Databases by Subject

History

  • Digital access to the periodical collections of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), considered to be the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

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  • Indexes and abstracts the world's scholarly literature in the history of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. 

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  • This collection contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries covering all aspects of American history.

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  • A directory that describes collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

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  • Detailed archival collection descriptions concerning historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials.

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  • The Royal Historical Society's online bibliography provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British empire and commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. 

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  • C19 Index includes the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online, and American Periodicals Series.  It indexes books, government publications, archival collections, and serials. 

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  • This electronic version of Cambridge Histories contains over 300 volumes and all the titles published to date in this series. These detailed histories cover all aspects of the humanities and social sciences and are an excellent place to learn basic knowledge of important subjects.

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  • A collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications in searchable PDF format.

    This resource is being supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

     

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  • Full-text scholarly monographs covering all areas of history, available originally and exclusively as digital books, presented by Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association.

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  • Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in the database, America: History and Life). Indexes the journal and book literature.

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  • Provides a quantitative view of American history from colonial times to the present.  Data is available for export in Excel or CSV formats for analysis.  Major sections include: Population; Work and Welfare; Economic Structure and Performance; Economic Sectors; and, Governance and International Relations.

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  • A full text history reference database featuring content from almost 2,000 reference and non-fiction books.

    This resource is being supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

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  • Indexes articles on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period 450-1500 for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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  • Provides access to an online bibliography for articles, essays, books, and reviews for the study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (400-1700). Also includes online access to Iter Italicum, a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts, and the International Directory of Scholars, a listing of scholars in the field.

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  • Provides image and full-text online access of core academic journals in a variety of disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The following collections are accessible: Arts and Sciences Collections I-XIV; Business IV; Life Sciences Collection; Public Health Reports, Global Plants, and JSTOR Arts & Sciences XV.

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  • The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin America History is a specialized resource with hundreds of articles covering a wide range of topics beginning in 1492 and before to current times. The articles are peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, while maintaining the rigorous standards of academic publishing.

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  • This collection of primary source materials from the Wiener Library and The National Archives of the UK and covers the politics and administration of the refugee crisis in Europe after World War Two. Among the topics included are refugee camps, Jewish orphans, and the British military in Germany.

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  • Streaming video collection covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. To search American History in Video and World History in Video together, please click here.

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