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Research Guide: History

  • Databases for history

    America: History and Life
    Indexes the scholarly literature on the history of the U.S. and Canada. Includes links to full text of the articles also included in JSTOR. (more info)
    Historical Abstracts
    Indexes the scholarly literature on the history of the world, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations on world history from 1450 to the present. See "America: History and Life" for U.S. and Canadian history. (more info)
    Historical Statistics of the United States
    The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. (more info)
    History Cooperative
    A research database for history sponsored by the American Historical Association that searches core journals in history. (more info)
    U.S. History in Context
    Unlike other sources that only offer periodical or bibliographic information, this broad collection includes full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents and scholarly analysis. (more info)
  • Databases with history content

    Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a comprehensive, scholarly, and multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 12,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,700 peer-reviewed journals. (more info)
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    A part of the Web of Science database, the AHCI tracks 'who's citing whom' in the arts and humanities. Coverage is 1980-present. (more info)
    CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator)
    CiNii (pronounced "sigh-knee") searches academic papers and articles published in Japan. (more info)
    Dissertations & Theses
    Link to abstracts or citations to dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1861 to the present day. Also includes full text of dissertations and theses produced by graduate students at Lewis & Clark. (more info)
    Early English Books Online - EEBO
    EEBO contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 (more info)
    Eighteenth Century Collections Online -ECCO
    ECCO delivers the full-text and page images of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. (more info)
    Environmental History Bibliography
    Contains over 40,000 annotated citations to books, articles, and dissertations published from 1633 to the present. (more info)
    Gerritsen Collection - -Women's History Online, 1543-1945
    Multi-disciplinary cross-cultural resource for women's history spanning 4 centuries and 15 languages. (more info)
    International Medieval Bibliography
    An interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 300-1500 A.D. (more info)
    ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    A citation database for journal articles and books pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for reviews of books, review articles, collections of essays, and many other types of resources are included. Updated daily. ITER also provides access to other databases, such as the Early Theatre database and the Medici Archive Project. (more info)
    JSTOR
    Use the advanced search function to search within a specific discipline.   (more info)
    New York Times - Historical
    Provides access to full text articles, photos, and advertisements in the New York Times from 1851 through 2009. (more info)
    Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
    19th Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on archival collections of primary sources providing full-text, fully searchable content. The collection includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more in both Western and non-Western languages. (more info)
    19th Century Masterfile
    Locates 19th century articles from selected American and British magazines. Includes Poole's Index. (more info)
    Project Muse
    A unique collaboration between libraries and the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 titles from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Browse by discipline and select folklore under social sciences (more info)
    Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
    Index of articles in 350 popular, general-interest magazines published in the U.S. and Canada. (1983-present) (more info)
    Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Index of more than 3 million articles from 375 popular and general-interest periodicals published in the U.S. and Canada. (1890-1982) (more info)
  • Primary Sources: Full text

    American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I
    Facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. (more info)
    American Journeys
    Contains text of 150 Early American Travel Narratives. (more info)
    American State Papers
    Reports of the U.S. Congress between 1789 and 1838 (more info)
    Avalon Project at Yale Law School
    The Avalon Project provides mostly European or American documents in law, history and diplomacy. They are arranged by date, title or topic.
    British Parlimentary Papers at Watzek
    Watzek's collection of British Parliamentary Papers.  A online guide on using these papers are here. (more info)
    China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 (trial ends 2-15-14)
    This project provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74. (more info)
    Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
    The Government Printing Office offers "direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society."
    Digital Public Library of America
    The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; (more info)
    Documenting the American South
    Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Collections include: * First-Person Narratives of the American South * Library of Southern Literature * North American Slave Narratives * The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865 * The Church in the Southern Black Community (more info)
    Early English Books Online - EEBO
    EEBO contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 (more info)
    Eighteenth Century Collections Online -ECCO
    ECCO delivers the full-text and page images of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. (more info)
    EuroDocs
    Maintained by the European Studies Bibliographer at BYU, EuroDocs links to primary historical documents from Western Europe and hopes to shed light on key historical happenings. EuroDocs operates as a wiki to which historians can contribute "online facsimiles, transcriptions, or translations of historical documents that illuminate the history of Europe."
    Gerritsen Collection - -Women's History Online, 1543-1945
    Multi-disciplinary cross-cultural resource for women's history spanning 4 centuries and 15 languages. (more info)
    HeinOnline
    Exact page images of law journals, Congressional Record, U.S. Reports, Federal Register, and treaty & international agreements etc. (more info)
    Historical New York Times
    New York Times-Historical (more info)
    Library of Congress American Memory Project
    These historical collections from the National Digital Library contain photographs and manuscripts and can be searched by either subject, time and/or location of event, or by format.
    Making of America
    A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction (1850-1877). The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
    National Archives and Records Administration
    Contains historical records of government agencies, genealogical resources, current government information, and the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), which describes textual records, maps & charts, photographs and films from its collection.
    Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
    19th Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on archival collections of primary sources providing full-text, fully searchable content. The collection includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more in both Western and non-Western languages. (more info)
    Oregon Historical Records Index
    Contains birth, death, marriage and probate records for Oregon. Limited years available. (more info)
    Presidential Recordings Program
    Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research materials.
    Southern Oregon Digital Archive
    Contains full text documents of the Southern Oregon Bioregion and First Nations material in the collection of Southern Oregon University. Searchable by author and title.
    U. S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980
    Search or browse the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, originally published in approximately 13,800 bound volumes for the period 1817-1980. (more info)
    WWW Virtual Library
    This site includes electronic versions of primary documents on: * AmDocs: Documents for the Study of United States History * World Constitutions * Documents of the First World War * many other areas of history
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