History Databases

Connect to America: History and Life with full-text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
This database covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to the present, this database also provides full-text coverage of more than 196 journals and more than 92 books.
Connect to American Song on the Web
A streaming music service containing over 50,000 tracks reflecting the music of all American ethnic groups and regions, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Includes all the music formerly available in the African American Song database. Updated continuously.
Connect to Année philologique on the Web
Also known as L'Année philologique
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Indexes journals, books, dissertations, and book reviews on all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity (2000 B.C. - 800 A.D.). 1924-present. Updated monthly.
Connect to APS Online (American Periodical Series) on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A collection of full-text periodicals and primary source materials related to the American experience from the colonial days to 1900.
Connect to Berg Fashion Library on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Provides a wide range of information on dress and body adornment worldwide throughout history. Includes the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion and other reference works, the full text of nearly 60 other books on fashion, and an extensive color image bank. Updated continuously.
Connect to Black Studies Center on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Fully cross-searchable gateway to Black studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more. It combines several resources such as Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), Black Literature Index, and historical black newspapers such as the Chicago Defender (1910-1975) and the Daily Defender (1956-1975).
Connect to Chicago Defender on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Full-text of the Chicago Defender newspaper from 1910 to 1975.
Connect to CQ Almanac on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
This is a great source for information on Congress. You can search across all years from 1945 on, by decade, or by individual sessions of Congress.
Connect to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Dictionary of National Biography
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A collection of biographies of over 55,000 noteworthy people in British history. The biographies, covering people from all walks of life who died through the end of 2001, provide up-to-date scholarship and are written by worldwide experts.
Connect to Digital National Security Archive on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Comprehensive collection of over 35,000 significant primary documents concerning events in United States' foreign policy. Documents date from 1945 forward and relate to major foreign policy events of the Cold War period.
Connect to Early American Imprints on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A fully searchable collection of over 75,000 books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America from 1639 to 1819. The database consists of two parts: Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800), which is based on Charles Evans's American Bibliography, and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819), which is based on Ralph R. Shaw's and Richard H. Shoemaker's American Bibliography.
Connect to Empire Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Includes approximately 60,000 images of original manuscripts and printed materials covering the period 1492-1962. It is organized into five sections covering varying aspects of the colonial experience: Cultural Contact 1492-1969; Literature and Empire; the Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; and Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism.
Encarta Africana - CD-ROM available at the Circulation Desk. Click to see a full list of CD-ROM databases.
Encarta Africana
Multimedia encyclopedia on the history, geography, and culture of Africans and people of African descent.
Connect to European Views of the Americas, 1493 to 1750 on the Web
A comprehensive index to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, this database contains more than 32,000 records and covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. Not a full-text database. For advanced researchers only.
Connect to Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A database of hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers published between 1808-1980 from 22 states, many of which are from California, Texas, New Mexico, and New York. Many newspapers are bilingual.
Connect to Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) on the Web
Includes citations for documents, journal articles, and original literary works on Latin American topics in the social sciences and humanities from 1970 to present. Over 500 journals, published worldwide, are indexed. Includes citations for articles and documents on Mexico, all Central American and South American countries, and the Caribbean. Hispanics/Latinos in the United States are also included.
Connect to Historical Abstracts with full-text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
This database covers the history of the world (except the United States and Canada) from 1450 forward. It provides selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955, as well as access to the full text of more than 316 journals and more than 138 books.
Connect to Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective on the Web
Indexes nearly 1200 scholarly journals covering the entire range of the humanities and social sciences from 1907-1984. Also covers many important scientific journals through the 1950s. For indexing of articles appearing 1985-present., use Social Sciences Full Text and/or Humanities Full Text.
Connect to Humanities Full Text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Indexes and abstracts English-language articles in the most important journals in the humanities, from 1984-present. The full text of many of these articles is available online from 1995 forward. Updated daily. For indexing of articles appearing prior to 1984, use Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective.
Connect to IMB (International Medieval Bibliography) on the Web
Indexes the international literature on European Medieval civilization, 450-1150, from over 800 journals in all European languages as well as festschriften, conference proceedings and collections of essays. Coverage is 1976-1995; annual updates increase coverage back one year and forward one year.
Connect to Iter: Bibliography of Medieval and Renaissance Europe on the Web
Includes articles and reviews published in over 300 journals from 1843-present, covering the cultural aspects of the Renaissance in Europe from 1300-1700. Eventually will cover all aspects of the Renaissance and Middle Ages (400-1500), published since 1700.
Connect to Los Angeles Times Archives on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Full text of The Los Angeles Times newspaper from 1881 to 1990.
Connect to Making of America on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. It includes approximately 16,000 books and 50,000 journal articles published in the 19th century, searchable by subject.
Connect to The New York Times Archives on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Full text of The New York Times newspaper from 1851-2010. The full-text of more current articles is available via LexisNexis Academic.
Connect to 19th Century U.S. Newspapers on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
Connect to Oxford African American Studies Center on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Provides access to more than 7,500 articles focusing on African American history and culture. The articles come from major reference sources and are written by leading scholars in the field. Also includes primary sources, images, and maps.
Connect to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Also known as Dictionary of National Biography
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A collection of biographies of over 55,000 noteworthy people in British history. The biographies, covering people from all walks of life who died through the end of 2001, provide up-to-date scholarship and are written by worldwide experts.
Connect to Political Reference Suite on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Provides access to many political science resources such as the CQ Almanac, California Political Almanac, the Contemporary Middle East, Politics in America, Supreme Court Compendium, etc. You can search all the sources at once or search them individually.
Connect to The Times Digital Archive (1785-2006) on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art & architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable - every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image, and advertisement.
Connect to The Washington Post Archives on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Full text of The Washington Post newspaper from 1877 to 1997.
Connect to Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Collection of primary documents and secondary sources related to U.S. women's history. Includes 63 document projects that interpret and present documents, more than 22,000 pages of documents, a dictionary of social movements and organizations , a chronology of U.S. Women's History, and teaching tools and materials.
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