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Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

An index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Most references are not found in standard periodical literature guides. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


533 works in 592 publications in 7 languages and 1,627 library holdings

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

Internet Resources

Library Web Sites

Quick text FAQ explains how you can access the full text of an article in Google Scholar.

Web Sites

Based at the University of Southern California. Dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action.

Multimedia Materials

Videos and Films

IWitness is a free educational website developed by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education primarily for middle and high school students. The award-winning educational platform brings the first-person stories of survivors and witnesses of genocide from the Institute's Visual History Archive to students via multimedia-learning activities that are accessible via Macs, PCs, iPads, and tablet devices connected to the Internet. IWitness integrates testimony-based education with the development of digital literacy and other 21st-century competencies; IWitness activities boost students' knowledge of subject matter while developing their critical-thinking skills and empathy for others

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Titles

International Association of Genocide Scholars.; International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Tampa, FL : University of South Florida Libraries 2006

International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the premier forum for work on the extensive body of literature and documentation on the Holocaust and genocide. It features essays and reviews that cut across the disciplines of history, literature, economics, religious studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, and others. HGS is the only publication to address the related study of how insights into the Holocaust apply to other genocides. Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The articles and reviews in Holocaust and Genocide Studies reflect the opinions of their authors. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Published by: Oxford University Press

Henry I Rothman; Bertha G Rothman; Henry, Bertha, and Edward Rothman Foundation. New York, N.Y. : Yeshiva University, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration 2009

News Sources

Full-text articles from over 300 American ethnic and minority newspapers including Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and other multi-ethnic communities. Coverage dates back to 1990.

Primary Source Materials

Archival Materials

"The Aegis Trust has launched a new and expanded online Genocide Archive of Rwanda with over 8,000 historical photos, videos, documents, audio files and artefacts. The website is the best way for Rwandans and the international community to learn about the causes, implementation and consequences of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The Genocide Archive of Rwanda online collection serves as a tool for learning, research, fighting genocide denial and promoting peace building and reconciliation in the community." "The Genocide Archive of Rwanda was built to educate about the Genocide against the Tutsi and provides primary source material for researchers and students to use in their work. It is managed on a day-to-day basis by Aegis Trust Rwanda, a genocide prevention organisation" 2015

This website consists of over 4000 images from the Henryk Ross collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, plus four lesson plans and more for educators.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) Photo Archive contains over 25,000 photos (and other media objects) related to the Holocaust.

The Visual History Archive is the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s digital collection of audiovisual interviews, with 54,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust as well as other genocides including the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, and also Guatemala (1980s) and Cambodia (1970s).
Note: most testimonies run about two hours, with the exception of Armenian massacre testimony recordings, which are shorter. Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History and Education; Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology.

In addition to our subscription access to the full range of testimonies, there is public access to over 1,600 testimonies.

Voices of Rwanda is dedicated to recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, and to ensuring that their stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities.

Established in 1953 as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.

Government Documents

Genocide in Cambodia : documents from the trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary
series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
TC Law Library Human Rights Library (KNM41.P65 G46x 2000 )

Le Livre noir de l'ex-Yougoslavie : purification ethnique et crimes de guerre : documents Contributor: Reporters sans frontières (Association)
Publisher: Paris : Arléa : Diffusion Le Seuil
Date: ©1993
Language: French
Subjects: Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities -- Sources; Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Bosnia and Hercegovina -- Sources; Bosnia and Hercegovina -- History -- 1992- -- Sources

Digital versions of documents from the Harvard Law School Library relating to the trial of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) and to the twelve trials of other accused war criminals before the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT). Features trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers that have been studied by lawyers, scholars, and other researchers in the areas of history, ethics, genocide, and war crimes, and are of particular interest to officials and students of current international tribunals involving war crimes and crimes against humanity. Includes analytical information about each document and general information about the trials. Most documents in English; some in English and German.

Historical Documents

This collection incorporates anti-Semitic propaganda, correspondence from prisoners, documents from resistance groups, bank records from Nazi financiers, eyewitness accounts from concentration camps, and much more. CONTENTS:
Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons
German Anti-Semitic Propaganda, 1909-1941
Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes
Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West’s Response to Jewish Emigration
Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant Collection
Nazi Bank and Financial Institutions: U.S. Military Government Investigation Reports and Interrogations of Nazi Financiers, 1945-1949
Nazism in Poland: The Diary of Governor-General Hans Frank
Nuremburg Laws and Nazi Annulment of German Jewish Nationality
SAFEHAVEN Reports on Nazi Looting of Occupied Countries and Assets in Neutral Countries
Testaments to the Holocaust. Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London
The Jewish Question: Records from the Berlin Document Center
U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950

Testaments to the Holocaust. Series one, Archives of the Wiener Library, London Ben Barkow 1956-; Wiener Library.; Gale Group. Woodbridge, CT : Primary Source Media 1998 Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto D810.J4 T47x 2001 Index ) Wilson Library General Collection Mfilm 4254

Published Jerusalem : Trust for the Publication of the Proceedings of the Eichmann Trial, in co-operation with the Israel State Archives and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, 1992-<1995 >


Subjects: Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Bosnia and Hercegovina -- Sources; Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities -- Sources; Bosnia and Hercegovina -- History, Military -- Sources

Wilson Library General Collection (E93 .A42 2014 )

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

The Genocide convention. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Washington : U. S. Govt. Print. Off 1950 Law Library US Documents (Y 4.F76/2:G28 )
Also available online through HathiTrust (use tab in catalog record)

Human Rights web (retrieved April 7, 2017)

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Research Guides

Contents Research, researchers, and readers -- Prologue: Becoming a researcher -- Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private -- Connecting with your reader: (Re-)creating yourself and your audience -- Asking questions, finding answers -- Prologue: Planning your project - an overview -- From topics to questions -- From questions to a problem -- From problems to sources -- Engaging sources -- Making a claim and supporting it -- Prologue: Assembling a research argument -- Making good arguments: Overview -- Making claims -- Assembling reasons and evidence -- Acknowledgments and responses -- Warrants -- Planning, drafting, and revising -- Prologue: Planning again -- Planning -- Drafting your report -- Revising your organization and argument -- Communicating evidence visually -- Introductions and conclusions-- Revising style: Telling your story clearly -- Some last considerations.

short version at Turabian Quick Guide (8th ed.) Eighth Edition:
TC Walter Library Sci/Eng Ref (Desk, Rm 206) LB2369 .T8 2013
TC Music Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2013
TC Journalism Library General Collection LB2369 .T8 2013
Earlier edition:
TC Andersen Library Children's Lit (Reference) LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Bio-Medical Library Reference LB2369 T929ma 2007
TC Law Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Magrath Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Music Library Reference (Desk) LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Plant Pathology Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
TC Veterinary Medical Library Reference LB2369 T8 2007
TC Walter Library Sci/Eng Reference (Rm 206) LB2369 .T8 2007

University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies was established within the College of Liberal Arts and is an Independent Center with its main administrative relationship with the Department of History. CHGS is also affiliated with The Institute for Global Studies, The Humanities Institute, Department of German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages, The Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota School of Law and The Center for European Studies. Located in 100 Nolte Hall on East Bank, their web site is searchable and includes good links.

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Wilson Library

309 19th Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321