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America: History and Life

Database covering the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Historical Abstracts

Database the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life).

JSTOR Full Text Icon

Backfiles of scholarly publications including the full runs of each journal which allows viewing of the articles exactly as they appear in print.


Ambrose Video (BBC Shakespeare Collection and History of Civil Rights in America)

Streaming video access to 37 BBC Shakesepare Plays and the series “A History of Civil Rights in America”

African-American Periodicals, 1825-1995 Full Text Icon

A database of more than 170 African American Periodicals published between 1825 and 1995. African American Periodicals enables researchers to explore African American culture, thought and opinion ranging over more than 150 years.

Alabama Department of Archives & History

A collection of books, records and artifacts that document the history of Alabama.

Alabama Mosaic

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.

American State Papers, 1789-1838 Full Text Icon

U.S. congressional materials originating from 1789 and covering through 1838.

America's Historical Newspapers

Full-image content from over 1,000 U.S. newspapers published between 1690 and 1876.

Congressional Publications (formerly U.S. Serial Set) (ProQuest)Full Text Icon

The U.S. Serial Set is an on-going collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. It covers an extremely wide range of subjects. Its documents span the period 1789 to 1969 and total more than 325,000 individual titles.

Eighteenth Century Collection Online

Based on the English Short Title Catalog, the 18th Century Collection Online contains over 180,000 titles in full text published in the UK in the 18th century

English Short Title Catalog

A catalogue of holdings in more than 2000 libraries world-wide, including the British Library.

Evans Digital Edition Full Text Icon

Resource for information about life in 17th- and 18th-century America, including agriculture, auctions, foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and many other topics.

Feminae (Medieval Women & Gender Index)

Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

HarpWeek Full Text Icon

Harper's Weekly, scanned as images together with controlled-vocabulary indexing. HarpWeek provides access to this primary source for learning about 19th century events, people and culture.

History Reference Center   Full Text Icon

Access to historical encyclopedias, non-fiction books, history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, photos, maps, and video.

History Vault (ProQuest) Full Text Icon

Primary source materials including letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more.

L'Annee philologique (in Library use only)

Bibliography of materials related to the classical period.

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England (in Library use only)

Covers the reigns of Edward I through Henry VII.

Project MUSE Full Text Icon

Online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition Full Text Icon

Full-text access to 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century including state papers and government materials; presidential letters and messages; and congressional, state and territorial resolutions.


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