History Subject Guides

American History

Books

General Collection

America: an illustrated history/ [Kelly Knauer, editor]

A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present / Howard Zinn

Witness to America: an illustrated documentary of the United States from the Revolution to today/Stephen Ambrose & Douglas Brinkley, editors

The march of democracy: a history of the United States/James Truslow Adams

America, empire of liberty: a new history of the United States/David Reynolds

Seizing destiny: how America grew from sea to shining sea/Richard Kluger

        Reference Books (These Do Not Check Out)

The Americana annual: an encyclopedia of current events

The Annals of America

Dictionary of American History

Encyclopedia of American History

Our Nation’s Archive: The history of the United States in documents

eBooks

Jefferson’s Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the Men behind the Louisiana Purchase/Charles Cerami

A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror/Larry Schweikart & Michael Allen

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States/Gordon S. Wood

Online Databases

Bibliography of native North Americans (BNNA)

A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 137,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Salem History (In Library Use)Salem History (Remote Access)

Includes the full text of the multi-volume encyclopedia Great Lives from History, as well as The Eighties in America.

Periodicals

American Heritage (available in print and in MasterFILE Premier)

America’s Civil War (available in print and in MasterFILE Premier)

American legacy: the magazine of African-American history & culture (available in print and in MasterFILE Premier)

History Magazine (available in print

Videos

Liberty! [videorecording(DVD)] : the American Revolution

American History Videos in Access Video on Demand (Call 876-5861 for login info)

Websites

Digital History

History Matters

National Archives Online Exhibits

National Registrar of Historic Places Official Website-Part of the National Park Service

Time Magazine Online US Topic Page

Library of Congress:  American Memory

World History

Books

General Collection

Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies / Jared Diamond

The New Cambridge modern history

Civilization: a new history of the western world/Roger Osborne

50 battles that changed the world: the conflicts that most influenced the course of history/William Weir

Reference Books (These do not check out)

The timetables of history: a historical linkage of people and events/Bermard Grun

Dateline: a day-by-day guide to people, places, and events

An encyclopedia of world history: ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged/compiled and edited by William L. Langer

The Times atlas of world history/edited by Geoffrey Barraclough

eBooks

CliffsAP World History Edition 1/Fred N. Grayson

The World is Flat (Updated and Expanded): A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century/Thomas L. Friedman

Online Databases

History Reference Center
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

New Dictionary of the History of ideas
Part of Gale Virtual Reference Library. Click on “History”
Salem History (In Library Use) (Remote Access)
Includes the full text of the multi-volume encyclopedia Great Lives from History, as well as The Eighties in America.

World History Collection
Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.

Periodicals

KMT: a modern journal of ancient Egypt (available in print)

Military History (available in print and MasterFILE Premier)

Time (available in print and MasterFILE Premier)

History Today (available in MasterFILE Premier)

Videos

Guns, germs, and steel [videorecording(DVD)] / based on the book by Jared Diamond

World History Videos from Access Video on Demand (Call 875-5861, option 2, for login info)

Websites

History.com

Time Magazine Online World Topic Page

Biography.com

World History Matters