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History130 Colman: Selected eResources

Research Guide for U.S. History to 1877

Recommended eResources

Find articles in magazines, journals, newspapers and ebooks by using the various databases and other eResources. The librarians have compiled a list of recommended databases for you to use for this assignment:

History Databases

EBSCO America: History and Life with Full Text : The best database to use to cover the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

Issues and Controversies in American HistoryExamining a wide range of topics in American history, this database combines authoritative, factual accounts with in-depth explanations of opposing viewpoints concerning contentious issues in American history.

JSTORThis archive provides access to back issues of more than 500 scholarly journals spanning many disciplines. This is not a current issues database; typically there is a gap from 1 to 5 years between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.

EBSCO Social Sciences Full TextThis database indexes more than 625 English language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere; more than 400 of these journals are peer-reviewed. Full text articles are available in 215 jornals, some titles going back to 1995.

General Databases

 Credo Reference:  A collection of more than 530 general and specialized full-text reference books as well as other ebooks.  Includes links to selected Library databases.  Of particular interest are the specialized “Topic Pages” which provide a gateway to research sources including Google book suggestions and images.

EBSCO Academic Search Complete: A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

InfoTrac Academic OneFile:  A database of peer-reviewed articles from nearly 13,000 academic journals in a broad range of subjects. Coverage begins in 1980.

 InfoTrac Gale Virtual Reference Library:  A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference volumes, in ebook format, for multidisciplinary research.

Proquest National Newspapers:  This database provides full-text articles from five of the major U.S. newspapers:  The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

  Highly recommended databases for your research

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