History Databases

The UCR Libraries suscribe to the following databases that cover history subject materials.

ResourceDescription
America: History & Life Scholarly articles, reviews, dissertations and collections in U.S. and Canadian history from pre-history to present, most with abstracts and some full-text; 1964-present
Historical Abstracts Scholarly articles, books, dissertations, and collections in world hitory (excluding U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to modern times, most with abstracts and some full-text; 1954-present
JSTOR Scholarly articles on a variety of subjects, including a large number of peer-reviewed journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Excludes the most recent materials from the past 3-5 years.
Latin America Data Base Contains current information on Latin America with access to three original publications (Sourcemex, NotiCen and NotiSur) covering regional economic news and analysis.  Alco contains an online searchable database of over 25,000 full-text articles from the LADB publications and Latin American Journals, 1985-present.
L'Année philologique (APh) Citations to articles, books, etc. on classical studies and information on Ancient Greece and Rome including history, literature, archaeology, art and science; 1959-present.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index Articles in the arts and humanities; plus citation searching for articles that cite known authors or works, most with abstracts; 1975-present.
Gnomon Online International bibliographic index to books, journal articles and series in classics, ancient history and archaeology, 1997-present.
History of Science, Technology & Medicine International index to materials on the history of science technology and medicine 1976-present.
ITER: Gateway to the Renaissance The bibliography indexes articles, essays, books, dissertation abstracts, encyclopedia entries and reviews collected from over 9,500 publications.  Also includes online journals and series, plus key medieval texts.
17th-18th Century Burney Collection (Newspapers) Full-text The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media.  The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are some English provencial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American Colonies, Europe and India.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers Full-text With digital facsimilie images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers.  Newspapers are scanned cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
African American Newspapers Full-text of major 19th century African American newspapers.  Includes first-hand reports of events and issues of he day, as well as biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements.
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries Detailed first-hand descriptions of the American Civil War, 1861-1865.
American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900 Full-text articles of digitized images (PDF) from more than 1000 American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1900.
American State Papers (1789-1838) Over 6,000 full-text legislative and executive documents of the U.S. Congress from 1789 to 1838.
C19 Nineteenth Century Index A searchable index of 19th century publications including 1.4 million books and official publications, 64,000 archival collections and over 15 million articles form 2,500 journals and newspapers.
Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS) A collection of more than 70,000 U.S. federal government declassified documents; post WWII through the 1970's.
Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) 90,000 declassified documents from 37 collections that are central to U.S. foreign nd military policy since 1945.
Dolley Madison Digital Edition: Letters 1788-June 1836 Contains close to 2,500 letters to or from Dolley Madison, wife of James Madison, 4th President of the U.S.
Early American Imprints, Series I, Evans (1639-1800) Provides full-text access to books, pamphlets and broadsides and other imprints from 17th and 18th century America, topics covered include: religion, foreign affairs, The American Revolution, slavery and witchcraft.
Early American Imprints, Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1690-1876) Provides full-text access to 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first 19 years of the 19th century.
Early American Newspapers, Series I, (1690-1876) Cover-to-Cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers. Collection is fully text searchable.  Concentrates primarily on papers that began production prior to 1820.
Early Encounters in North America Original documents, some previously unpublished about natural features or interactions among various cultural groups in North America 1534-1850.
Early English Books Online Over 125,000 volumes of digitized early English Texts from 1475-1700.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online Covers 138,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800, includes foreign language titles published in the UK during that period.
Empire Online Offers images of original documents (exploration logs, correspondence, periodicals, diaries, missionary papers) linked to essays by leading scholars in the field of empire studies.
Everyday Life & Women in America c.1800-1920 Rare primary source materials on American social, cultural and popular history from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History, Duke University and the New York Public Library. Collection includes: images, monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides.
Gerritsen Collection, Women's History Online, 1543-1945 Full-text Women's history in the world spanning the period 1543-1945 in 15 languages.  Materials in PDF format.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (19th Century, 1801-1900) Searchable text and images of over 184,000 British Parliamentary papers from 1801-2006.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries Full-text when complete the collection will include approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries from individuals writing from 1705 to 1950.
Oxford Refrerence Online History Searchable database of many reference works in history; This database may only be searched by one patron at a time (delays possible)
In the First Person Index to letters, diaries, oral histories and other personal narratives.  Approximately 25% of this database is free, the rest is fee-based.
Pennsylvania Gazette (No online access) Full-text colonial newspaper 1728-1800. (CD-ROM Library Access Only, see a Reference Librarian for Assistance)
Pravda Digital Archive Full-Text of the official organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1912-2009. Restricted to UCD, UCI, UCM, UCR, UCSB, UCSC, UCSD, and UCSF.
Si Ku Quan Shu (Must access using Internet Explorer) From the Qing Palace Wenyuan Library, scanned pages and images of 3,700 titles.  Access is restrected to students, faculty and staff of UCB, UCD, UCLA, UCR, UCSD and UCSB.
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives Searchable collection of diaries, letters, autobiographies, memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.  Covers history, politics and culture from 1960-1974.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set LexisNexus version of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set plus the American State Papers.  The Serial Set contains all the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and extraordinary collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history. It covers the 1st-91st Congresses.
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Provides a portal with access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers and statistical data.  An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800's through the contemporary period sourced from the U.S. and abroad.



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