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Ryan Library: Subject Guide to History

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5 Most Popular Research Databases

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History Specific Resource Links Below

ABC-CLIO

Search all Four ABC-CLIO databases at once -American History, World at War, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era


ACADEMIC ONEFILE

Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.


AMERICAN PERIODICALS

This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.


ARCHIVES UNBOUND

This is Gale's premier primary source database. It is topically focused and included rare sources.


BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT

Biography In Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. In-depth coverage of current and historic people from almost every field of endeavor and from around the world.


EBSCO EBOOKS

This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for High School students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.


GALE EBOOKS

Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.


GALE POWERSEARCH

Search all the databases or tick off the ones you want to search. Tons of informational articles, ebooks, with audio and video too as well as helpful research starters. For multidisciplinary research.


HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTION (GALE)

Thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.


HISTORY EBOOKS (EBSCO)

This ebook reference collection offers historical eBook titles covering global topics from the ancient world through today.


JSTOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS

JSTOR is a digital library including thousands of academic journals, books, and primary source documents


NEW YORK TIMES

Search The New York Times for historical newspaper articles.  Use the magnifying glass on the top left to find articles on your topic and then refine by date if needed. This is an excellent place to find primary source articles!

IMPORTANT: The link goes to the page where you can set up your free Hill account. You can use the link there to login too if you already made your account. Once your account is active it is good for 1 year at which point you will need to go to the same link on the library webpage and login from that specific link ON CAMPUS to renew. The archive goes back to the 1800's! Use the search bar at the top left


NEWSBANK

Search the world's contemporary and historical newspapers.


NEWSPAPERS.COM

"The largest online newspaper archive -20,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s -Millions of additional pages added every month"


NEXIS UNI

"Nexis Uni is a database that features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790." -Nexis


NINETEENTH CENTURY NEWS

Search newspaper content from the nineteenth century, featuring a range of urban and rural regions throughout the United States.


PROJECT MUSE

This collection is the work gleaned from collaboration between libraries and publishers. It's focus is on social sciences and humanities. It contains both peer-reviewed academic journals and eBooks. It boasts works from 250 respected educational institutions from around the world.


PROQUEST CENTRAL STUDENT

Videos, transcripts, newswires, blogs, television episodes such as 60 minutes, full text journal articles across many subjects iincluding but not limited to business, entrepreneurship, science, psychology, social sciences, and health. Geared to high school students research and learning needs.


PROQUEST RESEARCH

Multi-Subject Coverage. ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.


THE TIMES DIGITAL ARCHIVE

Search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source from Great Britain widely considered to be the world's "newspaper of record."


US HISTORY (GALE)

Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.


WORLD HISTORY (GALE)

Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

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