History & Political Science Databases

A-to-Z Journal Title Search
Looking for a particular journal? Not sure if we have access to a specific issue? The A-to-Z Journal Title Search lets you find what journals we offer and where you can find them, whether it's in a database, in print, or in microform.

19th Century Masterfile (trial)
19th Century Masterfile is the first stop for pre-1930s scholarly materials. NCM aggregates all kinds of indexes to books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents and patents into a single resource.

Abraham Lincoln: A Resource Guide Full Text Available
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Abraham Lincoln, including the complete Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Manuscript Division. This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Lincoln such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on Lincoln and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.

Academic Search Complete Full Text Available Part of TexShare Program
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

The online home of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics provides statistics and data on America's aging population.

American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.

American Journeys Full Text Available
American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.

American President
A comprehensive collection of material about the Presidents of the United States and the history of the presidency. This web site features essays about the President's life before, during, and after each presidential term. It additionally provides information about the First Lady and cabinet officials of each administration. A collection of essays on the President at Work delves into the function, responsibilities, and organization of the modern presidency and traces the history and evolution of presidential duties.

ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

Bibliography of Native North Americans  Part of TexShare Program
A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.

The Cabinet Papers Full Text Available
This Web site for the Cabinet Papers of the UK is an invaluable resource for scholars, although it was created in large part to help A-level secondary school students in the UK to write research papers.

Cambridge Journals
This collection of over 250 journals from Cambridge University press covers a wide gamut of subjects, including music, law, drama, the sciences, history, literature, psychology, and medicine.

Chronicling America Full Text Available
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture Full Text Available
The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) is a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science.

Court Listener
Use the power of search to follow the Federal Courts of Appeal.

C-SPAN Video Library
The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.

Dallas Morning News  Full Text Available
A historical archive of the Dallas Morning News spanning from 1885 to 1984.

DART-Europe E-Thesis Portal  Full Text Available
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.

Digital Library on American Slavery Full Text Available
The Digital Library on American Slavery offers a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color.

Directory of Open Access Journals Full Text Available
Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas, including agriculture and food science, biology, chemistry, health science, languages and literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, the arts, business, environmental science, history, law, political science, philosophy, religion, and social science.

Essay and General Literature Index Full Text Available
This unique reference offers precise access to nearly 86,000 essays contained in some 7,000 anthologies and collections-a wealth of information that might be otherwise hidden away in your library. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective Full Text Available
Essay & General Literature Index Retrospective offers access to tens of thousands of essays that are otherwise all but inaccessible. The database unlocks a wealth of information in thousands of collections and anthologies.

Excellent resource to government publications.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Full Text Available
Information about FDIC and its activities.

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is a collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust.

Founders Early Access Full Text Available
The Rotunda Founders Early Access project makes available for the first time thousands of unpublished documents from our nation's founders in a free online resource.

Free Case Law Full Text Available
Use the LexisNexis Research Service to access U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1781 to present, as well as federal and state cases decided within the last ten years.

Green BookFull Text Available
The House Ways and Means Committee Green Book provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States. It is compiled by the staff of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Handbook of Texas
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography & culture.

The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online Full Text Available
Political, economic, social, and cultural conditions of the USSR between 1917 and the mid-1940s.

Harvard University Library: Open Collections Program Full Text Available
For nearly four centuries, Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums have developed extraordinary collections that reflect the scope and the breadth of the University's world-renowned academic programs. Today, the University opens an online window to those resources through its Open Collections Program (OCP). Through careful collaboration with Harvard's distinguished faculty, librarians, and curators, OCP creates subject-specific, web-accessible collections, open to anyone with an Internet connection, that can support teaching and learning around the world.

Heritage Quest Full Text Available Part of TexShare Program
Provides a unique and continuously expanding collection of research materials to help patrons trace their family lineage and American culture.

Historical Statistics of the United States  Full Text Available
With the Historical Statistics of the United States, "you can access data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History."

Impacts of Resource Development on Native American Lands
This collection contains an assortment of digital resources relevant to exploring Native American land and resource development by using investigative case studies.

InfoTrac Newspapers Full Text Available Part of TexShare Program
InfoTrac custom Newspapers pulls articles from major newspapers around the nation.

International Relations and Security Network
The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is the world's leading open access information service for International Relations and security professionals.

JSTOR Full Text Available
Journal Storage (JSTOR) is an digital archive of several hundred journals with material that dates as far back as the mid-1800s. Article citations are provided for all articles hosted on JSTOR. We also subscribe to a small handful of those journals; their articles are available for you to download and print.

JuriGlobe is a research group formed by professors from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, which focuses on the development of a multilingual information data bank, accessible to all on the internet, containing general information relating to the different legal systems in the world, to the different official languages and to some of the most important international commercial conventions, as well as other multilateral commercial tools.

JURIST Legal News and Research Full Text Available
JURIST is a Web-based legal news and real-time legal research service powered by a mostly-volunteer team of over 30 part-time law student reporters, editors and Web developers led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

LexisNexis Academic Full Text Available
LexisNexis academic provides Access over 9,000 news, business, and legal sources. Note: If you receive a security certificate error when accessing this database, you will need to add it as an exception or otherwise ignore the error and continue on to the site. This is a known issue we are working on; the site's security has not been compromised and is safe to browse.

Lincolniana at Brown
A collection of manuscripts, images, broadsides, newspapers, sheet music and other objects by and about Abraham Lincoln.

Making of America Full Text Available
A free database of thousands of 19th century American books and journal articles.

Military & Government Collection Full Text Available Part of TexShare Program
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of these sites.

National Indian Law Library    Full Text Available
The National Indian Law Library (NILL) is a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. Our mission is to develop and make accessible a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and other information relating to Native Americans. NILL places special emphasis on fulfilling the information needs of Indian law advocates and others working on behalf of Native Americans.

National Library of Scotland Digital Gallery    Full Text Available
Here you can view digitised material from the National Library of Scotland's outstanding collections.

Newspaper Archive Full Text Available
Access NewspaperARCHIVE contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. It is your gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online.

Newspaper Source Full Text Available Part of TexShare Program
Newspaper Source provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Oral Histories of the American South
"Oral Histories of the American South" is a three-year project to select, digitize and make available 500 oral history interviews gathered by the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP).

OmniFile Full Text Mega Full Text Available
OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition™ contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.

Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence Full Text Available
The Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence (OEMV) is a regularly updated electronic database focusing on massacres and genocides of the 20th century.

Oxford Bibliographies Online
Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an entirely new research tool for the social sciences and humanities. A scholar-curated library of discipline-based subject modules, OBO is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research.

Oxford Journals
This collection provides access to over 200 journals covering areas such as the Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Math and Physical Sciences, Medicine, and Social Sciences.

Papers of the War Department Full Text Available
Papers of the United States War Department from 1784 to 1800.

Shots of War: Photojournalism During the Spanish Civil War Full Text Available
The photographs in this exhibit are the products of a junction between the trajectories of European political history and the history of media and communications.

Slavery & Abolition in the US Full Text Available
Slavery and Abolition in the US: Select Publications of the 1800s is a digital collection of books and pamphlets that demonstrate the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States as expressed by Americans throughout the nineteenth century.

Browse over 1700 ejournals and over 4,000 ebooks covering math, sciences, and the humanities.

State of the Cities Data Systems Full Text Available
The SOCDS provides data for individual metropolitan areas, central cities, and suburbs.

Texas Reference Center    Full Text Available Part of TexShare Program
Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston.

Texas Slavery Project Full Text Available
The Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands between the United States and Mexico in the decades between 1820 and 1850.

THOMAS Full Text Available
THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.

Ulysses S. Grant Digital Collection
The digital collection consists of 31 volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, political cartoons, and sheet music from the larger collection. Other materials will be added to the digital collection as processing continues.

U.S.A. Counties
USA Counties features over 6,500 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. Files include data published for 2008 estimates and many items from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, the 1990 census, the 1980 census and the 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982 and 1977 economic censuses.

The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism
The Vidal Sassoon International Center (SICSA) was established in 1982 as an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to an independent, non-political approach to the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge necessary for understanding the phenomenon of antisemitism.

The Vietnam Center and Archive Full Text Available
A collection of documentary records of the Vietnam War.

Wilson Select Plus Full Text Available
Now called OmniFile Full Text Select, this database covers high-quality periodicals with in-depth indexing and abstracts. All records point to complete online full text.

Work and Pensions in the European Union
Information about jobs and benefits in the European Union.

World History Collection   Full Text Available Part of TexShare Program
World History Collection offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.