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America: History and Life Restricted Resource
Index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, JSTOR includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.
Academic Search Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Sage Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and some full text of journals published by Sage.


Oxford Academic Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text ebooks and articles published by university presses on a wide variety of subjects, including history, political science, sociology, and literature. Hosted by Oxford University Press.
HeinOnline Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers an array of information including law, treaties, and U.S. government publications.

Magazines & Newspapers

AAS Historical Periodicals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Search nearly 8,000 full text historical magazines, newspapers, and journals in this collection from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
Dates covered: 1684-1912.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Resource contains images
Chronicling America provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.
Dates currently covered: 1836-1922
Military and Government Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and full text of news publications pertaining to all branches of the US government.

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Reference Materials

American Decades
Print Location: REF E169.12 .A419 1994
Documents and analyzes decades of contemporary American social history (including news, fashion, religion, politics, etc.), covering 1900-2009.
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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Colonial America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history
Print Location: REF E162 .C68 2006
Seven opening essays provide an overview of major issues and the more than 450 signed, alphabetical entries that follow. The articles cover places, events, institutions, ideas, women, and minority peoples. Includes chronologies, which are arranged by theme (Gender Issues, Science and Technology) and geographically by colony.
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
Print Location: REF E185 .E545 2006
The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period - from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass - and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.
Encyclopedia of American History
Print Location: REF E174 .E53 2003
Each of the first 10 volumes covers a different period in American history with an alphabetical list of entries. A chronology of important events for that period, reprints of important documents, and an index specific to each volume are included. The last volume includes a comprehensive index.
Encyclopedia of American Studies Some full text available
Covers the history, philosophy, arts, and cultures of the United States in relation to the world, from pre-colonial days to the present, from various perspectives and the global American Studies movement.

Topics covered include: American Studies Concepts, Figures and Practices -- Arts and Literature -- Economics, Business, and Labor -- Education, Libraries, and Museums -- Ethnicity, Race, and Religious Cultures -- Gender and Family -- National Identity -- Nature and the Environment -- Periods and Eras -- Philosophy -- Political Science and Law -- Popular Culture -- Science, Technology, and Medicine -- Social Movements and Social Reform.

Primary Sources

African-American Archive : the history of the Black experience in documents
Print Location: REF E184.6 .A33 2001
Featuring letters, articles, pamphlets and papers of all kinds, every important document is here-the Emancipation Proclamation, the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech and-along with scores of enlightening personal documents-harrowing accounts from slaves who suffered the passage from Africa, letters from black soldiers in the Civil War, journal entries from civil rights workers in the '60s and Louis Farrakhan's speech at the 1995 Million Man March. Arranged chronologically.
Illinois Digital Heritage Hub Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub brings together unique digital cultural heritage resources from across Illinois. Explore collections immense in volume and rich in historical detail, including photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and videos.
American Decades Primary Sources
Print Location: REF E169.12 .A472
Contains over 2,000 primary sources on 20th-century American history and culture, featuring 75 different types of sources arranged chronologically in twelve categories, including the arts, education, government and politics, media, medicine and health, religion, and sports.
Annals of America
Print Location: REF E173 .A793 Restricted Resource
Contains primary source documents from 1493 to 1986.
Black Thought and Culture Restricted Resource Some full text available
Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders--teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures--covering 250 years of history.
Chronicling Illinois Resource contains images
Chronicling Illinois showcases collections and items from the vast Illinois history holdings of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
Library of Congress Digital Collections Some full text available Resource contains images
Access LoC's online collections to view maps & photographs; read letters, diaries & newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films.
Uncovering Chicago Archives Project
Provides open public access to online finding aids for hundreds of archival collections documenting a wide range of topics, time periods, and geographical areas. Researchers can find primary archival sources on African American history and culture, theater, jazz, urban sociology, journalism, Native Americans, modern poetry, anthropology, African studies, literature, criminology and legal studies, art and photography, medical history, and the Manhattan Project, among many other subjects.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life.
British History Online Some full text available
British History Online brings together material for British history from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and academics. These primary and secondary sources, which range from medieval to twentieth century, are easily searchable and browsable online.
note: Trinity does not have a full text subscription for this resource. Unavailable items of interest may be requested by contacting library@trnty.edu


Historical Census of Agriculture Publications Some full text available
Provides links to all historical agricultural census information from 1840 to 2012.
Historical Statistics of the United States Some full text available
Historical Statistics of the United States presents the numerical history of the United States including:  population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations, all from the earliest times to the present.
Statistical Abstracts of the United States
Statistical Abstract data ranges from 1878 to 2012. Some retrospective data goes back to the late 1700s. Includes information on population, employment, elections, migration, income, and business.