Quality Full-Text Content to Support History Research and Instruction

History Reference Source offers a variety of information resources to support students and educators in meeting curriculum goals.

In addition to full-text historical reference books, primary source documents and biographies, History Reference Source includes full text and selective content from more than 140 leading history journals.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

Intuitive User Experience

Available through Explora, History Reference Source offers a variety of features and functionality to support research success and productivity. In addition to simple and advanced search options and powerful filters, researchers have the ability to explore topics by category, including:

  • Early Civilizations
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Events and Movements
  • Civics and Government
  • Women’s History
  • Military History
  • Wars and Conflicts
  • Regions and Landmarks
  • Economics and Finance

Each category breaks down into popular, colloquial or curriculum-based subtopics that are logical for all users and friendlier to younger or novice researchers. Clicking on the subtopic brings the user to a page with a topic overview, related subtopics and overview articles, sample search results (with the option to view all results) and a carousel of relevant e-books (if available).

Visit the Explora page to learn about additional interface features, functionality and integrations.

History Reference eBook Collection

The History Reference eBook Collection is offered as a companion to History Reference Source, containing reference books from top educational publishers and presses. This encompasses a rich selection of historical titles, covering global topics from the ancient world through today.

School Curriculum and Instruction Support

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

History Reference Source 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 of which have recommended search strings for successful content retrieval.