Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

With a name like Sabin Americana, one might not think that this resource would have much to offer historians of France. However, this new online full-text database, based on the important bibliography by Sabin,  Bibliotheca Americana – A Dictionary of Books Relating to America From its Discovery to the Present Time, includes quite a few rare materials in French.

Researchers working on French impressions of the Americas, French exploration in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, Atlantic studies will find the full text of primary source works. This is a Gale database, so anyone familiar with Making of the Modern World or Eighteenth Century Collections Online will be familiar with the interface. Overall, over 36,000 titles are represented, all of them fully searchable and, most importantly all with individual title records in SearchWorks and Socrates.

Access Sabin Americana either by individual title in the catalog, or by searching for the database in SearchWorks and limiting to online access.

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