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LIBRARY GUIDE TO International Baccalaureate Programs

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Library OneSearch allows users to search all of our 200+ databases at one time, searching across every discipline at once. This is an especially effective tool for interdisciplnary topics. Start your research in the Library OneSearch box above.

We also have many subject-specific databases, some examples of which are listed here:

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff America: History & Life - The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Historical Abstracts - Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, the history of education, and more. Provides indexing of more than 1700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages since 1955.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR - Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff MLA International Bibliography - A subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics with coverage back to 1925. 

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE - Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO - PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.

If you would like to explore other databases in specific subject areas, you can browse our Databases page to find resources listed by subject, title, and format. Please note that these databases are only available to guest users on campus.
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Don't forget about the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) databases, which are available to every Michigan resident. You just need your Michigan driver's license or ID card number!

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Digital Collections
There are literally hundreds of digitized primary source collections available for free online. This guide is intended to introduce you to some of the most well known and extensive options.
Multidisciplinary Collections
Digital Collections at the Library of Congress
This extensive resource includes digitized documents, visual material, audio recordings, sheet music, maps, and more. Subject areas include American history, architecture, business history, and performing arts.

Digital Public Library of America
DPLA is a searchable online catalog of digitized collections in America's cultural institutions that provides free and immediate access to documents, photographs, books, maps, news footage, and more.

This collection includes millions of digitized titles from academic and research libraries around the world. Items in the public domain are available in full-text.
Local History
Digital Collections from the Detroit Public Library

Michigan History Collection

Nineteenth century Michigan materials available from HathiTrust. Items in the public domain are available in full-text.

Seeking Michigan
Operated by the Michigan History Foundation, this site includes digitized primary source documents from pre-statehood to the late 1960s.
American History
Early American Digital Archive
A collection of original texts written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820, maintained by the University of Maryland Libraries.

The Making of America
This is a collection of "primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction," provided through a partnership between the University of Michigan and Cornell University.

National Archives
"See scanned images of America's founding documents accompanied by transcripts, investigate U.S. locations and buildings, explore military records and foreign policy documents, research civil rights movements and the people affected by them, and more."

Digitized Newspapers
Chronicling America
The Library of Congress provides access to this collection of historic American newspapers from 1789-1963.
More Resources
For even more online historical primary sources, please see the primary sources section of our Library Guide to History.


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