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Research Databases: History

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Background & Topic Overviews select to expand list

  • History Study Center
    (ProQuest) A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • Biography Reference Bank
    (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."

Scholarly Articles (Secondary Sources) select to expand list

  • JSTOR
    (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.
  • History Study Center
    (ProQuest) A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers on a variety of topics. Limit article results to Scholary (Peer-Reviewed) Journals
  • Project MUSE
    (Project MUSE) A comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities, arts, and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum.

Primary Sources select to expand list

  • History Study Center
    (ProQuest) A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    (ProQuest) Over 30 million digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    (Sanborn Maps) Maps of property and land-use records for Texas towns and cities for over 100 years.

E-books select to expand list

  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Ebook Central
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.

Video select to expand list

  • Academic Video Online: Premium 
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • Films on Demand
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. Note: The FOD subscription will be reduced starting Sept. 1, 2017.

 

TexShare DatabasesSelected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.