History, Philosophy & Religious Studies


Research Databases 


America: History and Life

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, with indexing for 1,700 journals dating back to 1910.


Philosopher's Index

Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. Includes journal articles, books, book chapters (such as contributions to an anthology) and book reviews. Philosopher's Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries.


ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

ATLA Religion Database combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.


Humanities International Complete

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals.


Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.


International Medieval Bibliography

The International Medieval Bibliography provides a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes.



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JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations.


Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index provides bibliographic and citation information for 1,700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals.


Project Muse

Project Muse provides worldwide, networked, subscription access to the full text of the Press's 40+ scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.





Background Sources

Europa Sacra

Europa Sacra provides information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates under obedience to Rome, as well as information on 18,000 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs.


Oxford African American Studies Center

The most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American history and culture.



History Reference Center

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.


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of an editorial board before they are made public. Consequently, the encyclopedia maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research.


Historical Collections 


Historical New York Times (1851 - 2011)

The New York Times (1851-2011) 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.


Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922

America's Historical Newspapers allows users to search more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states.


Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

Gale's Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers captures a variety of newspaper resources, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.


British Newspapers, 1600 - 1900

British Newspapers, 1600-1900, is the most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers, presented in a cross-searchable platform adopted by the British Library.


Nineteenth Century British Newspapers

19th Century British Newspapers contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society.


African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides more than 270 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.


African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

African American Periodicals allows users to search more than 170 African American Periodicals published between 1825 and 1995.


Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.


Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation

The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation provides access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.


Newspaper Archive (Wisconsin)

Historical newspaper from small and mid-sized communities in Wisconsin (includes UW Oshkosh student newspapers).   



Searchable archive of over 10,000 newspapers from the United States and around the world



British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries, 1500 - 1900

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters.


Early Encounters in North America

Documents the relationships among peoples and the environment in North America from 1534 to 1860 through both published and unpublished accounts including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.


Early English Books Online

Contains over 96,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700).


Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000

Books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women?s reform activities. Thousands of pages of books, pamphlets, and related materials provide scholars with in-depth access to the published histories and records of women?s reform organizations throughout the United States across the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Historic Sheet Music, 1800 - 1922

The Historic Sheet Music Collection consists of 9,000 items written for voice, piano, and other instruments.


American Antiquarian Historical Periodicals:

EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.


American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1

The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: 1691-1820 presents over 500 titles from 1691 through 1820.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Series 2 presents over 1000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 presents over 1,800 titles dating from 1838 through 1852.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4 presents over 1,100 titles dating from 1853 through 1865.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5 presents over 2,500 titles dating from 1866 through 1877.











Genealogical research tool that provides searchable birth, marriage, death, military, court, and census records.


Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

The Gerritsen Collection is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements.


Gilded Age

The Gilded Age brings primary documents and scholarly commentary together into a searchable collection that is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history. In addition to an extensive selection of key treatises that reflect the social and cultural ferment of the late nineteenth century, The Gilded Age offers songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera.



HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources?rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.


Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national and international newspapers, in addition to full text for more than 200 regional newspapers.


Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Provides access to the digital images of thousands of materials published during the 19th Century.


North American Immigrants Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories

Provides 10,000 pages of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives.


North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950

North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,300 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.


Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Collection

The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media.


Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Eighteenth Century Collections Online provides access to digital images of every page from 180,000 books published during the 18th Century.


Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family

Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave. The collection currently includes 33,196 pages


Accessible Archives

Accessible Archives makes available vast quantities of archived historical information, previously furnished only in microformat, hard copy form or as images only.




Statistical Data



Historical Statistics of the United States from Colonial Era to 1970 

Statistics and data about the United States from over 1,000 sources and includes more than 37,000 data series.