Biography & History

* = database from the State Library of Kansas

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present  

Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. With coverage up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries all signed by leading scholars and experts, offering the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in this era.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750*   

This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

History Reference Center*   

Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Military & Government Collections*   

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Movies in American History  

Focus is on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States from the late 19th century through the present.

Salem Press  

Salem History includes the complete content of selected Salem Press print reference titles, including Great Events from History (Ancient World, Middle Ages, 18th Century); Great Lives from History (Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 18th Century, Inventors); Milestone Documents (African American History, American History).