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History Resources

Recommended Resources

In addition to the research resources listed below, Mount Union offers a number of recommended resources that will have additional information in your field of study.

History Research Databases

ACLS Humanities E-Book
Full-text of over 1,500 titles is available. Click here for subject and title list.

America: History and Life
This source is a bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The index has been published since 1964.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1 (1691-1820)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 2 (1821-1837)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 3 (1838-1853)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 4 (1853-1865)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 5 (1866-1912)

American Periodicals Series
This source provides digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Central and Eastern European Academic Source

Country Watch
Full text information on the people, history, economy, and environment of countries of the world is available. News articles, key data, and complete country reviews are available for downloading.

DRC: Digital Resource Commons

HarpWeek: The Civil War Era and Reconstruction I
The full text and images of Harper's Weekly from 1857 through 1871 are available.

Historical Abstracts
The history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada) is available.

Historical Statistics of the United States 

Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Humanities International Complete
This source provides bibliographic references to literary, scholarly, and creative journals published in the United States and Canada. This database covers over 1,700 journals and more than 1.5 million records.

In The First Person

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set via Hathi Trust Digital Library and the United States Congress
The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is your primary source for history and genealogy questions as it includes every aspect of American history. The Serial Set contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports as well as the American State Papers. The reports are usually from committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.