Research Databases

Academic Search Ultimate   ·  Full Text

Developed to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research, Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes.

America: History and Life

This robust bibliographic database focuses on the history and life of the United States and Canada. It is an important reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.

America: History and Life with Full Text Alumni Edition   ·  Full Text

Covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present, this database provides alumni with an essential reference tool for historical research.

AP Images Collection   ·  Full Text

This database captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text. AP Images Collection is a primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world.

Historical Abstracts

This bibliographic database covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada), focusing on the 15th century to the present. For more than 50 years, researchers have used this database to discover groundbreaking work.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text Alumni Edition   ·  Full Text

Covering the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, this alumni database can help universities provide their students with extra resources to benefit them beyond graduation.

MyHeritage Library Edition   ·  Full Text

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Libraries that offer MyHeritage Library Edition provide their patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Remote access and a mobile-friendly interface make it the most convenient genealogy product for libraries and institutions.

Historical Digital Archives

Civil War Primary Source Documents

This unique archive captures various accounts of the Civil War as it was experienced on land and at sea. The collection provides firsthand perspectives from hospitals and prison camps and reactions to the War from the homefront. 

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

This free historical archive is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750.

Gateway to North America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York

During the “Long 19th Century,” New York City was the focal point in North America for industry, trade, commerce and immigration. Gateway to North America is a unique collection of historical directories, member lists and other name-rich sources from the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS), and features materials that track individuals and organizations over time and place.

Life Magazine Archive

Life Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November, 1936 through December, 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.  

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society

Orderly Books were the controlling document of day-to-day life in the military, most notably during the Revolutionary War. This one-of-a-kind collection – developed in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society – offers access to Orderly Books found nowhere else and contains handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817.

TIME Magazine Archive

The Time Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.