchable database providing access to chapters from every book and reference work IGI Global has published since the year 2000. IGI Global is a publisher of scholarly research on advanced computer science and information technology research with an especially strong focus on the role, impact, and effective use of technology across a variety of settings, including business, education, health care, government, and more. The database includes over 3,000 scholarly books, and includes major reference works. Individual titles can also be accessed through the library catalogue.

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INIS
Coverage:1970 to the present

The International Nuclear Information System (INIS) is an international bibliographic database containing over 3 million references covering all aspects of the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, with an emphasis on engineering, energy, safety and life sciences. INIS contains information in many languages. All records describing non-English documents include an English translation of the title. English abstracts are included for 85% of the database. The original text of the non-conventional literature is available from the INIS Clearinghouse in both electronic and microfiche forms.

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Inspec (Engineering Village)
Coverage:1969 to present

Inspec is a bibliographic database that indexes world-wide literature on physics, astronomy/astrophysics, electronics, electrical engineering, control theory and technology, computers and computing, information technology, manufacturing and production engineering and materials science. The types of literature indexed and abstracted include journal articles, conference proceedings, books, reports and dissertations. The database is available from 1969 onwards and is updated weekly.

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International Abstracts in Operations Research
Coverage:1983 to the present

International Abstracts in Operations Research (or IAOR Online) is a bibliographic database that consists of 68,000 abstracts from over 1,200 international journals covering operations research and management science.  IAOR covering the years 1961 to 1988 is located in print at MILLS Library (3rd floor) ZQ 500.I59.

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International Financial Statistics (IMF)
Coverage:1950s to current

The International Financial Statistics (IFS) database contains approximately 61,000 time-series covering 194 countries and areas. It includes data on National Accounts, Indicators of Economic Activity, Labour Markets, Prices, Government and Public Sector Finance, Financial Indicators, Balance of Payments, International Investment Position, International Reserves, Fund Accounts, External Trade, Exchange Rates, and Population. IFS data are presented at monthly, quarterly, and annual frequency with coverage beginning from the 1950s for many IMF member countries.

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International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) Click on Enter databases
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The IMB is a multidisciplinary indexing database covering Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for the entire period from AD 300 to 1500. It aims to provide a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften) published worldwide in over 35 different languages.

 

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International Plant Names Index

This is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants, ferns and fern allies.


 

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International Political Science Abstracts
International Political Science Abstracts (Sage)

Abstracts of articles in the field of political science published in journals (and yearbooks) all over the world. The scope of the discipline is that of the major political science journals.

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Investor Reports
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Provides daily updated corporate and financial information combined with buy/sell recommendations and industry standard ratios for the top 900 publicly traded companies in Canada.
# of users:4
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Iter - Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Coverage:400-1700 A.D.

An online bibliography and index to journal articles, essays, books and reviews pertaining to the Renaissance and Medieval periods in Europe from 400 to 1700. Coverage includes over 1,330 journal titles published since 1784, selected essays from 2,300 scholarly collections published since 1982, selected reviews from over 250 scholarly journal titles published since 1885, and over 66,880 books, a total of more than 688,000 items in all.

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J.P. Morgan Research
Coverage:2011 to the present with a one week embargo

Database features thousands of analyst reports, securities research, and worldwide economic,company, product and industry information. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.

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Jacoby Online: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker

Contains Felix Jacoby's monumental collection of Greek historians whose work is preserved incompletely, i.e. in fragments.  The New Jacoby (1st and 2nd editions) includes new critical commentary, a brief entry about each historian's life and works, and select bibliographies for further research.

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