Databases for History


DATABASES

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998  (Newsbank)
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Explore African American history, culture and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Coverage 1887-1998. User guide for Newsbank


America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1876  (Newsbank)
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Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 700 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham´s " History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies. Includes coverage of the Newport Gazette, 1777; Newport Herald, 1787-1791; and Newport Mercury1758-1866; as well as newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia. User guide for Newsbank


European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750  (EBSCOhost)
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Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Heritage Quest  (Proquest)
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Heritage Quest is a genealogical database that can be used to search for information on ancestors. Included in the database is the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images for 1790-1930, PERSI a collection of book and articles on genealogy and local history, the Revolutionary War Era Pension & Land Bounty Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank and a portion of the U.S. Serial Set.


Historical New York Times Access  (ProQuest)
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Newspaper coverage dating back to the first issue in 1851, is available. Current years (latest 10 years are covered in Lexis-Nexis). Each issue of every newspaper is indexed so that finding articles on the editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people, arts, sports, business, and popular culturecan be easily found. User guide for ProQuest


America: History & Life with Full Text  (EBSCOhost)
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America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. It indexes over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present. This database is the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


History Reference Center  (EBSCOhost)
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History Reference Center is a full text history reference database designed for undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. It also includes full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals. The database contains more than 61,100 historical documents; more than 66,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 110,200 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Historical Abstracts with Full Text  (EBSCOhost)
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Historical Abstracts with Full Text covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. This authoritative database provides indexes more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.  Representing scholarship from more than 90 countries, the database includes book citations, dissertations and theses, and coverage extends to related disciplines such as archeology, anthropology and sociology.  Includes the full text of more than 349 journals and more than 120 books. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective  (EBSCOhost)
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This H. W. Wilson database covers dates 1907-1984 and offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


JSTOR  (JSTOR)
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JSTOR is an archive of complete full-text backfiles. The current collection includes journals from the Art & Science Collections I - V and the Arts & Sciences Complement and covers most academic disciplines. This collection is growing and currently has more than 500 titles. User guide for JSTOR


Oral History Online  (Alexander Street Press)
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This landmark project makes English-language oral histories easily accessible for the first time, giving voice to typically unheard people from all walks of life from around the world. The database provides detailed indexing of oral history collections, repositories, and narratives, along with links to full text, audio, and video where available. Updated quarterly. Includes the Oral History Top 100 popularity rankings. User guide for Alexander Street Press


World History in Video       (Alexander Street Press)
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An online collection of streaming video that includes critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. Upon completion the collection will include more than 1,750 documentaries that offer a rich survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall. World History in Video is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Its unparalleled geographical and chronological coverage delivers the sights, sounds, artifacts, and histories from around the world. Topics include world history, ancient history, Western civilization, European history, regional history, and documentary film—videos from leading independent providers worldwide.


Hein Online  (William S. Hein & Co., Inc.))
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Hein Online contains more than 70 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. Hein Online bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 1,500 law and law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, Hein Online also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700's, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, and much more. Also includes Foreign Relations of the United States and Public Papers of the Presidents.


Readers' Guide Retrospective  (EBSCOhost)
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Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Current coverage for this database includes the years 1890 through 1982 User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Sanborn Maps - Digital 1867-1970  (ProQuest)
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Large-scale maps of towns and cities in Rhode Island. In electronic form, users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer the maps from different years. User guide for ProQuest


SCOLA World TV Online  (Scola)
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SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material. World TV Online offers a wide ranging and diverse selection of television programs from around the world through largely geographically designated channels available by satellite and on the Internet. More than 100 countries and regions and more than 100 languages are available. Each channel offers a blend of news, drama, comedy, culture, sports, entertainment, music and children's programming. New countries and languages are frequently added so check the Program Schedule for updates.

E-BOOKS

Humanities E-Book  (American Council of Learned Societies)
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The ACLS HEB Project is a collaboration of nine learned societies, over 75 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan´ s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. The ACLS HEB Project includes over 3,000 titles selected by scholars in the humanities. Approximately 350 titles are added each year. The collection includes both in- and out-of-print titles ranging from 1885 through 2006. User guide for American Council of Learned Societies