Database List

The following 75 databases are best for: American Studies

See our American Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core American Studies Databases

America: History and Life

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19th Century U.S. Newspapers    
Historical primary source newspapers, featuring full-text content including images. Covers newspapers that published in the 1800s from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
  • Coverage Range: 1800s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
African American Archives    
Original historical documents pertaining to the history of African Americans, mostly in the United States, but also from the Colonial era and the West Indies. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941. *Note: If the database is taking a long time to load, clear your browser's cache, and try again.
  • Coverage Range: 1670s to 1900s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
African American Historical Newspapers    
A cross-searchable collection of historical content from leading African-American newspapers. Titles included are: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988). From ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Purchase made possible in part through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1910-2003, but varies by title
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
African American Historical Serials Collection    
Includes newspapers and magazines, and reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1816-1922
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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African American Studies Center (AASC)    
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with articles from Africana; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; and the African American National Biography. Also contains resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, the Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other major reference titles.
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  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
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Alternative Press Index    
Contains citations and some full-text articles from alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. It is international in scope with its central focus on socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays, lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Covers material from 1991 to the present. Click on the "Get It" button to access full-text when available.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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Alternative Press Index Archive    
Journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Covering theories and practices of socialism and revolution alongside ecology, democracy and anarchism, feminism and organized labor, indigenous peoples and gays/lesbians, the coverage is both international and interdisciplinary
  • Coverage Range: 1969-1990
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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America: History & Life    
History and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes secondary source articles, books, and book reviews published between 1964 to present. Some full-text links included. Use the Library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link. NOT A GOOD SOURCE FOR ANCIENT OR MEDIEVAL HISTORY, OR FOR TOPICS NOT DEALING WITH NORTH AMERICA
  • Coverage Range: 1964-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-5    
Large collection covering all aspects of American society from the Colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Individual series can be searched together or separately. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1691-1877
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBCSO
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American Civil War Research Database    
A resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War, with indexed, searchable information on 4.3 million soldiers and thousands of battles, with 16,000+ photographs.
  • Coverage Range: U.S. Civil War Era, mid-nineteenth century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries    
The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries contains more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs, to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war. This electronic collection includes 100,000 pages of re-keyed and indexed text, including 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscript material.
  • Coverage Range: 1855 -1875
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
American History in Video    
Streaming online newsreels, archival films, and documentaries covering all periods of U.S. history.
  • Coverage Range: 1700s to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
American Indian Histories and Cultures    
Primary documents such as diaries, travel journals and other manuscripts, treaties, speeches, artwork and rare books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers, to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century.
  • Coverage Range: 1500s to 1960s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

 
American Memory Project    
Primary materials from the Library of Congress, covering various periods of American history. Includes photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures. Special online collections of Native American history, African-American history, United States presidents, immigration, literature, and cultural history.
  • Coverage Range: American history - time periods vary.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Library of Congress
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American National Biography (ANB)    
Biographies of non-living people who were influential in the United States. Biographies cover all professions. Includes bibliographic lists for further research.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
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American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900    
Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
  • Coverage Range: 1740 to 1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate    
Part of History Vault primary sources. Includes collections on topics such as the space program, civil rights, oral histories of administration officials, the American Indian Movement, and Watergate. Many other topics are covered as well.
  • Coverage Range: 1960-1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1-2    
More than 30,000 titles reflecting doctrinal, social, and organizational change in world religions, focusing especially on religion in the US and the 19th century. Includes some volumes in biblical languages such as Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1200s to 1923
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ebsco
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Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1    
A collection of articles, pamphlets, and other texts pertaining to US Hispanic history, literature and culture. The content is 80% Spanish, 20% English, but is indexed in both languages. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: Colonial era to 1960
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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Associated Press Collections (trial through May 20)    
Three collections of documents and images from the Associated Press Corporate Archives: News & Internal Communications; US City Bureaus; and Washington DC Bureau. Material includes news stories and features as they appeared off the AP wire, AP publications, and personal papers of reporters and administrators.
  • Coverage Range: varies, mostly 1930s-2000s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Berg Fashion Library    
Offers access to resources in fashion and related fields. Includes the full-text of the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, and an extensive color image bank. Useful for research in fashion, theatre & dance, anthropology, art history, history, american studies, and cultural studies.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press

 
Bibliography of Native North Americans    
Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Topics include archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.
  • Coverage Range: Sixteenth century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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Black Abolitionist Papers    
This database details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Presents the massive, international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. The approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1830-1865
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century    
Part of History Vault primary sources. Includes collections Federal Government Records, and Organizational and Personal Papers, Part 1. Has documents such as FBI and White House files, and the papers of activists such as Bayard Rustin and Mary McLeod Bethune. History Vault also includes collections of NAACP Papers.
  • Coverage Range: 20th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Black Studies in Video    
Features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. Includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
  • Coverage Range: Scope – 20th century to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Caribbean Search    
A multi-disciplinary database of English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region.
  • Coverage Range: Mid 1990s-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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Carlisle Indian Industrial School Resource Center    
Hosted by Dickinson College, this database regarding the Carlisle Indian School includes contents of the files of individual students, publications produced by the school, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other information. This is a work in progress, and new material is added on a regular basis.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Civil War Era    
Full-text runs of regional U.S. newspapers from the 1850s, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. Contains primary source documents that encompass the buildup to and evolution of the American Civil War that shaped the Nation's identity.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Communication and Mass Media Complete    
Material produced by the National Communication Association along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.
  • Coverage Range: 1915-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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CQ Researcher    
Presents a weekly analysis on one of many broad-ranging topics from the news. Each report focuses on a single issue and is written by a seasoned journalist.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 -- Present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
CQ Weekly    
Provides a weekly report on issues in Congress, as well as the status of proposed legislation, committee and floor activity, debates and roll-call votes.
  • Coverage Range: 1983 -- present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
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Documenting the American South    
An extensive collection of full-text sources on Southern history, literature, culture, and religion, covering from 1624 to 1920.
  • Coverage Range: 1624 to 1920
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 
Early American Newspapers, 1690-1811, 1890-1928    
Fully searchable newspapers from all 48 states. Searches can be limited by date range, article type, language, place of publication, and newspaper title.
  • Coverage Range: 1690-1811, 1890-1928
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Readex

 
Eighteenth-Century Collection Online (ECCO)    
Full-text scans of nearly all English-language imprints and other materials from the eighteenth century. The collection contains a wide variety of materials from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors.
  • Coverage Range: Eighteenth century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Encyclopedia of American Studies    
A reference resource containing general articles on American history and culture. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you. The Encyclopedia addresses issues such as literature, art, photography, film, popular culture, architecture, consumer culture, urban studies, ethnicity, gender, race, economics, labor, social movements, politics, and global America. Part of Credo Reference package.
  • Coverage Range: All Volumes
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Ethnic News Watch    
Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Coverage Range: 1990 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
First World War: Personal Experiences    
Digital images of a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects, and a wealth of visual sources, this resource provides a rich seam of information on personal experiences of war. Supplementing the primary sources is a wealth of secondary resources including interactive maps, 360 degree panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System, the Memory Wall, In Their Own Words feature, scholarly essays, a slideshow gallery, chronology and glossaries.
  • Coverage Range: World War I era
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

 
Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York    
Over 1500 residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources tracing New York's inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: late 1700s to early 1900s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Historical Digital Archives    
A set of 11 separate databases of archival and primary source material, covering topics related to American history, including collections focusing on Hispanic- and African-American history. The individual databases are: African American Historical Serials Collection; American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-4; American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1-2; Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1; Gateway to North America--People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York; Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New York Historical Society; The Latino-Hispanic American Experience--Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers. Funded in part by a gift from Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: Varies; 1700s to 1960, many collection focus on 19th century.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Historical Newspapers    
Fully searchable, full-text copies of articles and images from the Atlanta Constitution; Atlanta Daily World; Baltimore Afro-American; Boston Globe; Chicago Defender; Chicago Tribune; Los Angeles Sentinel; New York Amsterdam News; New York Times; Pittsburgh Courier; Washington Post. Coverage varies by paper but goes back as far as 1851.
  • Coverage Range: 1851-2005
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
History Vault    
A set of 11 collections of primary source documents covering aspects of US history. Collections include: Black Freedom, Immigration, NAACP, Plantations, Politics and Society 1960-75, Slavery and the Law, Vietnam War, and Women's Rights.
  • Coverage Range: varies; 1770s to 1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective    
A citation-only database that includes articles from English-language periodicals on such subjects as Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Community Health & Medical Care, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Articles in this database were published between 1907 and 1984. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.
  • Coverage Range: 1907 to 1984
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities Full Text    
A full-text database that covers journal articles in Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)    
Maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data from around the world for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. You must create a My Data account, or log in with a Google or Facebook ID to download data.
  • Coverage Range: 1850 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of Michigan

 
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines    
Important and rare periodicals from Confederate, Union, abolitionist, and British presses. Includes illustrations from issues published from 1860 to 1865.
  • Coverage Range: 1860-1865
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Harper's Weekly

 
Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service cover topics such as Asian exclusion, Ellis Island, Mexican immigration, medical inspections of immigrants, and white slavery and prostitution.
  • Coverage Range: 1880-1930
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers    
Primary sources such as manuscripts, books, and newspapers relating to Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women’s rights. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1700s to 1900s
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: eBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Left index    
A complete guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Other topics covered include the labor movement, ecology & environment, race & ethnicity, social & cultural theory, sociology, art & aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law and globalization. Also included are classic texts by Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Engels and others,
  • Coverage Range: 1891-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Liberty Magazine 1924-50 (trial through May 20)    
Searchable, full-text archive of popular general interest American magazine, with full-page images of every page of every issue. Browsable by date, author, or artist.
  • Coverage Range: 1924-1950
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: gale Cengage Learning

 
Making of America (Cornell University)    
Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
  • Coverage Range: 1850 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Cornell University

 
Making of America (U. of Michigan)    
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
  • Coverage Range: see description
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of Michigan

 
Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries    
High-quality images of original manuscripts from the American Antiquarian Society, covering 200 years, extensively indexed by name, date, place, personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and other topics. Purchase made possible through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1750-1950, esp. strong for 1800s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Modernist Journals Project    
A freely available resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world. Full-text scans of early 20th century publications, including Crisis, The Little Review, and Scribners.
  • Coverage Range: early 1900s
  • Full-Text

 
NAACP Papers    
Four collections included in the History Vault database of primary sources that document the organization and major campaigns of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Covers topics such as education, voting, court cases, lynching, segregation and discrimination complaints.
  • Coverage Range: 1910s-1970s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
New York Times -- Historical Newspapers    
Fully searchable, full-text copies of articles and images from 1851 to 2008.
  • Coverage Range: 1851-2008
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive (NCCO)    
Primary source material from rare collections around the globe. Includes nine individual collections: (1) British Politics and Society: sources related to the political climate in Great Britain; (2) European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection: full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more, with a focus on difficult-to-find works by historically neglected writers; (3) Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, which includes government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more; (4) British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, featuring primary sources such as playbills, scripts to operas and complete scores; (5) Photography: The World through the Lens, has photos and publications about photography from the period; (6 & 7) Science, Technology & Medicine: 1780-1925, parts 1-2, has journals, books and other documents; (8) Women: Transnational Networks has journals, books, manuscripts, and other materials, mostly from the US and UK, but with some other countries as well; (9) Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest has monographs, periodicals, and other materials documenting European policies and their effects in Africa.
  • Coverage Range: 19th Century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
North American Women's Letters and Diaries    
American and Canadian women's diaries and correspondence, extensively indexed by name, date, place, historical or personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and more. Includes biographical information on the authors when it is available. Colonial Times to 1950. Funded by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Colonial era to 1950
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Points of View Reference Center    
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Useful as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Polling the Nations    
Provides access to over 14,000 surveys conducted in the United States, as well as countries around the world. It includes surveys from a variety of pollsters and detailed information on the questions.
  • Coverage Range: 1986 - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ORS Publishing

 
QuickFacts (U.S. Census Bureau)    
Statistical tables (summary profiles) showing downloadable data on U.S. population, business, and geography for the nation, and for individual states, counties, and large cities (pop. >25,000).
  • Coverage Range: Last U.S. census.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau

 
Race Relations Abstracts    
Includes ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to racial relations.
  • Coverage Range: 1975-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New York Historical Society    
More than 200 orderly books (a form of journal kept by military units containing their orders and other information) dating from 1748 to 1817. Most are from American units during the Revolutionary War, though some from the French & Indian War, the War of 1812, and from British units are also included. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1748-1817
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Slavery & Abolition Resource Center    
Contains full-text searchable books and pamphlets reflecting both sides of the American slavery debate. Includes first person narratives, legal proceedings and decisions, anti-slavery tracts, religious sermons, and early secondary works.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College / Millerville University

 
Slavery and the Law    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Includes petitions to county courts and legislatures in Southern states, state slavery statutes, and period overviews of slavery in the courts.
  • Coverage Range: 1770s to 1865
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Social Sciences Full Text    
Covers English-language periodicals, published in the Unites States or internationally, in sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, economics, political science, and law. Indexes material from 1983-present, includes abstracts for material 1984-present and contains some full-text for 1994 to present.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1983+, Abstracting 1984+ and “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Sociological Abstracts    
Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers Advanced search tools include Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms, an aid for picking search terms.
  • Coverage Range: 1963 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Southern Life & African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records    
Part of History Vault primary document collections, plantation records document the business and culture of plantations in various parts of the South. They include lists of slaves, records of bills and receipts, wills and other financial and personal documents.
  • Coverage Range: 1770s to 1910s.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture    
Focusing on popular culture in the United States. Major topics include: television, movies, theater, art, books, magazines, radio, music, sports, fashion, health, politics, trends, community life and advertising. Entries include bibliographies.
  • Coverage Range: 20th century to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Struggle for Women's Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Papers of important organizations in the struggle for women's rights, including the National Women's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the National Organization for Women (NOW).
  • Coverage Range: 1880-1990s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
U.S. Census Bureau    
The official U.S. government web page for census information. Covers demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of the United States population, as well as business, industry and trade data.
  • Coverage Range: 2002 - present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau

 
Urban Studies Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, and urban history.
  • Coverage Range: 1973-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Covers U.S. involvement in Vietnam and Southeast Asia from the Kennedy administration to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops. Includes reports, memos, and a few oral histories documenting policy decisions at the highest levels of the U.S. government, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, reporters, and members of the U.S. Armed forces.
  • Coverage Range: 1960-1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, and Reproductive Rights    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. This collection covers the fight for women's rights at the national, regional, and local levels. The papers of key national leaders like Julia Ward Howe, Anna Howard Shaw, and Matilda Gage are included, as well as papers of lesser known state and local leaders. The Reproductive Rights collection includes oral histories and records of Mary Ware Dennett and the Voluntary Parenthood League.
  • Coverage Range: 1880-1990
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees    
This module of History Vault presents several major collections of records on World War II, including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and Top Secret Studies on U.S. Communications Intelligence During World War II. These records are supplemented with smaller collections documenting U.S. planning and participation in World War II.
  • Coverage Range: varies, at most 1938-1949
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: proquest