PRIMARY DATABASES: History

America: History and Life    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1964 - present

America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of US and Canadian history. This extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. Updated quarterly.


American Periodicals Series Online    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1741-1900

American Periodicals Series Online contains page images of more than 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers. These resources illuminate the development of American culture, politics, and society across some 150 years. Articles can be searched by author, source, and words in the complete text. The collection is arranged in three series: 1741-1800, the period of transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800-1850, pre-Civil War and the era of debate over slavery; and 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction. Magazines of these periods cover the literature, science, religion, arts, and history of the time.


Annals of American History    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Annals of American History Full text of over 2000 primary documents in American history, including: historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, and cultural criticism. Also has multimedia files including more than 500 pictures, hundreds of video clips, and audio of famous speeches.


Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1980 - present

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Subjects include art, language, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, radio, television & film, religion, theatre, and more. With this database, you can do the usual author and topic searches, but then benefit from the cited reference search option. This feature allows the researcher to discover articles that cite a known author or work. Updated weekly.


Historical Abstracts    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1955 - present

Historical Abstracts is your 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). Currently over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database. In addition to articles, each year Historical Abstracts includes approximately 3,000 citations to useful historical books as reviewed by the most prestigious journals in the field and citations to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research. Updated three times per year.


Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1980 - present

Social Sciences Citation Index, published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It provides access to over 1,700 of the world’s leading scholarly social sciences journals, spanning more than 50 disciplines. Because the record for each article includes the article’s bibliography, or cited reference list, you can also search the database for articles that cite a known author or work. The search interface at this web site also provides access to Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Updated weekly.


SUPPORTING DATABASES: History

Academic Search Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1865 - present

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database featuring peer-reviewed journals as well as other journals, magazines, newspapers, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. Designed specifically for academic institutions, this is the database of choice for a wide variety of research interests. The database features full-text for over 5,300 periodicals and provides access to even more online content through OLinks. Updated daily. Note: this database offers indexing for the Wall Street Journal. To access articles in the WSJ, search the separate Wall Street Journal database.


Bibliography of Native North Americans    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1500s-present.

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.


CQ Weekly    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1983 - present

Offering complete and accurate coverage of Congress, CQ Weekly uses a news team of more than 100 reporters, editors and researchers to deliver nonpartisan news and analysis. It provides in-depth reports on forthcoming issues, plus a complete wrap-up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.


Educational Films and Documentaries 

Educational Films and Documentaries contains full-length educational films and documentaries covering a wide variety of subjects from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Part of the Digital Resource Commons.


Electronic Journal Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Full-text access to thousands of academic journals assembled by OhioLINK.


Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 2000 - present

Full-text theses and dissertations from Ohio universities. This site also includes links to American and international sites that offer electronic theses and dissertations.


HarpWeek    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1857-1871

HarpWeek is the electronic version of Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 1857-1871. HarpWeek includes all the pages of Harper's Weekly as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. Harper's Weekly was a leading national weekly during the second half of the nineteenth-century, providing information and insights on political, military and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War. HarpWeek includes news, editorials, stories, illustrations, book reviews, serialized novels, advertising and maps from the weekly. It also includes biographical information about period leaders.


Historical Statistics of the United States 

The Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS), Millennial Online edition, allows users to access data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History.


History of Science, Technology, & Medicine    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1975 - present

The History of Science and Technology file describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science and technology and allied historical fields. The file comprises three bibliographies: the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science (HSS), the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (Technology and Culture), the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza, and Wellcome Bibliography of the History of Medicine. Updated annually.


Humanities International Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Humanities International Complete is a comprehensive database of humanities content, providing full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from American Humanities Index and Humanities International Index (over 1.6 million records) plus unique full text content.


In the First Person    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

In the First Person is an index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories from archives and repositories around the world. It allows for keyword or in-depth field searching; the results link to full text and also provide pointers to audio and video files. This is a free database that can be used to find primary source materials available free on the web. Some content may link to subscription databases, including Women and Social Movements in the United States, part of the Musselman Library database collection. Updated regularly


Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals 
Coverage: 1840 - 1907

The Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals indexes 42 art journals published in the US during the 19th century, providing nearly complete coverage of journals from this period. The Index describes the entire journal contents -articles, art notes, illustrations, stories, poems, and advertisements - and offers information on popular culture and industry, artists and illustrators, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture and design, exhibitions and sales, decorations, and collecting. The file includes nearly 27,000 records.


Lake Erie's Yesterdays 

Lake Erie's Yesterdays is a collection of historic photographs of northwestern Ohio, documenting the local history of the Erie Islands and Lake Erie's western basin. These black and white images were produced by Sandusky, Ohio, commercial photographer Ernst Niebergall between 1909 and 1915. From ice harvesting and railroads to early aviation and island leisure activities, the Niebergall photographs richly depict the everyday lives and activities of Lake Erie's southern shoreline residents. The photographs provide a record of communities in transition as old methods gave way to advances in industry and technology. The original photos are part of the Charles E. Frohman Collection at the Manuscripts Division of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.


LexisNexis Academic    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: varies, but strong for 1980s-present

Provides access to over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Features an extensive collection of 350+ national (U.S.), regional, and international newspapers, many same day of publication, including coverage for the New York Times. Also offers non-English language news sources, broadcast transcripts, campus news, and a full range of information for business and legal research. Updated daily.


Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850 
Coverage: 1796-1850

The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850, describes books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Ohio. The bibliography includes names of libraries that own copies of these historical materials to aid in locating originals. Through a partnership with the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, many titles formerly owned by the Morgan Library are now in the AAS collections. The Morgan Library of Ohio Imprints is also compiling an Ohio Name and Institution Index of those names and institutions mentioned in the imprints. The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850 is compiled and maintained by Richard P. Morgan. It is available from the OhioLINK Web site as a public service to researchers worldwide.


Morgan Index of Ohio People, Businesses and Institutions, 1796-1850 
Coverage: 1796-1850

This index includes 156,300 names of Ohio people, businesses and institutions. The names appear in the books, pamphlets and broadsides printed in Ohio from 1796 through 1850 which are listed in the Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850. To date, the titles indexed are primarily school catalogues (over 37,000 student names), city directories, annual conventions, and many other individual titles.


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Digital Images    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: late 1800s

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Digital Images is a collection of digital documents related to slavery, abolition, and emancipation. The collection includes abolitionist broadsheets, photographs by Matthew Brady, letters and speeches of President Lincoln and other presidents, and other historic letters, documents, and pictures. The original documents are found in the Gilder Lehrman Collection of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The digital images were made available through the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. These documents are part of the Historic & Archival Digital Media collections of the OhioLINK Digital Media Center.


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center E-Books    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center E-Books provides digital versions of historical books from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. You can search for specific words or phrases within books, or view entire books. Some of the transcribed pages link to images of the original printed pages.


Opening History: U.S. History Resources from Libraries,Museums, and Archives 

Opening History (OH) provides organized access to digital resources of value for research on United States history and culture. It aggregates a range of distributed and complementary cultural heritage collections from libraries, museums, and archives to increase their visibility and to enhance the value and usefulness of individual collections by integrating them with related collections, providing search and browse functions across collections, and linking to related resources outside of OH. The OH initiative encourages sharing of digital resources in open access formats and promotes coordinated access to regional, state, and local collections to support the creation of a digital cultural heritage aggregation of national scope.


Scripps Papers    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1868-1926

E. W. Scripps Papers, 1868-1926 is a growing collection of letters and photos from the Scripps Manuscript Collection at Ohio University. Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) was a businessman and journalist associated with the founding of the Scripps Howard chain of newspapers and the United Press International independent news gathering company. The Scripps papers are part of the Historic & Archival Digital Media collections of the OhioLINK Digital Media Center.


Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 
Coverage: 1600-2000

brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life. The database is edited by the project’s creators of the State University of New York at Binghamton, together with an editorial board of leading scholars from around the U.S. The database is organized around document projects, each posing a new interpretative question and then providing 20 to 50 primary documents that address the question.


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