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Liberty Bell at Bunker Hill monument (1903), Wikimedia Commons.


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What are library databases?

Library databases collect articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers. The articles contained in each database have been selected by librarians and experts to be credible and authoritative.

Databases are searchable by topic and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and your valid log-in credentials.

Recommended Databases for United States History

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
    Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
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  • Credo Reference
    Access to a collection of aggregated and integrated reference books from high-quality publishers.
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  • History Reference Center (EBSCO)
    History Reference Center offers full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, and cover-to-cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines. Further, the database contains 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 12,000 historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.
    Access back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over 700 titles available.
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  • New York Times - Historical (ProQuest)
    Full-text and full-image articles for The New York Times®, covering the period from 1851-2007.
  • Salem History
    Includes the sets Decades, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History, Milestone Documents and Weapons and Warfare.

Specialized Databases for US History

  • African American Experience (Greenwood Electronic Media)
    The widest-ranging and easiest-to-use online collection on African American life ever assembled, The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture from one of the most respected publishers in the field.
  • American Indian Experience
    Full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. American Indian Experience offers full-text access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images. From prehistory to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida
  • Latino American Experience (Greenwood Electronic Media)
    Virtual library of over 200 volumes of content dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos - the largest and fastest-growing minority in the U.S. LAE features several recently published reference products from Greenwood, Arte Publico Press, Indiana University press and Columbia University.
  • Sources in U.S.History Online: Civil War
    Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school, community college, and university students. The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

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