Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Subjects include area studies, folklore, government, historiography, political science, popular culture, and urban history.
History - United States (1763-1800)
Major Research Tools
Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.
Coverage: 1690-1876 (focus on 1700-1799)
Searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of U.S. historic newspapers. The publisher's web site includes a description of some of the key titles within this database.
Selective gateway to U.S. history Web resources. Also includes first-person, primary documents and teaching resources. Searchable by keyword or topic.
Skillman Library's links to major indexes and full-text collections covering multiple periods of United States history.
Other Suggested Research Tools
Digitized images from American magazines and journals that originated between 1741 and 1900. Includes general interest magazines, children's publications, women's magazines, and literary and professional journals.
Electronic collection of nearly every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800.
"Collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820."
Digital collection of 180,000 English language books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published from 1701 to 1800. Titles cover history, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, law, philosophy, and religion.
Gateway to online versions of "the personal papers and/or publications of the major founders of the American Republic and members of their families."
Digitized collection of rare books, manuscripts, and travel narratives with accounts of North American exploration from the time of the Vikings (ca. 1000) through the early 1800s.
Collection of documents related to the development of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from 1741 to 1844. Includes community records, personal papers, visitors' accounts and maps.
A collection containing full text access to currently unpublished papers of George Washington, James Madison, and John Adams.
Full transcripts and images of runaway and captured ads for slaves, servants, and deserters placed in Virginia newspapers from 1736 to 1790. The site also includes laws, court records, plantation accounts, letters, diaries, and personal papers of planters.
Collection of primary and secondary sources related to the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region from the 18th century to the early 20th century. The site includes over 300 books, nearly 600 maps, census schedules, and a timeline.
Compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes from 1778 to 1971.
Hundreds of primary source documents, photographs, drawings, maps and other American history materials drawn from the holdings of the National Archives. Large collections on aviation and space, civil rights, Civil War, founders and founding documents, presidents, and World War II. Images can be used in papers and presentations.
Detailed election returns for all offices and all states.
Digitized documents from the Department of War, which was responsible for "Indian affairs, veteran affairs, naval affairs (until 1798), as well as militia and army matters."
Important documents from U.S. history (e.g., Treaty of Paris, Missouri Compromise) with brief background information and links to other relevant primary materials.
Records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the 1st-43rd United States Congresses.
Detailed data on trans-Atlantic slaving voyages from the 16th through 19th centuries.