You can use a library electronic resources from any computer on or off campus. See a complete listing of electronic resources by name, provider, or subject. Databases covering history are listed below.
HISTORY SPECIFIC DATABASES
- European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (EBSCO) - guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750
- Oxford Reference Online: History - Find definitions, facts, figures, and more from Oxford reference titles.
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- Massachusetts History Online (Gale) - articles on Massachusetts people, places and historical events
- U.S. History Collection (Gale) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering United States history.
- U.S. History in Context (Gale) - authoritative information on people, events, and topics in U.S. History from reference books, journals, news articles, and primary source documents. You will also find images, multimedia, and links to vetted websites.
- World History Collection (Gale) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering world history.
- World History In Context (Gale) - reliable information on people, events, and topics in World History from reference books, journals, news articles, and primary source documents. You will also find images, multimedia, and links to vetted websites.
OTHER DATABASES COVERING HISTORY
- Academic OneFile (Gale) - scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
- Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) - comprehensive database of scholarly journals
- Guide to Social Work, Social Science, and Religion in Periodical Literature - index to periodicals covering religion and social science
- JSTOR - a collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.
- Masterfile Premier (EBSCO) - general reference publications, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection
- MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) - bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations with links to many full text articles
- Sage Journals Online - a searchable collection of scholarly online journals published by Sage, covering many subject areas including history
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- Gordon's Periodical List is a complete list of all journals available through Jenks Library (full text in databases, online, and print).
- Print journals are located in the periodicals area on the 4th floor of Jenks. Please note that journals are arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject area.
- Search the online catalog to find materials on topics in history.
- If you want to browse the shelves, some related call numbers are:
||US Local history. Canada. Central and South America
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
- American Association of Museums - Directory of 3,000 museums, ethical guidelines for museums, and more
- American Memory - Treasures from the Library of Congress Collection
- Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
- Foreign Relations of the United States - The official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and diplomatic activity provided by the State Department's Office of the Historian.
- History Matters - Designed for high school and college teachers and students, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
- National Archives and Records Administration - Research guides, online exhibits, databases, lesson plans
- National Jukebox - historical sound recordings from the collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. Includes "spoken word" recordings such as speeches, recitations and comedies.
- New Deal Network - Lesson plans, student project ideas, and links to other sites about the New Deal
- Presidential Libraries - Overview of Presidential Library System and links to individual libraries
- Society of American Archivists: Using Archives - outlines the functions and procedures of archives including archives function, conducting research, and access to historical materials.
- World Digital Library - Online collection of primary materials from countries around the world, a collaborative effort between Library of Congress, UNESCO, and many countries.
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