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History Resources

Good Starting Points

Academic Search Complete (1990-Present)
Scholarly and popular articles by subject. ...
America: History and Life (1963-Present)
Articles on U.S. and Canadian history. ...
Historical Abstracts (1955-Present)
World history since 1450 (excluding U.S. and Canada) ...

Additional Resources

Access World News (varies)
Find news resources from the U.S. and around the world. ...
American History in Video (varies)
See, experience, and study American history through video ...
American Periodicals Series Online, 1741-1900 (1741-1900)
This resource chronicles the development of America across 150 years. ...
American Song (1922-2006)
Listen to jazz, blues, gospel, & songs related to American history ...
American West: Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection (1700s-mid 1900s)
To find primary documents relating to the history of the American West ...
Ancestry Library Edition (1300 - Current)
Engage in geneological research. ...
Anthropological Literature (1890-Present)
Scholarly articles in anthropology and archaeology. ...
Archives Unbound (Varies)
Primary source material ...
Artemis: Primary Sources (varies)
users can engage with primary sources in ways that were never before possible through subject indexing and a range of cutting edge interactive tools ...
Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971-present)
to find articles and books about Asia ...
Bibliography of Native North Americans (1500s-Present)
Scholarly articles, books, & documents on Native Americans. ...
Biography and Genealogy Master Index (1975-present)
Citations to biographical dictionaries & other sources. Not full text. ...
British Periodicals (Late 17th century to early 20th century)
To find articles in magazines and journals published in Great Britain ...
Congressional Publications from ProQuest (1789 - present)
To find information on public policy issues ...
Congressional Research Service -- Popular and Hot Topics (1916-present)
To find information on public policy issues ...
CQ Electronic Library (1972-Present)
U.S. politics, history, public policy, and current affairs ...
Data Citation Index (1900-Present)
Access research data across disciplines and around the world. ...
Dissertations and Theses: Full Text (1637-Present)
Find dissertations and theses from across the U.S. ...
Early American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1690-1900)
Search nearly 2,000 historical American newspapers. ...
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (1880 - 2000)
Find primary source material needed to develop a contextual understanding of the entertainment industry as it evolved over the 20th century. ...
European Views of the Americas (1493-1750)
To find primary sources on the Americas written in Europe before 1750 ...
Gale News Vault (varies)
Search historical newspaper and periodical collections. ...
Historical Montana Extension Bulletins (full-text) (1915-1950's)
Full-text access to over 300 historical Montana Extension Bulletins. ...
Historical New York Times (1851-2008)
Locate articles from the New York Times ...
Historical San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922)
Locate older articles from the San Francisco Chronicle ...
Historical Wall Street Journal (1889-1994)
Locate older articles from the Wall Street Journal ...
Historical Washington Post (1877-1995)
Locate older articles from the Washington Post ...
History Reference Center (varies)
Searching American History ...
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective (1907-1984)
Provides indexing of scholarly journals published throughout the 20th century in North America & Europe. ...
Illustrated London News (1843-2003)
Search the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper. ...
Indigenous Peoples: North America (16th Century- 20th Century)
Search manuscript collections, rare books and monographs, newspapers, periodicals, census records, legal documents, maps, drawings and sketches, oral histories, and photos. ...
InfoTrac PowerSearch (1980-Present)
MSU's largest multidisciplinary collection with full text articles & books ...
JSTOR (varies)
Older full-text journal articles ...
Military & Government Collection (varies)
To research topics related to all branches of the armed forces and other governmental agencies ...
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (1800-1899)
To find primary source materials from the 1800s ...
Nineteenth Century Index (1790-1919)
Find books, periodicals, government documents, newspapers, archives, and reference material supporting research pertaining to the 19th century and beyond. ...
Oxford English Dictionary (Current)
Definitions, etymology, and usage of English-language words ...
Oxford Reference Online (Varies)
Definitions & brief reference articles from on many subjects ...
PBS Video Collection
Streaming access to PBS films and series. ...
Project MUSE (Varies)
Search the content of full-text articles in the humanities and social sciences. ...
Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
Provides indexing of popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. ...
Sabin Americana (1500-1926)
Primary documents related to the New World, Americas, and Western World ...
ScienceDirect (varies; includes current subscriptions and some backfiles)
Contains abstracts, tables of contents, and full text of articles in the sciences, technology, medicine and social sciences ...
Smithsonian 1: World's Fairs and Expositions (1840-1923)
To learn about innovations in U.S. history in the 19th and 20th century. ...
Sunday Times Digital Archive (1822-2006)
Search the Sunday Times from 1822-2006 ...
Times (London) Digital Archive (1785-2008)
Perform full-text searches of The Times of London ...
U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1994)
U.S. government annual reports, treaties, presidential documents, legislative reports, etc. ...
Web of Science (1864-Present)
To find items that have been cited or what others have cited ...
Web of Science Core Collection (1898-Present)
Broad coverage of the journals in the sciences and social sciences ...
World History in Video (varies)
Find video documentaries produed worldwide from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century ...
World Newsreels Online Video (1929-1966)
View historical newsreels from 1929-1966 ...
WorldCat (1200-Present)
In-print and out-of-print books available for interlibrary loan. ...