History

Texas History


About Texas - This page from the website of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission connects you to a wealth of information about the state of Texas.

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. 

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.

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

EBSCO Texas Reference Center*- Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history. 

The Handbook of Texas Online*- A full-text searchable version of The Handbook of Texas, from the Texas State Historical Association. The Handbook covers Texas geography, history, and biography.

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

Portal to Texas History - Provides access to more than 385,000 digitized books, photographs, maps, newspapers, letters and other historic materials. Administered by The University of North Texas Libraries.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps*- Historical maps for historians, geographers, and genealogists.

 
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
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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.

World History


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.

Central Intelligence Agency - Official website of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The Library features popular publications useful in research such as The World Factbook and World Leaders.

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 history topics.

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 World Studies.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Searches various resources including: Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World; St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture; and The Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World.

Holocaust Encyclopedia - An online encyclopedia published by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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

Web Gallery of Art
 - A virtual museum and searchable database of European art.

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.