Reference Universe

1975-2018

Reference Universe is a database providing researchers with comprehensive scholarly, authoritative introductions using your library's own specialized reference collection.

Data: 35 million citations.

19th Century Masterfile

1106-1930

19th Century Masterfile is a database offering researchers primary source analysis in Humanities, Engineering, History of Science, Legal Studies, the Arts, and more.

Data: 27 million citations.

U.S. Documents Masterfile

1774-2018

U.S. Documents Masterfile is a resource for the study of United States documents, publications, and federally-funded research reports from 1774 to the present day.

Data: 15 million citations.


“My Invention Relates to What Is Commonly Known as…”: Finding Clues to the Past in Historical U.S. Patents

“My Invention Relates to What Is Commonly Known as…”: Finding Clues to the Past in Historical U.S. Patents

Research often takes us in weird directions whether you are a scholar completing a chapter for a book, a student working on a project for class … or an editor checking sources for a piece of (read more)

Government Reports and Colloquial Confusion: Capturing the Ephemeral with the “Popular Names” Index

Government Reports and Colloquial Confusion: Capturing the Ephemeral with the “Popular Names” Index

“Since many government publications become known by short titles that appear nowhere on the piece, and since libraries catalog them under institutional titles, a device for tying the two (read more)

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