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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

Tags: History
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

Tags: Law
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).

Coverage: 17th through 20th centuries
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.”

Coverage: 1956-1975
Tags: Humanities, Russia, Science, Social Science
Lexicomp [via Wolters Kluwer]
Combined e-Formulary containing drug and clinical information. Only accessible on MedCenter Campus.
Related links: User Guide
Lexique d’Ancien Francais

Database consisting of 48,000 entries from Altfranzösisches Wörterbuch.

LGBT Magazine Archive [via ProQuest]
Full text of Magazines (20), Journals (2), Newspapers (2), and Trade Journals (2) from the 1950s to 2010s. NOTE: Available through April, 2022. This is one of a group of resources that are available for a limited time. Some of them will become a permanent part of the UCDavis library collections based on interest and use.