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US History Databases
U.S. History in Context This link opens in a new window
full-text journal and reference articles covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present
Infobase American History This link opens in a new window
American History is a comprehensive resource that spans our nation’s history, with a user-friendly interface and award-winning content.
America's Historical Newspapers This link opens in a new window
Study significant periods in American history through a timeline-based interface. Complete editions from hundreds of U.S. newspapers provide primary source content covering eras such as the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Information Age and more.
Issues & Controversies in American History This link opens in a new window
In-depth explorations on issues, includes primary source documents, timelines, biographies, images, historical texts, interviews, and more
Opposing Viewpoints in Context This link opens in a new window
Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana.
Salem Press This link opens in a new window
See Database Off-Site Access for usernames and passwords if you are not on campus and cannot connect to a database directly.
Here are some US History websites full of primary sources to help with your research:
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
The National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) hold documents dating back to 1775 many in digital format.
Library of Congress Historical Newspapers
A collection of more than 12 million digitized pages of newspapers from 1789 to 1963.
Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library gives you access to numerous databases including JSTOR. Sign up for an eCard for full access to JSTOR.
Find the databases here. Use your BPL card number and PIN.
JSTOR Early Journal Content This link opens in a new window
Articles from 200+ journals in arts, humanities, economics, politics, mathematics, and other sciences published prior to 1923 in the U.S. and prior to 1870 elsewhere, free of charge. Check the box for “Include only content I can access” below the Advanced Search box and click “Search”.
NoodleTools is a citation management website subscribed to by Pescosolido Library. It will manage your sources, provide proper footnote format, export your Bibliography direct to Google Docs, and manage online notecards. Many databases including JSTOR and GALE export sources directly into NoodleTools.
Creating a NoodleTools account through the school will give you free access to the full version of NoodleTools with more options than the free version.
DIRECTIONS FOR CREATING A NEW ACCOUNT:
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