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Databases and Journal Indexes

Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost) PASCAL icon
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals

Britannica Online   DISCUS icon
Contains the well-respected Encyclopaedia Britannica with over 73,000 short and book-length articles on every subject. This online resource also includes a multimedia database with thousands of photographs, illustrations, and sound files; links to thousands of Web sites reviewed by Britannica editors to ensure their quality and appropriateness; hundreds of video clips; links to selected magazines and journals; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus; the World Data Analyst which combines detailed statistics with powerful tools for analysis and display, features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world, and allows you to create interesting and information comparative charts and tables; more than 4000 quotations from both historical and contemporary men and women on a wide variety of topics; and a selection of 225 works by 140 authors to introduce you to the great writing and ideas of the Western world.

CQ Researcher
A journal that contains original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Controversial topics addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner.

Credo Reference   DISCUS icon
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.

CultureGrams
Provides concise, reliable and up-to-date country reports on the cultures of the world--from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe!

ebrary PASCAL icon
A growing collection of over 100,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser without downloading or installing anything to your computer. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free). Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to iOS and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide or the Download Guide.

EBSCO eBook Collection
A collection of over 21,000 electronic books available in full text online. These titles may be searched in the library's catalog or directly in the EBSCO database. Formerly known as NetLibrary, titles in this collection cover all subject areas.

e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection: Expanded
Provides online access to journal titles published by Duke University Press. Subjects include the Humanities and Social Sciences. The number of titles in the collection is expected to grow from year to year. All of the journals are also accessible by title through the library's Journals by Title webpage.

Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOhost)
A unique reference database that cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 320 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually with more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750   DISCUS icon
Covering European works relating to the Americas, this database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The database was adapted from the bibliography European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750, co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)
The electronic books included in this collection are provided by the CSU Library and are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. See also the GVRL ebooks provided by DISCUS.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)   DISCUS icon
The electronic books included in this collection are provided by DISCUS and are in the categories of: Education, History, Medicine, Nation and World, and Science. See also the GVRL ebooks provided by the CSU Library.

General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.

HathiTrust     FREE
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.

History Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
A comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Offers full text from reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, and historical photos, maps, and video.
Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Provides feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and indexing for almost 700 journals — of which 470 are peer-reviewed — dating as far back as 1984.

JSTOR
An archive of scholarly journals that offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Military and Government Collection (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
A database for current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. It provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

New York Times
Selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present is available in several of the library's databases, with complete digital coverage from 2008 to three months ago available in ProQuest Digital Microfilm. In addition, the library keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Newstand (Gale InfoTrac)
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context   DISCUS icon
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Combines language and subject reference works together to form a large reference library. It contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
This resource provides cover-to-cover full image access to the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print or viewing it on microfilm. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. In addition, the library provides access to selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present in several other databases, keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.

U.S. History in Context (Gale)
Provides contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

WorldCat
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.

World History in Context (Gale)
Provides contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Print Sources


American History

American Civil War (Ref. E 468 .A 4 2000 v. 1-3)

American Decades (Ref. E 169.12 .A419 1994 v. 1-10)

The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature (Ref. D 20 .A43 1995 v. 1-2)

American National Biography (Ref. CT 213 .A 68 1999 v.1-24)

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (Ref. E 470 .B33 v.1-4)

Datapedia of the United States (Ref. HA 202 .K87 2001)

Dictionary of American History (Ref. E 174 .D52 2003 v. 1-10)

Dictionary of Concepts in History (Ref. D 13 .R49 1986)

Dictionary of National Biography (Ref. DA 28 .D45 v. 1-29)

Encyclopedia of American social movements (Ref. HN 57 .E594 2004 v. 1-4)

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Ref. NX 512.3 .A35 E53 2004 v. 1-2)

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History (Ref. DT 29 .E53 2003)

Everyman's Dictionary of Dates (Ref. D 9 .D5 1964)

Historical Atlas of the United States (Ref. G 1201 .S1 H5 2003)

National Cyclopedia of American Biography (Ref. E 176 .N28 v.1-63 & A-M)

Official Military Atlas of the Civil War (Ref. G 1201 .S5 U6 2003)

Photographic History of the Civil War (Ref. E 468.7 .M4 v. 1-10)

Reference Sources in History (Ref. D 16 .F88 1990)

Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia (Ref. E 628 .H37 2004)


World History

Biographical dictionary of World War I (Ref. D 507 .H47)

Cambridge Ancient History (Ref. D 57 .C25 v. 1-14)

Cambridge Medieval History (Ref. D 117 .C3 1964 v. 1-8)

Chronology of World History (Ref. D 11 .F75 1978)

Dictionary of Concepts in History (Ref. D 13 .R49 1986)

Dictionary of the Middle Ages (Ref. D 114 .D5 1982 v. 1-13)

Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century World History (connect to E-book or create a NetLibrary account first)

Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the History and Literature of Exploration, Travel, and Colonization from the Earliest Times to the Year 1800 (Ref. G 80 .H68 2003)

Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1800 to 1850: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the History and Literature of Exploration, Travel and Colonization between the Years 1800 and 1850 (Ref. G 80 .H69 2004)

Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged (Ref. D 21 .L27 1972)

Everyman's Dictionary of Dates (Ref. D 9 .D5 1964)

New Cambridge Modern History (Ref. D 208 .N4 1957 v. 1-12)

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Ref. DF 521 .O93 1991)

Reference Sources in History (Ref. D 16 .F88 1990)

The Times Atlas of the Second World War (Ref. G 1038 .T6 1989)

Women in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia (Ref. HQ 1143 .W643 2004 v. 1-2)


Circulating Collection

All Quiet on the Western Front (PT 2635 .E68 I625)

Longest Day: June 6, 1944 (D 756.5 .N6 R9 1994)

My Experiences in the World War (D 570 .P44 1931 v.1-2)

The First World War (D 521 .K345 1999)

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire (DG 311 .G43 1845 v. 1-5 storage) (AC 1 .G7 v. 40-41)

The Modern Researcher (D 13 .B334 1957)

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (DD 256.5 .S48 1960)

The Second World War by Winston Churchill (D 743 .C484 v. 1-2)


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Internet Resources


American History

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library (Library of Congress)

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Best of History Web Sites
contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites

A Biography of America
A telecourse and video series that presents American history as a living narrative with 26 video programs

Chronology of US Historical Documents
A full-text list of documents important in US history

Experiencing War: Stories from the Veteran's History Project

The Great War and the Shaping of America
PBS produced site on World War I containing video, audio, and quotes from those who lived it

Historical United States census data browser

History Channel

National Archives and Records Administration

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection currently contains approximately 9,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints

Our Documents
100 downloadable, high-resolution images of milestone documents in American history

The Perilous Fight: America 's World War II in Color

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

World War II: The Homefront
The story of the homefront during World War II


World History

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
A network of scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian Studies produced by the Australian National University

BBC History Timelines
These timelines concentrate mostly on the British Isles, but also include Ancient Rome, Egypt, and a history of the Nazi genocide in Europe

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Encyclopaedia of British History, 1700-1950

Encyclopaedia of the First World War

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe

German Studies Web: Literature Resources
Links to German newspapers, texts, and reference resources

Guide to History on the Web
Searchable guide to web resources in history. Limits include type of resource (e.g., audio), type of website (e.g., journal), and area of the world (e.g., Asia)

Historical Text Archive
Publishes articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos, etc.

HistoryWorld
An interactive and informative website produced by 5 history scholars

HyperHistory
Presents 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines, timelines, and maps

Internet History Sourcebooks Project
A collection of public domain historical texts

Irish History on the Web
Links to Irish history resources nicely categorized for easy use

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)

Second World War Encyclopaedia

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust

WebChronology Project
The site consists of a series of hyperlinked chronologies developed by instructors and historical articles prepared by students intended for use in history classes

Women in World History Biographies, essays, and lesson plans on women's history

The World War I Document Archive
An archive of primary documents from World War I

World War II Timeline
This timeline is indexed by date and topic and contains pictures, maps, and historical documents


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Journals and Magazines

The following journals are available in the CSU library:

Adelphi papers

American Heritage

American Historical Review

American Journal of Archaeology

American Quarterly

Americana

Americas

Carologue

Chief Executive

Church History

Comparative Studies in Society and History

Current History

Economic History Review

Eighteenth-Century Studies

English Historical Review

German Life and Letters

Greece and Rome

Hispanic American Historical Review

Historian: a Journal of History

History and Theory

History of Education Quarterly

History Teacher

History Today

International Social Science Journal

Journal of American History

Journal of Economic History

Journal of Modern History

Journal of Negro History

Journal of Southern History

Magazine of History

Pacific Historical Review

Reason

Renaissance Quarterly

Social Studies

South Carolina Historical Society

Speculum

Studies in the Renaissance

The Mississippi Valley historical review

The William and Mary quarterly

Theatre History Studies

World Today

Yale French Studies


Find a list of e-journals in history available at CSU


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