Research Databases for American History Courses
Databases with searchable, digitalized Newspapers and Magazines
Databases with material that documents southern life (enslaved and free)
Databases with material about anti-slavery/abolition
Ohio History Center databases with digitalized material. Useful for early Ohio sources
Databases of government documents about life/government in territories before they became states!
Databases of presidential speeches (ie State of the Union and Debates in Congress)
Databases with material about Native American life
Databases with material on women's lives
Database collection for those interested in political cartoons before 1860
Database with material on the immigrant experience before 1860
Includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages written by American and Canadian immigrants who arrived between 1800 and 1950. The database has published illustrations and cartoons related to immigration and audio of oral history from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. (Find audio and cartoons from Puck under Browse, Showcase after entering the database. Other illustrations are under Browse, Resources. Illustrations can be found doing a general search).
This digital collection from Harvard University Library "includes over 400,000 pages from more than 2,200 books, pamphlets, and serials, over 9,600 pages from manuscripts and archival collections, and more than 7,800 photographs. By incorporating diaries, biographies, and other writings capturing diverse experiences, the collected material provides a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants."