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History Resources

   Subject Databases

America: History & Life 1954 -
Bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Comprises citations and abstracts to periodical articles, books and dissertations.

American History in Video     
Provides a collection of videos 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.

Biography Reference Bank             
Contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images. It includes the full text of articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference works published by H.W. Wilson (Current Biography, the World Authors series, Nobel Prize winners,World Artists, World Film Directors, and American Reformers), plus thousands of biographies from other publishers.

Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers    NEW!
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Historical Abstracts 1954 -
Guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present, excluding the United States and Canada. Comprises abstracted articles to worldwide journals, and also citations to historical books

Historical New York Times
ProQuest Historical New York Times provides the full image of articles published in the NYT from its first issue in 1851 through 2010. Includes illustrations and advertisements.
For more recent coverage use Lexis-Nexis which includes full text, but without illustrations and advertisements.

JSTOR
Full-image archival database of scholarly journals. The most current issues, 2-5 years, are not included due to publishers' restrictions.

Reader's Guide Retrospective 1890 - 1982             
Full online coverage of the original paper volumes of the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature index of subjects in the popular press. Historical coverage of all subjects of general news areas including aeronautics, African-Americans, aging, archeology, astronomy, automobiles, biographies, business, children, education, environment, fashion, film, fine arts, food, foreign affairs, gardening, health, history, hobbies, home, journalism, leisure activities, literature, medicine, music, news, nutrition, photography, politics, popular culture, radio, religion, science, sports, technology, television, and travel.


General Databases

Academic Search Premier- Funded by the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative 
Indexes journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education, computer science, ethnic studies and more. Provides full-text articles from more than 3200 scholarly periodicals.

CQ Press State Stats        NEW!
CQ Press provides comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more. You'll find reliable, easy-to-use data from more than 80 different sources covering more than 15 years.

CQ Researcher (CQ Press)
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Each report is divided into specific sections to guide research. The online database covers reports back to 1991. Each weekly issue provides up-to-date information on controversial subjects written by CQ's staff of experienced reporters. Click on "full report" to see all sections; be sure to read the overview and pro/con sections. Includes a citation generator which creates a citation for use in a works cited list.

Credo Reference             
A great place to start your research with access to the world's best citable information, wherever you are. Credo serves as an online reference book collection as well as a wonderful research tool to guide you through the process of topic discovery and research writing.

EBSCOhost Web
Use this link to search 2 or more EBSCO databases simultaneously.

JSTOR
Full-image archival database of scholarly journals. The most current issues, 2-5 years, are not included due to publishers' restrictions.

/uploadedImages/film5.jpg  NJVID (New Jersey's Digital Video Repository)         
NJVID is a statewide digital video portal and central storage repository.
NJVID requires the use of Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
If you have difficulty accessing these videos, please contact the library.

Proquest Central         
ProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.

PQWeb             
Use this link to search two or more Proquest databases simultaneously.

Sage Premier             
Sage Premier represents one of the largest packages of social science journals available while also including a wide range of content from subject areas including business, humanities, science, technology and medicine. Sage Premier gives comprehensive access to 570+ peer-reviewed journals comprising over 292,000 articles through this online platform.

OmniFile Full-Text Mega    1982-
Abstracts and indexing for over 4,000 periodicals in many subjects. Full-text for over 2,000 periodicals. To search the education section of the database, click on the arrow to the right of the Subject Area box and select "Education.”

 


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