FULL-TEXT DATABASE

History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Quality Full-Text Content to Support History Research and Instruction

Available via EBSCOhost, Explora or its own dedicated interface, History Reference Center offers a variety of information resources and productivity tools to support students and educators in meeting curriculum goals.

In addition to full-text historical reference books, primary source documents and biographies, History Reference Center includes full text and selective content from more than 140 leading history journals. Content comes from leading history publishers such as:

  • Branden Publishing
  • Compass Point Books
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Lerner Publishing Group
  • Mason Crest Publishers
  • Morgan Reynolds, Inc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Rourke Publishing LLC
  • Salem Press

History Reference Center also includes multimedia content including more than 45,000 images and 83+ hours of historical video.

Functionality and Features

History Reference Center supports students and educators with the following functionality:

  • Google Drive and Classroom integration, allowing educators using Google Apps for Education to quickly share content with students
  • Advanced search options, thematic navigation and the ability to explore topics by historic era
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist auditory learners, struggling readers or those learning English
  • Citation tool to help students format bibliographic references, as well as the ability to save, print and e-mail citations directly from the interface
  • Mobile-friendly interface available 24/7 via desktop, smartphone or tablet — both at school and at home
  • Autocomplete and spell checker to ensure the correct search terms are applied
  • Personal folders for saving and sharing content

School Curriculum and Instruction Support

Articles in History Reference Center include reading measures (Lexile Measures) to address text complexity requirements.

History Reference Center also links to EBSCO's Curriculum Standards Module, a tool that can help teachers in the U.S. and Canada correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state, or provincial curriculum standards. The module provides browsing of specific benchmarks, many which have recommended search strings for successful content retrieval.