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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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Project MUSE

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

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Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

This database contains primary source material (not articles) related to the history of women, such as suffrage, the sexual revolution, feminism, ERA, etc.  Need help searching Women and Social Movements?

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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?

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Watch hundreds of documentaries, independent, and international films.  Need help searching Kanopy?

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Civil Rights and Social Justice

This database provides access to government documents on the history of civil rights in the United States.  Search this database to find committee reports, Supreme Court briefs, legislative histories on landmark legislation, and other publications.

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