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Top Databases

  • America: History and Life

    Historical coverage of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present, containing citations and abstracts for materials published since 1964.

  • Historical Abstracts

    Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more.

  • JSTOR

    Full-text of back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered on-line after having been published for 2-5 years.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • ACLS Humanities E-Book

    Provides full-text and full-page-image access to electronic books in most humanities disciplines and in area studies.

  • African American Biographical Database

    Brings together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans. From 1790-1950.

  • American National Biography

    Information on the lives of over 19,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. Ranges in time from the earliest recorded European explorations to the very recent past. 

  • Anne Philologique (LAnne Philologique)

    Année Philologique is an index of publications related to the history, language, literature and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome.

  • Dictionary of American Regional English

    Online version of the multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another place across the United States.  The entries in DARE include regional pronunciations, variant forms, some etymologies, and regional and social distributions of the words and phrases.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition

    Includes articles on all aspects of the Islamic World.  Our subscription is for the First Edition, published 1913-1936.

  • Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Online

    Standard source for data on all aspects of American history.  Search and downloading options.

  • History Reference Center

    Features reference books, history periodicals, and other secondary sources as well as thousands of historical documents. Oriented towards high schools and undergraduate researchers.

  • Lexicons of Early Modern English

    Historical dictionaries & lexical encyclopedias for the period 1480-1702 (Tudor through Restoration periods).

  • Oxford African American Studies Center

    Thousands of scholarly encyclopedia articles, from titles like Encyclopedia of African American History, Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, and African American National Biography.

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

    British. Biographies of people from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s history and culture from the Romans to the 21st century.  Provided by the Katharine Otis and Bruce Oswald Hunt Biography Collection endowment.

  • PAIS - Public Affairs Information Service International

    Index to political, economic, and social issues in international journals, books, government publications, and reports.

  • Project Muse

    Provides full-text access to a selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

  • Scottish Bibliographies Online

    Contains references to Scottish content found in books, periodicals, and other media. Freely available to all to search.