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Databases / Scholarly Sources
America: History & Life
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, also provides full-text coverage of more than 230 journals and nearly 100 books.
Archive of over 1,000 leading journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Militiary and Government Collection
A collection of periodicals, journals and other content pertinent to the militiary. Full-text for nearly 400 publications, and for 245 pamphlets. Indexing and abstrating for 500 titles.
Authoritative resource in all aspects of the humanities, including fine art and archeology, Classics, film, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, literary & social criticism, performing arts, philosophy, and religion.
Selected Journals in History
The Civil War
Foremost scholarly journal of this conflict
American 19th Century History
Devoted to the history of nineteenth century America. Includes slavery, race, the Civil War & Reconstruction. Also includes reassessments of historical controversies, & reappraisals of prominent events or individuals.