Subject Guide - History


Selected Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Dictionary of Afro-American slavery
HQBROWN Black Coll/Reference    E441 .D53 1988

Dictionary of American negro biography
HQBROWN Circ Desk    E185.96 .D53 1982

Dictionary of Black culture
HQBROWN Circ Desk    E185.96 .B33

Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience
HQBROWN Circ Desk    DT14 .A37435 1999

Black women in America: An historical encyclopedia
HQBROWN Black Coll    E185.86 .B542 1993

Afro-American encyclopedia
HQBROWN Circ Desk    E185 .A28

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history
HQBROWN Reference    E185 .E542 1996

Encyclopedia of Black America
HQBROWN Black Coll    E185 .E55

Online Reference Sources

Credo Reference
An online reference library that provides access to reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific titles.

Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK)
Thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850
Bibliography of books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Ohio, 1796-1850.

Images and Digital Media

History & Archives Digital Media
Pictures, archives, and oral histories about Ohio history, contributed by Ohio museums and libraries.

American Periodicals Series Online [off-campus]
Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Kent State Shootings Oral Histories
Oral histories related to the May 4, 1970 shootings of Vietnam War protestors at Kent State University.

Lake Erie's Yesterdays (digital photos)
Historic photographs of the Erie Islands and Lake Erie's western basin; from the Charles E. Frohman Collection in the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Digital Images
Digital documents related to slavery, abolition, and emancipation; includes broadsheets, letters, speeches, and photos.

Sanborn Digital Maps
Large-scale street plans of Ohio communities, produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867-1970.

Wright Brothers Digital Photographs
Photographs documenting the invention of the airplane and the lives of the Wright Family.

Indexes/Abstracts & Online Databases


America: History and Life

Historical Abstracts


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

American Periodicals Series Online
Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Heritage of the Printed Book [off-campus]
Union catalog of European printing from the 15th century to the middle of the 19th century, compiled by the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL). Formerly known as Hand Press Book Database.

Harpweek [off-campus]
Page images and indexes to Harper's Weekly, covering the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

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

Historical Statistics of the United States
Quantitative facts of American history.

Academic Search Complete[off-campus]
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.