Major Research Tools

America: History and Life

Index
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.


History Matters

Full-Text, Gateway

Selective gateway to online U.S. history resources. Also includes first-person, primary documents and teaching resources. Searchable by keyword or topic.


History Research Tools - U.S. (General)

Gateway

Skillman Library's links to major indexes and full-text collections covering multiple periods of United States history.


Other Suggested Research Tools

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Full-Text

Collection of digitized African American newspapers from more than 35 states.


Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

Full-Text

Digitized collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes many titles published bilingually in Spanish and English.


Readers' Guide Retrospective

Index

Index of articles published in many different popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.


Specialized Collections

Ad*Access

Visual Resource

Collection of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Focus is on radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, and World War II. See Emergence of Advertising in America for advertisements from 1850-1920.


American Radicalism

Full-Text

Collection of primary sources about 20th century radicalism in the United States from the Michigan State University Libraries. Includes resources related to the A.I.M., Asian Americans, birth control, the Black Panthers, the Hollywood Ten, the I.W.W., the Ku Klux Klan, the Rosenberg Case, Sacco and Vanzetti, the Scottsboro Boys, the S.D.S., and Wounded Knee.


Archives Unbound

Full-Text

Collection of seven different document archives covering Freedom Riders in the South (1961), Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States (1930-44), Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers (1942-45), the National Farm Worker Ministry (1939-85), the Mexican Revolution (1910-24), the National Domestic Workers Union (1965-79), and the U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam (1950-54).


Historic Government Publications from World War II

Full-Text

Collection of over 200 United States government publications primarily related to the home front during the war.


Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Full-Text

Compilation of U.S. treaties, laws, and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes from 1778 to 1971.


Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive

Gateway, Visual Resource
Gateway to a variety of film and video collections, including a collection of newsreels produced from 1929-1967 and short, ephemeral films from the Prelinger Archive documenting everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in the United States from 1927 to 1987.

Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement: A Digital Archive

Full-Text

Primary documents on the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II created and collected as part of a research project initiated in 1942 at the University of California, Berkeley.


JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives

Full-Text

Primary sources documenting the experience of Japanese Americans in World War II internment camps. Includes photos, letters, diaries, and oral histories.


Landmark Decisions: A Century of Change (1856-1955)

Full-Text

Full text of eleven decisions reflecting the Supreme Court's changing attitude toward race, from Scott v. Sanford to Brown v. Board of Education.


Medicine and Madison Avenue

Full-Text, Visual Resource

Images of 600+ health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s to the 1950s. Ads illustrate the variety and evolution of marketing images for a wide range of products, such as: household cleaners, vitamins, pain relievers, and diet aids. Also includes historical documents (i.e. reports, editorials, radio scripts) that relate to the creation and influence of health-related advertisements.


Museum of the City of New York Virtual Exhibitions

Full-Text

Collection of online exhibitions about New York City.


National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults

Full-Text

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.


New Deal Network

Full-Text

Collection of over 20,000 items documenting the New Deal period. Includes photographs, news articles, speeches, letters, political cartoons, books, advertisements, and government documents.


North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories

Full-Text

Coverage: 1784-2004, majority of content 1807-2002

Database documenting the experiences in North America of immigrants from across the globe. The collection can be searched by facets such as 'age when writing', 'point of departure', and 'occupation', etc. or can be browsed by place ('where written', 'where sent', 'discussed'), nationality, and personal events experienced.


Race and Place

Full-Text

Collection of primary sources on the racial segregation in Charlottesville, Virginia, from the late 1880s to the mid-20th century. Includes images, newspaper articles, census records, city directories, political broadsides, and maps.


Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War

Full-Text

Collection of oral histories documenting the wartime activities of Rutgers College alumni and Douglas College alumnae.


Social Security Online History Page

Full-Text

Collection of primary source material related to the Social Security Administration from the 1930s to the present. Includes a detailed chronology, reports and studies, speeches and articles, Presidential statements, legislative histories, oral histories, and public information materials.


Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods 1889-1963

Full-Text

Primary sources on the history of the social settlement movement and Hull-House, immigrant communities in Chicago, and reformer Jane Addams. From the University of Illinois at Chicago.


World War II Resources

Full-Text

Collection of primary source materials documenting the diplomatic and military activities of some of the war's major combatants. Includes links to other sites containing similar material.