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History

Journal articles
America: History & Life Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Provides indexing for 1,700 journals. How to export to RefWorks. Coverage: 1964-present

Historical Abstracts Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. How to export to RefWorks

JSTOR Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Archives the full-text of articles from numerous history journals.

History Cooperative Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Full-text articles from 22 leading history journals, including "The Michigan Historical Review"

Project Muse Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Indexes articles about topics in the arts and humanities (literature, music, film studies, etc.). Provides information on who has cited a researcher's work. How to export to RefWorks

Primary sources online
American Periodicals Online Series Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
This source includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from 1740-1940. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.

New York Times Historical Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
The entire archive of the New York Times

Detroit Free Press Historical Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Covers several editions of the Detroit Free Press from 1831-1922.

Chicago Defender Historical Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Covers several editions of the Chicago Defender newspaper from 1910-1975.

American Memory
: the online collections of the Library of Congress, organized by theme and by period.

Chronicling America: historic American newspapers (1836-1922) at the Library of Congress.

Digital Public Library of America: a portal for a large number of primary sources held across the U.S.

The Making of Americaprimary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction

DocsTeach: thousands of historical documents to be used in the classroom

National Archives Online Public Access search (For an overview of the holdings at NARA, see their Research topics pages)

Digital Vaults: an interactive exploration of primary sources at the National  Archives. Create your own collection and even create posters or movies.
 
Seeking Michigan: digital collections of the Archives of Michigan (maps, photos, pre-statehood documents, civil war records...)

Internet Archivea non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.

World History Sources: primary sources to support world history teaching.

History Matters: compilation of primary resources by topic and period.

Social Explorer: Census data presented in interactive maps. The public edition (free of charge) contains socio-economic and demographic data  from 1790 to 2009.

Hathi Trust: Books, journals and more. Works in the public domain are available full text.

    Directories of archives
    Historical Statistics
    Historical Census Browser (University of Virginia)
    Examine state and county topics for individual censuses since 1790 and create maps.

    Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 (U.S. Census)

    Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013 Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
    Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Includes some historical data.
    Images
    In addition to the digital collections of primary sources listed above, images can be found in ARTstor Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
    ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
    History book reviews
    Reviews in Historyan e-journal edited by British historians containing reviews by experts on all topics.

    H-net reviews: online reviews of the latest scholarship in all fields of history.

    New Books in History
    : discussions with historians about their new books.
    Books
    Library catalog
    Use the library catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and government documents at the library.

    Cambridge Histories Online Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
    Over 260 volumes covering American and British history, world history, and more.

    Blackwell Companions to American History
    A series of volumes on various aspects and periods of American history.

    Blackwell Companions to World History
    A series of volumes on the history of various countries.

    Google Books
    Full text of books that are out of copyright.

    Hathi Trust
    A searchable database of digitized books from the University of Michigan libraries, some of which are full text.
    Other useful websites
    OAISTER is the largest search engine for online academic material. Includes digitized book and journal articles, manuscript/archival material, photographic images, audio and visual files, data sets, and theses.
    Library Contact
    Picture: Dominique Daniel

    Dominique Daniel
    Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages
    daniel@oakland.edu
    248.370.2478

    Office Hours: Thursday 3:30-5:30

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