Research Databases · History

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African American Archive Collection
Gateway to two collections for scholars and researchers: "Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive," "Archives Unbound," and "The Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper"
Authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.
Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
Over 50 million pages of historical documents; census records from 1860 and 1930; documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and U.S. Presidents; historical newspapers; naturalization documents; Matthew Brady Civil War photos; city directories; etc.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Humanities Full Text
This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Dayton Daily News (1898-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Dayton Daily News.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Indianapolis Star (1903-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of the Indianapolis Star
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times
Full-text and full-image articles for the complete backfile (1851–2009) of the New York Times. Digital reproductions include news stories, editorials, photographs, graphics, obituaries, legal notices, and advertisements.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Please note: The year1885 is incomplete due to damaged microfilm.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Nashville Tennessean.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Large scale street plans—including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970
U.S. History in Context
Thousands of primary source documents (including letters, speeches, and legislative acts); full-text magazine and journal articles; digitized maps, photographs, and illustrations.