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History Databases

The databases listed below are all great sources to begin your search for history resources.

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Access World News Research Collection

Provides access to local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues.

Accessible Archives

Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, these databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment. The time period covered is the late 1700's and 1800's.

ACLS Humanities E-book [Project]

Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of nearly 2,800 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office. It is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.

Alabama Mosaic

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.

American History in Video

American History in Video provides a large and rich collection of video available online for the study of American history. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

Annals of American History CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

This valuable online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.

Biblical Archaeology Society Archive

This is a magnificent archive of periodical articles published by the Biblical Archaeology Society in its highly regarded journals.

Early American Imprints, Series I and II (America's Historical Imprints)

Definitive collections of early American publications compiled by the Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker collaborations, with thousands of items in each of the two collections.



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eBooks-Library is one of the largest eBook repositories on the Web, especially for classic works. This library offers full-text access to 935 authors and composers, more than 5400 works, 15300 sub-titles and 512,000 pages. Subject areas include law, economics, finance, history, art, literature, and many more.

History Database Center

History Database Center is a comprehensive database covering the following areas of history: American History, American Women's History, American Indian History, African-American History, Modern World History, Ancient and Medieval History Online. Contents include topical entries, biographies, maps, primary source documents, and timeline entries.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,300 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Humanities International Complete

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.


The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. Faulkner University users have access to both the Arts & Sciences III and Arts & Sciences IV Collections.

LexisNexis Primary Sources in U.S. History

LexisNexis Primary Sources in U.S. History includes four modules: African American History, U.S. Presidential History, American Women's History, and Guides to Microforms. Each subject module includes a broad selection of primary manuscripts, speeches, comprehensive collections of full-text legislation and judicial rulings, government documents, photographic images, classic autobiographies, reference information, and a selected anthology of hundreds of seminal scholarly articles.

The Making of Modern Law

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. It provides access to critical legal history.

Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. This database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. It provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.


OriginalSources.com provides an extensive collection of original source documents in history, politics and government, philosophy, religion, science, and the social sciences. Similarly, it provides extensive examples of the original work of great literary figures writing in English or in other languages.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Outstanding scholarship in several disciplines, updated and maintained regularly by a team of subject specialists. Faulkner subscribes to the Oxford bibliographies in Classical Studies, Criminology, Biblical Studies, Medieval Studies, the Renaissance and Reformation, and Philosophy.

Oxford Reference Online Premium

Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including historic timelines.


Access to a variety of resources on the ratification of the Federal Constitution including broadsides, pamphlets, newspaper articles, letters, and governmental records, as well as the papers of James Madison.

Sources in US History Online: The American Revolution

New in 2012! Explore writings on the American Revolution by those who lived it. Includes primary source documents, personal accounts, pamphlets, monographs, congresses, speeches, maps, and a wealth of material detailing the English point of view, that tell the whole story of the American Revolutionary War from 1763 to 1783.

Sources in US History Online: The Civil War

New in 2012! This archive marks a period when friends were enemies and the United States was torn in half. Professor Paul Finkelman (Albany Law School) has crafted an archive that offers in-depth insight into military, diplomatic, cultural, and legal history, as well as special areas of study including Southern, African American, medical history, the history of technology, and more. Gale presents readers with an opportunity to learn first-hand what life was like when the violent divide between north and south threatened to destroy the country.

Sources in US History Online: Slavery in America

New in 2012! The Slavery in America collection contains over 500 relevant documents, allowing students, faculty, and patrons to study the institution of slavery from the 17th century through the end of the 19th century through personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, monographs, sermons, political speeches, and periodicals documenting key aspects of the history of slavery in America.


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