An online collection of over 600 full-text reference works, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more.
Through Credo Reference people worldwide can gain access to any of a possible 3,264,948 entries, from 452 titles and 64 publishers. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world’s best publishers of reference.
Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects
Searchable full-text newspaper articles from the New York Times from 1851 to 2002. Articles are viewed on the original page layout and as printable HTML or PDF. Some restrictions on access. Users must create or register their account here prior to first-time access: http://proxy.luther.edu/login?url=https://www.nytimes.com/grouppass.
More than 290 significant 18th- and 19th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. This collection focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of American newspapers rose dramatically. Part of the Readex America's Historical Newspapers collection.
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Reference materials are the place to begin your research. Reading in specialized encyclopedias will anchor your research in an historical context and will give you the key terms and concepts to conduct successful database searches.
An alphabetical arrangement of articles that are accompanied by bibliographies. Volume 9 contains maps and primary source documents. Volume 10 is an index for the set. The set does not include biographies.
A three volume work which treats periods and process of social change as well as topics such as ethnicity, work and labor, popular culture, etc. Each article has its own bibliography. Use the Contents or the Index to find articles of interest.
A three-volume work with bibliographical references at the end of the sketches. There is a classified list of biographies at the end of volume 3. Includes only women who died before 1951.
Available in print and electronic formats.
Biographical sketches including many from the 19th century. Volume 3 has a list that identifies women by occupation or life work.
Provides biographical information of over 17,400 men and women who have influenced United States history. Excludes living people. Includes over 2,000 illustrations, “more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, and links to select web sites.”
"The Luther College Archives collect, organize, preserve, promote, and make accessible Luther College's history. We are located in the upper floor of Preus Library. Stop by and visit our displays and exhibits."
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.