History & Biographies Subject Guide

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History Databases


Proquest Research Library
Basic Tutorial | Advanced Tutorial
American Civil War Letters & Diaries
Video Tutorial Available
Heritage Quest Online

Video Tutorial Available
Polling the Nations
Country Watch
Oxford Islamic Studies

Video Tutorial Available
World History Collection
Filmakers Library Online       
Early Encounters in North America
European Views of the Americas 1493 - 1750
Video Tutorial Available 
Statesman's Yearbook Online
ideo Tutorial Available
Basic   |  Advanced

Oxford Reference Suite     
Video Tutorial

Films on Demand
Video Tutorial Available
The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
Early American Imprints
European Views of the Americas

Biography Databases

Highly recommended database Biography in Context
Video Tutorial Available
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Music Online--Biographies
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
  Literature Resource Center     
Video Tutorial Available

Books & E-Books

Helpful Dewey Decimal Call Numbers for History

900's - General History & Geography
900's - World History (Surveys)
910's - Travel
920's - Biographies
930's - History of the Ancient World
940's - History of Europe
950's - History of Asia

960's - History of Africa
970's - History of North America
973 - History of the US
980's - History of South America
990's - History of other areas 
(South Pacific, Australia, etc)


Open Access Resources

Good websites for primary source documents.
Open Access History Journals
Project Gutenberg

Google Scholar
Video Tutorial Available
Digital Public Library of America
Tutorial Available
Many Books
Open Access Political Science Journals
Internet Archive

Video Tutorial Available
Open Library
Video Tutorial Available
Hathi Trust
Video Tutorial Available