Database List

The following 107 databases are best for: History

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

Core History Seconday Source Databases

America: History and Life

Historical Abstracts


All History Databases

19th Century British Library Newspapers    
Full runs (where possible) of 48 newspapers selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. Includes national and regional newspapers from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1800-1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
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

 
ABSEES Online (The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies)    
Covers resources on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada.
  • Coverage Range: 1990 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Access to Archival Databases    
Contains selected full-text records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the Federal government of the United States. Topics addressed include: politics, diplomacy, economics, labor, genealogy, social issues, and the military. These records date from 1800 to the present. Feel free to seek a librarian’s assistance for advanced searches.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), The

 
Accessible Archives    
Full-text access to a number of American 19th-century journals and newspapers. Special African-American, Civil War and Pennsylvania coverage.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Accessible Archives Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
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Original historical documents pertaining to the history of African Americans, mostly in the United States, but also from the Colonial era and the West Indies.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

 
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
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
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
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
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
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
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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Ancestry Library Edition    
Important database for genealogy and advanced biographical research. Includes census data, military records, birth/death/marriage records, immigration records, slave narratives, historic maps, photographs, and biographical dictionaries and directories.
  • Coverage Range: 1790-present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
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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Artemis Primary Sources    
A combined search platform for three primary source collections: Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, and the Making of the Modern World. Includes tools to analyze term clusters and frequency. Most of the material is from the US and UK.
  • Coverage Range: 1400s-1920s, mostly 1700-1900.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange    
Primary documents related to the experiences of Westerners in Asia. Principally US and British diplomatic documents, but also documents from missionary organizations and journals on socio-economic topics. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1818-1923
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
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

 
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
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
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.

 
British Politics and Society    
Primary sources related to the social and political climate in Great Britain. Covers topics such as labor history, religious movements, political reforms, and education. Documents range from government reports, to periodicals, autobiographies, pamphlets, and letters. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1790-1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture    
Primary sources such as playbills, scripts to operas and complete scores. Also archival documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1733-1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
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
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
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

 
Central and Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)    
A multidisciplinary, multilingual database providing full-text coverage pertaining to all facets of central and eastern European countries. Areas covered include business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history and sociology.
  • Coverage Range: 2000-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Chatham House Archive, Module 1 (trial through May 20)    
Publications and meetings of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world's leading think-tanks. Full text of meetings and speeches at Chatham House, with audio recordings from 1966-1979, publications, reports, and briefing papers.
  • Coverage Range: 1920-1979
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Churchill Archive Full-Text    
The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.
  • Coverage Range: 1874-1965
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Bloomsbury Publishing

 
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

 
Constitutions, Treaties, and Official Declarations    
An index providing full-text access to international treaties, constitutions, and other political documents from around the world.
  • Coverage Range: Historic and current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Richard Kimber

 
Contemporary Middle East    
A documentary history of the Middle East, including key events that have shaped the region since World War I. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1915-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Dickinson College Chronicles    
Resource dedicated to the history of Dickinson College. Includes general articles on people, places, and events; lists of frequently requested facts; full-text histories of the college; and extended essays on various special topics from Dickinson’s past. A good starting point for any research dealing with College history. Visit the Dickinson Archives for more information or to access original documents.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)    
Biographies of non-living people who shaped the British Isles, including bibliographic lists for further research.
  • Coverage Range: 4th century B.C. to 2000
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable
  • 3 Simultaneous Users

 
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

 
EBSEES (European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies)    
Contains citations to scholarly articles, books, etc, relating to Eastern Europe. The cited materials were published in the following West European countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 to 2007
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSEES

 
Economist Historical Archive    
Weekly news magazine presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them with a global editorial perspective. Also useful for research on company and industry trends and history. Includes supplements, special reports, surveys, full-color images, exportable financial tables, and a gallery of front covers. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1843 – 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
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

 
Elections A - Z    
Explains how campaigns and elections are conducted in the United States.
  • Coverage Range: Current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History    
Explores the events, policies, people, ideas, institutions, groups, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. Includes images.
  • Coverage Range: 1500 - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
EuroDocs    
Western European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Brigham Young University

 
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest    
Documents some of the motivations, activities, and results of the European conquest of Africa in the nineteenth century. Primary documents including monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics and strategy during the European powers' "Scramble for Africa." Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 19th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
European History Primary Sources (EHPS)    
A searchable index of scholarly digital repositories of primary sources. Collections are also browsable by country, language, period, subject, and type of source.
  • Coverage Range: Medieval to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EUI

 
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index    
Contains citations for journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 to 2003
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: University of Iowa

 
Financial Times Historical Archive    
The complete run of the London edition of the authoritative daily business newspaper, from its first issue to the end of 2008. with additional annual updates. A resource for studying history, business, management, finance and politics. Every individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1888 – 2010, updated annually
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
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 Abstracts    
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including military history, women's history, history of education, history of science, and more. Includes secondary source articles, books, and book reviews published between 1955 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 NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY
  • Coverage Range: 1955-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Historical Chinese Newspapers    
A collection of 22 English-language newspapers published in China between 1832 and 1953. Part of the Historical Newspapers database. 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: 1832-1953
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: proquest

 
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

 
House Divided    
Stories of the U.S. Civil War era (1840-1880) through the window of Dickinson College. Includes images, documents, timelines, maps, blogs, and online exhibits.
  • Coverage Range: 1840-1880
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
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
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
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

 
Indigenous Peoples: North America (trial through May 20)    
Manuscripts, indigenous newspapers, books, and other publications exploring the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples of North America.
  • Coverage Range: 1665-1988, but mostly 1880-1920 and 1969-1988
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
International Historical Statistics    
Key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years. Users can view content as e-book or download as PDF or Excel tables.
  • Coverage Range: 1750-2012
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Palgrave

 
ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance    
Citation-only database covering book, articles, and essays about the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700 C.E.). Includes citations for books, journal articles, and essays in books. Includes sources published between 1842 to present. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.
  • Coverage Range: 1842 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: University of Toronto

 
James Buchanan Resource Center    
Contains full-text resources regarding the life and times of James Buchanan, Dickinson class of 1809, including Buchanan’s memoirs and unpublished correspondence, several biographies, cartoons, and engravings. Also includes an extensive bibliography of writings by and about Buchanan and a comprehensive timeline of this figure’s life. Contains information relevant to research on 19th-century politics, diplomacy, economics, and military activity, as well as slavery and the Civil War. Visit the Archives for access to original materials.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Japan at War and Peace, 1930-1949: U.S. State Department Records on the Internal Affairs of Japan    
Essential and unique documentation on a variety of topics relating to Japanese internal affairs between the World Wars, including: politics, the rise of Bolshevism and radicalism, militarism, Sino-Japanese war, trade and tariffs, social control, labor development and unrest, emigration, war, military, armament, economics, industry, trade, and the afects of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1930-1949
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
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

 
Listener Historical Archive    
The Listener was a weekly publication of the BBC for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary works, musical programmes, and regularly reviewed new books. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1929-1991
  • 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

 
Making of the Modern World    
More than 61,000 titles from books, journals, pamphlets, essays, reports, correspondence, speeches, surveys. Content is in English and other languages. Provides historical access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West. Combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections — the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School — along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University.
  • Coverage Range: 1450 - 1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
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.

 
Medieval Travel Writing    
Manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land. It features a number of medieval maps such as the famous ‘Beatus’ and ‘Psalter’ maps, individual manuscript illuminations, and some modern translations of key travel texts.
  • Coverage Range: 13th to the 16th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

 
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

 
NewsVault    
Allow for cross-searching of 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, Listener Historical Archive, Sunday Times (London) Digital Archive, Times (London) Digital Archive, and Times (London) Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
  • Coverage Range: 19th and 20th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
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.

 
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome    
Overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE, and scholarly interpretation of their influence in subsequent centuries.
  • Coverage Range: Bronze Age to 400s CE
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press

 
Presidency A - Z, Fourth Edition    
Information and background material on the nation's highest office and its occupants. With over three hundred entries, this reference serves as an invaluable tool to understand the presidency both historically and today and to analyze how it and the executive branch have responded to the challenges facing the nation.
  • Coverage Range: 1789-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Resort to War    
A reference for understanding the phenomenon of war. Analyzes more than 600 wars using the authoritative, highly standardized, and systematic coding methods developed by the Correlates of War Project, which aims to reveal the underlying patterns and causes of war. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1816-2007
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
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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

 
Science, Technology and Medicine: 1780-1925, Parts 1-2    
Journals, books, reports, and personal documents for exploring a period of rapid acceleration of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1780-1925
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Sunday Times Digital Archive (London)    
Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.
  • Coverage Range: 1822-2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Supreme Court A - Z    
Information on the Court, its justices, and its impact on American democracy. Written in understandable language for general audiences, The Supreme Court A to Z provides biographies of past and present justices, the history of important cases, and explanations of constitutional principles and legal concepts.
  • Coverage Range: 1789-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Their Own Words    
Read and search the full text of select books, pamphlets, diaries, and letters from Dickinson’s Special Collections. Most of these items were authored by Dickinson alumni and faculty. Materials date from 1764 to 1918 and address colonial American politics; U.S. politics, government, and foreign relations; historical biography and autobiography; the American Civil War; the temperance movement; foreign travel; economics; medicine; philosophy; and theology. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to original materials.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993    
This digital collection reviews U.S.-China relations in the post-Cold War Era, and analyzes the significance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China’s human rights issues, and resumption of World Bank loans to China in July 1990. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1989-1993
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Times (London) Digital Archive    
The oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication, providing in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events. The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1785 – 2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
U.S. Constitution A to Z    
Quick and authoritative information about the nation's most important document. Shows that although the U.S. Constitution was written more than two centuries ago it has remained a malleable document that speaks to modern issues including abortion, affirmative action, capital punishment, gun control, homeland security, and civil liberties. Legal concepts, influential constitutional law cases, and individuals who have indelibly affected the interpretation of the Constitution are covered with students in mind. T
  • Coverage Range: 1789-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • 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

 
Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Third Edition    
Offers more than 175 tables and charts covering the office of the president from George Washington to George W. Bush, including data on the 2008 presidential primaries. The volume includes statistical coverage of public approval of the president, elections, vetoes, executive orders, foreign affairs, the executive branch, congressional and judicial relations, public appearances, and much more. Introductory material helps readers understand and interpret statistical material, and the reference guide directs users to other valuable sources on political statistics.
  • Coverage Range: 1789-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Voter Turnout in the United States 1788-2009    
Based on meticulous research on participation in U.S. elections dating back to the late 1780s, Voter Turnout in the United States, 1788-2009 presents comprehensive turnout statistics for primary and general elections for presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial races.
  • Coverage Range: 1788-2011
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Women and Social Movements, International    
Primary documents including letters and diaries of activists, and proceedings of historic conferences. For coverage of the US, see Women and Social Movements in the United States.
  • Coverage Range: 1840 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Women: Transnational Networks    
Primary documents such as journals, books, manuscripts, and other materials, on topic such as the suffrage, birth control, and broader issues gender and class. Mostly from the US and UK, but with some other countries represented as well. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1790s-1910s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Women's Experiences at Dickinson Blog    
This blog contains stories about all aspects of female students’ experiences at Dickinson from the 19th century to the present. Includes digital images of original documents and select soundclips from oral history interviews with alumnae. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to original materials.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
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 at Risk    
Thirty-two essays, written by experts in their fields, that provide in-depth analysis on such key topics as demographics and settlement; economics; the environment; education, health, and welfare; politics and governance; and security. Essays within these sections discuss such controversial and vexing issues as immigration, international finance, climate change, transnational governance, human trafficking, war crimes, biodiversity, and global health. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Current events, ca. 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean    
Historical primary and secondary sources, and contemporary scholarship on the region. Includes monographs, peer-reviewed journals, news sources, multimedia, and maps.
  • Coverage Range: Varied; 1700s to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
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