Databases by subject: History

Major Indexes

America's Historical Newspapers

Find fully digitized Early American newspapers, covering 1690-1922; historical newspapers from Arizona and New Mexico; Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; and three newspapers from the 20th Century American Newspapers series: The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 1923-1988; The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1923-1991; and The Oregonian, 1923-1987

America: History & Life

Find journal articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations covering historical research of the United States and Canada from 1964 to the present.

Arizona Historical Newspapers (America's Historical Newspapers Select)

Full text/full page image of over 20 newspapers from 5 Arizona cities: Nogales, Phoenix, Prescott, Tombstone, and Tucson, including the long-running Tucson Daily Citizen. Covers 1866-1931.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Find full-text English-language and foreign-language titles covering multiple disciplines printed in Great Britain from 1701 to 1800.

Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press

Find articles from newspapers and magazines in this digital collection that documents and showcases historic Mexican and Mexican American publications published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s.

Historical Abstracts

Find citations to articles, books, and dissertations, covering the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Historical Newspapers-ProQuest (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post)

Find historical United States newspapers including the Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Find primary source collections from the 19th century, including monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, and statistics.

Readers' Guide Retrospective

Search an index of articles published in the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States.

Additional Indexes

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Find fully digitized newspapers and news pamphlets from 17th and 18th century United Kingdom.

19th Century Masterfile (Poole's Plus)

Find references to periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, image archives, and government documents covering all subjects of interest published in the United States and Britain in the 19th century.

ABSEES Online (American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies)

Find journal articles, dissertations, and other scholarly publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada from 1990 to the present.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Find fully digitized African American newspapers from more than 35 states.

American Indian Histories and Culture

Locate archival materials covering North America and Central America from the 17th to mid-20th century. Includes archival materials from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library.

Archive Explorer

Find primary source materials from digital collections on American Indians, the American West, China, the Middle East, gender studies, Perdita Manuscripts (early modern women writers), and the Virginia Company.

Arizona Digital Sanborn Maps

Detailed maps of Arizona cities and towns, providing information such as building outlines, construction materials, heights, street widths, building use dates range from 1886-1958.

Arizona-Sonora Documents Online

Provides access to digital images of archival collections relating to Sonora, Mexico dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

Find historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture from colonial times until 1960. The content is in Spanish (80%) and English (20%), and is searchable in both languages. Materials are drawn from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Find manuscript, book and newspaper content about Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women's rights from the 18th through the 20th century. Materials are drawn from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.

AUL (Air University Library) Index to Military Periodicals

Find citations to articles on military, geopolitical, and aeronautical topics from more than 80 military journals.

Black Thought and Culture

Find full text of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans, interviews, journal articles, and other material of 20th century topics, including politics, religion, history, and sports.

Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online

Find research about the architecture, art, economy, history, historiography, language, law, literature, material culture, music, religion, spiritual life, and science of the Middle Ages, from four Brill encyclopedias: - Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage - Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle - Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 - Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages


Find Congressional reports, bills, hearings, committee prints, serial set maps, and other documents.

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)

Find declassified government documents on major domestic and international events of the post-WWII era.

Defining Gender, 1450-1910

Find British and European primary source materials on topics related to gender.

Digital National Security Archive

Find declassified government documents about U.S. foreign policy and military policy since 1945. Search across all collections, by a specific area, and by chronology.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Find digital page images of virtually every work printed in English from 1473-1700, including works from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America, and elsewhere.

English Historical Documents

Find thousands of expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents covering British history from 500-1914.

English Short Title Catalog

Explore catalog records of early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801 in Britain, Ireland, overseas territories under British colonial rule, and the United States.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals from ethnic, minority, and native presses.

Evans Digital Edition

Find a wide variety of early American published materials from 1639 to 1800. Includes the Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.

Find articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996

Find translations of broadcast news, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from over 100 nations around the world between 1974 and 1996.

Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945

Find primary sources on women's history, spanning 4 centuries and 15 languages. Collection contains publications from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Europe.

Harper's Weekly: 1857-1912

Browse the historic magazine, Harper's Weekly, a primary resource for examining 19th-century America. The magazine’s news stories, illustrations, cartoons, editorials, biographies, literature and ads shaped and reflected public opinion in this era.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

Find hundreds of fully digitized Spanish-language and bilingual Spanish-English newspapers printed in the United States from 1808-1980. Based on the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project" directed by Professor Nicolas Kanellos.

Historical Atlanta Constitution

Find the fully digitized Atlanta Constitution newspaper starting in 1868. Provides unique historical perspective into the southeastern US of the late 19th-early 20th centuries.

Historical Chicago Defender

Online content of the Chicago Defender which became the most influential black newspaper in the US within its first 10 years begins in 1910 and goes through 1975.
Includes full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of this newspaper.

Historical Chicago Tribune

Includes full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of this major midwestern US newspaper.

Historical Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times (1881-1987) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Historical Newspapers Online (Index to New York Times & Times, London)

Index to articles from the New York Times (1851-1922) and Times of London (1790-1980). Reference will indicate date, page and column of the article. Full text of articles from the Times of London, 1785-1870 are included in this database.

Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial edition)

Find statistics on virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history from 1790 to the present. Topics range from migration and health to crime and labor, and are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

Historical Washington Post

Includes full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of this major newspaper from the Nation's capital. Provides a unique perspective of US politics and government.

IBZ-Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur

Find international academic periodical literature in the humanities and social sciences.

Index Islamicus

Find journals articles, proceedings, monographs, book chapters, and book reviews on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world from 1906 to the present.

International Medieval Bibliography

Find citations to articles, essays, conference proceedings, and festschriften, about all aspects of medieval life, covering Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in the period 300-1500.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Find citations to articles, books, reviews, catalogues, and conference proceedings about the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes links to full text.

Izvestiia Digital Archive

Search the fully digitized archive of one of the longest-running Russian newspapers, covering 1917-2010.

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

An English language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and political reports and other materials.


Find articles, book reviews, and more from thousands of academic journals across the social sciences, humanities, arts, and sciences.

L'Annee philologique

Find citations to journal articles and books on all aspects of Greek and Roman civilizations. Abstracts appear in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Latin American Newspapers

Search fully digitized newspapers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere, from 1805-1922.

Latin American Newsstream

Find news from newspapers, newswires, and news sites from Latin American countries, 1998 to present.

Library of Latin Texts A

Explore full text of Latin literature spanning the Classical, Patristic, Medieval, and Neo-Latin periods up to the 20th century.

Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives is an online database providing you with access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents, including annual reports, key business ratios, D&B Country Reports, Million Dollar Directory volumes, Hoover's handbooks, a patent archive, and more.

Middle English Compendium

Search words in the Middle English Dictionary (MED), find references in the HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and full text in the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.

New Mexico Historical Newspapers (America's Historical Newspapers Select)

Find full text and full page images of newspapers from cities around New Mexico published between 1844-1920.

New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Complete version of the New York Times, including viewing of entire pages as well as specific articles.

Find fully digitized regional and local U.S. newspapers, including several from Arizona. Good source for newspapers from the 20th century not covered in other databases.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950

Large collection of women's diaries and correspondence, from Colonial times to 1950.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

Find primary sources of women's writing in the British Isles from 1500-1700.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) with HAPI Index

Find articles on the study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps with GIS information that enables users to locate data by address or geographic coordinates. It also allows users to layer maps from different years on top of each other and over modern street, satellite, and hybrid layers using an integrated map API or by importing into GIS tools. Covers: Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; Seattle, Washington. Time frame varies by the city.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae is a Special Research Program at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG represents the first effort in the Humanities to produce a large digital corpus of literary texts. You will have to create a personal account to use Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. To view the texts in Greek, a polytonic Greek font must be installed on your computer.

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Find extensive and detailed dictionary entries of the Latin language covering the classical period up to about 600 the largest Latin dictionary in the world.

Times (London)

Find fully digitized issues of the The Times.

U.K. Parliamentary Papers

Find full text of government documents of the British House of Commons and House of Lords, 18th century to present, including bills and committee reports.

Virginia Company Archives

Find primary sources from 1590 to 1790 for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period. Includes papers and records of the Virginia Company of London, the complete Ferrar Papers detailing business and commercial interests in trade between Britain and America, maps and illustrations, and more.

Voprosy Istorii, Complete Collection

Find full text of the entire run of the Russian/Soviet history journal Voprosy istorii (1926-2003).

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: Scholar's Edition

Find primary and secondary materials about the history of women in social movements.

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Find texts by women activists, 1840-present.

World Newspaper Archive

Find fully digitized newspapers from Latin America, 1805-1922, and newspapers from the America's Historical Newspapers collection, 1690-1922.