America: History and LifeAmerica: History and Life provides citations and abstracts to research on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present, with coverage dating back to 1954. This database covers all key English-language historical journals, selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
JSTORFull-text, complete journal collection with over 1,300 titles covering a multitude of subjects, including history, economics, religion, philosophy, classics, language, music, art, sociology, political science, conservation, plant science, cell biology, and zoology
Salem HistoryThe online, full-text equivalent of nineteen print resources: Countries, Peoples and Cultures: Central, South and Southeast Asia; The Decades: the Thirties, Forties, Fifties & Sixties in America; Great Athletes; Great Events from History: Modern Scandals; Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives, the Incredibly Wealthy, African Americans, and Inventors & Inventions; Innovators: Computer Technology Innovators, Internet Innovators; Issues in U.S. Immigration; Milestone Documents: American History, African American History; Reference Shelf: Supreme Court, Whistleblowers, 2015-16 Debate Topic (Surveillance).
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Databases Best for Background Information
Daily Life Through HistoryThis comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources provides direct insight into the social history of societies ranging from the Australian Aborigines all the way to 21st-century China. Daily Life Through History (Academic Edition) "supports courses in American history and literature and is an outstanding, cross-disciplinary resource for researching historical topics such as American food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs.
American National Biography (1 user limit)The American National Biography (ANB) contains over 18,000 signed biographies of deceased persons "whose significant actions occurred during his or her residence within what is now the United States or whose life or career directly influenced the course of American history."
Africa : An Encyclopedia of Culture and SocietyAn Encyclopedia of Culture and Society provides current and comprehensive information on all countries in Africa from a social and cultural point of view. It has 54 entries, one for each country in Africa and its associated islands. Each entry in this work begins with a listing of Quick Facts about the country—Capital, Major Cities, Population, Languages, Government Type, Ethnic Groups, and Religions—and concludes with a bibliography of important print and electronic information resources.