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Databases for History


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

ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection
An online, fully searchable collection of 5,409 scholarly e-books from the humanities and related social sciences.

eHRAF Archaeology
A cross-cultural database containing information on the world’s prehistory and designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies.

eHRAF World Cultures
A cross-cultural database containing information on all aspects of cultural and social life. This annually-growing Yale database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.

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

US History in Context
Browse or search articles on topics in U.S. history, covering the most-studied events, conflicts, political and cultural movements, and people. Includes primary sources such as slave narratives and presidential papers.

World History in Context
Browse or search articles on topics in world history and the great cultures and societies that have shaped history. Includes primary sources.

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