Databases (56 results)
Learning Historical Research
This site is an excellent introduction to the process of conducting historical research and writing about it. The website is divided into two major sections:
- The first surveys essential stages of the research process.
- The second surveys different kinds of documents that can offer invaluable information and insights about the past.
Created by Historian William Cronon
LegalTrac [via Gale]
Provides access to citations from major legal publications and many full text articles in PDF format. LegalTrac is updated daily with coverage starting from 1980. For articles published before 1980, use Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective which covers the period 1908-1981
Legislative Analyst’s Office
The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) provides fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state budget. The office serves as the “eyes and ears” for the Legislature to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost efficient and effective manner.
LEO: German-French, and French-German Online Dictionary
A free service of the Technical University of Munich. At somewhere near 500,000 entries LEO is the online dictionary of choice for users of the above-named languages(substantial one volume hardcopy dictionaries contain between 120,000 and 150,000 entries, so a source like this is comparable to significantly larger multivolume dictionaries). Currently expanding its coverage beyond French and English to include Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Polish, making it even more valuable to comparativists.
Les Classiques des Sciences Sociales
Of special value to scholars with an interest in French language philosophers, historians, and social theorists. Authors represented include Descartes, Bayle, Diderot, Saint-Simon, Voltaire, Sainte-Beuve, Durkheim, Mauss, and Gaston Bachelard. Includes both French originals and a significant number of French translations of works originally appearing in other languages.Digitized texts are usually downloadable in three file formats (MS Word doc and rtf, and pdf).
Tags: Social Science
Letopis’ Zhurnal’nykh Statei
“The paper version, in publication since 1926, covers more than 1,700 journals, series, and continuing publications of academies, universities, and research institutes in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences, and it also covers the popular periodical literature.”
Lexicomp [via Wolters Kluwer]
Lexique d’Ancien Francais
Database consisting of 48,000 entries from Altfranzösisches Wörterbuch.