Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Subjects include area studies, folklore, government, historiography, political science, popular culture, and urban history.
History - United States (1492-1763)
Major Research Tools
Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.
Coverage: 1690-1876 (focus on 1700-1799)
Searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of U.S. historic newspapers. The publisher's web site includes a description of some of the key titles within this database.
Selective gateway to U.S. history Web resources. Also includes first-person, primary documents and teaching resources. Searchable by keyword or topic.
Skillman Library's links to major indexes and full-text collections covering multiple periods of United States history.
Other Suggested Research Tools
Digitized images from American magazines and journals that originated between 1741 and 1900. Includes general interest magazines, children's publications, women's magazines, and literary and professional journals.
Electronic collection of nearly every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800.
"Collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820."
Digital collection of 180,000 English language books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published from 1701 to 1800. Titles cover history, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, law, philosophy, and religion.
Digitized collection of rare books, manuscripts, and travel narratives with accounts of North American exploration from the time of the Vikings (ca. 1000) through the early 1800s.
Collection of documents related to the development of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from 1741 to 1844. Includes community records, personal papers, visitors' accounts and maps.
Index of works about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. "Covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples." Note that the full text of English language titles may be found in Early English Books Online or Eighteenth Century Collections Online; for the full text of French titles, check Gallica.
Full transcripts and images of runaway and captured ads for slaves, servants, and deserters placed in Virginia newspapers from 1736 to 1790. The site also includes laws, court records, plantation accounts, letters, diaries, and personal papers of planters.
Hundreds of primary source documents, photographs, drawings, maps and other American history materials drawn from the holdings of the National Archives. Large collections on aviation and space, civil rights, Civil War, founders and founding documents, presidents, and World War II. Images can be used in papers and presentations.
Collection of primary texts and analyses on the Plymouth Colony from 1620 to 1691. Primary sources include court records, Colony laws, probate inventories, wills, maps, and other 17th century texts. The site also includes interpretive essays on architecture, material culture, and legal issues by scholars and students.
Collection of primary sources related to the Salem witch trials of 1692. Includes trial transcripts, contemporary accounts, and hundreds of related documents. The site also features lists of individuals associated with the trials and maps that provide a visual representation of the trials' social context.
Collection of public records, maps, images, first hand accounts, and letters related to the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia.
Detailed data on trans-Atlantic slaving voyages from the 16th through 19th centuries.