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Proquest Central – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Proquest Central is the largest article database. It includes articles from more than 10,910 journals.
American History in Video
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 5,986 titles, equaling approximately 1597 hours.
This database provides access to hundreds of magazines and journals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.
This resource consists of declassified government documents from 1945 to the present. For example, topics of U.S. policy toward critical world events, including military,
Intelligence, diplomatic, and human rights dimensions.
This database provides information about several hundred international music publications from over 20 countries. Additionally, it contains articles from more than 140 music journals.
Periodicals Archive Online is a major collection of older scholarly magazines in subject areas such as the arts, humanities, and social sciences. For example, the database covers more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
World History in Video
World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. Truly, the video content offered here is global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
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You can find much of the world’s great literature here, with a focus on works no longer under copyright. For examples, it includes:
Here you can browse books by subject to brainstorm ideas for a research paper. Open Library provides free access to books that are no longer under copyright; books that are still under copyright can be accessed once you create a free account. However, you are limited to borrowing 5 books at a time.
LibriVox.org contains a large collection of audiobooks, particularly classics and other works no longer under copyright.
Encyclopedia Britannica is a fact-checked online encyclopedia. The entries provide a broad overview of a topic and make a great place to start as you begin a research paper!
The Library of Congress has digitized many of its collections, including historical documents, newspapers, maps, letters, and other primary sources.
Bartleby.com provides access to a number of well-known collections and reference materials, including the following:
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