Databases - Most Useful
- America: History and Life
Bibliographic database covering the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
- Historical Abstracts
Abstracts and indexes literature 1964 - date
covering countries other than the United States and Canada in the
subject areas of history, the social sciences and humanities. The
scope of coverage is World History (1450 - present) and related areas
including culture, diplomacy, economics, international relations and
- History Cooperative
A premier resource for history on the web,
History Cooperative offers the American Historical Association and the
Organization of American Historians journals online in full-text with
a searchable database.
A database of the back issues of core journals in
the humanities, social sciences and sciences. The gap between the
most recently published issue of any journal and the date of the most
recent issue available in JSTOR is from 2 to 5 years.
- CQ Press Political Reference Suite
This database combines many of CQ's most well- known government and political titles into a single searchable database. It includes such titles as the Political Handbook of the world, Elections A to Z, the Federal Regulatory Directory and the Washington Information Directory and covers such topics as International Affairs, Congress, Law and the Courts, Elections and Political Behavior, the Presidency and Politics and History.
- African-American Biographical Database
Biographies of African Americans living between 1790 and 1950.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index
The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a
multidisciplinary database indexing more than 1,100 arts and
humanities journals, as well as relevant references from over 6,800
science and social sciences periodicals from 1975-present.
- Biography and Genealogy Master Index
A comprehensive index to more than 12.7 million
biographical sketches in over 3400 volumes and editions of current and
retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and
historical figures throughout the world.
- Biography Index
Cites more than 2,700 periodicals and 1,800
books, including individual and collective biographies, as well as
juvenile literature from 1984-Periodicals indexed are selected from all
subject areas represented by other Wilson Company databases.
Biographical subjects indexed range from antiquity to the present and
represent all fields and nationalities.
- Biography Resource Center + the Complete Marquis Who's Who
Comprehensive database of biographical
information on more than one million people from throughout history,
around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
- Dictionary of American History
The first comprehensive revision of this classic
reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and
revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new
entries covering recent events and topics not covered
- Dissertation Abstracts / Digital Dissertations
Covers every doctoral dissertation completed in
the U.S. at accredited institutions for the last 150 years. Includes
some master's theses and foreign language dissertations. Titles
published since 1997 are available in PDF digital form full-text.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
- History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Contains records describing journal articles,
conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the
history of science, technology, medicine and allied historical fields.
Citations reflect the contents of more than 1,000 journals, and
partial contents of several hundred more.
- History Resource Center: US
The History Resource Center: U.S. provides
integrated access to over 1,000 historical (primary) documents, more
then 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journal covering
themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from
pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes access
to the citations for over 180 additional history journals from the
Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation
- House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers is a major
resource vital to the study of 19th century Britain, its colonies and
the wider world. The papers are among the richest and most detailed
primary sources for the history of the 19th century.
- Humanities and Social Sciences Full Text (plus Retrospective)
Periodical coverage in Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective (1907-1984)
includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous
lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Humanities Full Text
brings you full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the
most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous
lesser-known but important specialized magazines.
- ITER Bibliography
Addresses many aspects of the Middle Ages and
Renaissance--including archaeology, art, history, literature, music,
philosophy, religion, and history of science--covering the years 400 -
1700. It provides citations for books, journal material published since
1842 (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues,
abstracts and discographies), and citations for essays in books
published since 1993.
- FSU's LibGuide to Newspapers
A guide to all newspapers available through FSU's Strozier
Library. This includes information about availability of historical
local, state, national, and international newspapers.
- Americas Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922
Includes Early American Newspapers (Series I,II, and III), 1690-1922
and offers fully searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of more than
one million pages from more than 650 historical American newspapers,
focusing on titles published in the 18th century.
- American Periodical Series
Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100
American magazines and journals published between 1740 and 1900.
Covers special interest and general magazines, literary and
professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many
other historically-significant periodicals. Titles range from Benjamin
Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal,
Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies'
Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking
journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.
- Americas State Papers, 1789-1838
Legislative and executive documents, many
originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of
the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.
- Archives USA
A current directory of 5,500 repositories and
141,178 collections of primary source material across the United
States. Using ArchivesUSA
A compendium of French texts, mostly from the Renaissance-20th century.
- C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
A growing all-inclusive bibliographic spine for
19th-century research. C19 is a one-stop finding tool covering multiple
content types, providing records for millions of documents.
- Digital National Security Archive
The most comprehensive collection available of
significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy
- Documenting the American South
A collection of sources on Southern history,
literature and culture from the colonial period through the first
decades of the 20th century.
- Early American Imprints, Series I, Evans (1639-1800)
Based on the renowned American Bibliography by
Charles Evans. The definitive resource for every aspect of life in
17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through
foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the
Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other
topic imaginable. Contains over 36,000 imprints and more than 2.5
- Early American Imprints, Series II, Shaw Shoemaker (1801-1819)
Early American Imprints, Series II, Shaw Shoemaker (1801-1819)
- Early English Books Online (ProQuest)
Contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is based on
The English Short Title Catalogue, a machine-readable union list of
the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than
1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This
includes over 150,000 English-language titles and editions published
between 1701-1800. This online collection is divided into seven
subject areas: history and geography; social science and fine arts;
medicine, science and technology; literature and language; religion and
philosophy; law; and reference.
- HarpWeek: The Civil War Era and Reconstruction I & II
Civil War and Reconstruction content from Harper's Weekly, 1857-1877, with index.
- Lexis Congressional Universe
Lexis Nexis Congressional provides a
comprehensive view of congressional action and the behind-the-scenes
activity involved in crafting U.S. legislation. It includes the
Congressional Research Digital Collection (CRDC)Committee Prints and CRS
Reports (1824-Present), Statutes at Large (1789-present), and the
Serial Set Index (1789-1969).
- LLMC Digital
LLMC is a non-profit cooperative serving member
libraries' needs for preservation, space recovery, and collection
development on film and on-line. In its first 27 years of operation,
it filmed over 7,500 titles, some 90,000 volumes, of interest to
researchers in law and history. Its backfile comprises the world's
largest collection of legal literature and government documents in
microform. That backfile, and future filming of some 10,000 volumes
per year, are being made available for on-line access on this web site.
- London Times Digital Archive
Online content from 1985 to present see also: C
19 includes the "Palmer's Index" which provides an electronic,
searchable index for the 19th century see also: London Times Digital
Archive - Search and browse digital reproduction, cover to cover, of the
London Times in PDF files, 1785-1985. see also: Official Index to the Times - provides an electronic index for the 20th century
- New York Times -- Historical
Offers full-page-images and article images from
the New York times from its first issue in 1851 to two years before
the current date.
- North American Women's Letters and Diaries
When complete, this collection will include
approximately 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from
individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950, plus 4,000 pages of
previously unpublished materials.
- Official Index to the London Times (1906-1980)
Provides valuable reference material for students of nineteenth and twentieth-century history.
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set
The Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government
publications compiled under the directive of Congress. It includes
Congressional reports and documents as well as executive agency and
departmental reports ordered to be printed by Congress. The LexisNexis
U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection is powerfully indexed, easy to use,
and lets you search across multiple other collections in the LexisNexis
Congressional platform for more comprehensive results. LexisNexis Serial
Set coverage begins in 1789 and will be ongoing.
- History Journals at FSU
- Oxford University Press
Online fulltext access to journals published by the Oxford University Press.
- Project MUSE
Provides access to the full-text of more
than 200 scholarly journals published by the Johns Hopkins University
Press. Subjects include art, anthropology, classics, culture and
society, demographics, economics, folklore, history, language,
literature, mathematics, medicine and health, philosophy, politics,
religion, science, sociology, etc. Coverage varies according to title
(1993-) Also called Project Muse. (http://muse.uq.edu.au/journals Mirror server if
link above is not working.)
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
- American Memory
A collection of digital texts and images,
including books, manuscripts, photographs, and film created from the
collections of the U.S. Library of Congress
- FSU's Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
- Avalon Project
- FSU's Department of History
- FSU's Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution
- FSU's Middle East Center
- FSU's Reichelt Program in Oral History
Florida Memory Project
National Security Archive