Core Resources

  • America: History & Life
    Complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 1, 1691-1820
    More than 500 Colonial America and American magazines and journals from 1691 through 1820 covering a broad base of topics and geographical areas. Pulled from the American Antiquarian Society collection, almost every 17th and 18th-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 2, 1821-1837
    Colonial America and American magazines and journals from 1821 through 1837.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 3, 1838-1852
    Series 3 presents over 1,700 titles dating from 1838 through 1852. The themes presented in Series 3 reveal a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities. Subjects covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 4, 1853-1865
    Series 4 presents over 1,100 titles dating from 1853 through 1865. While the Civil War is a focal point of the collection, we also find a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans—both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront can be found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in previous collections that include science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 5, 1866-1912
    Series 5 presents over 2,500 titles dating from 1866 through 1877. The themes presented in Series 5 reflect a nation that persevered through a most difficult set of circumstances: a bloody civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives; the incorporation of the recently-freed African Americans into American life; a population that rapidly expanded into the Western territories. Broad subject areas covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    This genealogy database covers the United States and the United Kingdom. It includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.

  • Historical Abstracts
    Bibliographic database for historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).

  • JSTOR
    An advanced, multidisciplinary database featuring secondary resources in history, scholarly articles and other resources spanning the humanities and sciences.

  • Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries
    Primary sources from from the American Antiquarian Society 1750-1950

  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
    Primary sources material including 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information on American and Canadian immigrants between 1800 and 1950.

  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
    Primary sources material including immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.

  • Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries
    Primary source accounts of ordinary men and women from all walks of life with the personal accounts of well-known historical figures.

Supplemental Resources

  • A-Z Maps Online
    The world’s largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

  • Academic OneFile
    Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles in many subjects.

  • Academic Search Ultimate
    Developed to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research, Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes.

  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
    Primary source material containing 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs.

  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
    Primary source materials including the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters.

  • Credo Reference
    An easy-to-use database providing dictionary and encyclopedia entries on subjects in all academic disciplines; a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia

  • Daily Life Through History
    A searchable website that spotlights the day-to-day lives of average people, past and present. A virtual library of thousands of sources: award-winning reference works, primary documents, illustrations, maps. This is not a journal database but does provide full-text essays. Users can browse by subject, time period, region, or title. Also available is a Teacher Resources section featuring lesson plans and curriculum correlations.

  • Ebook Central (Proquest)
    A collection of E-Books. You can either search or browse by subject.
    Note: Formerly known as eBrary E-Books

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
    This is a multi-disciplinary collection which allows you to search and view the full text of its eBooks. Read an eBook instantly with your web based reader or download eBooks to your portable device.

  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 To 1750
    This database provides citations for European printed works written about the Americas before 1750 and provides researchers with the libraries that hold the original documents.

  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    A multidisciplinary database featuring scholarly articles, trade and popular news features.

  • Oral History Online
    Provides in-depth indexing to more than 2,700 collections of primary source Oral History in English from around the world.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times‎ (1851 - 2012)
    Search the New York Times from 1851- 2012. Articles will be in PDF format. Current full-text content of the New York Times is found in several other databases: LexisNexis, Proquest Newspapers, and Infotrac.

  • ProQuest Research Library
    Cross-discipline research articles

  • U.S. History In Context
    Provides comprehensive topic overviews and integrates reference, journals, newspapers, primary source documents, images and video to provide context to events and topics in U.S. history.

  • World History In Context
    Provides multicultural and international content with access to full-text periodicals, reference works and primary sources related to world history from antiquity to the present.