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Recommended databases for studying US history
AES database list (with passwords)
This is the complete list of databases available through the AES library. You can access this document if you are signed in to your AES account.
This list of history databases is ranked from basic to more complex. It's a good idea to start at the top of the list and work your way down as necessary.
Books in our library
The library has a number of books and reference books to help with your research, including these:
Encyclopedia of American History by
Call Number: REF 973 ENC
Handbook of American Women's History by
Call Number: REF 305.4 HAN
Publication Date: 2000
Primary Source Documents - Websites
Library of Congress
"Today's Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. The collection of more than 160 million items includes more than 37.8 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 69.6 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings."
"We have selected thousands of primary source documents to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools from the billions preserved at the National Archives. Use the search field above to find written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video in our ever-expanding collection that spans the course of American history."
100 Milestone Documents
"The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
Yale Law School -Avalon Project - Major Document Collections
"The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government."
"This website reflects the work of several groups of teachers who conducted research at the Smithsonian and other national historical organizations. For this reason, some of the primary sources included in Smithsonian Source are not from the Smithsonian collections."
Digital Public Library of America
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Exhibitions are designed to tell stories of national significance using source materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States, including letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more.
This site from the US Department of State "presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity."
US Foreign Policy
This site from the journal Foreign Affairs lists foreign policy topics related to each US president's administration since FDR.
History by Topic
Published by History.com of the A+E Networks
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Linda Hoiseth, MS/HS Librarian
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