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Key Resources in History
America: History and Life
Citations to the literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the early 20th century.
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World history and culture citation-and-abstract database.
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Multidisciplinary journal collection, including the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
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Mountain West Digital Library
Easy-to-use search portal for finding online text, images, and sound files from libraries and archives in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho.
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WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content with more than 2 billion records for books, CD, DVD, audio books, some articles, documents, photographs, digital collections, etc.
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Additional Resources in History
17th & 18th Century Burney Collection of UK Newspapers Digital Archive
This comprehensive collection of early English newspapers holds over one million newspaper pages, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, and proclamations, all from London, the British Isles, and colonies.
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This database provides access to vast quantities of diverse primary source materials, including newspapers, magazines, books, and American county histories, reflecting broad views across American history and culture across the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
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ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection
ACLS Humanities E-Book is an online collection of over 3,300 books of high quality in the humanities.
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Encyclopedic Latin text examining the lives of Christian saints, organized by each saint's feast day.
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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
African American Newspapers provides online access to more than 350 US newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African-American experience.
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American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
This database provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.
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American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society
The American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society is a collection of scanned copies of newspapers and other print materials from colonial America and Canada.
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American History in Video
Features 6,000 video titles with searchable transcripts synchronized to video.
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American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism Digital Archive
FBI files illustrate the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
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American Periodicals Series Online
Full text database ranging from 1740 to 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and other historically significant periodicals.
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American Sermons Collections
More than 8,000 sermons delivered from 1652-1819 on topics such as politics, society, religion, and family life.
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American West: Everett D. Graff Collection of the Newberry Library
Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources documenting the US West.
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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
This archival collection allows users to search approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, and to explore subjects such as LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more.
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The Artstor Digital Library provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible collection of software tools for organizing and presenting research, with contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
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Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets from the U.S. Department of State
This database from the U.S. Department of State bears some similarities to the CIA Country Fact sheets but has a more specific focus; namely, it concentrates on U.S. Bilateral Relations.
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British Library Newspapers
The British Library Newspapers are a collection of newspapers scans from Britain in from 1800-1900.
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Extensive essays and annotated bibliographies arranged topically from the renowned print series published since the 1960s.
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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (Marcive)
Access the publications issued by all branches of the US Government.
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The Cecil Papers are a privately held archive, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son, Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612).
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Chicago Manual of Style Online
The online version of the 17th edition of the Chicago Manuel of Style.
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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Chronicling America is a website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages.
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Colonial State Papers
Primary source documents of the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries from the earliest English settlements in North America.
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Congressional Research Historical Archive (1830-2003)
Indexes historical Congressional publications, including hearing and reports from both House and Senate as well as the Serial Set.
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Dictionary of National Biography
Illustrated biographies of men and women who shaped Britain's past from the 4th century to 21st century.
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Digital Dissertations (Dissertation Abstracts)
Doctoral dissertations and some masters' theses from many North American graduate schools and some European universities.
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Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
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Image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts.
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Early American Imprints
Full-text and full-image access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in the United States from 1639 to 1819.
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Evans Text Creation Partnership
interface for full text searching of the Evans/Series I titles.
Early American Newspapers, 1690-1876
Cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers.
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Early Church Texts
This database provides access to Greek and Latin texts related to the Early Church, from the first to the fifth century, with online dictionary links, English translations, a search facility and notes.
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Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Digitized books from the Short Title Catalog.
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EEBO Text Creation Partnership
interface for full text searching of the Short Title Catalog books.
Early English Books Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
Full text searching of many titles in the Short Title Catalog of English Books.
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Eighteenth-century English-language texts digitized from the holdings of the British Library.
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English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
The English Short Title Catalogue lists over 460,000 items, mainly in English, published between 1473 and 1800.
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European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: German Colonies-League of Nations Mandates in Africa
U.S. National Archives collection of Consulate documents related to German colonies in Africa from 1910 to 1929.
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European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
Citations to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
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Evans Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
Full text searching of titles in the Evans Bibliography of works printed in America from 1639-1800.
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George H. W. Bush & Foreign Affairs: The Moscow Summit & the Dissolution of the USSR
This digital archives provides an in-depth analysis of the events leading up to the dissolution of the USSR and its implications for US-Soviet relations.
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George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Bosnia and the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia
This digital archive consists of comprehensive materials related to the former Yugoslavia, particularly Bosnia, and US presidential decision-making.
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George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification of Germany
This digital archive contains an in-depth analysis of the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and its implications for US-German relations.
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George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: The Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid
This digital archive comprises materials related to the planning and organization of the October 1991 Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid.
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Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
Contains citations to scholarly journals, books, and book reviews about US-Hispanic and Latin American topics, in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages.
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The HathiTrust is a shared digital repository, incorporating digitized content from some of the largest research libraries in the United States.
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Provides access to more than 80 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format.
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Historical Atlases Online
Collection of historical atlases from around the world.
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Historical Statistics of the United States
Includes annual time series of statistical historical information covering quantifiable dimension of American history--population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations--all from the earliest times to the present.
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Homeland Security Digital Library
This database is the nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.
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Humanities International Complete
Abstracts and some full text covering diverse subject areas of the humanities.
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Illustrated London News Historical Archive
Historical content from the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper.
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Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC)
International database of 15th-century European printing created by the British Library with contributions from institutions worldwide.
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International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)
IMB Indexes books, articles, book chapters, and other publications on the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500 (USU's subscription is provided through the Tanner Endowment Fund).
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Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is a resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse, providing a historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements and is updated annually.
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Joint Publications Research Services (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994
Collection of information on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
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JSTOR Open Community Collections
Open access content from JSTOR and Artstor.
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This database, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic collection of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.
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Latin American Newspapers
This online collection provides more than 50 fully searchable Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Produced by Google, this is a freely available, fully digitized archive of LIFE Magazine during its years as a weekly magazine owned by Time, Inc.
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Loeb Classical Library
This database presents a searchable virtual library of important Greek and Latin literature with more than 530 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts available.
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Logan Historical Newspapers
Historical Logan Herald Journal and its earlier incarnations.
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Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history.
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Making of Modern Law: US Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 Digital Archive
This digital archive contains is an online collection of records and briefs brought before the nation's highest court by leading legal practitioners.
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Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S.
Primary-document collection of two major responses to 40 years of failed Native American policies.
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Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications
Index to government publications published from 1895 to 1976.
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National Geographic Magazine
Digital collection offering access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos from 1888 to 1994.
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National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
Aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010.
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Users must register in order to download data (registration is free).
New York Times Historical File (1851-2013)
New York Times in full text and full image.
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The Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) is a tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.
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North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Primary-source material documenting women's experience in the United States.
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Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880
The Overland Journeys collection contains fulltext materials on Western US History.
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Oxford Bibliographies: Religious Studies
This database offers the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, across the subjects of Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, and the Renaissance & Reformation.
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Oxford Handbooks Online
Provides in-depth coverage in the subject areas of Political Science and Archaeology.
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Oxford Research Encyclopedias: African History
Comprehensive, online research encyclopedia covering all areas of African history.
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Historical newspaper in full text.
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An evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities.
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Presidential Recordings Program
From 1940 to 1973, US presidents secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of in-person and telephone conversations.
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Requires sound card and media player.
Multidisciplinary e-journal collection for humanities and social sciences.
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European History foreign language database.
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Religions of America
Digital collection providing more than 660,000 pages of content that follow the development of religions and religious movements born in the US from 1820 to 1990, drawing from manuscripts, pamphlets, newsletters, ephemera, and visuals.
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Digital collection offering a perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late fifteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth century.
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Shen Bao Digital Archive
A digital archive of the Shanghai-based newspaper.
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery
Primary source database primarily including documents from the United States and Europe related to slavery and abolition.
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Current and historical census data and demographic information for the United States with tools to create thematic maps, interactive maps, and customized reports.
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State Papers Online: The Tudors, Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I 1509-1714 (State Papers Domestic)
16th- and 17th-century British government documents, primarily from the papers of the Secretaries of State.
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TEAMS Middle English Texts
Middle English texts--excluding Chaucer and Langland.
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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
This database contains most texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium.
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US Declassified Documents Online
Digital collection providing access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries.
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Utah Digital Newspapers Project
Digitized runs of small-town newspapers from throughout Utah.
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Witchcraft in Europe and America
Digital collection on witchcraft from the 15th century to the early 20th century that includes anti-persecution writings, works by penologists, legal and church documents, exposés of persecutions, and philosophical writings and transcripts of trials and exorcisms.
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Women’s Issues and Identities
This archive provides access to materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives in a global context and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Women’s Magazine Archives
ProQuest's archive of women's magazines.
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Identify resources at your library and in the collections of the world's libraries.
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