The core databases for this discipline are America, History and Life and Historical Abstracts.
For assistance, contact research specialist Beth Patterson, x3480 or Bruce Lancaster, x3487.

Name Description Guide

Indexes articles, books, reviews, dissertations and government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Academic Search Premier

Interdisciplinary database of newspapers, magazines and journals, with full-text for a majority of the articles. Also includes a searchable file of images.

Accessible Archives

Primary source material and historic periodicals including African American Newspapers, Civil War materials, eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records.

African American Historical Serials Collection

African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies.

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century

Complete texts of six African-American newspapers from the North, ranging from 1837 to 1860.

America’s Historical Newspapers

1690-1922 including Early American Newspapers Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3. Search full text & view scanned pages.

America, History and Life

Journal articles, dissertations and books published since 1964 on US and Canadian history; with abstracts.


ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates.
( For advanced functionality, register and login. )

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Citations to publications worldwide related to the East, Southeast, and South Asia.

Black Studies Center

Cross-searchable resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, The HistoryMakers® Videos and full transcripts for interviews with 100 contemporary African Americans, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), historical black newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.

Black Women in America

Biographical and subject reference on African-American women in American history.

Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective

Contains the full text of selected articles from Northern and Southern American newspapers, Nov. 1860-April 1865.

Constitution Finder

Provides links to constitutions, charters, amendments and other legal documents for countries worldwide. (Free website.)

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Encyclopedia covering “Jewish life, culture, history, and religion.”

Encyclopedia of Religion

Major reference work in religion and related subjects.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference book covering the historical period known as the Enlightenment, from 1690 through 1815.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Encyclopedia covering the 5th to the 15th century.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History

Explores the events, policies, people, ideas, institutions, groups, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States; organized around seven time periods that correspond to key eras in American history.

Ethnic Newswatch

Research related to African American, Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Island, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, Multi-ethnic and Native Peoples.


A full text database of a mix of publications, primarily popular, that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Historical Abstracts

Index of journal articles, books and dissertations on world history, excluding US and Canadian history, since 1450.

History Reference Center

Contains full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books; full text for 135 leading history periodicals; historical documents, photos, maps and videos.

Index Islamicus

This database, produced by Cambridge University Library, indexes articles, essays, and books on Islam, the Middle East, and the Muslim world.

International Medieval Bibliography Online

Indexes scholarly articles, essays and reviews published from 1967 to the present on the Middle Ages, from a variety of disciplines.
(Click ENTER DATABASES button on main page)

Irish Newspaper Archives

A complete digitization of Ireland’s newspaper heritage. Over 30  titles with dates ranging from 1738 to the present; fully keyword searchable.


Full text database of over 300 journals; generally does not contain most recent materials. Most journals lack the last several years, but holdings are very deep, with many journals running back more than a hundred years.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Selectively indexes, with full text, over 5700 publications in news, business, law and matters of popular interest, mostly from the last ten years.

Middle English Dictionary

A comprehensive analysis of Middle English lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500. (Free website.)

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH)
New York Times Historical

Searchable full text/page images for the New York Times, 1851 – 2007.

Nineteenth Century Masterfile

Indexes to magazines and books of the 19th century (1800-1899).

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Covers history and culture of Byzantium and the Byzantine empire from the 4th century to the 15th.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Ïnternational-scope reference on economic history, with short articles on people and longer ones on “markets, industries, and labor.”

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Encyclopedia covering Latino and Latina experiences in the United States.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

Encyclopedia covering “Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.”

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Encyclopedia covering the social, political and religious changes of the Reformation and the sixteenth century.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Current, online version of the definitive dictionary of the English language. Traces the evolution of a word over time.

Pennsylvania Gazette

Text and images from one of the major and longest-running newspapers of 18th century America. Covers 1728-1800, with additional excerpts from The Pennsylvania Packet after 1766. ( Choose Pennsylvania Gazette from the menu when connected. )

Project Muse

Articles from over 100 scholarly journals, 1993-present; covers literature, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and gender studies.

ProQuest Congressional

Indexing and text of a variety of sources pertaining to US government, including many Congressional publications. Coverage extends back 7 to 20 years.

Proquest Military Collection

Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more. It includes around 550 titles, with more than 400 available in full-text.

Reader’s Guide Retrospective

Indexes popular topics in older issues of popular journals. Covers 1890 through 1983.

SAGE Online Journals

Online journal source

SAGE Reference Online

A collection of over 300 encyclopedias and handbooks covering a wide array of topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Salem History Online

Full text of Modern Scandals and The Decades (American in the Nineties, etc), dictionary/encyclopedia of historical trend topics.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

A fulltext database of literary and philosophical works in Greek, spanning the time of Homer to the fall of Byzantium.

Web of Knowledge (ISI Citation Indexes)

3 major citation indexes covering the Sciences, the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. Start with a known article and find other articles that have cited it.

Women Writers Online

Developed by Brown University’s Women Writers Project, this site provides access to a growing collection of texts written by pre-Victorian women.

Women’s Studies International

Indexes publications in women’s studies and related fields, 1972-present. Journals, news sources, web pages, dissertations, books and book chapters are included

Web Sites

The core databases for this discipline are America, History and Life and Historical Abstracts.
For assistance, contact research specialist Beth Patterson, x3480 or Bruce Lancaster, x3487.

  • NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship)

    NINES “is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.”

  • Online Books by United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • 19th Century American Literary, Historical, and Cultural Studies

    Extensive collection of primary sources from the late 18th century to early 20th on topics ranging from prominent individuals to African-American women and Native Americans. Section on visual culture accesses extensive collections of maps, photographs and cartoons, and other pieces of visual culture.

  • A New Nation Votes

    Election results from early elections.

  • A Vision of Britain through Time

    Historical Census reports, atlases, travel writing and more!

  • AdHoc Image and Text Database on History of Christianity

    Digitized reports and images relating especially to the history of Christian missions, courtesy Yale Divinity School

  • AHA Directory of Affiliated Societies

    Provided by the American Historical Association, this identifies hundreds of specialized historical societies, ranging from American Conference for Irish Studies to the Urban History Association.

  • American Black Journal

    From Detroit Public Television

  • American Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications

    Online access to many of the founding Fathers’ writings, from the Library of Congress.

  • American Memory Project from the Library of Congress

    Links to numerous primary documents, audio recordings, images and more. Browse by topic of search by keyword.

  • American President: Resource on the U.S. Presidents

    From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, an excellent reference source for US presidents, with biographical and professional information and loads of links to more resources.

  • American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology

    Samples of slave narratives compiled by journalists between 1936 to 1938 funded by the WPA.

  • Archaelogy Data Service

    ArchSearch searches over a million archaeology records; Archives searches journals (including vols 1-50 of Medieval Archaeology full text), grey literature, websites, etc.; and under Teaching and Learning you can find items such as the Archaeology Image Data Bank.

  • Avalon Project

    “The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. “

  • Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project
  • Black Abolitionist Archive

    “The Black Abolitionist Digital Archive is a collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period. These important documents provide a portrait of black involvement in the anti-slavery movement; scans of these documents are provided as images and PDF files. “

  • Boston African Americana Project
  • Bracero History Archive
  • BRB Free Public Records

    The “most comprehensive directory of free public record sites, reference material, and public record vendors available.”

  • Broadside Verses Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library

    “The Broadside Verses provide a unique look into life in 19th century America, especially life in Maryland between 1860 and 1865, when the country was in turmoil, and immediately after the Civil War. Most of these verses have a political message, but others – advertisements, love songs, temperance songs, ballads about life and death – show what life was like for Marylanders and other Americans after the Civil War, providing insight into the American character and personality.”

  • Calisphere – A World of Digital Resources

    Documents related to California history. From the University of California.

  • Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts

    Search for online digitized medieval manuscripts by title, location, author, shelfmark, etc.

  • CELT, the Corpus of Electronic Texts

    Searchable online textbase consisting of over 1000 contemporary and historical documents relating to Irish history, culture and literature. Based at University College Cork.

  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    Search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

  • City Mayors – Mayors Running the World’s Cities
  • Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
  • Collections Search Center, Smithsonian Institution
  • Commission on Presidential Debates

    The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan , 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.

  • Connected Histories – British History Sources, 1500-1900

    “Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace.”

  • Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

    Digitized historical documents from the collections of Harvard University on diseases and epidemics.

  • Cornucopia

    “An online database of information about more than 6,000 collections in the UK’s museums, galleries, archives and libraries.”

  • County and City Data Books

    This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets (subsets only available for 1988-2000).

  • Court Listener

    This site was created by Michael Lissner as part of a masters thesis at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information. Michael was advised by Assistant Professor, Brian Carver. The goal of the site is to create a free and competitive real time alert tool for the U.S. judicial system.
    “At present, the site has daily information regarding all precedential opinions issued by the 13 federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. Each day, we also have the non-precedential opinions from all of the Circuit courts except the D.C. Circuit. “

  • DATABASES: Library of Congress E-Resources Online Catalog

    “The Library of Congress E-Resources Online Catalog is a catalog for discovering and gaining access to electronic research tools (e-resources). The catalog includes licensed resources and free resources on the Web recommended by our reference staff.”

  • Digital Harlem: Everyday Life 1915-1930

    “The Digital Harlem website presents information, drawn from legal records, newspapers and other archival and published sources, about everyday life in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in the years 1915-1930.”

  • Digital History (U.S.)

    A collaborative effort to provide digital access to secondary and primary materials in U.S. history.

  • Digital Library of American Slavery

    “The Digital Library offers a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color.”

  • Digital Library of Appalachia

    The Digital Library of Appalachia provides online access to archival and historical materials related to “the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region.”

  • Digitized Afghanistan Materials in English from the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection
  • Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

    Stanford’s Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection consists of over 8,000 individual items, and includes long runs of the major dime novel series

  • Dirksen Congressional Center: [Historical Collections] Everett M. Dirksen, Newsletters: Congressional Front, 1933-46

    From his first week in office in the House of Representatives through 1946, Congressman Everett Dirksen personally composed and typed weekly newsletters (while Congress was in session) to his constituents in central Illinois. Congressional Front, as it was called, covered the personalities, politics, and policies of Congress and the federal government.

  • Discovering American Women’s History Online

    This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States

  • Documenting the American South

    DocSouth provides access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. From the University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Doris Duke Collection

    “Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes.”

  • Early Americas Digital Archive

    Electronic texts written in or about the Americas from 1492 to around 1820. Maryland Institute for Technology supports EADA.

  • Economic Policy Institute

    Nonpartisan think tank, focusing on needs of the American worker.

  • EGO: European History Online

    “EGO links refereed academic articles to images, primary sources, statistics, animated and interactive maps, as well as audio and video clips. This multi-media network enables a journey through space, time and themes. The various elements can be browsed in all directions via links and navigation bars. In this way, EGO takes full advantage of the Internet’s multi-media potential.”

  • Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

    A joint effort by Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society

  • Encyclopedia Virginia
  • EuroDocs

    “These links connect to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history. The order of documents is chronological wherever possible.
    These open access sources are readily available to all — without fees or subscriptions.”

  • EuroNews: The European News Channel
  • European History Primary Sources
  • European Union Internet Resources – Berkeley Library
  • Famous Firsts by African Americans

    List of firsts by African Americans.

  • FBI Records – The Vault

    The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 3,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.

  • FedFlix : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

    Welcome to FedFlix, Joint Venture NTIS-1832 between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. Here we feature the best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever.

  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

    Indexes journal articles and essays on women in the Middle Ages.

  • Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries

    From the University of Pittsburgh, based on the exhibition created by Robert Hill and exhibited at the Heinz History Center from October 25, 2008 to April 5, 2009.

  • Freedom in the 50 States

    “This study comprehensively ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres.” From the George Mason MERCATUS Center

  • G. Robert Vincent Voice Library

    The Voice Library began as the private collection of G. Robert Vincent. Vincent, who was born in 1900, was a noted sound engineer and pioneer in the field of recorded sound….At the time of his retirement in 1973, the collection had grown to include recordings of the voices of over 30,000 persons from all walks of life.

  • Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.
  • Geologic Atlas of the United States

    The Texas A&M University Libraries provides online access to the U.S. Geological Survey, 227 folios published by the U.S. Geological Survey between 1894 and 1945.

  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
  • Governments on the WWW
  • GovPulse

    “To the average US citizen it can often seem that their government works in leaps and bounds, with new legislation or debates on legislation leaping to the fore. Yet every day the thousands of employees of the U.S Government go to work for the people of the country. Each day agencies release hundreds of proposed rules and regulations, meeting notices, final rules, and changes to existing rules in the form of the Federal Register. However in their current format they are difficult to find and to process in meaningful ways.

    GovPulse was built to address this problem and open the doors of government to the people they work for. By making such documents as the Federal Register searchable, more accessible and easier to digest, GovPulse seeks to encourage every citizen to become more involved in the workings of their government and make their voice heard on the things that matter to them, from the smallest to the largest issues.”

  • Great American Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century
  • Guide to Classics Resources (at Drew)

    By J. Lenz. This site contains a broad array of specialized and general links to all areas of Classical history, archaeology, literature, religion, and texts.

  • HaithiTrust

    HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.

  • Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online
  • Historical Census Browser

    “In addition to basic counts of population and housing units, all decades contain information on race, gender, and some measure of household size and composition. Beginning with 1840, some economic characteristics such as education and occupation are included. Later decades have many variables, including ancestry, literacy, and income variables. In a few cases, the census data were augmented with information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Council of Churches of Christ.”

  • Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights

    An excellent compilation of free full text access to important documents from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Documents date from the 1950’s onward.

  • History News Network – from George Mason University

    “The concept behind HNN is simple: We provide historians with a national platform so that they can help shape public debates about vital issues in the news. Every Monday we feature a dozen new articles on the latest news and trends. In our ten years we have published more than 5,000 original articles. Most are written by PhDs.”

  • Immigration to the US, 1789-1930

    “Immigration to the US, 1789-1930 is a web-based collection of selected historical materials from Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. For Internet users worldwide, Immigration to the US provides unparalleled, free and open digital access to a significant selection of unique source materials—more than 410,000 pages, 100 individually cataloged maps, and 7,800 photographs.”

  • International Data Base – U.S. Census Bureau

    “The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. “

  • Internet Archive

    3 million out of copyright texts, music, video and more!

  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook

    Online medieval and medieval related texts, divided by category. J. Halsall, editor.

  • Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists

    “The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists is a compact but highly complex, multi-layered compilation of documents, sound recordings, and visual images.”

  • JFK Presidential Library and Museum – Digital Archives

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum collects, preserves, and makes available primary-source materials, in all formats, pertaining to the life and times of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The Library’s holdings include the papers of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy, and Rose Kennedy, as well as close to 400 other collections: those of Kennedy family members, Kennedy administration officials and associates, and pertinent individuals, authors, and institutions.

  • JURIST – The Chicago Seven

    1969-70 trial of seven radicals accused of conspiring to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

  • Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

    Digitally reproduced seven volume compilation of US Treaties, laws and executive orders relating to Native American tribes; an invaluable source for research on Native American history. Also check out other history sites at Oklahoma State U.

  • Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

    Resources for Medieval Studies. Another huge set of links. Especially good on Islamic materials.

  • Library – Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

    Provides full text access to a selection of intelligence documents. The Historical Collection and Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room contain historical documents.

  • Lincolniana at Brown
  • London Lives: 1690 to 1800

    Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis.

  • Lowcountry Digital Library

    “Primary sources from private and educational/cultural institutions focused on South Carolina history and culture.”

  • Making of America

    Full text with some indexing of books and journals from between 1840-1900 in Cornell University’s collection.

  • Making the History of 1989

    Documents the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.

  • Manuscriptorium Building Virtual Research Environment for the Sphere of Historical Resource
  • Map History / History of Cartography

    Old maps, early maps— non-current maps in general—are the subject of this site.

  • Mapping History
  • Maps on the Web

    From Oxford Digital Library.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

    Include the King Papers.

  • NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom

    Library of Congress Exhibition

  • National Archives

    Exhaustive index to archives housed by the National Archives in Washington DC. Some fulltext online access available.

  • National League of Cities

    “The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.”

  • National Library of Ireland Digital Resources
  • National Security Archive

    “An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. “

  • NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

    This huge gateway offers classified, searchable, and random access to a vast array of sources on all areas of Medieval studies, including many scholarly and bibliographic sites.

  • New Jersey Information – From NJ State Library

    N.J. Digital Collections, N.J. Genealogy, N.J. Legal Resources, N.J. Newspapers, N.J. Searchable Publications, N.J. State Databases, N.J. by Topic, State of New Jersey Website

  • New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in the Empire State’s history.

  • New York Public Library Research Centers

    List locations of research centers. These centers offer online collections


    The site is a comprehensive and user-friendly collection of the secretly-recorded tapes made by President Richard Nixon between 1971 and 1973. The site currently offers all of the recordings that have been de-classified and released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Transcriptions for many of the tapes are available, enabling the user to both listen and read the conversations at the same time.

  • NJDARM – New Jersey Archives

    Over 7,100 images from our photograph and manuscript collections are presented below and in our Documentary Treasures area. Consult the Guide to Reproduction and Research Services, Policies and Fees for information on reproduction of these and other images available from the New Jersey State Archives.

    Military and Wartime Activities
    Cultural Resources and Historical Geography
    Governors’ Documents and Institutional Records
    County and Municipal Records
    Family Papers and Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Not Even Past

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

  • Nuremberg Trial Project – A Digital Document Collection

    The Harvard Law School Library has approximately one million pages of documents relating to the trial of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) and to the twelve trials of other accused war criminals before the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT).

    The documents, which include trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers, have been studied by lawyers, scholars, and other researchers in the areas of history, ethics, genocide, and war crimes, and are of particular interest to officials and students of current international tribunals involving war crimes and crimes against humanity.

  • NYPL Digital Gallery | Explore All Collections

    Worldwide collection of digitized images from NYPL. Medieval Manuscripts, Scientific/Botanical/Engineering, Americana, the Middle East, Cars & Trucks, Postcards, Theatre, Sports, Hebrew manuscripts, Interior Design

  • Office of the Historian

    Historical documents and history of the Department of State.

  • Older Periodicals — How to Find them in Drew Library

    Lists of 18th and 19th Century journals owned by Drew Library. Also provides links to online archival journal collections.

  • Online Medieval and Classical Library

    Full text of important works in Medieval and Classical literature.

  • Online Medieval and Classical Library

    “The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.”

  • Open Jurist

    OpenJurist’s mission is to provide access to published court opinions without charge. Our collection includes approximately 647,000 opinions from the United States Supreme Court published in the United States Reports, and from the lower federal courts, particularly the United States Courts of Appeals, as published in the First, Second and Third series of Federal Reporter.

  • ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies

    Full text of Medieval Studies related works and materials, textbook library, teaching resources,

  • Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents
  • Papers of the War Department

    Early War Department papers lost due to fire have been reassembled by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Invaluable source materials for research.

  • Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community

    (National Council of Jewish Women Oral History Collection at the University of Pittsburgh)

  • Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project

    Digitized texts of “more than one hundred years of [4] Jewish newspapers published in Pittsburgh” (1895-1975).

  • Political Graveyard: Search

    “A database of political history and cemeteries, with brief biographical entries for 224,230 U.S. political figures, living and dead, from the 1700s to the present.”

  • Portuguese Culture

    Portuguese Culture is a special Digital Library Project undertaken by the National Library of Portugal with the financial support of the Luso-American Development Foundation.

    With this initiative both institutions recognize the importance of promoting the internationalization of Portuguese culture by making freely available on the Internet English translations of works by Portuguese authors and other works in English that deal with Portugal and aspects of the Portuguese culture.

  • Primary Sources- Sondiata and Mansa Musa on the Web

    Primary Sources on medieval West African History

  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

    “We promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship. Our sites present controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format. “

  • Provenance in the World War II Era, 1933-1946 — Smithsonian Museums
  • Repositories of Primary Sources

    A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. Links to many online archives.

  • Rotunda – Founders Early Access

    Online access to early American documents.

  • Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive

    The Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive’s collection focuses on American politics and history with special attention paid to the American presidency.

  • Shots of War: Photojournalism During the Spanish Civil War
  • Sid Lapidus Collection on Liberty and the American Revolution

    Digitized collection of approx. 180 primary source materials on ” the intellectual origins of the American Revolution; the Revolution itself; the early years of the republic; the resulting spread of democratic ideas in the Atlantic world; and the effort to abolish the slave trade in both Great Britain and the United States.” Part of the Princeton University Digital Library

  • SIPRI – Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Slavery & Abolition in the US

    Select Publications of the 1800s that “digital collection of books and pamphlets that demonstrate the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery.” Run by Dickinson College & Millersville University

  • Southern Education Foundation – publications

    “The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) works to advance creative solutions to ensure fairness and excellence in education for all.” Publications date back to the 1950’s

  • State of the News Media
  • States Perform

    “States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education. “

  • Texas Slavery Project

    The Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands between the United States and Mexico in the decades between 1820 and 1850.

  • The Constitution Project

    “The Constitution Project (TCP) brings together unlikely allies—experts and practitioners from across the political spectrum—in order to promote and safeguard America’s founding charter. TCP is working to reform the nation’s broken criminal justice system and to strengthen the rule of law through scholarship, consensus policy reforms, advocacy, and public education.”

  • The King Center

    “Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. “

  • The National Archives – The Cabinet Papers 1915 – 1977

    UK Cabinet papers and documents.

  • The Telegraph: World War 2

    Telegraph articles on World War 2 from 1939, historical pictures and video and the latest news on the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 2.

  • Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University

    “The Theodore Roosevelt Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of America’s 26th president. The Center has undertaken the monumental task of creating a presidential digital library that will serve as a repository for all Roosevelt-related documents, photographs, and ephemera, providing instant access via the internet in a well-organized, comprehensible manner. “

  • Timelines: Sources from History
  • TMR: The Medieval Review

    Reviews of books related to medieval history and literature.

  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set Inventory
  • UCB Libraries | GovInfo | Foreign Information by Country
  • Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

    The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

  • Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

    Not all documents in the collection have been digitized, but many have.

  • Wilson Center Programs

    Find analysis and primary sources on a variety of topics, including the Cold War, Congress, Urban Studies, North Korea, Global Health and Energy, and more.

  • Working Women, 1800-1930

    “Women Working is a 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 online research collection from Harvard University.

    The collection features approximately 650,000 digitized pages and nearly 1,500 images images, including:

    3,000 pages of manuscripts and personal papers, and 7,000 pages of institutional records;
    more than 3,100 individually cataloged books, magazines, and trade catalogs; and
    well over 1,400 photographs.”

  • World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network

    1. To develop specific ways of sharing services and criminal justice information on a global scale.
    2. To enhance communication among WCJLN members

  • World War I Document Archive
  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago

  • WWW-VL History Central Catalogue

    Oldest index to History materials online (since 1993). Provides the Central Catalogue for an integrated and international history network, a substantive resource for both students and scholars. U. of Kansas.