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Databases H

Databases beginning with the letter H.


Access information: Free access from HLAS Online.

A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly monographs, journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and electronic resources dealing with Latin America. The multidisciplinary Handbook, edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Disciplines covered include anthropology (including archaeology and ethnology), art, economics, electronic resources (beginning in 1995), geography, government and politics, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, and sociology.

Three language versions are available: English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Coverage: Continuously published since 1936.



Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: This full-text database offers peer-reviews articles on a large range of topics, traditions, and methods about translation and interpreting. First available from September 2010, it is expanded and revised annually.
  Many items in the reference lists are hyperlinked to the Translation Studies Bibliography (TSB) which is also available to us through the Databases A-Z list.



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The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides bibliographic citations to over 400 scholarly journals and links to the full text contents of over 700 journals published around the world on Latin America, the Caribbean and Hispanics/Latinos in the US since 1967. Subject coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities.

Coverage: 1967 onwards


Harper's Bazaar Archive

Access information: Access on and off campus.

A comprehensive, searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of every issue of Harper's Bazaar from its first appearance in 1867 to the current month. Reproduced in high-resolution color page images and supported by fully searchable text and indexing, this resource provides access to a chronicle of 20th century American and international fashion, culture, and society, supporting researchers by offering a cultural lens into the modern era.

Coverage: 1867 onwards. Most recent 12 months unavailable. - Learning & Teaching

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Freely available.


Approximately 25,000 video clips of people talking about their experiences of more than 90 different health issues.

Interviews conduted by researchers from the University of Oxford.


Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives



Access information: Access on campus and off-campus via VPN.
Description: Full text legal journals, includes all U.S Treaties and Agreements, and published U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Over 15 million pages of image-based, fully searchable material.
Note: Use the VPN to access off campus



Hemscott Company Guru Academic

see entry for Morningstar Company Intelligence



Henry Stewart Talks - Biomedical and Life Sciences

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Description: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection of over 550 seminar style talks by leading world experts. All of the seminars have been specially commissioned from leading scientists and are presented in a user-friendly format of animated slides with synchronized narration.



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Description: Business and Management Collection.  The collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programmes, and may be included in Moodle, Blackboard and other Online Learning Environments.



Access information: Available on and off campus via LexisLibrary: Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available on campus and via the VPN from Factiva: Cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title. Available on and off campus via Gale Cengage - select Publication Search option.
Description: Full text of The Herald and Sunday Herald newspapers. Monday-Saturday available on day of publication, Sunday Herald available 2 days after publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. The Herald and Sunday Herald are also available to consult on microfilm in the Main Library. The Herald’s sister title, The Evening Times is also available via LexisLibrary and Factiva.
Coverage: LexisLibrary: The Herald: 1st Jan 1992-present, Sunday Herald: 7th Feb 1999.
  Factiva: The Herald: 21st Sept 1981 -present (Note: selected coverage from 21 September 1981 to 8 November 1996, abstracts from 21 September 1981 to 30 June 1988). Sunday Herald: 25th July 1999- present.
  Gale Cengage: Glasgow Herald: Feb 4th 1820- Dec. 31st 1900
Additional information: For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content


Heritage of the Printed Book database

Access information: Access on and off campus. Off campus access available using the VPN - how to access the University network via the VPN.

The Heritage of the Printed Book Database (previously called the Hand Press Book Database) is a steadily growing collection of files of catalogue records from major European and North American research libraries covering items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455-c.1830) integrated into one file. This makes it possible for information to be retrieved in one single search across all files.  Updated annually.

Coverage: Over 6 million records from the beginning of printing to mid 19th century.  A list of contributors can be found at


Historic Digimap

Access information: Access on and off campus. Users are required to register and agree the data licence. Follow instructions provided

Historic Digimap provides Landmark historic Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain from 1843 to 1996. Maps include County Series (1843-1939), post-war National Grid and Town Plans (1840’s – 1930’s).  Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software.


Historical Abstracts

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Description. Bibliographic reference to the history of the world (excluding United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward. The database covers over 2,600 journals published worldwide, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of world history. The database provides indexing of historical articles in over 40 languages, published from 1955. Subjects include: history of education, military history, women's history and world history.



The Historical Scotsman [Scotsman archive]

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Archive coverage of the Scotsman newspaper. See Scotsman entry for information on finding more recent content. The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday also available to consult on Microfilm in the Main Library.
Coverage: 1817 to 1950.
Additional information: For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content



Historical Statistics of the United States : Millennial edition online

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The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.  This resource brings together 37,000 data series on topics ranging from migration to health, education and crime. Custom tables can be created, and data downloaded in Excel and csv format


Historical Texts

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Historical Texts brings together three historically significant collections into a single database search platform: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century Collection. The UK Medical Heritage Library collection (UKMHL) is also available. For descriptions of and alternative access to EEBO and ECCO, see their separate entries in this Database A-Z list. The British Library 19th Century Collection offers over 65,000 recently digitised editions during 1789-1914, many of which are previously rare and inaccessible titles. The UK Medical Heritage Library collection (1800-1900’s) contains the images and full text of over 66,000 19th century European medical publications. The UKMHL collection is Open Access on a separate platform

Coverage: 1473 to early 1910s


Access information: On campus access. Off campus access available via VPN. For access information please follow link above.
Description: A collaboration between University of Edinburgh Library and the History of Art unit of the School of Arts, Culture and Environment, University of Edinburgh. Contains c. 3,000 images augmented by the 115,000 images available simultaneously from the AMICA Library.



History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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Description: Describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science and technology and allied historical fields. Comprises three bibliographies: the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (Technology and Culture), and the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza. Updated annually.
Coverage: 1975 to the present.



House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

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Please note that as of 8/2/17 there is an access issue to this database via the DiscoverEd links - the vendor is investigating but using the link above is fine.

Description: The 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers contains bibliographic records and searchable full text for papers printed between 1688-2014. It also includes Hansard 1803-2005.
Further information: The collection does not include the House of Commons Journal, or daily business papers, such as Order papers and Votes and Proceedings, nor does it include Acts.  User guide located at

House of Lords Parliamentary Papers (1800-1910)

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The House of Lords Parliamentary Papers (1800-1910) is an essential research resource that, along with the existing House of Commons Parliamentary Papers database, provides a complete picture of the working and influence of the UK Parliament during the pivotal 19th century. As the working documents of government, the papers encompass wide areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, and many contributors were found outside the official world – providing evidence to committees and commissions during a time when the Lords still wielded considerable power.

The Library already has access to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers and the two databases are cross-searchable.

Further information: User guide located at


Humanities International Complete

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals.
Coverage: 1909-present.