The following databases index diverse journal collections and provide access to thousands of full-text articles via any computer on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum network.
Central and Eastern European Online Library (external link).
Provides access to articles from more than 300 humanities and social science journals pertaining to Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European topics. Browse an alphabetical list of titles (external link).
JSTOR (external link)
Interdisciplinary collection of articles from more than 1,500 scholarly journals. Browse an alphabetical list of titles (external link).
Project Muse (external link)
Provides access to almost 400 scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines. Depth of coverage varies for each publication. Browse an alphabetical list of titles here (external link).
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 (external link)
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.
Google Scholar (external link)
Database of links to peer-reviewed articles, papers, books, and abstracts published by professional societies, universities, and academic publishers worldwide.
Historical Abstracts (external link)
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 (external link)
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 (external link).
IngentaConnect (external link)
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.
PubMed (external link)
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 (external link)
Indexes articles on Jewish studies compiled from thousands of periodicals and collections of articles in various languages.
The following databases provide citations and, in some cases, the full text of master's theses and doctoral dissertations.
Dissonline (external link)
Collection of full-text dissertations awarded by German universities. Maintained by the German National Library.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (external link)
Provides citations, summaries, and in many cases the complete text of Masters theses and PhD dissertations in a variety of disciplines.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (external link)
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.
The following databases provide encyclopedia articles or geographic and location information.
Columbia Gazetteer of the World (external link)
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.
Encyclopaedia Judaica (external link)
Online encyclopedia that includes more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion.
Fuzzy Gazetteer (external link)
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 (external link) or Bing Maps (external link).
The JewishGen Communities Database and JewishGen Gazetteer (external link)
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 US Board on Geographic Names. A project of JewishGen (external link).
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945, Volume 1 (external link)
Covers three groups of concentration camps: the early camps that the Nazis established in the first year of Hitler's rule, the major SS concentration camps with their constellations of subcamps, and the special camps for Polish and German children and adolescents.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945, Volume 2 (external link)
Covers more than 1,150 ghettos, including both open and closed ghettos. Regional essays outline the patterns of ghettoization in 19 German administrative regions.
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 (external link)
Online library of more than 115 full-text German Jewish periodicals from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Historical New York Times (external link)
Provides full-text access to the New York Times newspaper, with all issues published between 1851 through 2009.
Historical Washington Post (external link)
Provides full-text access to the Washington Post newspaper, with all issues published between 1877 and 1996.
Historical Jewish Press (external link)
Provides full-text access to digitized Jewish newspapers in various countries, languages, and time periods. Includes issues of the Palestine Post (external link) published between 1932 and 1950.
JTA Jewish News Archive (external link)
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.
The following databases provide access to original primary sources related to the Holocaust.
Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940–1945 (external link)
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.
Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons (external link)
Consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.
The Economy and War in the Third Reich, 1933–1944 (external link)
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.
Foreign Relations between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930–1944 (external link)
During the 1930s, the US shifted away from the use of unpopular military interventions to maintain its influence in Latin America: Pan-Americanism, support for strong local leaders, the training of national guards, economic and cultural penetration, Export-Import Bank loans, financial supervision, and political persuasion.
German Anti-Semitic Propaganda, 1901–1941 (external link)
This collection comprises 170 German-language books and pamphlets which present antisemitism as an issue in politics, economics, religion, and education. Most of the writings date from the 1920s and 1930s and many are directly connected with Nazi groups. The works are principally antisemitic, but include writings on other groups as well, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Jesuits, and the Freemasons. Also included are history, pseudo-history, and fiction.
Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes (external link)
Provides documents from the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Nazi concentration camp personnel, including: correspondence; trial records and transcripts; investigatory material; interrogation reports and trial exhibits; clemency petitions and reviews; photographs of atrocities; newspaper clippings; and pamphlets. Many concentration camps, death camps, and sub-camps are represented in this collection, including Mauthausen, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Sobibor, Gros-Raming, Gusen I, Ebensee, and others.
Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West’s Response to Jewish Emigration (external link)
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 US National Archives, covering the time period 1938 to 1947.
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life (external link)
Includes 25 individual newspapers that document life inside the internment camps for Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.
The Jewish Question: Records from the Berlin Document Center (external link)
Comprises documents pertaining to Jewish communities from a wide variety of sources, including the Gestapo, local police and government offices, Reich ministries, businesses, etc. These records are organized into various sub-collections, i.e., Archiv Schumacher, Streicher, Hans Frank, Hauptarchiv der NSDAP, Geschaedigte Juden, etc., and include newspaper clippings, letters, manuscripts, pamphlets, reports and other documents originating with the Sturmabteilung (SA), Schutzstaffel (SS), Gestapo, Reich Ministry of Justice, and Reich Chamber of Culture (Reichskulturkammer) from 1920- 1945
Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant Collection (external link)
David Diamant is the pseudonym of David Erlich, a Jewish communist and committed member of the underground resistance during World War II. This collection consists of original documents collected by Diamant over a period of approximately 30 years dealing primarily with the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance; many of the documents originate with communist groups, and some deal with Polish groups. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Yiddish.
National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance, and Exile 1933–1945 (external link)
Includes 450,000 pages of primary and secondary sources from the Nazi period. View a list of all sources included (external link).
Patriotes aux Armes! (Patriots to Arms!): Underground Resistance in France, Belgium, Holland, and Italy, 1939–45 (external link)
This collection consists of newspapers and periodicals; broadsides; leaflets; and books and pamphlets and other documents produced by or relating to the underground resistance in France, Belgium, Holland, and Italy.
Postwar Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945–1950 (external link)
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.
Psychological Warfare and Propaganda in World War II: Air Dropped and Shelled Leaflets and Periodicals (external link)
Consists of over 1,000 air-dropped and shelled leaflets and periodicals created and disseminated during World War II. The majority of items in this collection were printed by the Allies and then dropped, or fired by artillery shell over German-occupied territory. Many leaflets and periodicals have original publication codes and were printed in over 10 languages. Only leaflets shelled by Germans to Allies are in English.
Testaments to the Holocaust (external link)
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 (external link)
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 (external link)
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.
WW II, Occupation, and the Civil War in Greece, 1940–49: Records of the U.S. State Dept Classified Files (external link)
The Axis occupation of Greece during World War II began in April 1941 after the German and Italian invasion of Greece was carried out together with Bulgarian forces. The occupation lasted until the German withdrawal from the mainland in October 1944. When liberation came in October 1944, Greece was in a state of crisis, which soon led to the outbreak of civil war. The Greek Civil War was fought from 1946 to 1949 between the pro-Western Greek governmental army and the Communist Democratic Army of Greece.