Interface that allows you to search across three digitized newspaper collections: Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.
History - United States (General)
Major Research Tools
Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.
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.
Scholarly biographical articles on people who have influenced American history and culture. (Does not include information on people still living.)
Selective gateway to U.S. history Web resources. Also includes first-person, primary documents and teaching resources. Searchable by keyword or topic.
Other Suggested Research Tools
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: D20 A46 1995x
Highly selective, annotated bibliography of books and articles in every field of historical scholarship. Bibliographies are organized geographically and further subdivided by time period and topic.
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: E169.12 .A419 1994
Multi-volume chronology of United States history during the twentieth century. Volumes are divided by decade and are organized into chapters on world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: E169.1 .A471979 1997
Multi-volume chronology of United States history from the period of European exploration to the end of the nineteenth century. Volumes are divided by time period and organized into chapters on world events, the arts, business and the economy, communications, education, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, religion, science and medicine, and sports and recreation.
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.
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: E174.5 .G753 1999
Year-by-year review of United States history with significant occurrences organized under the following headings: international, national, business/industry/inventions, transportation, science/medicine, education, religion, art/music, literature/journalism, entertainment, and sports.
Legislative information and analysis of "key votes" in the U.S. Congress. Biographical, political, and electoral data about members of Congress, plus information and data on the structure of the legislative branch.
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: E174 .D52 2003
Encyclopedic survey of American history in ten volumes. Signed essays explore the country's political, military, economic, social, and cultural history. Brief, annotated bibliographies are included for each entry.
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: HN57 .E58 1992
Scholarly essays with annotated bibliographies surveying American social history. Topics include: periods of social change; processes of social change; ethnic and racial subcultures; regionalism and regional subcultures; space and place; patterns of everyday life; work and labor; popular culture and recreation; family history; social problems; science and technology; and education.
Contains data from the 1790-1960 US Housing and Population censuses. Browse by state or county by topic, produce tables, and/or create ratios. Also includes "Map it" feature which generates interactive maps at the national, state or county levels.
Demographic, economic, and social statistics of the United States from colonial times to the end of the 20th century. Data can be searched, downloaded, and graphed.
Index of articles published in popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.
Collection of primary sources relating to the history and culture of the United States from the Library of Congress.
Collection of primary documents and other materials relating to U.S. presidents. Includes public papers, addresses, executive orders, and proclamations.
Collection of full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events. The site also includes sections devoted to rhetorical devices, Christian rhetoric, 9/11 rhetoric, movie speeches, and political speeches.
"Presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia." Available as interactive maps and shapefiles that can be downloaded for use with GIS software.
Collection of historical documents related to law, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.
Collection of primary and secondary sources on African American history plus links to digital archives and other African American history sites.
Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1989.
Allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the Library of Congress.
Data and analysis on U.S. presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, plus information on voter demographics and political parties. Includes biographical information on candidates and some election speeches.
Gateway to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States
Index to a portion of the National Archives and Records Administration's holdings. To limit your search to items available online, select the "Digital Copies" search option.
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.
Gateway to online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.
Collection of primary source documents on urban planning. Includes 185 journal articles, conference reports, book excerpts, and government documents with brief introductions.
Publication coverage: 1975-present
Index of articles on women's history from history and women's studies journals. Emphasis on social history, particularly labor history. From the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.