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NEW Historical Abstracts, w/2000+ Publications

The Rutgers University Libraries newest resource may not be a historical milestone. But it will certainly be a boon to students and scholars looking at a variety of aspects of world history.

Historical Abstracts is a comprehensive bibliography for material on the history of the world from 1450 to the present. It covers all countries and regions, excluding the United States and Canada (for those countries, see America: History and Life - already available on the Rutgers University Libraries website), and includes book and media reviews and dissertations, as well as articles. Historical Abstracts indexes more than 2,000 publications. In addition to the key historical journals in most countries, it also provides citations to selected articles from related fields in the humanities and social sciences. In most cases a substantial abstract of the article is included in the full record. Indexing begins with 1955 and is updated monthly.

Users can access Historical Abstracts from the frontpage of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or by following the path Indexes / Arts & Humanities / History.

Posted November 20, 2000