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   Volume III, Issue 3
February 2007   

New research tools: Databases in brief

Historical Statistics of the United States: A compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources has been expanded to include over 37,000 data series. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field. This fully searchable and downloadable edition will permit users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.

18th Century Collections Online  (ECCO): Access the digital images of every page of 150 thousand books published during the 18th century. With full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to important information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.

Red Book Online: The online home of the report of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases offers instant web-based access to the complete text of the Red BookŪ, the complete visual library of over 2,000 images, vaccine status information, infectious disease news and much more.

Medieval Sources Online: This database contains full-text translations of over three thousand pages of medieval primary sources, from 640-1600 AD.

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England : Contains the full text and translation of the meetings of the English parliament from Edward I to Henry VII (1272 to 1504). All surviving records of the parliaments, including many texts never before published, are given in full, with new scholarly introductions to each parliament. The parliament rolls themselves are freshly transcribed from the original documents, while the transcripts incorporate precise information about the text in the documents never before available. (From the publisher)

Contributed by Sue Ottignon and Judy Olsen