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Articles: History

America: History & Life

Indexes articles on the history of the United States and Canada.

Format:Selected Full-text; mostly abstracts
Publication Dates:1864 - present
American History in Video

Includes a wide range of documentaries (like those from The History Channel), newsreels, and other archival footage. It currently has over 5,700 videos in its collection, equaling over 1,400 hours of footage.

Format:Streaming Video
Publication Dates:1898 - 2010
Vendor:Alexander Street Press
Civil War Primary Source Documents—Perpetual

The Civil War Primary Source Documents collection provides firsthand perspectives from hospitals and prison camps and reactions to the War from the home front. While focus is placed on the War years, this resource also includes important contextual documents in the crucial years leading up to the War and after the fall of the Confederacy. Primary resources include letters, diaries, administrative records, photographs and illustrations. Personal accounts appear in various scrapbook journals and family portraits.

Format:Full Text
Publication Dates:1861-1865
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

Citations to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. Based on the bibliography European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750 by John Alden and Dennis Landis.

Publication Dates:1493 - 1750
Gateway to North America: the People, Places and Organizations of 19th Century New York—Perpetual

Gateway to North America is a unique collection that contains over 800,000 pages of content from over 1,500 print and manuscript directories, member lists, travel guides and other sources, chronicling the people and organizations of New York City from the late 18th through the early 20th century.

Format:Index, Full Text
Publication Dates:Late 1700’s to early 1900’s
Historical Abstracts

Index to journal articles, dissertations, and reviews of historical literature on world history, from 1450-present, excluding the U.S. and Canada, which are included in the America: History & Life database.

Format:Selected Full-text; mostly abstracts
Publication Dates:1864 - present
Humanities International Complete

Multidisciplinary database for general research in the humanities. Topics include, archaeology, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary criticism, music, performing arts, philosophy, and religion.

Format:Selected full-text
Publication Dates:1909 - present
Project Muse

Contains journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Format:Selected Full-text
Publication Dates:1960s - present
Vendor:Johns Hopkins University Press
Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from New York Historical Society—Perpetual

This collection, developed in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society, contains handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817. The content in Orderly Books provides detailed accounts of troops’ daily lives, documenting everything from court martial cases to the price of necessities charged by locals.

Format:Full Text
Publication Dates:1748-1817
Sabin Americana, 1500–1926

Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.

Publication Dates:1500-1926
Vendor:Gale Cengage
The Sixties in America

Articles on people, cultural icons, and historical events of the 1960s.

Publication Dates:1999
Vendor:Salem Press