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History Study Center Primary and secondary sources documenting global history 2008. History Study Center (HSC). What is HSC?. Online solution that covers historical topics around the globe and throughout history. In-depth coverage of American history.

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History Study Center (HSC)

What is HSC?

  • Online solution that covers historical topics around the globe and throughout history.
  • In-depth coverage of American history.
  • Thousands of primary source texts, many digitized by ProQuest for the first time.
  • Reliable, factual information.
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History Study Center

Key Benefits

  • New content added regularly by skilled history editors.
  • All content accessible via keyword search or editorially created study units.
  • Available as a standalone subscription, or as part of eLibrary Curriculum Edition.
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Five Content Types

1. Study Units

  • Editorially created units bringing together the best and most interesting content on 500+ historical topics.
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Five Content Types

2. Historical Documents

  • Hundreds of important official documents, transcripts of speeches, personal narratives, editorials, and other primary sources.
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History Study Center

3. Maps & Reference

  • Encyclopaedias, historical dictionaries from publishers like Penguin and Taylor & Francis, biographies, and maps, including many animated maps.
  • Topic overviews, or essay-length introductions to historical texts, events and themes.
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History Study Center

4. Multimedia

  • Thousands ofhistorical images, video clips, and editorially selected weblinks.
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History Study Center

5. Journals

  • Dozens of academic journals fully searchable and browsable.
  • Access to editorially selected articles from hundreds more.
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History Study Center

Searching HSC

  • Quick Search bar enables instant searching of all elements of the Study Center, or specific types.
  • Advanced search lets you specify exactly which resources to search in, and more.
  • Access individual search screens for each of the five content elements down the right side.
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Search Results Overview

Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase.

Results are organized by content type, with jump-down links to each section.

Results within each content type are ranked by relevance.

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Study Units

  • Editorially created, covering 500+ important historical topics from ancient Mesopotamia to contemporary America.
  • Features
    • Brief introductions to topic.
    • Collection of the best and most interesting articles, primary sources, maps, photographs, video files, biographies, and editorially screened weblinks.
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Study Units

Search for Study Units by keyword, title, or subject.

BrowseStudy Units by topic.

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Study Units

Resources within the Study Unit are grouped by content type.

Study Units begin with a brief introduction.

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Study Units

Particularly useful and interesting items are selected as Study Unit highlights.

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Historical Documents

  • Primary sources are essential to historical study at all levels.
  • Thousands of Historical Documents from a wide range of sources.
  • Explanatory commentary on most documents.
  • Additional page-image documents, some digitized for the first time by ProQuest.

Many of the searchable documents display as transcribed text with comments.

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Historical Documents

You can search or browse individual sourcebooks.

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Historical Documents

Check Primary Sources area for additional page image primary source documents.

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Maps & Reference

  • A library of 50+ respected reference volumes, including encyclopaedias, historical atlases, and historiographical guides, plus 79 topic overviews.
  • All volumes browsablethrough Tables of Contents.
  • Interactive maps downloadable in PDF format.
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Maps & Reference

Click +/- to expand or close each level in a table of contents.

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Maps & Reference

Click image thumbnails to view a larger version.

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Maps & Reference

You can magnify and scroll through maps using these controls.

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Multimedia

  • Archive of thousands of historical images, from early woodcuts to video clips.
  • Dating back to the 19th century, to modern news photography.
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Multimedia: Video

  • All images and video clips with detailed captions to facilitate searching and aid.
  • Links to 2,000+ editorially selected history websites.
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Journals

  • Search and browse thousands of full-text articles from 60 journals.
  • Regularly updated with new issues.
  • Titles include History Today, Foreign Affairs and Journal of American History.
  • Additional selected articles are included in appropriate Study Units.

Search by title, author, or journal, as well as for keywords. Can include/exclude book reviews and limit results by date.

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History Study Center

Summary

  • History Study Centeris:
  • Comprehensive: Arich variety of content covering all eras and continents.
  • Reliable: Information from reputable publishers or created by in-house editorial team.
  • Selective: Only interesting, relevant, and appropriate materials.
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History Study Center: What’s New?

New in 2008

  • Citation Generator
  • Cite this link at the top of all content pages.
  • Edit citation form, allowing manual addition of extra information.
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History Study Center: What’s New?

New in 2008

  • Durable URLs
  • Durable URL link at the top of all content pages.
  • Links (URLs) are easy to copy and paste into webpages, reading lists, emails, etc.
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History Study Center: What’s New?

New in 2008

  • New content +
    • Helicon’s Chronology of World History
    • English Historical Review (June 2003-present)
    • Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Spring 2002-present)
    • Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (January 2002-present)
    • Twentieth Century British History (March 2002-present)
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Educator & Librarian Resources

@ proquestk12.com

  • Download and print flyers, study unit lists, more.
  • Obtain a current source list.
  • Additional background information, training resources, citation guidance, etc.
  • Perfect for K-12 users of HSC!
  • www.proquestk12.com
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History Study CenterQuestions? Call our ProQuest representatives at 1.800.521.0600

http://www.proquestk12.com