Databases for History

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Provides access to journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations covering United States and Canadian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present.
Provides citations with abstracts to over 1,700 journals, book and media reviews, and dissertations covering world history (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
Core scholarly journals (especially back issues), ebooks, and images from a range of disciplines, with full-text searching and DRM-free downloads.
Provides full text access to over 335 journals, and indexing for 200 more, in the humanities and social sciences.

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Collection of ebooks covering history and literary criticism, including a large collection of narratives by enslaved people.
African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience.
Presents multiple aspects of the African American community, focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina.
Documents the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922.
Provides primary sources for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary, and social history, ethnic studies, and more.
Primary source materials printed between 1760 and 1900 that range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War to theatre programs and menus.
More than 7,000 videos including commercial and governmental news, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
Sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, this collection of primary source documents brings to life American history from the times of the earliest settlers until the end of World War II.
Billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
Features over 1,375 newspaper titles from all 50 states, more than 100,000 books, broadsides and pamphlets, and much more.
Access Note: 
Now part of Readex AllSearch.
Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.
Presents a collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture. Content written in Spanish (80%) and English (20%).
Journal database covering art, architecture, design, history, philosopy, music, literature, theater, and more.
Cross-searchable access to Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion and other fashion-related e-books, reference works, images, and more.
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to 1975.
Nearly 1,300 volumes of primary and secondary content relating to British and Irish history, and histories of empire and the British world.
Collections range from digitized manuscripts (Beowulf and Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook) and illuminated manuscripts, to an extensive collection of maps from around the world.
Delivers a wide range of local and regional voices to reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.
Indexes millions of nineteenth-century articles, books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers, and archives.
Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the community.
This collection provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West.
Internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices of the NAACP.
Colonial America consists of all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series of Colonial Office files held at The National Archives in London.
Provides access to hundreds of reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations) from over 70 academic publishers.
Offers a searchable collection of public records concerning enslavement.
Gives access to over 600 award-winning productions and a wealth of related study materials.
Virtually every work printed before 1700 in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere.
Unique collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London.
Complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2015.
Eighteenth century books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons, printed ephemera, and more.
Contains primary source documents that span five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires.
Comprehensive, annotated collection of over 5,000 documents on British history.
Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
Provides access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
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On-campus access only.
English-language full-text broadcasts and news transcripts—translated as needed—from around the world.
A research and learning platform that allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR text) from all of Gale's primary source collections.
Gale Primary Sources searches 18th Century Collections Online (ECCO), 19th Century Collections Online (NCCO), the Making of the Modern World, and Sabin Americana.
Brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history.
The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to 2009.
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
Presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact.
From historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, explore nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the U.S and Canada.
Comprises 365,000 articles, all of which are fully classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliographical records; a tool for medievalists to identify the contents of current work.
Bibliography of more than 1.45 million citations for secondary source material about the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 400-1700.
Provides access to more than 280 Latin American newspapers published between 1805 and 1922.
A digital collection of primary sources covering the history of Western trade.
Insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to market research reports and supporting documents.
Explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe, and Asia to the New World and Australasia.
Focuses on primary source collections including monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more.
A free, online scholarly edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers.
Digital facsimile images for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers.
Covers the events, lives, values, and themes that shaped the 19th century world.
Primary sources on the experiences of over 1,000 North American women as revealed in approximately 150,000 pages of diaries, letters, and manuscripts.
Provides access to nearly 100 online encyclopedias covering history and culture, literature and language, arts, law, and the social sciences.
Offers full text and full image articles for 13 large American daily newspapers and two daily British newspapers.
Traces the history and unique character of religious movements that originated in or were re-shaped by the U.S. during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900s.
Search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide, from the Holocaust through the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Thematically organized, historical archive devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective.
Online primary source materials including manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps, and other documents for the study of slavery, abolition, and social justice.
Provides access to the papers of the British Secretary of State from 1509 to 1782, concerning administration of the country, foreign affairs, marriage alliances, treaties, and wars.
The Times Digital Archive (London) provides access to the entire newspaper including all illustrations and photos.
Presents primary source materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society.