Full-text Articles ↑
The following databases index diverse journal collections and provide access to thousands of full-text articles via any computer on the USHMM network.
Citations and Abstracts ↑
The following databases provide bibliographic citations and reference pointers on accessing hundreds of thousands of articles published in multiple languages.
Felix Posen Bibliographic Project on Antisemitism
Contains more than 40,000 annotated citations for articles, books, and other resources about the history of antisemitism. Maintained by the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism.
Database of links to peer-reviewed articles, papers, books, and abstracts published by professional societies, universities, and academic publishers worldwide.
Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 4,000 journals as well as books and dissertations published worldwide in over 40 languages.
Index to Jewish Periodicals
Indexes more than 160 English-language journals on Jewish history, activity, and thought. Includes guides to articles, book reviews, and feature stories devoted to Jewish affairs published since 1988.
(Browse an alphabetical list of indexed journals here.)
Searches content from more than 170 different publishing partners. Includes article summaries from over 30,000 publications. Provides links to the full text of titles to which the library subscribes.
Provides electronic access to more than 39 databases, including ArticleFirst and WorldCat.
Includes more than 14 million citations for life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering articles dating back to the 1950s.
RAMBI: A Jewish Studies Index
Indexes articles on Jewish studies compiled from thousands of periodicals and collections of articles in various languages.
Journals (by title) ↑
Follow this link for a listing of all journal titles available electronically.
The following databases provide full-text access to back issues of select newspapers.
Compact Memory - Internetarchiv jüdischer Periodika
Online library of more than 115 full-text German Jewish periodicals from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Web gateway for a collection of over 25 major German exile and anti-Nazi newspapers published from 1933 to 1945.
Historical New York Times
Provides full-text access to the New York Times newspaper, with all issues published between 1851 through 2007.
Historical Washington Post
Provides full-text access to the Washington Post newspaper, with all issues published between 1877 and 1994.
Historical Jewish Press
Provides full-text access to digitized Jewish newspapers in various countries, languages, and time periods. Includes issues of the Palestine Post published between 1932 and 1950.
JTA Jewish News Archive
Provides free access to Jewish Telegraphic Agency news articles from 1923 to the present. Includes both a full-text search option as well as browse by date or topic.
Primary Sources ↑
The following databases provide access to original primary sources related to the Holocaust.
Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945
Digital collection of historical documents based on British Foreign Office information files gathered from across German-occupied territories during World War II. Includes information relevant to everyday life, propaganda efforts, and resistance movements in Western Europe.
The Economy and War in the Third Reich, 1933-1944
An official statistical source of data concerning the German economic situation throughout the Third Reich. Based on the following economic publications: Monatliche Nachweise-ber den Auswartigen Handel Deutschlands (January 1933-June 1939); Der Aussenhandel Deutschlands Monatliche Nachweise (July 1939); and Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands (August 1939-1944), from the holdings of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West's Response to Jewish Emigration
Presents documents related to the work of the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (IGCR), which was established after the Evian Conference of July 1938 to develop resettlement opportunities for refugees fleeing Nazi-dominated Europe. Includes more than 30,000 pages of materials from the U.S. National Archives, covering the time period 1938 to 1947.
National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile 1933-1945
Includes 450,000 pages of primary and secondary sources from the Nazi period.
(A list of all sources included can be found here.)
Postwar Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950
A digital resource documenting Allied governments' responses to the needs of millions of civilians who had been displaced by the War. Based on collections from the National Archives of the United Kingdom and the Wiener Library in London, covering the time period 1945 to 1950.
Testaments to the Holocaust
A digital collection of primary-source documents and rare printed materials drawn from the holdings of the Wiener Library in London that includes materials on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, including eyewitness accounts, photographs, Nazi propaganda, rare publications, and other source materials.
U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950
Digital collection documenting relations between the United States and the Vatican during World War II and the immediate postwar period. Illustrates the Vatican's role in discussions concerning Jewish refugees through correspondence, reports, interviews, and contemporary analyses.
USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
Provides access to the nearly 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted in 56 countries and in 32 languages through the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, formerly the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
The following databases provide citations and, in some cases, the full text of master's theses and doctoral dissertations.
Collection of full-text dissertations awarded by German universities. Maintained by the German National Library.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Provides citations, summaries, and in many cases the complete text of Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations in a variety of disciplines.
Proquest Dissertations & Theses
Includes citations, abstracts, or full text access to master's theses and doctoral dissertations from more than 1,000 graduate schools and universities dating back to 1637.
Encyclopedias and Language Tools ↑
The following databases provide encyclopedia articles or language and translation resources.
Online encyclopedia that includes more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Provides searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries for English translations to and from German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Includes audio samples to hear native pronunciation of most words.
Oxford Reference Online
Includes over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource.
(A list of all titles included in this resource can be found here.)
Oxford Reference Online: Bilingual Dictionaries
Search across 18 Oxford University Press language dictionaries providing English translations to and from French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
Oxford Reference Online: English Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Collection of ten English-language dictionaries and thesauruses.
Geography Tools ↑
The following resources provide geographic and location information.
Columbia Gazetteer of the World
Database of names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world. Online, updated version of the 1998 Columbia Gazetteer of the World.
Database of over seven million place names, searchable via a variety of spellings. Provides coordinates which can then be plotted using online mapping sites such as Google Maps or Bing Maps.
Database containing the names of all localities in the 31 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, plus all of the former Soviet Republics, and Turkey, based on data provided by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. A project of JewishGen.