Research Databases: History

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Most Useful:

  • American Indian Histories and Culture
    (Adam Matthew Digital) (Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers.)
    Includes manuscripts, photographs, maps and paintings from the Newberry Library's Edward E. Ayer Collection in Chicago from earliest European contact though mid-20th Century.
  • The American West
    (Adam Matthew Digital) (Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers)
    Features historical items about the exploration of the Western U.S., including original manuscripts, wanted posters, and photos from the Newberry Library's Graff Collection in Chicago.
  • Biography Reference Bank (LSCS Libraries)
    (H.W. Wilson) Includes detailed profiles of current and past personalities and "links to 380,000+ related full-text articles plus more than 36,000 images."
  • EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
    NOTE: Disable Compatibility View under Tools menu in Internet Explorer if the films do not play on your IE browser. Compatible browsers include: IE 8.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Google Chrome 3+, Apple Safari 4.0+.
  • History Study Center (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
  • JSTOR (LSCS Libraries)
    (JSTOR) Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed  journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields. Articles are typically more than 5 years old.
  • Project MUSE (LSCS Libraries)
    (Project MUSE) A comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities, arts, and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers (LSCS Libraries) New!
    (ProQuest) Over 30 million digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Help
    Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.

Also Try:

  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers on a variety of topics.
  • American Memory - free web
    (Library of Congress) Provides access "to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience." Copyright information about works in American Memory
  • Handbook of Texas - free web
    (Texas State Historical Association) Full-text, brief article entries about Texas history & geography.
  • Student Research Center 
    (EBSCO) Materials and interface designed for pre-college students and their teachers.
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    (Sanborn Maps) Maps of property and land-use records for Texas towns and cities for over 100 years.
  • Texas Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies as well as newspapers containing Texas and national news coverage.
TexShare DatabasesTexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.