HIST Subject Gateway
Features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.
- Available in the 5th floor stacks - CT214 D4
- Published in many volumes, beginning in 1928
- Check the Index Guide for a person to determine the volume that contains a specific biography
A web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos both on and off-campus. This collection includes many films that provide background information on popular topics covered in introductory history courses.
Indexes articles on North American (United States and Canada) history from 1450 - present. Links to full text articles from other Ebsco databases and JSTOR, either directly or through FIND IT.
Indexes articles on world history from 1450 - present, covering regions outside of North America. Links to full text articles from other Ebsco databases and JSTOR, either directly or through FIND IT.
Journal citations and abstracts for articles in areas of the humanities, including history. Use this database (along with JSTOR) to identify articles on history pre-1450, including the classical and medieval worlds.
Some articles are full-text; for others, you will need to use the Find It button to see if full-text is available in another database. (Use the Interlibrary Loan service if it is not.)
Be sure to check the 'Peer Reviewed' checkbox before you begin searching if you wish to retrieve only scholarly articles.
Provides fulltext access to 450 core scholarly journals in the Arts and Sciences. Coverage begins with the first issue of each journal title. However, JSTOR does not include any articles from the most recent five years. For those you will have to search other sources, such as America: History and Life or Historical Abstracts.
Part of the Black Studies Center Database. Indexes and includes full text of Atlanta Daily World, Chicago Defender, Los Angeles Sentinel, New York Amsterdam News, and Pittsburgh Courier. Dates vary, but range from about 1915 - early 2000s. Also directly available through the National Newspapers database by clicking on the select multiple databases link.
The mission of this website is to provide an historical perspective on current issues. Includes commentary by historians, related links, and collected resources on "hot topics." Resources for history students, history-related blogs, and reviews of websites. Housed on George Mason University's Center for History & News Media website, which also provides access to quality websites with primary sources through it's gateway to Teaching & Learning.
- Excellent source of primary sources including all types of media
- Offers free access to books, movies, audio files and 150 billion archived web pages
- Valuable in its effort to capture content that no longer exists on the web
- Use tabs to search by specific media- type, if desired
- Moving image collection includes: historical documentary works; educational and industrial films; home movies; newsreels; advertisements; propaganda; and other vintage ephemera.
- Advanced search allows for searching keywords in title, creator, description or by collection, mediatype, date or date range
A collection of public domain primary sources and links to collections of freely accessible texts, organized by era, region, and topics. Includes a special section, history in the movies, that lists films and tv series that deal with historical events and people.
Provides full text databases of primary source material from the 18th and 19th century publications. Collections include the Civil War; African American newspapers from the 19th century; American county histories to 1900; and specific resources and newspapers such as Godey’s Lady’s Book, The Liberator, The Pennsylvania Gazette, South Carolina newspapers, and The Virginia Gazette.
A collection of American history digital videos that allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, the presentation of historical events over time. Includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. Most of the films in this collection would be considered primary sources.
4,000 items including letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies, dating from 1675 to the present, which combined, present a social and cultural history of the United States.
Current photos and a selection of pictures from The Associated Press library. This database features photographs of historical figures, political leaders, sports greats, and celebrities, and also includes images from significant news and events of the 20th century, such as World War II, civil rights, the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, and space exploration.
Contains nearly 500,000 images offering a unique perspective of history through paintings, cultural artifacts, architecture, photography and other art forms. Includes some maps.