Religion, Empires, and Secular States in the Nineteenth Century

Spring 2012

Listed in: History, as HIST-319; Trent E. Maxey (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Sharon H. Domier.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Web Resources
  • Journals

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives) (1827-1902)
Starting with Freedom's Journal in 1827, the database will eventually contain all major African-American newspapers published in the U.S. during the 19th century.

Content from newspapers, news agencies and publications from the African continent.

Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.

Alternative Press Index (1969 to present)
Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

ATLA Religion Database (1949 to present)
Index to journal articles, essays, and book reviews in the field of religion.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.

CiNii Articles (date coverage varies)
Abstracts and some full text for over 1,000 academic journals published in Japan.

Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.

FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports (1974-1996)
News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspapers Collection, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Times of India, and Washington Post.

Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Search thousands of library catalogs for books and more.

Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei Detabesu (1868 to present)
Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes.

In addition to the subscription databases that are listed below, please also consider:

Newspaper Singapore - coverage of 200 newspapers published between 1834-2009.

and the Official Gazette (官報) if you can read Japanese. There are also some English editions during the postwar period.


Chicago Manual of Style
Provides answers to style and editing questions.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

JapanKnowledge Lib (date coverage varies)
Collection of dictionaries and encyclopedia, full-text articles, video files, maps, images.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly entries on all aspects of philosophy.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of philosophy.

Web Resources

JACAR (Japan Center for Asian Historical Records)  has a large collection of digitized documents relating to foreign affairs between 1868-1945. The search interface is in English, but the documents are not. 

Integrated Search Service for the National Diet Library provides a single search interface for articles, books, images, websites and other information. 

Newspapers from Singapore - provided by the National Library of Singapore. English language newspapers published in Singapore and Malaya between 1839 and 2009.


Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (Nanzan University)

Japan Focus (Asian Pacific Journal)