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Andromeda Encyclopedic Dictionary of World History Restricted Resource Some full text available
This resource lists facts about historical events, periods, and people across every continent and every century of history, all arranged in alphabetical order.
Biography in Context Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A comprehensive source for information about significant individuals throughout history and the present. Many entries include further readings and links to websites.
Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
A historical guide to the world's peoples, from the earliest times to the present.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Britannica is a great starting point for basic information, with entries for just about anything. Try using the related articles and web links to help navigate and deepen your knowledge.
Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present Restricted Resource Some full text available
The Encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of African American history from the Reconstructionist Era to the present day. 
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History Restricted Resource Some full text available
Offers assessment and analysis of American military and diplomatic history up to the present day.
Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encylopedia Restricted Resource Some full text available
Chronicles the facets, trends, and changes in crime and punishment starting from the year 1600 to the present day.
The Hutchinson Chronology of World History Restricted Resource
Need to know what happened in a certain year? This unique resource lists important events worldwide from 15 million BCE to 2011. Try searching for people or places, or browse by date.
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Academic OneFile Restricted Resource Some full text available
This is a nice place to start if you've just started your research.  Academic OneFile is a great resource for locating materials in variety of subjects, including: the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, humanities and more. Its particular strengths are in peer-reviewed articles on the topics of science and technology.
Academic Search Premier (ASP) Restricted Resource Some full text available
A great starting point for locating scholarly articles.  ASP covers social sciences (education, psychology), humanities (art, literature), physical sciences (biology, ecology), as well as other areas.
Humanities Source Restricted Resource Some full text available
Find scholarly articles, interviews, original works of fiction, and reviews of books and performances.  Subject areas covered include literature, philosophy, history, religion, film, communications, performing arts, and more.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
JSTOR is an extensive database of interdisciplinary scholarship from the humanities, social sciences and physical sciences. Contains full-text articles, but may exclude the most recent issues.
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ARTStor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
ARTStor is an ideal source for viewing high quality images of art and architecture throughout history to the present. The images include information on creator, time period, geography, medium and more.
Flickr: The Commons Resource contains images
Flickr, in conjunction with the Library of Congress, maintains a collection of publicly held photographs. The site is international in scope and allows you to search the collection.
In the First Person Restricted Resource
This in-depth resource indexes first person narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories collected from published volumes.  Within In the First Person, you'll find personal papers from Abraham Lincoln to interviews of government officials who spent time in modern day Iraq.
Library of Congress: American History by Subject Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
These pages link to selected collection content available online at the Library of Congress on topics such as African-American history, American Indian history, city and regional histories, culture and folklife, immigration and ethnic heritage, military history, oral histories, religion in America and women's history.
Watch & Listen: Multimedia Resources
American History in Video
This vast collection of documentaries, newsreels, public affairs videos, and archival footage covers key themes, events, and historical eras in U.S. History from the colonial period through the 21st Century.
DigiBaeck | German-Jewish History Online
The New-York Leo Baeck Institute houses an extensive archive of primary source materials relating to German-speaking Jewish history. On the DigiBack website, you can listen to oral histories, read unpublished diaries/memoirs, and view amateur films made in the 1930s.
U.S. History in Context
Aggregates a diversity of sources on major U.S. historical topics and people. Includes links to encyclopedia articles, images, audio, relevant articles from academic journals, and primary sources. Good starting point for a contextual overview of a major topic.
World History in Context
Aggregates a diversity of sources on major world historical topics and people. Includes links to encyclopedia articles, images, audio, relevant articles from academic journals, and primary sources. Good starting point for a contextual overview of a major topic.
By the Numbers: Statistics
Eurostat: Statistics Explained
Official statistical data from the European Union in a browsable, Wikipedia-like format.
NationMaster
This website compiles data from many sources and lets you compare countries side by side, creating maps and graphs for all kinds of statistics.
U.S. Census Bureau
A one-stop source for US statistical information. Search by topic, by state, or browse their library of infographics.
Need more? Check out the Statistical Resources guide.
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