Research Databases · History

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African American Archive Collection
Gateway to two collections for scholars and researchers: "Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive," "Archives Unbound," and "The Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper"
Ebrary
Authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.
Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
Over 50 million pages of historical documents; census records from 1860 and 1930; documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and U.S. Presidents; historical newspapers; naturalization documents; Matthew Brady Civil War photos; city directories; etc.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Dayton Daily News (1898-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Dayton Daily News.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Indianapolis Star (1903-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of the Indianapolis Star
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times
Full-text and full-image articles for the complete backfile (1851–2009) of the New York Times. Digital reproductions include news stories, editorials, photographs, graphics, obituaries, legal notices, and advertisements.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Please note: The year1885 is incomplete due to damaged microfilm.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Nashville Tennessean.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Large scale street plans—including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970
U.S. History in Context
Thousands of primary source documents (including letters, speeches, and legislative acts); full-text magazine and journal articles; digitized maps, photographs, and illustrations.