History Databases

- 20th-Century American Newspapers offers searchable digital editions of historically significant U.S. newspapers from 1923 forward. Each of these regionally diverse publications provides researchers with much needed opportunities to more fully explore our recent past. Series 2 includes: Press-Register (Mobile, Alabama; 1970-1992), The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington; 1923-1984), The Times (Trenton, New Jersey; 1923-1993).

- Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

- Featuring more than 13,500 works published between 1860 and 1922, this fully searchable collection offers printed items addressing all facets of the Civil War—one of the most pivotal events in American history—and its aftermath.  These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include broadsides, lithographs, maps, books, pamphlets, photographs, political cartoons, stereographs, and more.  Coverage extends throughout the Civil War and well beyond into the critical postwar period.

- This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years.  Long awaited in fully searchable form, The American Slavery Collection addresses every facet of American slavery—one of the most important and controversial topics in U.S. history.  These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera; among them are a large number of invaluable Southern imprints.

- Primary source material from federal agencies, letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, and diaries are among the unique resources available in digital format for the first time. Module one consists of 37 collections of organizational records and personal papers, and the second module is comprised of 36 collections from federal government agencies.

- Provides searchable full text access to the following titles: Encyclopedia of Islam (2nd ed.), Encyclopedia of Islam Three, Encyclopedia of the Qur’an, and Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures.

- The Chicago Defender is a newspaper archive that includes articles from 1/1/1905 - 12/31/1975. Send details of articles needed, at least title and date, to Interlibrary Loan.

- Contains the full text of major articles gleaned from over 2,500 issues of The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865.

- Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This literature resource includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

- Early American Newspapers, Series 6 includes more than 160 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers, including titles of unique historical significance, regional weeklies and big-city dailies. Drawing from the acclaimed newspaper collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Kansas Historical Society, the Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society and other institutions, Series 6 further supplements the preceding series, resulting in enhanced research opportunities and more complete coverage of American history, culture and daily life.

- A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800.

- Full-text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America

- 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.

- HeinOnline has more than 120 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,100 law and law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline 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.

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- Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada – see America: History and Life) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more.

- Comprehensive history reference database offering full text from more than 1,600 reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and leading history periodicals. Also includes thousands of historical documents, 78,000 biographies, historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

- Includes all data from the Humanities International Index plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. Provides full text access to more than 1,200 journals.

- Index Islamicus Online is THE international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Rightly described as ‘an indispensable tool for libraries, graduates and undergraduates alike. The Index Islamicus Online provides the reader with an effective overview of what has been published on a given subject in the field of Islamic Studies in its broadest sense.

- Index Religiosus is an international reference bibliography for academic publications in theology, religious studies, and church history. It covers publications written in various European languages and is based on the bibliographies of the Revue d’Histoire Ecclesiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus.

- Multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East in the Middle Ages, 300-1500

- The Japan Times Digital Archive provides access to nearly 500,000 pages of searchable English-language articles covering over a century of Japanese history from 1897-2015.

The online search tools allow users to enter keywords to find articles or advertisements on specific topics, with the option to limit searches to publication dates, title, specific days of the week, type of publication (Main, Extra or Supplement) or by Imperial Period:

• Meiji ([1868-1913] 1897-1912)

• Taishō (1912-1926)

• Shōwa (1926-1989)

• Heisei ([1989-present] 1989-2014)

- Full text searching of more than 3,200 Latin texts from antiquity to the twentieth century.

- Full text searching of more than 300 Latin texts not included in Library of Latin Texts - A.

- Full text searching of both LLT-A and LLT-B and Monumenta Germaniae Historica.

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 assembles critical responses to the works of  writers of all sorts — novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres — from every region of the world, from the Late Medieval period through the  European Renaissance and Enlightenment and the age of colonial expansion.

- Provides basic information on everyone who has represented the state in the U.S. Congress from 1801 to the present. The database includes years in office, congressional districts, committee memberships, and leadership positions.

- Lists every Mississippi newspaper on microfilm by title, date, city, and county.

- An extensive collection of documents concerning areas of German influence in Europe from late antiquity to 1500. Updated annually, the database contains texts from all five divisions of MGH: Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae, and Antiquitates.

Database Trail

- Heralding a new wave of discovery into the nineteenth century, NCCO includes collections from across the globe with content in multiple languages, richly representing Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and North America. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages.

Trial Dates:
Friday, May 26, 2017 to Monday, June 26, 2017

- Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange features primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. These invaluable documents—many never before available—include government reports, diplomatic correspondences, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more. Documents are sourced from The National Archives, Kew; The National Archives, United States; and other collections.

-  Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism through assembles critical responses to the works of 19-century authors of all sorts — novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres — from every region of the world.

- InteLex Corporation’s Past Masters series encompasses the largest collection of primary source full-text electronic editions in philosophy in the world. The series includes significant collections in the history of political thought and theory, religious studies, education, German studies, sociology, the history and philosophy of science, economics, and classics.  The library owns titles from the following collections: Conway: Writings and Letters; Ferguson: Correspondence; Continental Rationalists: Descartes, Leibniz, and Spinoza; Berkeley: Works; Bluestocking Feminism; and British Philosophy: 1600-1900. 

- This collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.

- Provides a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods.

- A rich and engaging resource featuring annotated transcripts of the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon White House tapes

- Reconstruction encompassed three major initiatives: restoration of the Union, transformation of Southern society, and enactment of progressive legislation favoring the rights of freed slaves. This collection provides representative pamphlets that highlight these initiatives. This assortment of pamphlets was collected by the Department of State Library and comprises speeches, debates, political statements, legislative bills, and more. These pamphlets range in date from 1865 to 1869 and 1877.  The pamphlets from 1877 provide an assessment of Reconstruction.

 

- Collection of poll data from 1936 to the present that includes US polling firms, social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more.

- Provides searchable full text access to the following titles: The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages, Great Lives from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, Great Lives from History: The 18th Century, Great Lives from History: The 19th Century, and Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives.

- Slavery and the Law features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867. These petitions were collected by Loren Schweninger over a four year period from hundreds of courthouses and historical societies in 10 states and the District of Columbia. The petitions document the realities of slavery at the most immediate local level and with amazing candor. Slavery and the Law also includes the important State Slavery Statutes collection, a comprehensive record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.

- The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

- The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the World is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions

- Digital exploration of women's impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression. Working conditions, workplace regulations, home life, costs of living, commerce, recreation, health and hygiene, and social issues are among the issues documented in this free online research collection from Harvard University.

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