Primary source materials for the following disciplines can be found in The History Index.
“Despite its name, [The Masterfile] covers scholarly sources from the 12th century to early 20th century. Includes Earl Gregg Swem's Virginia Historical Index; Poole's Index to Periodical Literature; Niles' Register; American Memory; links to images in ArtSTOR; plus many more. Citations to magazine articles, books, newspapers, patents, and US/UK government documents, and images. Coverage: 1106-1930 (varies by source).”
“Nineteenth Century Masterfile is an online compilation of several indexes to periodicals which were originally published prior to 1925 (see partial list of indexes below). Together, these indexes cover most of the English-language journals published during the 19th century. Subject coverage includes: culture and intellectual life, engineering and science, religion, and law.”
Paratext offers both an SRU-based API, for deployment within Federated Search Systems, as well as a MARC-based API. This works with our authentication system to allow libraries to pull 24 millions of historical citations into your larger discovery platforms.
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The History Widget allows you to provide patrons with easy access to The History Index via a single search box placed anywhere within your site - or in LibGuides. It links effortlessly to our database, and launches our proprietary interface. Find the code here.
All Paratext resources can be used alongside your institution EX Proxy set-up. Look for the proper stanza set-up here.
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