Index to scholarly journal and magazine articles, books, dissertations, and conference papers covering the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada, from prehistory-present. Includes full-text coverage for 200 journals and 80 books, with indexed publications dating back to 1863. Access limited to 6 users.
Index to dissertations and theses from over 3,000 institutions in 88 countries. Full text coverage spans from 1743-present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637. NOTE: Dissertations & Theses Global may also be searched and accessed via Web of Science, as well as OneSearch.
Full text of all 2,800+ academic journals on JSTOR that span more than 60 disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, along with millions of primary sources across four collections: Global Plants, 19th Century British Pamphlets, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and World Heritage Sites: Africa. Also explore 3+ million images from ARTstor and over 10,000 open access books. Note: The library does not license any collections of fee-based books from JSTOR. New collections added Aug 2023, are identified below. See more... for details.
Open Access books on JSTOR
More than 10,000 open access (OA) books from 125+ publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, University College of London, and University of California Press.
19th Century British Pamphlets
Nearly 26,000 pamphlets from collections in seven universities spanning more than one million pages. Brings together a corpus of primary sources for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain.
New Collections Added Aug 2023 Thematic Collections
Three collections focusing on emerging areas of research and containing multiple types of content, including journals and open research reports. Collections include:
•Lives of Literature - Academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements.
•Security Studies - Academic and open policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues.
•Sustainability - Academic and open policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. Looks at sustainability and resilience through a broad lens spanning more than 30 disciplines.
Primary Sources Global Plants
A growing collection of nearly three million high-resolution type plant specimens and related materials from over 300 community contributors around the world.
Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
27,000 objects and 190,000 pages of documents and images related to the liberation struggles and end of Apartheid in Southern Africa during the 20th Century, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
World Heritage Sites: Africa
More than 86,000 objects of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage and rock art sites.
The search engine for materials owned by the library, both on the shelf and online. Also provides millions of full text article and citation records harvested from publishers, open access repositories, and a large percentage of the library's licensed databases. Click here to view a list of databases with content not findable or only partially findable in OneSearch.
Tip: Remember to check "Include Results without Full Text" in the left-hand facets of OneSearch to expand your results set to citations matching your research interests; full-text can be acquired through interlibrary loan and delivered to you free of charge in a short amount of time.
Index to over three million articles from 550 magazines, includes all content from the print volumes of the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, a comprehensive index of popular general interest periodicals published in the U.S. during the 20th Century. Produced by H.W. Wilson.
Below is a select list of journals. Searching the databases listed in the box below will lead you to additional publications relevant to research and teaching in the areas or anti-racism and race.
Over 6,000 documents focused on critical people and events in African American history, organized in six different phases of Black Freedom, from Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement up to the Contemporary Era.
Records from the United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, commonly known as the Freedmen’s Bureau. Multiple sets of Freedmen’s Bureau data in one place, allows users to search indexed data for specific names, places, and dates and transcribed data for topics, subjects, institutions, and any other words or phrases.
The portal and the ongoing Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project provide a better understanding of Reconstruction and post-emancipation African American life and allow African Americans to connect with their ancestors in a way that was previously thought impossible.
Guide attempts to help document the federal response to civil protests following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The guide compiles statements and actions from federal officials and offices.
Full text of over 15,000 digitized primary sources including correspondence; speeches, sermons, and lectures; articles, essays, and editorials from more than 200 newspapers; and poems and other miscellaneous documents from African Americans involved in the abolition movement between 1830-1865, with the majority of content coming from the U.S., Canada, and the British Isles.
Full text of several million pages of digitized primary source materials drawn from the National Archives, presidential libraries, and the archival papers of key organizations and individuals, presented in eight modules: (1) Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records, (2) Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1, (3) NAACP Papers: Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files, (4) NAACP Papers: The NAACP's Major Campaigns--Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces, (5) Slavery and the Law (1775-1867), (6-7) Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records, Parts 1 and 2, (8) Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975.
Full-text publications, videos, oral histories, and digitized archival documents and photographs pertaining to the Indigenous peoples of Canada with a secondary focus on North America. Anyone can use the freely available materials in the portal, but certain content is only available under a license. Click on the "Find it at University of Montana" buttons in the database to check for available options.
Full text digitized newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. Includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women's rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also included are illustrated papers that bring the nineteenth century to life through the drawings of many artists. **Note: Access the collection from Gale Primary Sources to cross-search a wider range of digital collections and for more textual analysis tools.
Full text digitized books, pamphlets, serials and other documents of original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and more about the Americas, published throughout the world. Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana.
"Facing History’s resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history; we help students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives."
"This guide summarizes some of the common challenges instructors may encounter and offers five broad pedagogical principles for teaching racial justice, and three possible strategies for implementing each strategy in the classroom."
Index to education-related scholarly and professional journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, books, and government publications, from 1966-present. Project of the U.S. Department of Education.