Historic Map Works Library
One of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 1.5 million high-resolution, full color historic maps. Discover the physical places of the past—from big cities to small farms—with Historic Map Works Library Edition. With access to more than five centuries of maps, genealogists, historians, and researchers can gain insight into how physical and human geographies have changed over time.
The core of the collection consists of land ownership (cadastral) maps illustrating the geographic and developmental history of the United States. This unique content allows users to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations.
Historic Map Works collections include:
Property Maps, over 1.3 million cadastral maps cover the development of the United States since the late 1700's to the present day
Antique Maps, over 100,000 antiquarian maps covering the world from the 15th to 19th centuries, drawn from the University of Southern Maine's Osher Map Library
Directories & Illustrations, with tens of thousands of related listings, images, business ads, and statistics from city directories, atlases, bird’s eye views, and more
The special attention given to image quality allows users to see the details that are so important to the use of maps in research. High-resolution digital scanning clearly reproduces even the smallest features, including street and property names, plat dimensions, and structural details.
The straightforward interface lets users search Historic Maps Works by keywords, location names, and other advanced features. Unique search features include:
World Map uses an intuitive point-and-click world map to help locate data visually.
Search by Address finds maps by street name, city, and state. Plus, by using the Geo-code functionality, you can compare a modern Google map with the historic map to see details over time.
GPS Mapfinder pinpoints maps via latitude and longitude coordinates, using the geo-coded map data.
Points of Interest features over 60 different “Points of Interest” such as buildings, cemeteries, churches, hospitals, lakes, parks, summits, by which to browse maps.
Plus, features like image previews, zoom in/out, and image cropping make reviewing and using the maps easy.
Published by ProQuest.
Trial Ends January 1, 2014
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature
This comprehensive music bibliography features citations, abstracts and subject indexing. It provides broad yet detailed coverage, and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. From hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information that is fully cited, abstracted, and indexed.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature’s coverage spans 1967 to the present, and the database is updated monthly. However, the documentation of conference proceedings goes back to 1835, and further retrospective coverage is planned. Since its first publication in 1967, RILM has covered articles in over 11,000 journals, many of which are not specifically devoted to music. RILM includes over 700,000 records, and over 40,000 new records are added every year.
RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature, a bibliography of music articles, collections, and books published before 1967, offers researchers and music scholars nearly 20,000 records from a critical period in music research. Comprehensive coverage includes music-related articles published in conference proceedings from 1835 through 1966; articles in Festschriften celebrating music scholars from 1840 to 1966; and articles in anniversary volumes published in honor of musicians, composers and institutions dating back to the 18th century. Journal articles and other document types will be added on a monthly basis.
Published by EBSCO.
Trial Ends June 30, 2014