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BOOKS
From the library home page, click on the “Find Books” link to locate books, periodical titles, government publications, and other materials on your topic.  The “Fill in the Box” index tab permits searches by combinations of author, title, keyword, or subject using pull down menus.
SUGGESTED LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS:
United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865Amnesty–United States World War, 1939-1945Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975Sample title:  Bloods: an oral history of the Vietnam War / by black veterans: [edited by] Wallace Terry Stanford, California : New York : Ballantine, 1991, c1984. [DS559.5 .B56 1991]
SELECTED REFERENCE TITLES
  • Americans at war: society, culture, and the home front Ref E181 .A453 2005
  • Ancient Europe 8000 B.C.–A.D. 1000: encyclopedia of the Barbarian world Ref D62 .A52 2004
  • Atlas of African-American history and politics : from the slave trade to modern times / Arwin D. Smallwood with Jeffrey M. Elliot. Ref E 185 S574 1998
  • Encyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895 : from the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass
    Ref E185 .E545 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Black studies / edited by Molefi Kete Asante [and] Ama Mazama. Ref E185 .E554 2005
  • Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: a political, social, and military history Ref E468 .E53 2000
  • Encyclopedia of the Confederacy Ref E487 .E55 1993
  • Encyclopedia of prisoners of war and internment Ref UB800 .E53 2006
  • Encyclopedia of United States national security Ref UA23 .E571274 2006
  • Europe 1450 to 1789: encyclopedia of the early modern world Ref D209 .E97 2004
  • Marshall Cavendish illustrated encyclopedia of World War I Ref D522.5 .M39 1984
  • Marshall Cavendish illustrated encyclopedia of World War II: an objective, chronological, and comprehensive history of the Second World War Ref D743.5 .M37 1985
STACKS
  • E185 .F825 1969 From slavery to freedom : a history of Negro Americans / John Hope Franklin.
  • E185 .F5915 History of Black Americans / Philip S. Foner.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / ARCHIVES
  • Special Collections E185.93.T4 B37 Black Texans : a history of Negroes in Texas, 1528-1971 / by Alwyn Barr.
  • Special Collections E185.93.T4 W66 Free Negro in Texas, 1800-1860 : a study in cultural compromise / by George Ruble Woolfolk.
ARTICLES

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Academic Search Premier (early 1970s for some titles – present)

Provides indexing/ abstracts to over 4360 scholarly journals, popular magazines, and journals of commentary. It provides full text access to more than 3,430 publications that cover a wide variety of academic areas of study, including, humanities, education, computer, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated on a daily basis.

America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922

Search or browse early American newspapers including titles from all 50 present states. Includes: Early American Newspapers, Series 1 (1690 – 1876), Early American Newspapers, Series 2 (1758 – 1900), Early American Newspapers, Series 3 (1829 – 1922), Early American Newspapers, Series 4 (1756 – 1922) and Early American Newspapers, Series 5 (1777 – 1922).

Biography Resource Center

This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography Resource Center also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

CQ Electronic Library

CQ Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive online reference resource for researching American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. CQEL includes online versions of:   CQ Congress Collection (a data-rich research and reference tool for historical analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy); CQ Encyclopedia of American Government (concise, up-to-date explanations of the who, how, and why of American democracy. Expert, clearly written articles on contemporary and historical topics); CQ Public Affairs Collection (primary source documents, statistical overviews, contact information, and the very best in-depth reporting on current issues); CQ Researcher (original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Controversial topics addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner); CQ Supreme Court Collection (blends historical analysis with timely updates and expert commentary of Supreme Court decisions, institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution); CQ Voting and Elections Collection (data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material for understanding voting and elections in America); CQ Weekly, offering complete coverage of Capitol Hill); and Washington Information Directory Online Edition (a definitive guide to DC information resources).

Heritage Quest

“HeritageQuest represents the most comprehensive collection of genealogical and local history information available anywhere. In addition to the entire U.S. federal census, HeritageQuest microform products provide vital statistics, military records, special census schedules, ship passenger lists, and much more.”

JSTOR

Includes about 40 journals in history. The database provides an historical coverage usually from the beginning of a periodical title to within five years of the current date. Full text is available.

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. Provides full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals, including full text for 245 pamphlets. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.

OCLC’s WorldCat

A world-wide catalog of books and other materials in libraries.

Primary Sources in U.S. History

Includes “Primary Sources in African American History.” This database contains speeches, autobiographies, photos, statutes including a “…complete compilation of reported colonial legislative acts pertaining to race and slavery in every colony, as well as every major law passed by the U.S. Congress since 1792 that relates to race or particularly impacts African Americans.”

World History Collection

“World History Collection offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964. These hand-selected information sources cover a wide range of historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, and more.”

HELPFUL WEBSITES
The Avalon Project (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp) at the Yale Law School contains digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government, from pre-18th century to the 20th century.  A Century of Lawmaking  (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html)for a New Nation: US Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873 is compiled by the Library of Congress.

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History

Biographies and entries on key topics in Black history

http://search.eb.com/blackhistory/browse?browseId=252380

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Women’s History

Biographies and entries on key topics in Women’s history

http://search.eb.com/women/ind_articles02.html

Middle Tennessee State’s Texas State Guide to Women’s History

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-state.html#TX

Middle Tennessee State’s Texas State Guide to State History Digital Collections

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-dig-st.html#tx

Middle Tennessee State’s Texas State Guide to African American Women’s History

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-afam.html

University of Austin’s Virtual Museum of Texas’ Cultural History

http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/

This website contains information on and images of many different aspects of the cultural legacy of Texas; a legacy spanning at least 13,500 years. They are able “to tell the stories of much of the cultural heritage of Texas [using] mute stones, ancient campfires, broken bones, and delicate traces of once-flourishing societies. This is the “material evidence” upon which archeologists base most of our interpretations.

Foreign Relations of the United States

(http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/)

Begins with the administration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. There are two cumulative indexes covering 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. The organization of FRUS is generally chronological, but the dates of the volumes do not necessarily reflect the dates of documentary history. For example, the volumes for 1900-1918 do not include the records dealing with World War I or the Russian Revolution. Each volume has a subject and author index.

Internet Public Library

http://www.ipl.org/

Originally student-run and organized, this is a wealth of information. Using the toolbar on the left, hover over ‘arts and humanities,’ and then select ‘history.’ Be sure to look at the ‘reading room’ for newspapers; it’s interesting to see how the rest of the world looks at news.

Library of Congress American Memory Collection

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Political cartoons(http://elections.harpweek.com/), mostly from Harper’s Weekly, Puck, Judge and others about the Presidential elections 1860-1912

RELATED CONGRESSIONAL WEBSITES
THOMAS http://thomas.loc.gov/Legislative Information on the Internet (Library of Congress): Full text of Congressional bills, guides and links to information on the branches of government.U.S. House of Representatives http://www.house.govOfficial home page.U.S. Senate http://www.senate.gov

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