History
ACLS Humanities e-Book

Subjects: e-Book Collection, Gender Studies, History

"The Humanities E-Book collection (formerly the History E-Book Project) is a fully searchable collection of high-quality books, primarily in history and Women's Studies, that have been recommended and reviewed by historians. The database includes newly published books, from many publishers, as well as already-published titles that have been converted into electronic format due to their status as books regularly consulted by scholars."

America: History and Life

Subjects: History, Legal History

America, History and Life is a primary index to research U.S. and Canadian history. It provides abstracts of scholarly literature on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada from pre-historic times to the present. Abstracts are available for over 1,800 journals from 1895 to the present. Some full-text articles are provided, plus citations with links to full text articles in other databases.

American Periodicals

Subjects: History, Journals and Journal Indexes

Digital images of historically significant American periodicals from 1740 to 1900, including literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and popular magazines. All typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts appear exactly as originally published. Allows searching by article type (e.g., letter, obituary, poetry, recipe, ad, editorial cartoon, review).

Biography in Context

Subjects: Biography, History, Legal History, Reference

Integrates Gale biographies with full-text magazine articles, images, and website links. Search for current or historic people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, or by keyword. The Marquis Who's Who module provides quick reference information on over 1 million additional people whose entries have appeared in more than 20 Marquis sources published from 1985 to the present.

British History Online

Subjects: Great Britain, History, Legal History

British History Online is a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Much of the material in this digital library is free, but additional premium content is available by subscription only. The library does not subscribe to the premium content.

Civil Rights Digital Library

Subjects: History, Legal History, Race and Ethnicity, Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Digital Library contails three principal components: 1) a digital video archive of historical news film of key events of the Civil Rights Movement, 2) a civil rights portal providing a seamless virtual library on the Movement by connecting related digital collections on a national scale, and 3) a learning objects component delivering secondary Web-based resources .

Early American Imprints. Series I, Evans, 1639-1800

Subjects: Arts and Literature, History, Social Sciences

Based on the Evans American Bibliography, this collection contains the full text of all known existing books, pamphlets and broadsides printed in the United States or in the British American colonies from 1639 through 1800. It provides a foundation for research in early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, politics and nearly every aspect of life in early America.Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. America's Historical Imprints is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.

Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819

Subjects: Arts and Literature, History, Social Sciences

Provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the 19th century. In addition to books, pamphlets and broadsides, this collection features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state aand government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions. Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. America's Historical Imprints is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.

Early English Books Online

Subjects: Arts and Literature, e-Book Collection, History, Legal History, Social Sciences

Digitized books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs, and broadsides published in the English language in any country from 1475 through 1700. Note that searching is limited to title, author, and subject. It includes the works listed in: --Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1475 to 1640) --Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1641 to 1700) --Thomason Tracts (compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661). The EEBO Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), a separate but closely linked project at the University of Michigan, is creating a subset of fully searchable texts from the titles available in EEBO.

East India Company

Subjects: Great Britain, India, History

East India Company records digitized from the British Library spans 1595 to Indian independence in 1947, and includes royal charters, meeting notes of the Council of India, reports of expeditions and government memoranda.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Subjects: History

Comprehensive index and guide to printed records about the Americas, but written in Europe before 1750. Covers European exploration and colonization including portrayals of native American Peoples.

HarpWeek: The Civil War Era, Reconstruction I & II and Gilded Age I (1857-1912)

Subjects: History, Legal History, Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes, Social Sciences

Provides electronic access to all issues of Harper's Weekly (including all illustrations and advertisements) published between 1857 (first issue) and 1912, with the capacity to browse or search by date, by literary genre, and by a person's occupation. Provides four topical indexes: subject, illustrations, literature & publishing, and advertising.

Making of America

Subjects: History, Journals and Journal Indexes

Created and maintained by the Cornell University Library, MoA is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. It is particularly strong in the areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, science, and technology.

Niles' register

Subjects: History

"This index to Niles' Register provides a link to historical news coverage of the United States Congress, Presidents, Courtrooms and more from 1811-1849. More than 350,000 people, places and events are indexed. Includes over 350,000 listings of people, places, and events"

Oxford African American studies center : the online authority on the African American experience

Subjects: African American Periodicals, History, Newspapers And Newspaper Indexes, Race And Ethnicity

"Comprehensive collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture, coupled with precise search and browse capabilities. Features more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field, over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, nearly 150 maps, 150 charts and tables, and over 6,000 biographies. The core content includes: Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience, second ed.; Encyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895; Encyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present; Black women in America, second ed.; African American national biography; Dictionary of African biography; The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought"

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Subjects: Biography, History, Legal History, Reference

"The ODNB an illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001. It excludes living persons. It has themed entries (e.g. Roman Britain) and groups of subjects with a common attribute (e.g. Archbishops of Canterbury). The database contains 10,000 images. The print edition is in the Williams Law Library's Reference collection."

ProQuest Civil War Era

Subjects: History, Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes

"ProQuest Civil War Era contains primary source materials that cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 battle casualties, and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. It combines complete runs of regional newspapers, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. It focuses on the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War."

Public Documents Masterfile

Subjects: Foreign Law, Government Documents, History, International Organizations, Legal History, Treaties

"Public Documents Masterfile is an electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication, in a single searchable database. Contains two types of records, full bibliographic records and brief records comprised of index terms or pointers to public documents cumulations or catalogs. The more than 5 million records now (2011) online comprise: * Post-1976 GPO Documents * GPO Monthly Catalog Indexes 1900-1976 with Page/Entry Numbers and Depository Status (forthcoming) * GPO Documents 1789-1976 with SuDocs Numbers * Pre-1900 United States Documents * International Documents (e.g., World Bank Records) * US Department of Energy * ERIC files * Non-U.S. Documents (Canada, with other countries forthcoming) * State and Provincial Documents * Non-GPO Public Documents Held by the Library of Congress. Paratext has added more than 12 million links from its core research products—19th Century Masterfile (NCM) and Public Documents Masterfile (PDM)—to full-text resources, many in the public domain. These links, which will be fulfilled through Google Book Search™ and Google News Archive Search™, include more than one-million links to documents in The New York Times Archive."

Slavery and Anti-Slavery : a Transnational Archive

Subjects: e-Book Collection, History, Race and Ethnicity

"Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm."" To be be published in 4 parts, over several years, starting in 2010 -- Pt 1: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Pt 2: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, Pt III: Institution of Slavery, Pt IV: Age of Emancipation."""

Voting and Elections Collection

Subjects: Politics, Legal History, History, Statistics and Data

Integrates data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a research and reference tool on voting and elections in America. This collection provides context-driven intelligence on the state of elections in America, from the American voter, to major and minor political parties, to actual races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. Chronological coverage varies by office. Presidential coverage begins 1789. Election data can be downloaded.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Subjects: Gender Studies, History

The Scholar's Edition of Women and Social Movements in the United States includes 100 document projects and archives plus additional full-text documents, written by some 2,150 primary authors. It also includes book, film and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. This edition also includes the Women's Commission reports collection, an archive of the publications and documents of local, state, and federal Commissions on the Status of Women from 1963 to the present, and the full text of the complete five volumes of Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, available for the first time in electronic form.