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Exploring more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online offers many exciting features, including more than 85 historical videos that bring history to life. The extensively hyperlinked entries in this comprehensive database include subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase or browse by topic and by time period—from eight historical periods relevant specifically to African-American history. In addition, biographies can be browsed by occupation and primary sources by type.
A comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in US history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.
American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. The "Tribes and Culture Areas" section is easy to browse with a helpful tabbed list of tribes, representing more than 600 Native American groups, and a browse-by-culture-area feature. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
American Women's History Online is an authoritative reference database containing biographies, historical and topical subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images and videos, and general and subject-specific timelines encompassing more than 500 years of American women's history. More than 60 historical videos cover such topics as working women, women in politics, and changing women's fashions. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase, or they can browse by topic and by time period—from nine historical periods relevant specifically to women's history.
IN-BRANCH ACCESS ONLY: Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire. Covering prehistory through the 1500s, this authoritative online database features a user-friendly interface. Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations.
Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
This comprehensive biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals, and a searchable collection of more than 35,000 images. This collection of original content is continuously supplemented with new biographies and updated versions of preexisting articles, giving users up-to-date information on featured subjects.
Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.
ProQuest’s openly available Black Freedom Struggle website features 2,000 expertly selected primary source documents – historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more – from pivotal eras in African American history. These reliable, easily discoverable materials are ideal for Black History Month projects, assignments and inspiration.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.
Heritage Quest is a genealogical database with access to government records, census data and auxiliary resources to help find information regarding your family history. Can now be accessed from home.
Hightstown Digital Newspaper Archive
This Archive is provided with the combined resources of the Hightstown Library Association and the Hightstown—East Windsor Historical Society, both 501c3 non‐profit groups. The Library Association supports the Hightstown Memorial Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 114 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. Link. The Historical Society, located at 164 North Main Street, Hightstown, NJ.
Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history. Unique Topic Centers pull forward interesting entries handpicked by our editors to help users find a starting point for their research. Users can search content by keyword or phrase or browse by topic, region, or era, corresponding to the National Standards for World History depending on their needs
Interface including all of the Salem Literature, History, Science and Health databases that MCL offers.
The Times is a daily newspaper owned by Advance Publications that serves Trenton and the Mercer County, New Jersey area, with a strong focus on the government of New Jersey. The paper had a daily circulation of 77,405, with Sunday circulation of 88,336.
World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition, comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available. Ideal for history and geography classrooms and projects as well as for general country and U.S. state research, this online resource features an easy-to-navigate interface, search and browse tools, and tabbed search results.