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HIST 3350 - Intro to Historical Research   Tags: history, primary resources  

A guide to using library resources created for the HIST 3350 Course at Fort Valley State University
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Key Databases

  • America: History & Life with Full Text  
    America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text  
    Historical Abstracts with Full Text is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more.
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Archive Collection
    JSTOR is a collection of electronic journals in the fields of: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics

Primary Resource Databases

  • African American Biographical Database (AABD)
    African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches (including photographs and illustrations) have been assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources. AABD draws its initial content from Chadwyck-Healey's Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950.

  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
    African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers published by African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.
  • Digital Library of Georgia
    The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.


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