Databases for History


Not sure where to start? “Best bet” databases are marked with a Gold Star icon. Still not sure? Just Ask a Librarian!

Gold Star icon America: History & Life
Search peer-reviewed scholarly articles and more covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Gold Star icon History Reference Center
A full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Gold Star iconJSTOR
Full-text journal collection covering subjects including history, archaeology, classics, music, multicultural studies, and more.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality
Primary source documents from Slavery and the Abolition Movements through Civil Rights and Black Power Movements to present day.

Historical resources include U.S. federal census records (1790-1940), local and family history records, and other specialized records.

Historical Abstracts
Provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historic journals that cover the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline)
Focuses on legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery

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