Databases and Indexes

Daily Life Through History *(ABC-CLIO)
This resource draws upon reference works and primary sources to explore the cultural aspects of daily life through the ages.

European Views of the Americas* more...

Free access to European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is provided by our EBSCO database vendor.

Historical Abstracts*
Use this database to research world history from 1450-- excluding North America. For United States history, start with Expanded Academic ASAP, where you will find indexing of periodical titles such as Civil War History and the Journal of Southern History.

New York Times Historical*
Search the full content of the NYT from 1851.

Vermont Newspaper Project

Find locations of titles published in Vermont that were identified through the U.S. National Newspaper Program.

Web Sites


Best of History Web Sites
These sites are organized by broad topic and are ranked on a five star system.

History Guide
History Timelines

Maps (See also Best of History Web Sites--Map Section)

Historic Maps Collection University of Texas, Austin
Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York
World Geography & Culture Online*
Search outline and political maps for nations of the world, the United States, and the Canadian provinces.

Primary Source Documents

Avalon Project at Yale Law School
From pre-18th century materials to September 11, 2001 documents, one can access an eclectic array of resources pertaining to a law, politics, history and economics on this highly regarded Web site.

BOPCRIS (British Officical Publications...)

A database providing abstracts and indexing for thousands of documents.  Very little full text is currently available online; however, this project is well underway to enable access for researchers who need to identify and locate official documents dating back to 1688.

Center for Digital Initiatives (University of Vermont)

Browse eclectic collections of primary sources ranging from photographs of the Long Trail to technical bulletins on the maple sugar industry.

Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
This site, which is subtitled "US Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873," offers access to primary source materials in four categories: The Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention; The Journals of Congress; The Debates of Congress; and Statutes and Documents.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Part of the National Newspaper Digital Program, mounted on the Library of Congress site, and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this database now offers copies of newspapers from 26 states, including Vermont.  At present, the dates of coverage are 1836-1922.
EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents of Europe

This wiki is maintained by historians in a "gated community" for collecting and organizing primary sources for this region of the world.

European History Primary Sources

Many search options for locating sources by country, language, and time period are available.
Repositories of Primary Sources

The compiler of this collection of sites from around the world includes Web pages for physical, not digital, archives of primary source materials.

Finding Primary Sources on the Web
Link to this site at Roger Williams University for guidance in locating, evaluating and citing primary sources on the Web.

Hanover Historical Texts Project

Students at Hanover (Indiana) College have been digitizing primary source materials for educational use since 1995.

OAIster (Open Archives Initiative)

Read more about this digital archive created by over 1000 respositories.

Research Tools

Journal TOCs Tables of contents of thousands of scholarly journals for current awareness.

RefWorks* Citation manager software for gathering, managing, and formatting bibliographies for your research.

United States History

African American Odyssey
American Folklife Center: The Library of Congress
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
American Slave Narratives
Documents for the Study of American History
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
The Newspaper Archive

Vermont History

University of Vermont Special Collections
Vermont Heritage Network
Vermont Historical Society
Vermont in the Civil War
The Vermont Newspaper Project
Find holdings for titles of Vermont newspapers dating from the 18th century. This database was created as part of the United States National Newspaper Program of the Library of Congress.  

Women's History  

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Diotima: ...Study of Women & Gender in the Ancient World

Early Modern Women Database

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

National Women's History Project

WWW Virtual Library: Women's History                          

*Johnson State College Community Only.

Featured Site

Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Considered "the definitive reference work in this field" the electronic version of the encyclopedia contains lengthy signed articles and hot links to other relevant entries.