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Daily Life through History Sign in Required

Information on the daily lives of peoples throughout history from prehistory to the present. Includes overview articles and primary sources like maps, images, and documents.

Ancient & Medieval History Sign in Required (Infobase)

Early world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s. Focuses on key ancient and medieval civilizations and regions with topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, thematic comparisons, and some primary sources.

History Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

Selected ebooks on American and world history topics from Gale.

JSTOR Sign in Required

Scholarly articles, ebooks, and primary sources in the social sciences, humanities, earth and biological sciences, and more. Includes image results from Artstor.

Modern World History Sign In Required (Infobase)

World history topics from the mid-15th century to the present. Contains chapters from history books, images, videos, timelines, and some primary sources.

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African-American History Sign in Required (Infobase)

African-American history with topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, and some primary sources.

American History Sign in Required (Infobase)

American political, military, social, and cultural history including daily life in America. Includes topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, and some primary sources.

American Indian History Sign in Required (Infobase)

American Indian history and cultures from first contact with colonizers to the present. Includes topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, some primary sources, and a tribe index.

Early American magazines and journals primarily from the colonial, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras (1691 - 1877).

Archives Unbound - FBI Files Sign in Required (Gale Primary Sources)

Three collections of previously classified FBI files on groups within social movements in the 1960s and 1970s:

  • "We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death": Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
  • The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle
  • The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism

Legal and diplomacy documents (e.g., treaties) from ancient times through the 20th century. A project of the Yale Law School Law Library.

Primary sources on topics in California history and culture including JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives, early responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, etc.

Images of selected historical newspaper pages from 1777-1963. Use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find out which newspapers existed in a specific place and time (1690-present).

Selected primary source materials organized by topic. From notable archives, museums, and libraries across the country.

Issues & Controversies in History Sign in Required (Infobase)

Overviews of controversies in American and world history.

Images, maps, documents, and other primary sources from Minnesota history.

Scholarly magazine on Minnesota history. Browse this A-Z topic index to find links to articles that mention topics, people, or places of interest. Index covers articles published from 1915-2017. For more recent articles, browse each issue online at the Minnesota History archive by date.

An online Minnesota history encyclopedia written by experts selected by the Minnesota Historical Society.

New York Times - Historical Access Sign In Required (ProQuest)

New York Times newspaper articles from 1851 - 4 years ago.

Project MUSE Sign in Required

Journal articles and books on literature, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more.

Salem History

Ebook encyclopedias on history topics from Salem Press including primary documents, important events and eras, and more.

Very Short Introductions Sign in Required

Academic overviews of topics in science, history, philosophy, religion, and other social sciences. Each book is an introductory exploration of a single topic.

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