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Database List

Select the best database for your research topic.

List of Databases for History Topics

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EBSCO's Databases

A good place to start your research, as this collection of databases cover (almost) all topics. Very powerful search interface, but works just fine with simple searches.  Need help searching EBSCO's Databases?

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This is a fantastic database for history topics.  Need help searching JSTOR?

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Wiley Online Library

This is also a broad database that covers many subjects like EBSCO. Need help searching Wiley Online Library?

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Cambridge Core Journals

This is a broad database that covers many subjects: the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.  

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Project MUSE

Try this database if the others turn up empty.  Need help searching Project MUSE?

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American History in Video

Watch documentaries, news clips, interviews, and speeches on events in American history through the years.  Need help searching American History in Video?

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Films on Demand: History Video Collection

This database contains a collection of documentaries, interviews, speeches, and newsreels that depict and explain events from around the world throughout history.  Need help searching Films on Demand?

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Search for thousands of documentaries, interviews, lectures, and newsreels on many historical topics.  Need help searching AVON?

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History Since 1940 (Part I & II)

This database contains primary source material (not articles) related to LGBTQIA+ people, groups, organizations, and topics since 1940.


This comprehensive database of legal materials includes federal and state statutes, codes, regulations, and case law materials.  It is used by lawyers around the country.  Need help searching Westlaw?

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HeinOnline Academic

This database provides access to articles from legal journals, case law, and congressional documents. It is a great resource if you are doing legal research.  Need help searching HeinOnline?

African Books Collective

African Books Collective (ABC) is an African-owned mission-based distribution outlet for books published independently in Africa.  Need help searching African Books Collective?

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Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement

One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Access to the primary and secondary source materials within this collection enables you to include this important piece of the puzzle in your research. (Alexander Street)

See also Diversity Studies lists.
Not finding what you need?  Access other databases for history research.

History Playbooks

The library creates "playbooks" for research.  In sports, teams have playbooks that help them win the game. At PVCC, the library has playbooks that help you "win" at research.  Check them out:

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