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 (1972-Present)
Major Research Tools
Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.
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
Collection of digitized African American newspapers from more than 35 states.
Digitized collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes many titles published bilingually in Spanish and English.
Annual collection of primary sources covering significant events of the year. Includes materials such as speeches, international agreements, and reports from governments, NGOs, and other organizations. Each document is preceded by an introduction providing context and background.
Index of articles published in popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.
Collection of editorial cartoons created by members of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Most cartoons date from the 1960s and 1970s.
Collection of Cold War documents, with a particular emphasis on translated sources from Communist bloc countries. The site also includes the project's bulletin, dossiers, and working papers aimed at disseminating new findings, views, and activities pertaining to Cold War history.
Encyclopedia of television programs, people, and history. From the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Originally published in 1997 (Ref PN 1992.18 .E5 1997x).
Large collection of political posters from around the world, mainly from the 20th century. Useful for the study of the psychology and techniques of propaganda.
Collection of personal accounts, records, photographs, videos, and maps documenting Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the personal responses to them.
Collection of oral histories, documents, and images related to the National Institutes of Health's early research on AIDS.
Collection of archived web pages dating back to 1996, currently searchable by URL and date range only. Special features document the 2000 U.S. presidential election, the 1996 election, the attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001, and the development of the Arpanet. The site can be useful for locating press releases, reports, position papers, and other documents that were placed on the web by businesses, organizations, government bodies, or individuals, but have since been removed.
Collection of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to present, organized by year and theme. Includes commentary, historical background, and election results.
Collection of declassified United States government documents on foreign affairs and national security since World War II. Documents are grouped by topic or region of the world and cover nuclear history, U.S. intelligence and government secrecy, humanitarian interventions, the 9/11 attacks, and more.
Primary document collections related to the development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, their mutual threat perceptions, and military plans.
Collection of personal accounts, images, and reports documenting the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them. The site also serves as a gateway to other sites on the topic.
Collection of primary source material related to the Social Security Administration from the 1930s to the present. Includes a detailed chronology, reports and studies, speeches and articles, Presidential statements, legislative histories, oral histories, and public information materials.
Online archive the newspaper of the US armed forces from 1948-1999.
Site from Dickinson College covering the nuclear emergency at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Includes a collection of primary sources, such as utility industry reports and pamphlets, government documents, local newspaper articles, and interviews.
Collection documenting the 1999 protests of the World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle. Includes interviews with protest organizers and participants, photos, signs, fliers, and planning documents.