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Alexander Street Press - Collection of videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.

America: History and Life - Index to articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

American Periodical Series Online 1740-1900 - Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.

Ancestry Library Edition - Geneology database. This database is only accessible on campus on a one year trial.

Artstor - A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Bibliography of Native North Americans - Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.

Biography Reference Bank

European Views of the Americas - European works that relate to the Americas. Contains entries to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. Also covers areas such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and slavery.

Film & Television Literature Index - Index and abstracts of articles related to film and television.

Filmakers Library Online - (Now known as Alexander Street Press) documentaries with relevance across the curriculum: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Films on Demand - Unlimited access to more than 12,000 videos and 100,000 segments for topics in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics and Health & Medicine to name a few. The collections are dynamic, so any new videos acquired are added to the resource automatically. Public performance rights are also included.

Historic and Archival Images - Images from Ohio history, contributed by OhioLINK institutions.

Historical Abstracts - Index and abstracts to articles covering world history from 1450 to present (excluding U.S. and Canada).

ACLS Humanities E-Book - Electronic books of high quality in the field of history.

History of Science, Technology & Medicine - Index to journal articles, books, proceedings, and other literature in the history of science, technology and medicine, and allied historical fields.

Humanities International Complete - Comprehensive database of humanities content.

Library Catalog - Catalog of books and other materials held in the Besse Library as well as access to books and materials held at Ohio college and university libraries.

Women's Studies International - Produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Spans from 1972 and earlier to present.

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U.S. and World History

AMDOCS: Documents of the Study of American History - Easily searched list of documents. Primarily from the Colonial period through the 19th century.

American Memory - A gateway to the Library of Congress's resources of digitized American history materials. Includes more than 9 million items documenting U.S. history and culture.

ASHA - American Soccer History Archives - A repository of information, statistics and essays relating to various aspects of the history of soccer in the United States from the 1860's to the present.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School - Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, and Diplomacy.

Best of History Websites - Contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

Blackpast.org - Primary and secondary sources for African American history.

Bridging World History - Bridging World History is organized into 26 thematic units along a chronological thread. Materials include videos, an audio glossary and a thematically-organized interactive.

Center for History and New Media - Links to online projects and resources that include but not limited to 9/11, the French Revolution, world civilization, and History Matters. A site that offers a range of resources, including 1000 primary documents in text, image, and audio; an annotated guide to 850 of the best U.S. History websites, guides to online primary sources, and moderated discussions.

Cities Around the World - This website contains a number of photographic images drawn from the world's cities, past and present. Images are from the American Geographic Society Library. By clicking on the "Cities" section, visitors can browse around the cities with the most photographs. They may also wish to perform a detailed search.

EuroDocs - Primary historical documents from Western Europe.

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Links to slavery and Abolition resources. - Links to slavery and Abolition resources.

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program - Site created through the Harvard University Library Open Collections Program. Provides online access to historical resouces from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums.

Historical Census Browser - Examines state and county population tables from 1790-1960.

Holocaust Encyclopedia - Interactive encyclopedia with hundreds of articles on the Holocaust.

In The First Person - An index to letters, diaries, oral histories and first person narratives in English from around the world.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project - Collection of historical texts, primary sources and links to historical websites. Provided by the history department of Fordham University.

NARA: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration - Government documents and materials created in the course of business by the U.S. government.

National Archives: Docs Teach - Historical documents from different historical eras, such as Civil War and Reconstruction and The Emergence of Modern America.

National Library of Australia: Selected Websites. - Selected sites for researching Australian history on the internet.

Ohio History: The Scholarly Journal of the Ohio Historical Society - Ohio History was established in June 1887 as the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. For more than one hundred years, the journal has published peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on topics spanning the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of our region

South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid Building Democracy - Provides primary source materials, newly-written narrative, and curriculum ideas for teaching high school and undergraduate students about the many generations who struggled to end apartheid and build democracy in South Africa.

World History for Us All - A model curriculum for teaching world history to middle and high schools.

World History Archives - Provides documents on all aspects of world history from a working-class and non Eurocentric perspective.

WWW Vitrual Library History - Provides an index to websites for various historical topics.

Women's History

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States - This site contains a fully searchable version of the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States. This site also contains tips on searching for women's history.

American Women's History: A research Guide - Covers 27 areas of women's history including African Americans, Native Americans, sexuality, historic periods and more.

Early Modern Women Database - Links to Web resouces useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. Created by the University Libraries of University of Maryland.

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project - The Voices of Feminism Oral History Project documents the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600 - 2000 - Projects with accompanying documents.

Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, Amazons, 1500-1650 - This site is a seminar on exploring the ways powerful women were depicted in the visual arts of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Women Working, 1800-1930 - Manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. Contains 2,396 books and pamphlets, 1,075 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections.