United States History eResearch


Researching contemporary problems or current issues?
Check out the databases on the "Current Issues and General Topics" eResearch page!

U. S. History Databases


African American History

African-American History Online

Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history."+ 

American History

American History
(Reference Database*)

". . . American History database investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution."+ 

American History

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience."+

American Indian History

American Indian History Online

Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage."+

Annals of America

Annals of America
(Primary Source Database*)

Produced by the Encyclopedia Britannica, this database provides primary source documents on American History.

European Views of America

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Issuea & Controversies in American History

Issues &Controversies in American History

". . . articles that provide background, outcomes,and contemporary points of view . . . in American History"+  including primary sources, biographies, timelines, images, charts, and encyclopedia articles.

U. S. History in Context

U.S. History in Context
(Article or Aggregator Database*)

". . . comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today."

U. S. History


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Virtual Library - Gale-Cengage

This virtual collection contains hundreds of reference titles on all subjects.

Example: American Decades Primary Sources

Example: American Decades Primary Sources

A companion to the American Decades series "[and] includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. "


Salem Press History eBook Collection

U. S. Government Databases


American Government

American Government

". . . 
explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the U. S."+

Popular Culture Database


Popular Culture

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, and Ideals

". . . an irresistible yet authoritative database on popular culture in America, both past and present, . . ."+  arranged by decade.

General History Databases


Daily Life Through History

Daily Life Through History

All aspects of life in America from the time of European exploration to the present. Search by topic, time period, or region. 


History Reference Center - EBSCO #

Information on both World and U. S. History. 

Modern World History

Modern World History Online 

". . . people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present."

Modern World History

World History: Modern - ABC-Clio

Spanning the globe from 1500 to the present, this database combines a wealth of research sources.+ 

World at War

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society - ABC-Clio

". . . presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world from antiquity to today."+

World Geography & Culture

World Geography and Culture Online

"A global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills."

Biography Databases


Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank - EBSCO #

Biography in Context 

Biography in Context - Gale-Cengage

". . . nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography."+
Go to the BCCLS Website, use your BCCLS card and PIN to access this database which "integrates biographies with articles from hundreds of magazines, as well as images and links to hand-picked web sites." +




Encyclopedia of World Biography

Notable people from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.+

Power Searches


ABC Clio Databases

ABC-CLIO Social Studies Web

Access several history databases from ABC-CLIO through this page.



Facts On File online database portal

Facts On File online database portal

Access all of the Facts on File history databases from this page.

Gale Power Search 

Gale Power Search - Gale

Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks simultaneously.


+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library