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Atlases & Maps

A to Z Maps Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Animal & plant distribution maps -- Antique maps -- Bible maps -- Canada maps -- Climate change maps -- Current event maps -- Earthquake maps -- Education-teaching tools -- Environmental maps -- Flags of the world -- Geography databases -- Geology maps -- GIS data -- Glossaries -- Google Earth -- Hurricane maps -- Map games & puzzles -- Modern map collection -- NASA maps -- Software -- USA maps -- Volcano maps -- Weather maps
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Resource contains images
Rare 18th and 19th century North America & South America
Also World, Europe, Asia & Africa
Tens of thousands of maps
Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection Resource contains images
Includes U.S. maps, international maps and historical maps.

Biographical Sources

In the First Person
In the First Person: An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories and Personal Narratives Allows keyword searching of more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records. The index contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.


Nation, "The Nation" Digital Archives Restricted Resource Some full text available
Digital archive of The Nation, a weekly news magazine

Dates of coverage: 1865 - current

19th Century British Pamphlets Restricted Resource Some full text available
19th Century British Pamphlets Includes seven individual collections held at universities within the UK, many of which are whole collections that belonged to individual politicians or political families. These are: Bristol Selected pamphlets, Cowen Tracts, Earl Grey Pamphlets collection, Foreign and Commonwealth Office collection, Hume Tracts, Knowsley Pamphlet collection, and LSE Selected pamphlets.

Dates of Coverage: 1603-1899
African American Periodicals (1825-1995) Restricted Resource Some full text available
More than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports and other genres.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Comprehensive source for primary documents of all types from the 17th and 18th centuries, the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, contains primary source matierial of all types documenting American  history from 1801-1819.
Early English Books Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Early English Books Online includes the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare; this collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

Dates of Coverage: 1473-1700

Eighteenth Century Collections Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is based on the English Short Title Catalogue, and includes over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes)

Dates of Coverage: 1701 to 1800

HarpWeek Restricted Resource Some full text available
HarpWeek is the electronic version of Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 1857-1871. HarpWeek includes all the pages of Harper's Weekly as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. Harper's Weekly was a leading national weekly during the second half of the nineteenth-century, providing information and insights on political, military and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War. HarpWeek includes news, editorials, stories, illustrations, book reviews, serialized novels, advertising and maps from the weekly. It also includes biographical information about period leaders.

Dates of Coverage: 1857-1871.

iPoll (1935 to date) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Comprehensive source for US nationwide public opinion as measured by academic, media and commercial survey organizations.  

Data is available at the question-level.

Dates of coverage:  1935 -

NAACP Papers (1909-1970) Restricted Resource
Internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices of the NAACP, including papers of prominent individuals.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images

Collections include: British politics and society; European literature 1790-1840: the Corvey Collection;  Asia and the West: Diplomacy and cultural exchange;  British theatre, music, and literature: high and popular culture.

Periodicals Archive Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text access to hundreds of journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Dates of coverage: 1802-2000
Periodicals Index Online Restricted Resource
Citations for articles in 6000+ periodicals spanning a wide range of dates, subjects, and places, in over 40 languages.

Dates of coverage: 1665-1995
ProQuest Congressional Publications Restricted Resource Some full text available
Information about and by U.S. Congress, including hearings, reports, documents, legislative histories, and the Congressional Record.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text reports and documents produced by the U.S. House and Senate, broad coverage of topics in American political and social history.

Government Information

American State Papers (1789-1838) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Legislative and executive branch documents from the first 14 U.S. congresses, including presidential speeches, treaties and more.


ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Over 1 million images selected to support research and teaching in art history from pre-history to contemporary media. The quality of images may vary.

Library Catalogs

HathiTrust Digital Library Some full text available
HathiTrust is a repository of digital content from 50 research libraries, including electronic versions of nearly 8 million books at the time of writing.


Historical Statistics of the United States Restricted Resource
Standard source for quantitative facts of American history. Users can view and download data, and  create customized tables and spreadsheets.

Web Sites

American Memory Project (Library of Congress) Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress's vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library.
Europeana Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A digital library of images, texts, audio, and video from Europe's museums, archives, and libraries.
Google Books Some full text available
"With millions of books to choose from in every imaginable category, finding what you want to read on Google eBooks is easy. You can check out the New York Times bestseller list or discover up-and-coming authors. Read nearly three million free ebooks and over hundreds of thousands of titles that are ready for purchase; with Google eBooks, you have unlimited storage of books in the digital cloud.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook Some full text available
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook lists hundreds of documents important for studying the middle ages.
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