History Databases


Your best bets:

History Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of articles from history periodicals, reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Collection of subject encyclopedias. Includes the For Students series (Drama, Poetry, Short Stories, and Novels).
Full text: Yes
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Humanities Source

Articles from journals and magazines in the humanities. Includes art, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, literary criticism, music, the performing arts, philosophy and religion.
Full text: Yes
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African American History Online

In-depth information on people, events, and topics in the study of African-American history.
Full text: Yes

American History in Video

Videos of American historical events from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries.
Full text: No

Artemis Primary Sources

Portal to cross-search Gale primary source databases. Includes Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Making of the Modern World, and Nineteenth Century Collections Online.
Full text: Yes
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Black Studies in Video

Comprehensive collection of documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
Full text: No

Black Thought and Culture

Primary sources covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Includes interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters, and ephemera.
Full text: Yes

Caribbean Search

Comprehensive collection of Caribbean-focused scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports, and reference books.
Full text: Yes
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Daily Life Through History

Presents daily life and customs of peoples throughout history. Includes articles, images, maps, and primary documents.
Full text: Yes

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Primary source collection from the eighteenth century of English and foreign-language texts published in Great Britain and America. Includes books, Bibles, sheet music, sermons, and advertisements.
Full text: Yes
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Films on Demand

Comprehensive collection of educational titles. Includes the ability to organize and bookmark clips, and share playlists.
Full text: No

Historical Abstracts

Covers the history and culture of the world (excluding U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
Full text: Yes
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JSTOR

Offers scholarly journal articles in art, business, language & literature, mathematics, music, ecology, and botany.
Full text: Yes

Making of the Modern World

Historical collection for the study of economic theory and history, 1450-1850. Documents the dynamics of Western trade. Includes books, serials, pamphlets, government publications, and ephemera.
Full text: Yes
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Modern World History Online

Spans world history from prehistoric times to the present. Includes biographies, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts.
Full text: Yes

New York Times Historical

Collection of The New York Times from 1851 to the last four years.
Full text: Yes

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Primary source collection from the nineteenth century in a variety of western and non-western languages.
Full text: Yes
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Salem Press

Reference books on a wide range of subjects. Includes literature, history, science, and health.
Full text: Yes

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

Primary source collection of the slavery system from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Includes the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, and the legal, personal, and economic aspects.
Full text: Yes
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World History in Video

Covers world history in critically-acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
Full text: No

World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Regional

Multi-language documents provide information on contemporary and historical maps, culture for the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Full text: Yes
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