Publication Date

January 21, 2009

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities



The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently added 500 new titles online to Humanities E-Book. This addition now brings the Humanities E-Book digital collection up to 2,200 titles.

Notable among the recent additions is the AHA’s Guide to Historical Literatureseries. The three editions in this series (published in 1931, 1961, and 1995) offer “a selective inventory of the best historical literature in all fields, topics, and methods.” Over the years these volumes have provided snapshots of the best work in the discipline at any given time. Given the large volume of new work being produced annually, we hope to develop a fourth edition of the Guide in the not-to-distant future.

The Humanities E-book is a subscription-based site for institutions, libraries, and individuals. ACLS works with “learned societies and contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office” to offer this “fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities.”

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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