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Academic Search CompleteThis link opens in a new windowDesigned specifically for academic institutions, is one of 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. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
ProQuestThis link opens in a new windowgeneral index to articles across all academic disciplines. Searches may be done across the entire database or within specific disciplines. Many articles are full-text
Gale Academic OneFile SelectThis link opens in a new windowGeneral index to articles across many disciplines from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images.
Gale in Context - Opposing ViewpointsThis link opens in a new windowan engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted web sites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Films On DemandThis link opens in a new windowMultidisciplinary streaming educational video collection, with large array of topics, including many academic subject areas in arts, sciences, and humanities; pop culture; documentaries and news reels.
Humanities International CompleteThis link opens in a new windowHumanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals (more than 770 in full text), books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (over 2,000 titles and 2 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. Offered through EBSCOhost.
Historical Databases (ProQuest)This link opens in a new windowSearch all Proquest Historical Databases at once - includes American Periodical Series Online 1740-1900; Civil War Era 1840-1865; and eleven historical newspapers.
America's Historical ImprintsThis link opens in a new windowItems published in America before 1800; mainly what is now the United States. The definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Also at this site is the American Historical Newspapers database.
America: History and LifeThis link opens in a new windowIndex is complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of US and Canadian history on such diverse subjects as the Sioux Indian Ghost Dance or labor movements in Canada. 1964 to present.
American Indian Histories and CultureThis link opens in a new windowDepicts early contacts between European settlers and American Indians and the subsequent political, social and cultural effects upon American Indian life. Manuscripts, artwork, rare printed books, photographs, and newspapers, tell both the historical and the personal stories of the colonization of the Americas. Continuing through to the modern era, and told against the backdrop of the 19th century expansion into the "Western Frontier" right through to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century, highlights both the myths and realities of the "Wild West" and American Indian cultural identity. An Adam Matthew Digital product.
American Indian History OnlineThis link opens in a new windowOffers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. Features Tribe Index; Culture Area Index; Biographies; Events and Topics; Primary Sources, Image Gallery; Legends and more.
American Memory, Library of CongressThis link opens in a new windowExcellent site for access to digitized primary sources and hard-to-find published works. Includes extensive collection of New Mexico and western materials. Using the "browse" screen, users can browse by subject, time period, format, or place.
American PeriodicalsThis link opens in a new windowDigitized images of articles, advertisements, illustrations, editorial cartoons, obituaries, letters to the editor, and more from American magazines and journals. Includes popular, special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and other historically significant periodicals. Coverage: 1740-1940.
American Philosophical Society, Native American ImagesThis link opens in a new windowCollection of digitized Native American images, drawings made on Lewis and Clark's expedition, paintings by C.B.J.F. St. Memin, sketches by Titian Ramsay Peale, watercolors by James Otto Lewis, and more. The collection also includes photographs by anthropologists such as Franz Boas, Frank G. Speck, Elsie Clews Parson, and A. Irving Hallowell.
American WestThis link opens in a new windowMaterial digitized from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Includes unique manuscripts, broadsides, and other ephemera, maps, and rare printed works ranging from 1722 to 1939, with the heaviest concentration from 1830 to 1939.
ArchiveGridThis link opens in a new windowArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies. Provided by OCLC.
Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1This link opens in a new windowThis digitized collection ofUS Hispanic history, literature, and culture and provides access toSpanish content with some English content gathered by the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project. It is a great example of community archiving.Coverage: colonial times to 1960.
Avalon Project at Yale Law SchoolThis link opens in a new windowProvides access to primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Has documents from the Code of Hammurabi through the 9/11 Commission Report.
Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North AmericaThis link opens in a new windowFrom Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). An electronic publication that contains the citations from the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America as well as additional new citations. Offered through Ebscohost.
Cambridge Histories OnlineThis link opens in a new windowFull text access to the Cambridge Histories volumes, covering topics such as Latin American, British, American, world and regional history; the history of philosophy, music, literary studies, religious studies, science, economics, language and linguistics, theater and performing arts, political and social theory, and warfare.
Celebrating New Mexico StatehoodThis link opens in a new windowprovides access to materials about New Mexico's history and culture. Designed to facilitate research about New Mexico's past, cultural heritage materials from 12 New Mexico institutions are available here for study and research. Materials include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video. Managed by the University of New Mexico, University Libraries and funded by UNM's Center for Regional Studies, this project is intended to help all New Mexicans learn about and appreciate our past.
Civil War EraThis link opens in a new windowProvides a unique combination of newspapers and pamphlets covering the American Civil War period allowing researchers access to primary resources that highlight the causes of the war and the conflict itself.
Country StudiesThis link opens in a new windowFull text descriptions and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, and political systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Provided by the Library of Congress.
CQ AlmanacThis link opens in a new windowAuthoritative analysis on the major legislation and actions of congress for each year since 1945. Unique data on the voting patterns of Congress members provide insight into the legislative process and history of the institution. Users can follow the history of a policy issue with the Policy Tracker tool which links reports on the same issue for almost 70 years. Provided by CQ Press.
CQ Press Electronic LibraryThis link opens in a new windowResource for research in U.S. government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes access to CQ Researcher Online, CQ Weekly, CQ Almanac, and Historic Documents Series. Congressional Quarterly product.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996This link opens in a new windowHas been the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 75 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Many of these materials are first-hand reports of events as they occurred. As such, the FBIS Daily Reports constitutes a archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that provides fascinating insight into the second half of the 20th century. These Reports cover 1974 to 1996 of total years, 1941-1996. Content is gradually being added to cover 1941-1974.
Gerritsen CollectionThis link opens in a new windowA cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages, and includes books, pamphlets and periodicals. The majority of the collection covers the years 1543 to 1945. Offered by Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.
Historical AbstractsThis link opens in a new windowA complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and life). This database is packed with annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square -- over half a million entries in all. Offered through ABC-CliO.
Historical Statistics of the United StatesThis link opens in a new windowQuantitative information with narrative, which places the statistics in historical context. The text is written by recognized expert in the field. Topics include social, economic, migration, health, crime, Confederate States of America, among others. Coverage: 1850-2000.. Provided by Cambridge University Press.
HRAF (Human Relations Area Files) ArchaeologyThis link opens in a new windowDesigned to facilitate comparative archaeological studies, and organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts. Focuses on in-depth descriptive documents that are subject-indexed. It has eight completed sequences, such as the Egyptian, Highland Andean, Coastal Andean, Maya, Highland Mesoamerican, Mississippian, Mesopotamian, and the Southwest United States.
International Medieval SourcebookThis link opens in a new windowA comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journal, conference proceedings, and collections of essays collections about the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500). Publications are classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliographical records.
Internet Medieval SourcebookThis link opens in a new windowThe Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts. The Medieval Sourcebooks contains full text sources, selected sources and sources related to the lives of saints. Provided by Fordham University.
Making of AmericaThis link opens in a new windowMaterials accessible here are Cornell University Library's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The journal portion of this retrospective digitization project includes over 20 titles from the 19th century."
National Geographic Viritual LibraryThis link opens in a new windowIn-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology, environment, cartography, and more published in National Geographic from 1888 to the mid-1990's. Includes photos. Ability to search for articles and images.
New Mexico Historical ReviewThis link opens in a new windowFounded in 1926, the New Mexico Historical Review is one of the oldest and most distinguished historical journals in the country. Publishing high-quality research on New Mexico and the Southwest, including Northern Mexico, each issue is filled with scholarly articles, book reviews and notes on new publications, news and current events.
New Mexico's Digital CollectionsThis link opens in a new windowThe collections originate from the University of New Mexico and from other New Mexico cultural heritage institutions. These collections contain documents, photographs, maps, posters, art and music. Topics include New Mexico history, water and land issues. Other subjects are Latin American art and politics.
OurDocuments.gov 100 Milestone DocumentsThis link opens in a new window100 milestone documents of American history, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
Patrologia LatinaThis link opens in a new windowCovers the works of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian around 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. In 221 volumes, it covers most major and minor Latin authors, and contains the most influential works of late ancient and early medieval theology, philosophy, history, and literature. Offered through Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey.
ProQuest Historical News & NewspapersThis link opens in a new windowA collection of historical newspaper databases, which includes Chicago Tribune 1849-1990; Los Angeles Times 1881-1990; New York Times 1851 - 2013; Washington Post 1877-1997; and other newspapers from around the US. A ProQuest product.
New Mexico Archives Online (NMAO)This link opens in a new windowProvides access to finding aids for archival collections from 19 repositories across the state of New Mexico. The finding aids include information on the contents, historical context, creation, and organization of materials in the collections.
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926This link opens in a new windowConsists of works about the Americas published not only in the United States but from across the globe. This collection of important and many hard-to-find primary sources opens a window onto the society, politics, culture, religious beliefs, and contemporary opinions both at home and abroad that covers a period of more than 400 years. It contains information about North, Central and South America, the Arctic and Antarctica and the West Indies. This resource offers original accounts of exploration, pioneering, settlement, the western movement, military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition. Offered through Gale.
Sage Knowledge Historic DocumentsThis link opens in a new windowUnited States government documents, including international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, transcripts of presidential speeches, governmental reports, and more. Coverage: 1972-2019.
Sanborn Maps 1867-1970This link opens in a new windowDigital access to the towns and cities in New Mexico mapped by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company. Dates and coverage varies for each place, ranging from the late 1800's to about 1960. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of New Mexico cities, towns and neighborhoods. Full-text in the way of maps available.
U.K. Parliamentary PapersThis link opens in a new windowDigitized collection of the British House of Commons and House of Lords. Includes working documents, bills, committee reports, papers, treaties and international agreements, command papers, and statistics. Coverage: 1660 to 2005.
World Newspaper ArchiveThis link opens in a new windowA fully searchable collection of historical newspapers. This resource was created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries - one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories. Collections include: America's Historical Newspapers and Latin American Newspapers (includes more than 35 nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American newspapers. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere).
History Open Access and Web Resources
Chronicling America: Historic American NewspapersContains selected newspapers from most states with especially strong coverage from the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Coverage: 1880 to 1922.