History Research Guide


Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multidiscipline database designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. Over 3,600 journals are peer-reviewed.

America: History and Life
Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present.

American Song
American Song is a history database that contains 50,000 tracks from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.

Cambridge Histories Online
Instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series with the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content.

Historical Abstracts
Historical coverage of the World from 1450 to the present.

International Medieval Bibliography
Multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East in the Middle Ages, 300-1500.

Backfiles of hundreds of important journals in the arts and sciences.

New York Times (Historical)
Full text coverage from 1851 through 4 years ago.

Oxford Bibliographies
Research guides on finding scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection, History
Offers a large range of fully-indexed subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Published from 1878 to 2012, Statistical Abstract is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

U.S. History In Context
Provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information.  Includes extensive image galleries, as well as audio and video.

Web resources

American Memory (from the Library of Congress)

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Civil War Home Page

Country Studies / Area Handbooks

Digital Civil War Collection

EuroDocs: Western European Primary Historical Documents

H-Net Humanities and Social Science Online

History Guide
Emphasizes Anglo-American history

Internet History Sourcebooks Project   
The Internet History Sourcebooks are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.

National History Center
Provides the historical context needed to better understand current events.

Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

Latin American Network Information Center

Making of America
The collection contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Medieval Academy of America

National Archives

Native American History Resources on the Internet

Native Web

NetSERF: Medieval Resources

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Oregon Historical Society

Oregon State Archives

Presidential Libraries

Renaissance Society of America

University of Washington Libraries Digitial Collections
Includes the award-winning project American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, as well as collections especially strong in Seattle history, architecture, labor and industry, the Klondike Gold Rush, and our natural environment.

Women Working, 1870-1930

WWW Virtual Library - History

Finding books

By subject search

Below are some links to various subject searches in Primo. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. 

By call number

If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.

D History (General)
DA Great Britain
DAW Central Europe
DB Austria - Liechtenstein - Hungary - Czechoslovakia
DC France - Andorra - Monaco
DD Germany
DE Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
DG Italy - Malta
DH Low Countries - Benelux Countries
E11-143 America
E151-904 United States
F1-975 United States local history
F1001-1145.2 British America (including Canada)
F1170 French America
F1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America