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Almanacs & Yearbooks

Ancestry - Library Edition
This resource has been cancelled by Libraries Connect Ohio effective July 1, 2018. OPLIN consortium has retained the subscription for Ohio public libraries, so Ohio residents can contact their local public library for access.

Audio Files

History and Politics Out Loud Some full text available Resource contains audio
Audio and transcript of speeches by influential leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Background & Context Sources

Cambridge Histories Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Historical overviews and contextual essays from leading scholars on topics across a broad range of time periods and geographies. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are printable.
Oxford Reference: History
A searchable collection of online reference sources from Oxford University Press in the discipline of History.

Biographical Sources

American National Biography Restricted Resource
Biographical information on tens of thousands of prominent Americans.  Entries are signed by the authors and include bibliographic references.


America: History and Life Restricted Resource
Index to research on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes articles and book reviews from more than 1,700 journals published in more than 40 languages.
Dates of Coverage: 1964 to date
Race Relations in America, 1928-1976 Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.
Sabin Americana 1500-1926 Restricted Resource
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography (Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time), this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more.
Bibliography of Native North Americans Restricted Resource
Index of books, essays, journal articles, and government documents from the U.S. and Canada, covering native North American history and culture.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Restricted Resource
An international bibliography indexing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other materials
Dates of coverage: 1975 to present

Primary Sources

American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank Some full text available Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Transcript, audio, and video of more than 5,000 American speeches on politics and culture.
The American Presidency Project Some full text available
Online database of over 129,483 presidential documents, including The Messages and Papers of the Presidents (1789-1913), The Public Papers of the Presidents (1929-2012), The Weekly Compliation of Presidential Documents (1977-2009), The Daily Compliation of Presidential Documents (2009-2017), as well as party platforms, candidate's remarks, Statements of Administration Policy, documents released by the office of the Press Secretary, and election debates. 
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