- Request books be pulled for pickup - shipping and contactless pick-up available
- Request PDF copies of print articles and book chapters
- Electronic course reserves, available for some classes
- Virtual research help
Beyond KL: MelCat
A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.
- JSTOR and Project MUSE
Some important journals in colonial history:
- The William and Mary Quarterly. Refereed scholarship in history and related disciplines from initial Old World-New World contacts to the early 19th century and beyond.
- Eighteenth Century Studies
- The Journal of American History
- The American Historical Review
- The History Compass
- The New England Quarterly -- print since 1928 (4th floor F1.N62) and online
- Environmental History
- Early American Studies
- Church History
To find articles that KL does not have:
- America: History & Life
A comprehensive history database to search for journal articles.
Use the link to determine if the article is available online in another database or in print in the library. If it isn't, you can request it electronically from another library.
For more, search Library OneSearch, using the search term of your choice and adding "sources". Example: "New England" AND sources
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800
This full-text historical collection contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. Take a look at our guide to EAI for an introduction on searching or browsing the imprints. How to export to RefWorks
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) including books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. Works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. Based on the English Short Title Catalogue.
Salem Witch Trial Documents
The Avalon Project
Colonial Charters, Grants and Related Documents (Avalon Project)
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Colonial Connecticut Records, 1636-1776
Massachusetts online archive
George Whitefield's Sermons
Library of Congress Archives
Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Colonial Era Maps
Library of Congress Map Collection
David Rumsey Map Collection
Hargrett Map Collection
Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850 (New York Public Library)
Bethlehem Digital History Project
Images of the Atlantic slave trade and slave life in the Americas
The Transatlantic Slave Trade (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
France in America (Library of Congress and BNF)
Canadiana (search across Canadian archives)
archivescanada.ca (search and browse archives in Canada)
British History Online (large online collections on British history, including American colonies)
A series of online modules to learn how to search for, and select primary sources online effectively.
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.
Writing Resources for Students
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