Oxford Reference Online: History (current, full text)
Search reference books published by Oxford University Press. Includes A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, A Dictionary of World History, A Dictionary of Political Biography, and Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages among others.
Credo Reference (current, full text)
Over 500 reference books and sets from several publishers covering all subject areas.
Companion to American Military History (current, full-text)
Over 1000 entries covering war, peace, and the U. S. military.
Companion to United States History (current, full-text)
Concise, signed entries covering all aspects of U.S. history and its
Encyclopedia of African-American
Culture and History (2006, 6 volumes)
Ref E 185 .E54 2006
Signed entries covering people, events, legal cases, and cultural achievements.
Richly illustrated. Vol. 6 has primary source documents, statistical
tables and extensive indexes.
Encyclopedia of American
historical documents (2004, 3 volumes)
Ref E 173 .E54 2004
Primary source documents with brief editorial introductions; from Christopher
Columbus' journal (1492) to legislation establishing the Homeland Security
A Financial History of the United States
(2002, 3 volumes)
Ref HG 181 .M297 2002
Topical essays arranged in broad chronological segments, from 15th century
world trade to the stock market response to September 11, 2001.
Handbook of American Women's History (2000)
Ref HQ 1410 .H36 2000
Concise introduction to people, crucial concepts, events, and organizations.
The Presidents : A Reference
Ref E 176.1 .P918 2002
Historical analysis of every U.S. president by leading presidential
scholars. Includes bibliographies and comprehensive index.
Reader's Companion to American
Ref E 174 .R43 1999
Overview of the main themes and personalities of American history. Signed,
alphabetical entries with short bibliographies.
The Library of Congress
Classifications for U.S. History are E and F:
||United States (general)
||Colonial History (1607-1775)
||The Revolution (1775-1783)
||Civil War (1861-1865)
||Late Nineteenth Century (1765-1900)
||United States Local History
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Academic Search Complete (1988 to present, some full-text)
Articles from selected popular magazines and scholarly journals in all disciplines.
OmniFile Full Text Mega (some full text; most 1994 to present, with some 1982 to present)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all disciplines.
MUSE (generally late 1990s to date)
Full-text database covering over 300 journals in the humanities, arts,
and social sciences.
(dates vary by journal, full text)
An archive of over 400 journals in many disciplines.
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (citations, 1493-1750)
Index to printed works about the Americas published in Europe.
Making of the Modern World (full-text; 1450-1914)
Digital reproductions of over 66,000 rare primary source books and serial publications chronicling the development of the modern western world through world trade, exploration and colonization of the New World, the Industrial Revolution and the development of modern capitalism. Subject coverage includes history, political science, economics and business, women's studies, and legal and religious history. Individual publications are also in MaconCat.
Week (Civil War and Reconstruction)
Electronic full-text access to Harper's Weekly: 1857-1912.
Daily Dispatch (1860-1865)
Electronic full-text access to primary Richmond newspaper during Civil
Electronic full-text access to the official newspaper of colonial Virginia.
19th Centry British Library Newspapers (full text; 1800-1900)
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Once you know which journals you need, search Journals A-Z to see if they are online or in the library.
Film and Video
American History In Video
Hundreds of hours of historical film footage compiled from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries on American history.
PBS Streaming Video Collection
Hundreds of hours of streaming video content from PBS, including programming from series such as Frontline, NOVA, and The American Experience.
for the Study of American History
Primary sources of American history, 1200 to the present, including
images, audio and text files.
Memory (The Library of Congress)
Collections of primary source and archival material relating to American
culture and history.
(Miller Center, University of Virginia)
In depth information reviewd by prominent scholars on each President
American Revolution Portal
(Hosted by the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center)
Scholars can now access revolutionary-era maps from leading cartographic collections around the world with one search. The American Revolution Portal features maps that date from the French and Indian War (1754-1763) to the early days of the new republic. The collection focuses on maps of European colonies in North America and the Atlantic world. Users can download them for research or classroom use.
Women's History: A Research Guide
Index to research sources plus links to digital collections of primary
of U.S. Historical Documents (University of Oklahoma College of
Links to full-text primary source documents from pre-Colonial Era to
of America (University of Michigan)
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from
the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Bunker Hill (Massachusetts Historical Society)
A web exhibition of personal accounts and eyewitness descriptions of
the battle, along with contemporary maps, drawings, engravings, broadsides,
War International History Project (Woodrow Wilson International
Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800
Primary source documents of the United States War Department which was responsible for Indian affairs, veteran affairs, naval affairs, as well as militia and army matters.
Wars for Viet
Nam: 1945-1975 (Vassar College)
Full-text primary source documents and links to other scholarly Viet
Nam war sites.
Primary Sources versus Secondary Sources (R-MC)
Popular Sources versus Scholarly Sources (R-MC)
Evaluation of Resources on the Internet (University of Alberta Libraries)
Citing Full-Text from
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The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)
Includes information and examples for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
Automatically formats citation information according to MLA, APA, or