History

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

Provides access to 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs from the civil war era.[has primary sources].

APS: American Periodicals Series

Search a selection of periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.

Archive Explorer (Adam Matthew databases)

One-stop search for primary source documents and archival material from the Adam Matthew databases. These collections span the social sciences and humanities and cover a multitude of topics ranging from Medieval manuscripts and Victorian moving images to ephemera from the 1960s and confidential government documents.

Archive of Americana

Group of historical collections containing books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. Published by Readex, a division of NewsBank, inc.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Indexes major print products that include biographical information on multiple persons, such as "Who's Who". Acts as an index to other indexes.

China: Trade, Politics, and Culture, 1793-1980

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. This collection provides multiple perspectives from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists, and documents many of the key events that happened in this period.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Access the digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.

Empire Online

Explores colonial history, politics, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires; from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonization in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism.

The First World War: Personal Experiences

A collection of primary source documents drawn from archives across the globe. The documents are varied in scope and offer a window on the lives and experiences of men and women during the First World War.

HeritageQuest Online

Access to page images and corresponding indexes for the entire federal census, 1790-1930. Access to over 25,000 family and local history books. Includes records from Freedman's Bank (1865-1874).

Making of the Modern World 1450-1850

Provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Full-text searching across millions of pages of works from the period 1450-1850. Provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material for research in the areas of history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and more.

NBC Learn

Provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media. Topics include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Global Studies, Health & Nursing, Psychology, Business, Marketing, Journalism, Sociology, and more.

Newspaper Archive

Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old - including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more – to fill in the life stories you are interested in. All of our historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable - try exploring above and discover your history today!

Newspapers, Historical: Chicago Tribune

Full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of the Chicago Tribune from 1890 through 1958. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, the database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.

Newspapers, Historical: Christian Science Monitor

Full-image archive that provides the full historical run of The Christian Science Monitor, with complete coverage from 1908-1991. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, the database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.

Newspapers, Historical: Los Angeles Times

Full-image archive that provides the entire historical run of the Los Angeles Times from 1881 through 1969. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, the database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.

Newspapers, Historical: New York Times

Full-image archive that provides the entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851 through 4 years ago. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, the database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.

Newspapers, Historical: The Washington Post

Full-image archive that provides the entire historical run of The Washington Post from 1877 through 1988. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, the database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.

Newspapers, Historical: Wall Street Journal

Full-image archive that provides the entire historical run of the Wall Street Journal from 1889 to 1987. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, the database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.

NewsVault

Gale historical newspapers. 

Oral History Online

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

Periodicals Index Online

Indexes over 3,000 academic and popular periodicals published from as early as 1770 to the present in the humanities and social sciences.

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest

The period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society, including the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation. This database provides access to collections of original archival material from the era, taken from key libraries in Britain and America.

Sabin Americana

Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, this resource allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice. In addition to the primary source documents, this database includes secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.

Texas Reference Center

Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. Includess biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans as well as the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage. Updated weekly.

Times of London Digital Archive

First published in 1785, The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source.

U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978

Contains nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978,

World History Collection

Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.