Online Databases
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost) (searching tips)
    Academic Search Premier includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.
  • Ancestry Library (On-campus access only)
  • HeritageQuest
    Includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1930; over 24,000+ family and local history books; PERSI (database covering more than 2.1 million genealogy and local history articles); Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application files, Freednman's Bank files, and U.S. Serial Set files.
  • Historic American Newspapers
    Provides access to U.S. historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922.
    Provides access to scholarly journals in many social science disciplines. Coverage begins with volume 1 for each title. Depending on the publisher, the most recent three - five years may not be available via JSTOR.
  • Making of America
    Making of American (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum through reconstruction.
  • New York Times Historical
    The Historical New York Times (1851-2006) with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2006).
  • NYPL Digital Gallery (New York Public Library)
    Provides free and open access to over 685,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
  • ProQuest Research Library (searching tips)
    ProQuest includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.
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