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Research Databases for History (82)

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AccessUN (United Nations Index) Newsbank

1944 to present

America: History and Life includes Canada - Ebsco site mid 1950s to present More
American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES) Ebsco 1990 - present More
American Periodicals Series Online

Variety of general and specific interest magazines. New ProQuest site

1740 to 1940

Bibliography of British and Irish History Historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth From 55BC to the present More
Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640 List of scholarship about 738 recovered writers and located texts 1500 - 1640
Bibliography of Native North Americans Ebsco 1500s to present More
Black Studies Center from Chadwyck Healy 1800's to present More
Black Thought and Culture full-text historical documents Alexander St. Press 18th century to present More
Book Review Digest Plus

Book reviews. From Ebsco (orig. HW Wilson)

1905 to present More
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press 1500-WWII More
Cambridge Histories Online

History books from Cambridge University Press

1960 to present

Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources Debates and journals of the Canadian Senate and the House of Commons

From Parliament 1, Session 1, 1867 until coverage on begins

Canadian Periodical Index (CPI.Q) Gale site 1988 to present More
Canadian Research Index

Government publications. New ProQuest site

1982 to present More

Canada’s heritage digitized. Books, articles, photographs & more.

pre 1920

Canadiana Online Canadian historical documents pre-confederation to 1900's More
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 Papers, maps, paintings, photographs, archival materials More
Current Digest of the Russian Press

English translations of selected Soviet and Russian press materials.

1949 to present

Defining Gender, 1450-1910 full-text manuscripts, printed works and illustrations 1450-1910 More
Dissertations & Theses Global

PhD & masters theses. New ProQuest site

Indexing 1861 -
Abstracts [varies] -
Full Text 1997 -
Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press 1534 to 1860 More
Early English Books Online (EEBO) full text image 1475 to 1700 More
Early English Books Online Text Creation partnership 1473 to 1700
Eighteenth Century Journals Collections I and II : Rare full-text journals on a wide range of topics c1685-1815 More
Empire Online images of manuscripts & print material 1492 to 1962 More
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

Women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

1991 - present More
First Nations Periodical Index (1980's) to present More
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports

English translations of news from around the world

1974-1996 More
German Canadiana in Ontario Bibliography (GCO) German speakers in Ontario 1800's to present More
Globe and Mail, Canada's Heritage from 1844

Globe & Mail, full text, fully searchable, including ads. New ProQuest site.

1844 to 4 years ago More
Héritage Project Canadian primary resources Pre-1960s More
Historical Abstracts Ebsco site 1955 to present More
History of Feminism Covers Feminism, the history of economic thought, Romanticism, Empire and more Primary sources: 1776-1928 Secondary sources: to 2016 More
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From Ebsco

1975 to present

HLAS Online (Handbook of Latin American Studies) Handbook of Latin American Studies 1935 to present More
Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective

Scholarly literature covering a broad spectrum of Arts disciplines.

1907 to 1984 More
Indigenous Collection (Informit) Multidisciplinary topics relating to Indigenous peoples from around the world. Includes journals, books, reports, and conference proceedings. 1920 - Present
Infotrac Newsstand index only for 5 US National newspapers Gale site. 1977 - present More
International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) Bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500) 1967 to present More

Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

1945 to present More
Iter Italicum

List of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts

to 1992

JSTOR back issues of the core journals in Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences - full text Coverage varies by journal (excludes current 3 to 5 years) More
Letopis' Zhurnal'nykh Statei Soviet-era Russian-language articles 1956 to 1972
LexisNexis Academic

Newspapers, including KW Record. At a public workstation? You will be asked for your WatIAM (Quest) User ID and Password.

varies by database.
Libris Canadiana Indexes articles from a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance.

1867 to 1976

Mass Observation Online papers on social research from the Mass Observation Archive 1937-1972 More
Medici Archive Project Sources for the arts and humanities in the Medici Granducal Archive, 1537-1743 Granducal Period (1537-1743) More
Medieval Travel Writing manuscripts of travels writing from the later middle ages 13th to 16th centuries More
Military and Intelligence Database Gale site 1980 - present More
Nation Archive U.S. politics and culture 1865 to present More
New York Times - Historical

Full text of newspaper. New ProQuest site

1851- (excluding current 3 years) More (National Film Board of Canada) Films, documentaries, animated shorts. 1930s to present More
Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets Over 20,000 pamphlets from seven UK institutions 1545-1931 (most 19th century) More
Nineteenth Century Masterfile [NCM] periodical and newspaper indexes from the late 18th century to the early 20th century varies by database, circa 1800 to the 1900s More
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press Late 18th century to the present More
North American Indian Thought and Culture Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press 17th century to present More
Oral History Online Full-text oral histories in English Alexander St. Press 1930s to present More
Orlando : Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present Contains biographical and bibliographical information about British women writers. To present. More
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography biographies of British and related individuals 4th century to 21st More
Oxford Reference Online Premium 2002- with updates More
PAIS International

Social Sciences. New ProQuest site

1915 to present More
Paper of Record

Newspaper backfiles

varies by title, most 19th century More
Patrologia Latina Full text of Latin works AD 200 to 1216 More
Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) An archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

1802 to 2005

Policy File Index Canadian, American, and other countries' organizations 1990 to present More
Polling the Nations

Public opinion polls from around the world
(One user at a time) 

1986 to present More
Project MUSE 220+ full text journals in the humanities and social sciences varies with title More
Scholars Portal Ebooks

Full text electronic books on Scholars Portal

varies with title
Scholars Portal Ejournals

Full text electronic journals - browse by title

varies with title More
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice manuscripts, books, pamphlets, maps and images 1490-2007 More
Social Theory from Alexander Street 1787 - 2002 More
South Asia Archive

Resources from colonial and early post-colonial India.


Theses Canada Portal Canadian theses and dissertations

index 1965 to present; full text 1998 to present

Times Digital Archive

The Times (London), full text

1785 to 2006

Toronto Star: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Toronto Star, full text, fully searchable, including ads. New ProQuest site.

1894 to 3 years ago

U.K. Parliamentary Papers

Hansard, Bills, Acts, House of Commons, House of Lords, and more.

1801-2015. Varies depending on collection.

U.S. Newspapers - Historical

Full text of U.S. newspapers. New ProQuest Site

varies More
Voyages: the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Over 35,000 voyages are described. 1514 to 1866 More
Web of Science ISI Web of Knowledge server varies by institution More
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press 1600 to 2000 More
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Political science. New ProQuest site

1975 to present More