History, Government, and Social Science

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Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily. 

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Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. 

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Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. 

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Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field. 

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Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily. 

African American Heritage 

Search for records of people in all of our collections. Enter as little or as much information as you know. The more information you can enter the better. For example, if you know the state a person lived in, you'll really narrow your search and reduce the number or irrelevant results.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States 

Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. The content is curated around six time periods: Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), The Contemporary Era (1976-2000). This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well as independent researchers. 


Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.

Country Fact Sheets

Previously called Background Notes, this is an updating collection of essential information on the countries of the world: their history, economies, geography, population, government, religions, relations with the U.S., human rights reports, travel and passport information, and more. Links provided to more information from other government agencies and departments, embassies etc.

Fold3 (ProQuest)

Fold3® features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.


This resource provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a federal agency in the legislative branch.

Military Database (ProQuest)

The Military Database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more. An important benefit of the Military Database is its content diversity. Included are scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.