American History

America’s News - Searches current and archived coverage of state, regional, and national news with the collection of full-text U.S. newspapers including local publications such as: The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and The Denton Record-Chronicle.

America’s Story - Explore U.S. History using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

American Indian Histories and Cultures Collection
*- Searches a wide range of material in various formats relating to American Indian history in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

American West Collection*- Explore westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

Biography Reference Center - Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of more than 436,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Densho - The site preserves and makes accessible primary source materials on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

EBSCOhost database - Searches thousands of magazines and scholarly journals to receive access to full-text articles.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian - Online encyclopedia of the Smithsonian museum covering a wide variety of subjects including topics in American History.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. Browse by subject, including U.S. History Topics and U.S. Time Periods.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Searches various resources including The Dictionary of American History and The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.

Historical Newspapers Online - Links to historic U.S. newspapers, organized by state.

Presidents of the United States - The POTUS, or Presidents of the United States, section of the Internet Public Library.

Salem History - Provides online access to the content of: Great Athletes; Great Lives; and Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century.

The White House - Official website of the White House. The site contains general American History information as well as news and information relating to the current President.

World Book Online - Provides access to articles, photographs, maps, and illustrations from The World Book Encyclopedia as well as such useful research tools as Timelines, the Reference Center, and the Info Finder.

* Provided by TexShare Databases: a program for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.