History and Government

Academic Search Complete

The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Complete provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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American Indian Histories and Cultures

Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from themid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from teaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.  

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American West

From early topographical sketches and pioneers' accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his 'Wild West' stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more. 

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Credo Reference

Partnering with many of the world's leading publishers, Credo Reference combines publishing expertise with the latest digital technologies to unlock the knowledge value of reference material. By using unique proprietary technology that integrates information through a network of intelligent, multi-dimensional cross-references, Credo Reference delivers real added value to students, researchers, businesses and reference help desks worldwide.

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EBSCO eBook Collection

More than 100,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.

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Global Road Warrior

The Global Road Warrior is a social/cultural, travel, and international business resource database covering 175 countries and territories. Includes over 6,000 color photos, and 1,575 country maps, all presented in a consistent 97-category framework for each country. PlusForty-four survival terms in each local language, top 150 travel web sites, regional maps, international dialing guide, mobile connectivity problems and solutions, currencies of the world and more. Business travelers, travel planners, international communicators and businesspeople who need extensive coverage of these topics will find the most up-to-date information available in an organized and consistent format. Each country listing includes: * Key facts The people, economy, work week, holidays, money, foreign exchange, visas, climate, passports, immunization, entry and departure, emergencies, internal travel information, country map, plus extensive information on business centers, airports and hotel accommodations. * Communications Details on all aspects of telecommunications: country codes, city codes, calling from outside the country, making local and long-distance calls, illustrations of phone jacks (for modem use), photos of public phones with instructions for use, using and renting cell phones, call-back services, fax services, postal services, accessing the Internet, local access numbers for AOL, Compuserve, and other US ISPs, plus local ISPs. Also, local electrical requirements, including illustrations of electrical plugs. * Service support while on the road Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of local copy shops, printers, computer stores, translation services and courier services in 225 cities worldwide. * Technical support Local technical support telephone numbers for key hardware and software vendors, as well as customer support URLs. * Business culture insights Cultural crib sheet on greetings and courtesies, decision-making, business meetings, women in business, and local view of contracts, business attire and socializing.

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Handbook of Texas

The Handbook of Texas, provided by the Texas State Historical Association is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.

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HeinOnline

HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. Access here

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HeritageQuest

Provides a unique and continuously expanding collection of research materials to help patrons trace their family lineage and American culture. It is designed specifically for libraries and can be used from a remote location such as a home or office. Beginning with more than 25,000 family and local histories, HeritageQuest Online is growing to include the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension Applications & Bounty Land Warrant Applications, and the Freedman's Bank Records. HeritageQuest Online provides many of most-requested resources for genealogists and local historians. This collection of digitized material is unlike anything else online today, and helps put family research in an historical, social and cultural context.

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JSTOR

JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.

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Legal Collection

This database contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. Access here

Military and Government Collection

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 nearly 400 titles.

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New York Times

The New York Times (1851-2001) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

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Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Access here

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ProCitizen

Citizenship preparation course designed and hosted by Pronunciator. ProCitizen is an online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test, and includes 100 instructional videos in both English and Spanish. Access here

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ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central offers over 1M+ ebooks and 1,500+ imprints from more than 750 publishers on one platform. Ebook Central allows a choice of easy DRM-free download at the chapter level or full book download with expanded DRM. Access here

Salem History

Searchable database that includes the complete full text of the Salem Press historical reference sets: Historical Encyclopedia of American Business; Survey of American Industry & Careers; The Forties in America; The Fifties in America; The Sixties in America; The Seventies in America; The Eighties in America; The Nineties in America; Great Lives from History: Inventors; Milestone Documents in American History; and Milestone Documents of American Leaders.

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Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970)

Provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of over 12,000 American towns and cities. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. No maps are consulted more in academic and public libraries. The digital collection was scanned from the microfilm developed from the holdings at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress's Sanborn collection includes all maps submitted to the library through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the library from the Bureau of the Census. Maps from the bureau include corrections issued by the Sanborn Company that were pasted over the original map sheet.

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Texas Reference Center

Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies as well as newspapers containing Texas and national news coverage.

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VAST – Academic Video Online

VAST covers the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, feature films* (including contemporary world cinema and silent films), psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women?s studies. The range of subjects covered continues to grow.

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World History Collection

The World History Collection offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for nearly 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.

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