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Databases for History and Geography

Journal Articles

America: History & Life

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:United States and Canadian history. Prehistory to the present.
Type of Material:Articles, books, conference papers, conference proceedings, dissertations, newspapers, and reviews
Dates Covered:1910 to present
Fulltext:Some full text

American Periodicals Series Online

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Digitized page images from American magazines and journals
Dates Covered:1740 to 1900
Fulltext:Full text

Historical Abstracts

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:World History (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to present
Type of Material:Articles
Dates Covered:1955 to present
Fulltext:No full text

Humanities International Index

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Visual and Performing Arts
Type of Material:Articles, essays and reviews
Fulltext:Some full text

Military & Government Collection

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Military Science and Armed Forces
Type of Material:Artilces and country reports
Fulltext:Some full text

Military & Intelligence Database

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Military Art and Science
Type of Material:Articles
Dates Covered:1980 to present
Fulltext:Mostly Full text

Ebooks

Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker im WWW

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History, Philosophy, Theology, Political Science, and Art History.
Type of Material:Collection of German language texts
Dates Covered:Early to 19th century
Fulltext:Full text

Early English Books Online

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:English Literature, History, Philosphy, Linguistics, Theology, Music, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics and Science
Type of Material:Virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere.
Dates Covered:1473-1700
Fulltext:Full Text

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Variant Title:18th Century collections online
Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History and Geography, Social Sciences, Religion and Philosophy, Fine Arts, Literature and Language, Law, Medicine, Science and Technology, General Reference.
Type of Material:Books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides
Dates Covered:Works published in the UK during the 18th century
Fulltext:Full text

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:American History and Culture
Type of Material:Pamphlets, tracts, memoirs, congressional legislation, correspondence, broadsides, biographies, histories, fiction and poetry, eulogies,and sermons
Dates Covered:1500 to 1926
Fulltext:Full text

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History
Type of Material:Articles, books, documents, Supreme Court records and briefs
Fulltext:Full text

Reference

Political Handbook of the World

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Political Science
Type of Material:Information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system
Dates Covered:current
Fulltext:Full Text

Encyclopedias

Oxford African American Studies Center

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:African American and African history and culture
Type of Material:Encyclopedic articles, biographies, images, primary source material, maps, and charts
Fulltext:Full Text

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Islam
Type of Material:Reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines
Fulltext:Full Text

Salem History

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History
Type of Material:Essays
Fulltext:Full text

Imagesmaps

David Rumsey Map Collection

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Maps and Atlases
Type of Material:Atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, and maritime charts
Dates Covered:1700 to 1950's
Fulltext:Images

Digital Sanborn Maps

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Maps of American Cities and Towns
Type of Material:Fire insurance maps
Dates Covered:1867-1970
Fulltext:Full Image

Early Encounters in North America: People, Cultures, and the Environment

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Interaction among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America and North American Fauna and Flora
Type of Material:Letters, diaries, memoirs and images
Dates Covered:1601 to present
Fulltext:Full text

Picture Post Historical Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History and Social Issues of the 1930's - 1950's
Type of Material:Newspaper articles and pictures
Dates Covered:1938 to 1957
Fulltext:Full text

Times Digital Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Digital edition of The Times (London). The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
Dates Covered:1785-1985
Fulltext:Full text

Biographies

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Biographies
Type of Material:Biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, literary criticism and other indexes
Fulltext:No full text

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Personal narratives about People, Places and Events
Type of Material:Diaries and letters
Dates Covered:1675 to 1950
Fulltext:Full text

Oxford African American Studies Center

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:African American and African history and culture
Type of Material:Encyclopedic articles, biographies, images, primary source material, maps, and charts
Fulltext:Full Text

Newpapers

17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers Digital Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Newspapers, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, and proclamations
Dates Covered:1603 to early 1800s
Fulltext:Full text

19th Century British Library Newspapers Digital Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Newspapers articles
Dates Covered:1800 to 1900
Fulltext:Full text

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Newspapers articles
Dates Covered:1800 to 1899
Fulltext:Full text

19th Century UK Periodicals

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Newspapers published in Britain
Dates Covered:1800 to 1900
Fulltext:Full text

British Newspapers 1600-1900

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Newspapers, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, and proclamations
Dates Covered:1600 to early 1900
Fulltext:Full text

Digital Military Newspaper Library

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:U.S. Miliatry Bases
Type of Material:Current and historic military newspapers and journals
Fulltext:Full Text

National Newspapers Core

Variant Title:Former title: News-Proquest Newspapers
Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post
Dates Covered:1980 to present
Fulltext:Full text

New York Times, Historical

Variant Title:Historical New York Times
Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Newspaper articles
Dates Covered:1851-2007
Fulltext:Full Text

Picture Post Historical Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History and Social Issues of the 1930's - 1950's
Type of Material:Newspaper articles and pictures
Dates Covered:1938 to 1957
Fulltext:Full text

Times Digital Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:Digital edition of The Times (London). The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
Dates Covered:1785-1985
Fulltext:Full text

Videos

American History in Video

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:American History
Type of Material:Newsreels, documentaries, dramatic reenactments and analysis
Fulltext:Streamed Video

Black Studies in Video

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:African American culture in the United States
Type of Material:Documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage
Fulltext:Streamed Video

March of Time

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:20th Century History
Type of Material:Video
Dates Covered:1935 - 1967
Fulltext:Streamed Video

Meet the Press

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:World and national politics, United States government policy, politicians
Type of Material:Video
Dates Covered:1949-present
Fulltext:Streamed Video

World History in Video

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:World History
Type of Material:Documentary films
Fulltext:Streamed video

World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Multidisciplinary
Type of Material:International newreels
Dates Covered:1929 to 1966
Fulltext:Streamed Video

Miscellaneous

Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Afghanistan
Type of Material:Records of the U.S. State Department Central Classified Files
Dates Covered:1945-1963
Fulltext:Full Text

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:American Civil War
Type of Material:Diaries, letters, memoirs and biographies
Dates Covered:1860-1865
Fulltext:Full text

Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970: The Middle East Online, Series 1

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Palestine Mandate and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Type of Material:British government documents
Dates Covered:1917-1970
Fulltext:Full Text

Black Thought and Culture

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Non-Fiction Works of African Americans
Type of Material:Books, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews
Dates Covered:from colonial/1700 to present
Fulltext:Full text

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:A collection of British and Irish women's diaries and correspondence
Type of Material:Diaries and letters
Dates Covered:1500 to 1900
Fulltext:Full text

Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:European History
Type of Material:British intelligence reports
Dates Covered:1940-1945
Fulltext:Full text

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:United States Government, Politics, and Foreign Policy
Type of Material:United States government documents
Dates Covered:1945-1980
Fulltext:Full Text

Digital National Security Archive

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:U.S. Foregin Policy, U.S. Military Policy, and U.S. National Security
Type of Material:Declassified government documents and photographs
Dates Covered:1945 to present
Fulltext:Full text

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:African American Leaders and Organizations
Type of Material:Materials from the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dates Covered:1920-1984
Fulltext:Full Text

In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Personal Narratives about People, Places and Events.
Type of Material:Letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories
Dates Covered:1550 to 2000
Fulltext:Full text

Indiana History Online

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History of Indiana from Prehistory through Reconstruction
Type of Material:Personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatisies and children's books
Dates Covered:to 1860's
Fulltext:Full Text

Iraq, 1914-1974: The Middle East Online, Series 2

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Iraq
Type of Material:British government documents
Dates Covered:1914 to1974
Fulltext:Full text

Liberation Movement in Africa and African America

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism, and Black Power
Type of Material:Composed of FBI surveillance files and Justice Department materials
Dates Covered:1970-1985
Fulltext:Full Text

Making of America (University of Michigan)

Variant Title:MOS
Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:American Social History from Antebellum period through Reconstruction
Type of Material:Electronic books and articles
Dates Covered:1850 - 1877
Fulltext:Full Text

Making of American (Cornell University)

Variant Title:MOS
Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:American Social History from Antebellum period through Reconstruction
Type of Material:Electronic books, articles, and Civil War documents
Dates Covered:1840 - 1900
Fulltext:Full Text

Making of the Modern World

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History Through the Lens of Wealth and Trade With a Focus on Economics in the Widest Sense
Type of Material:Books, serials, pamphlets, and essays
Dates Covered:1450-1914
Fulltext:Full Text

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History, Sociology, Ethnic and Diversity Studies, Women?s Studies, and Labor Studies
Type of Material:Letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories
Dates Covered:1840 to present
Fulltext:Full Text

Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Amiri Baraka, Poetry, BLack Arts Movment, BLack Nationalism
Type of Material:Poems, plays, speeches, articles.
Dates Covered:1913-1998
Fulltext:Full text

Post War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:European History
Type of Material:Primary source documents including surveys, leaflets, reports of relief workers, US zone reports, War office memos, Exodus Camp records
Dates Covered:1945 to 1950
Fulltext:Full text

Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 - 1974

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History
Type of Material:Diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary
Dates Covered:1960 to 1974
Fulltext:Full text

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

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Supreme Court Cases
Type of Material:Legal documents including briefs, transcripts, petitions, etc.
Dates Covered:1832-1978
Fulltext:Full Text

Women and Social Movements in the United States, Basic Edition

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:History of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000
Type of Material:Book Chapters, journal articles, manuscripts, and phamphlets
Dates Covered:1600-2000
Fulltext:Full text

Women and Social Movements, International

Access:On Campus
Off Campus
Subject Covered:Women's international activism
Type of Material:Letters, diaries, conference proceedings, reports, and publications.
Dates Covered:1840-present
Fulltext:Full text