Databases: By Subject: History


African American Experience

Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience (AAE) is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.

African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

American Indian History

Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.


CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas.

Daily Life Through History

ABC CLIO combines “three rich databases to provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language.”

Virtual Reference Library

A “world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” the Virtual Reference Library features over one million articles about a wide array of subjects.

World History: The Modern Era

World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth—the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. This comprehensive resource provides easy-to-navigate access to authoritative information for research purposes, brings history to life via a range of source materials, and helps students improve their information literacy skills.


Best of History Web Sites

This site is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, games, activities, quizzes, and more. Both students and general history enthusiasts should benefit from the site.

Internet Public Library History Sites

Selected by Librarians, this collection features several well-known historical websites.

The History Place

A “private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area,” The History Place “presents a fact-based, common sense approach in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given to accuracy.”

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