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Historical Abstracts; bibliography of the world's periodical literature. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1955- ). Quarterly. *RB-BAA 74-868; current issues available in Room 108. This set is the major English-language index to journal articles in history and related fields, covering European and world history since 1450 (with the exception of United States and Canadian history). As of 1971 divided into two sections: Part A, Modern History Abstracts (1450-1914) and Part B, 20th Century Abstracts (1914- ). The arrangement is classified (primarily geographical), with author and subject indexes. Approximately 2,000 periodicals in many languages are indexed, as well as some books and dissertations beginning in 1980. All abstracts are in English. Annual indexes in no. 4 of each volume, as well as cumulated five-year indexes. Also available on CD-Rom from 1982 to the present.
CRIS; the combined retrospective index set to journals in history, 1838-1974. (Washington: Carrolton Press, 1977-78). 11 vol. Volumes 1-4 World History, Volumes 5-9 American History, Volumes 10-11 Author Index. *RS-BAA 77-4040. This set is aimed at a major gap in the historical literature: lack of access to older issues of many scholarly journals. CRIS provides a combination of subject and keyword indexing to articles from approximately 240 English-language journals in the field of history from their first issue through 1974. Each article appears under one or more of the 342 subject categories, which are then sorted by keyword and date. Articles are cited in a highly abbreviated format, with incomplete title and no indication of length. The computer-aided indexing is often problematic; lack of a clear list of indexed periodicals also lessens the set's usefulness. Most helpful for the author index.
Bibliographie der fremdsprachigen Zeitschriftenliteratur/International Index to Periodicals (Leipzig and Osnabrück: Verlag Felix Dietrich, 1911-1964; not published 1944-1948). *RG-*GB 85-1581. An index to articles in over 1,000 periodicals published in Great Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, and other European countries as well as the United States. Arranged by keyword in German, with an author index beginning in 1925. Includes major historical journals. Merged with Bibliographie der deutschen Zeitschriftenliteratur published 1896-1964 (*RG-*GDH 85-1582) to form Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur 1964- (*R-*D 86-3081 and *RG-*GB 85-1592).