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U. S. History Databases


African-American History Online
"Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history."+ VideoTour

American History (Reference Database*)
"From the first explorers in the New World to the developments in today's headlines, American History database investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution."+  User's Guide

American History Online
"Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience."+  Video Tour

American Indian History Online
"Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage."+

American Women's History Online
"Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States."+  

Annals of America (Primary Source Database*)
Produced by the Encyclopedia Britannica, this database provides primary source documents on American History.  

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750


Issues & Controversies in American History (Packet Database*)
This database is searchable and "delivers concise,balanced articles that provide background, outcomes,and contemporary points of view . . . in American History."+ Additional resources include primarysource documents, biographies, time-lines, images, statistical charts, and encyclopedia articles.


U.S. History in Context (Article or Aggregator Database*)
"U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today."

BCCLS Databases

PROQUEST Historical Newspapers
Available with your BCCLS card number, through the public library website, Proquest databases index newspapers, including the New York Times back to 1851.+  Video Tutorial

U. S. History eBooks

Virtual Library - Gale-Cengage
This virtual collection contains hundreds of reference titles on all subjects.

Example: American Decades Primary Sources
This is a companion to the American Decades reference book series. "Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. "+

Salem press History eBook Collection

U. S. Government Databases

American Government
"American Government explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States by comparing them to those of other countries."+  Guided Tour and Quick Tips

U.S. Popular Culture Database

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, and Ideas
"Pop Culture Universe: Icons Idols Ideas (PCU) is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers."+ This resource is arranged by decade.

General History Databases

Daily Life Through History
This database covers aspects of life in America from the time of European exploration to the present.  Search by topic, time period, or region of the country.  Help with writing the research paper is available at "Research Tutors" in the "Skills Center" on the right navigation bar.  User's Guide


History Reference Center - EBSCO #

This resource provides information on both World and U. S. History.  Video Tutorial

Modern World History Online - Facts on File
"Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present."

World History: Modern - ABC-Clio
Spanning the globe from 1500 to the present, this comprehensive database combines a wealth of research sources.+  User's Guide


World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society - ABC-Clio
"Recently revised, improved, and expanded, this user-friendly database is an invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world from antiquity to today."+

World Geography and Culture Online
"A global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills."

[Biography Databases
Biography Collection Complete - EBSCO #
"Biography Collection Complete offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases."+  Video Tutorial


Biography Reference Bank - EBSCO #

Biography in Context - Gale-Cengage #
"Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography."+  Go to the BCCLS Website to access this database which "integrates biographies with articles from hundreds of magazines, as well as images and links to hand-picked web sites." +    

Biography eBooks
Encyclopedia of World Biography
A biographical source that covers notable people from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.+

Power Searches

ABC-CLIO Social Studies Web
Access the six history databases from ABC-CLIO through this page.


Google Scholar


Facts On File online database portal
Access all of the Facts on File history databases from this page.

Power Search - Gale
Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks simultaneously.  

+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library


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