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History: Online Resources

History: Online Resources


America: History and Life - Index is complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of US and Canadian history on such diverse subjects as the Sioux Indian Ghost Dance or labor movements in Canada. 1964 to present. Offered through ABC-CliO.

America's Historical Imprints - Site title: Archive of Americana - Items published in America before 1800; mainly what is now the United States. The definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Also at this site is the American Historical Newspapers database.

America's Historical Newspapers (Early American Newspapers Series 1-9) - Digitized collection of newspapers. Includes newspapers published in North America between 1690 and 1922, African American newspapers published from 1827 to 1998, and Hispanic American newspapers published from 1808 to 1980. Readex product.

American Indian Histories and Culture - American Indian Histories and Cultures depict early contacts between European settlers and American Indians and the subsequent political, social and cultural effects upon American Indian life. Manuscripts, artwork, rare printed books, photographs, and newspapers, tell both the historical and the personal stories of the colonization of the Americas. Continuing through to the modern era, and told against the backdrop of the 19th century expansion into the "Western Frontier" right through to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century, highlights both the myths and realities of the "Wild West" and American Indian cultural identity. An Adam Matthew Digital product.

American Indian History Online - Offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. Features Tribe Index; Culture Area Index; Biographies; Events and Topics; Primary Sources, Image Gallery; Legends and more.

American Memory, Library of Congress - Excellent site for access to digitized primary sources and hard-to-find published workes. Includes extensive collection of New Mexico and western materials. Using the "browse" screen, users can browse by subject, time period, format, or place.

American West - Material digitized from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Includes unique manuscripts, broadsides, and other ephemera, maps, and rare printed works ranging from 1722 to 1939, with the heaviest concentration from 1830 to 1939.

Annee Philologique - Published by the Societe Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian. Originally available in print, includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928. EBSCOhost product.

ArchiveGrid - ArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies. Provided by OCLC.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 - This digitized collection ofUS Hispanic history, literature, and culture and provides access toSpanish content with some English content gathered by the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project. It is a great example of community archiving.Coverage: colonial times to 1960

Avalon Project at Yale Law School - The Avalon Project is dedicated to providing access to primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Has documents from the Code of Hammurabi through the 9/11 Commission Report.

British House of Commons Parliamentary Papers - Includes the bills, reports, papers and documents that were the working documents of government from the British House of Commons from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. They include all areas of social, political, economic, cultural and foreign policy for three centuries. Offered through Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.

Cambridge Histories Online - Full text access to the Cambridge Histories volumes, covering topics such as Latin American, British, American, world and regional history; the history of philosophy, music, literary studies, religious studies, science, economics, language and linguistics, theater and performing arts, political and social theory, and warfare.

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood - Celebrating New Mexico Statehood provides access to materials about New Mexico's history and culture. Designed to facilitate research about New Mexico's past, cultural heritage materials from 12 New Mexico institutions are available here for study and research. Materials include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video. Managed by the University of New Mexico, University Libraries and funded by UNM's Center for Regional Studies, this project is intended to help all New Mexicans learn about and appreciate our past.

Civil War Era, Proquest - Provides a unique combination of newspapers and pamphlets covering the American Civil War period allowing researchers access to primary resources that highlight the causes of the war and the conflict itself.

Country Studies (Library of Congress) - Full text descriptions and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, and political systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

CQ Press Electronic Library - Resource for research in U.S. government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes access to CQ Researcher Online, CQ Weekly, CQ Almanac, and Historic Documents Series. Congressional Quarterly product.

Diversity Studies Collection (InfoTrac) - Provides access to scholarly journals andmagazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. Offered through Gale.

Early American Imprints (Evans Digital Edition 1639-1800) - change in title; see "America's Historical Imprints"

Early American Imprints (Evans Digital Edition): Text Creation Partnership - change in title; see "America's Historical Imprints"

Early American Imprints Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 - see "America's Historical Imprints."

Gerritsen Collection - A cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages, and includes books, pamphlets and periodicals. The majority of the collection covers the years 1543 to 1945. Offered by Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.

Historical Abstracts - A complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and life). This database is packed with annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square -- over half a million entries in all. Offered through ABC-CliO.

Historical Databases, Proquest - Search all Proquest Historical Databases at once - includes American Periodical Series Online 1740-1900; Civil War Era 1840-1865; and eleven historical newspapers.

Historical Newspapers, Proquest - Includes Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003; Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-1995; New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993; Pittsburgh Courier 1911-2002; Atlanta Constitution 1868-1939; Chicago Tribune 1849-1986; Los Angeles Times 1881-1986; Washington Post 1877-1991; Christian Science Monitor 1908-1994.

Historical Statistics of the United States -  a source for the quantitative facts of American history. This reference work includes topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America and are each placed in historical context. Provided by Cambridge University Press.

History Reference Center - This database offers full text from more than 2,300 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. Offered through EBSCOhost.

HRAF (Human Relations Area Files) Archaeology - Designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies, and organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts. Focuses on in-depth descriptive documents that are subject-indexed. It has eight completed sequences, such as the Egyptian, Highland Andean, Coastal Andean, Maya, Highland Mesoamerican, Mississippian, Mesopotamian, and the Southwest United States.

International Medieval Bibliography - A comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journal, conference proceedings, and collections of essays collections about the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500). Publications are classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliographical records.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts. The Medieval Sourcebooks contains full text sources, selected sources and sources related to the lives of saints. Provided by Fordham University.

LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 - Primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, such as the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Making of America - Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The journal portion of this retrospective digitization project includes over 20 titles from the 19th century."

National Geographic Magazine Archive - In-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology, environment, cartography, and more published in National Geographic from 1888 to the mid-1990's. Includes photos. Ability to search for articles and images.

OurDocuments.gov 100 Milestone Documents - 100 milestone documents of American history, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.

Patrologia Latina - Covers the works of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian around 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. In 221 volumes, it covers most major and minor Latin authors, and contains the most influential works of late ancient and early medieval theology, philosophy, history, and literature. Offered through Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.

ProQuest Civil War Era - see "Civil War Era"

ProQuest Historical Databases - see "Historical Databases"

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - see "Historical Newspapers"

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 - Consists of works about the Americas published not only in the United States but from across the globe. This collection of important and many hard-to-find primary sources opens a window onto the society, politics, culture, religious beliefs, and contemporary opinions both at home and abroad that covers a period of more than 400 years. It contains information about North, Central and South America, the Arctic and Antarctica and the West Indies. This resource offers original accounts of exploration, pioneering, settlement, the western movement, military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition. Offered through Gale.

Science Direct - Elsevier's journal portal provides full-text access to select (only titles with "Full-text available" icon are subscribed to) scientific, technical, and medical journals. Provides access to over 3,800 periodical titles and over 37,000 books. Some articles may be downloaded free of charge; others must be purchased.

US History Collection (InfoTrac) - Full text journal articles in United States history. Offered through Gale.

War & Terrorism Collection (InfoTrac) - Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering both historic and contemporary topics regarding war and terrorism. Offered through Gale.

World History (InfoTrac) - Full text journal articles in world history. Offered through Gale.

Open Access Sources and Web Sites

Cold War International History Project

Denver Public Library, Digital Image Collection - Digital archives from the DPL's Western History & Genealogy Dept.

Google Cultural Institute - Includes exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world covering a variety of subject areas such as art, history, and science.

General Online Databases - Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases