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Research Databases: History

Off-campus access: the system will prompt you to enter your 14-digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/library card. No college ID or library card? Request a college ID or library card barcode number.

Background & Topic Overviews select to expand list

  • American History
    (Infobase) Provides topic pages and overviews for historical events, daily life in different eras, historical controversies, and multimedia supplements as well as primary sources. Covers the colonial/revolutionary period and forward.
  • 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.

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.
  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers on a variety of topics.
  • Project MUSE
    (Project MUSE) A comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities, arts, and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum.
  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law
    (Hein Online) Contains an extensive collection of essential legal materials (court cases, trials, statutes, etc.) on along with books, sermons, slave narratives, speeches, periodicals, pamphlets, poems & songs, and much more from the 18th century through the 20th century.
  • Texas Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Help
    Over 80 full-text journals & books on Texas history, culture, and life, biographies of important Texans, and more.

Primary Sources select to expand list

  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    (ProQuest) Over 30 million digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century.
  • American History
    (Infobase) Provides topic pages and overviews for historical events, daily life in different eras, historical controversies, and multimedia supplements as well as primary sources. Covers the colonial/revolutionary period and forward.
  • Library of Congress Digital Collections - 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 the LOC website
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    (Sanborn Maps) Maps of property and land-use records for Texas towns and cities for over 100 years.
  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law
    (Hein Online) Contains an extensive collection of essential legal materials (court cases, trials, statutes, etc.) on along with books, sermons, slave narratives, speeches, periodicals, pamphlets, poems & songs, and much more from the 18th century through the 20th century.

E-Books select to expand list

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.
  • Kanopy
    (Kanopy) Classic cinema, independent films, and top documentaries in streaming video. Includes Media Education Foundation Collection.
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Link to Databases by Title Search for magazines, newspapers, and journals by title Find Databases by Subject

  1. Search the Library Catalog. Request any circulating items not in your local library using the "Place Hold" button. Login with your 14-digit library barcode number and PIN.
  2. Looking for a specific article? Search the Full Text Finder for newspaper, magazine, or journal titles.
  3. Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.

 

TexShare databases Selected 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.

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