Each of the first 10 volumes in this series covers a different period in American history with an alphabetical list of entries. A chronology of important events for that period, reprints of important documents, and an index specific to each volume are included. The last volume includes a comprehensive index.
"With over 1,400 entries written by some 900 historians and other scholars, it illuminates not only America's political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends; science, technology, and medicine; the arts; and religion." --from the publisher
From the Publisher: "Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape."
"This reference presents articles on key people, events, and ideas that have shaped the history of women in the United States. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition draws on the research and expertise of more than 300 contributors and includes more than 100 new entries. In addition, this volume features photographs and illustrations from the Corbis/Bettman archives, each documenting a piece of history and capturing a layer of the emotion and intensity of a past moment."
This 3 volume set highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by countercultural movements to educate and incite action in all eras of U.S. history. The term "counterculture" refers to any intentional departure from conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day.
Publisher's description: "His legacy as one of the greatest writers who ever lived comes from the millions of people who pick up his work and read for the sheer pleasure of it. F. Scott Fitzgerald A to Z will add even more enjoyment to every reader's experience, from those who are well-versed in the chronicler of the Jazz Age to those encountering his writing for the first time. Drawing from a vast array of letters, autobiography, bibliography, correspondence, reviews, the texts themselves, and interviews with those who knew him--including his daughter, Scottie--this volume assembles the records not only of Fitzgerald's career as a literary artist and professional writer, but also that of a young man, a husband, father, and lover, as well as a Hollywood screenwriter."
A full-text collection of over 3,400 major scholarly journals and over 100,00 scholarly monographs. The digitized archive includes the first issue published for each journal (some are from 1665 to the present); but excludes the most recent 2 to 5 years for most journals.
Sage provides current access to around 800 electronic peer-reviewed journal titles across many disciplines. Particular strengths include Criminology, Education, Industrial Relations and Labor, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, Sociology and Urban Studies.
Speeches, music lyrics, literature, essays, radio and film scripts, images, letters, diaries, legal documents, historical newspapers and magazines and pamphlets and advertising--there are so many possible primary sources for your topic!
Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by libraries, museums, historical societies and archives. Contents include historical documents, personal papers, and family histories, among others
The Economist Historical Archive ('EHA') is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. Containing every issue since its launch in 1843 and more than 600,000 pages, EHA offers full-color images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys. Altogether this is an unrivaled multidisciplinary primary source for researching and teaching the 19th and 20th centuries.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: the New York Times provides the full image of articles published in the New York Times from its first issue in 1851. It is searchable by keyword, author, article title, and first paragraph (abstract). You can browse issues by clicking Publications at the top of the screen. It includes illustrations and advertisements. The title changed from the New York Daily Times to the New York Times in 1857.
The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times (London), one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 through 2013. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context.
As you start exploring the library and its resources, here are some tips to help you gather more sources:
Use filters in the catalog and in databases. Typically along the left side of your search results screen, you'll be able to filter your search results by topic, by type of source, by date, and more.
Heading to the stacks? Browse the shelves near the book you're headed for--you'll probably find more books on the same topic.
Use subject terms--these are standardized phrases that librarians assign to sources that are all on the same topic. You can generally find them in the description of a resource. If you click on one, you'll see more articles or books about the same thing.
What documents or research are your sources citing? See if you can track those down too.