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What are the best databases for doing research on history?

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Which databases are best for doing research on history may depend on the specific topic or subject area you are studying. The following databases are some of our best resources for finding this information and would be a good place to start your research:

America: History and Life

Historical coverage of the U.S. and Canada from prehistory through the present.

American History in Video

American History in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of American history--2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. the collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study American history in ways never before possible.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Academic Search Complete

Indexes over 8,200 journals in a broad range of academic disciplines. Full-text content is provided for over 4,600 of those journals, including over 3,600 peer-reviewed publications.

JSTOR

JSTOR provides an electronic archive of important scholarly journals. The Arts and Sciences II collection contains over 150 titles in disciplines such as archaeology, Asian studies, economics, history, political science, and sociology.

Sage Premier Collection

Access to the content of over 500 peer-reviewed journals from 1999 to date, published by SAGE with coverage in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

For more databases and resources on history visit our LibGuides or Ask A Librarian for more help.

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