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Use our primary resources and peer-reviewed articles to research your history project or to understand society today.


  • DPLA

    DPLA

    The Digital Public Library of America provides access to primary and secondary online resources held by America’s libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage organizations.

  • Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice

    Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism and more.

    Articles on law, law enforcement, security, terrorism, and more

  • Diversity Studies

    Diversity Studies

    Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community.

    Articles that explore cultural differences, influences in society, and more

  • Environmental Studies and Policy

    Environmental Studies and Policy

    Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers and corporate interests.

    Articles on environmental policies, perspectives, and more

  • Science

    Science

    Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

    Updated daily, this collection includes 1.6 million articles and 200 journals.

  • Military and Intelligence

    Military and Intelligence

    Search scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily.

    Articles on governmental policies, socioeconomics effects of war, and more

  • Introduction to U.S. History: The Civil War

    Introduction to U.S. History: The Civil War

    Primary source documents specific to the American Civil War from Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound. Supports academic research.

    Subject-specific collections support multidisciplinary research and targeted needs.

  • U.S. History

    U.S. History

    Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.

    Robust coverage for both novice historians and advanced researchers.

  • War and Terrorism

    War and Terrorism

    Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact and perception on a global scale.

    Articles on war and its causes, current events, terrorism, and more

  • World History

    World History

    Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

    Well-rounded coverage of current thinking and scholarly work.

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Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.  Icon
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, ed. , v.  Icon
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.  Icon
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. , v.  Icon
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.  Icon
Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.  Icon
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Global Events, ed. , v.  Icon
History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.  Icon
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Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, ed. , v.  Icon
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6, v.  Icon
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.  Icon
Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2, v.  Icon
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Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.  Icon