Databases for history resources

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Academic Search Premier avl_logo

Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Access World News Research Collection

Provides access to local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues.

Accessible Archives

Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, these databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment. The time period covered is the late 1700’s and 1800’s.

ACLS Humanities E-book [Project]

Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of nearly 2,800 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. It is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.

Alabama Mosaic

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.

Biblical Archaeology Society Archive

This is a magnificent archive of periodical articles published by the Biblical Archaeology Society in its highly regarded journals.

Dissertations and Theses

This full text database from ProQuest is one of the most comprehensive collections of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 as well as a strong retrospective coverage for older graduate works. AFTER CLICKING ON THE ABOVE LINK, SCROLL DOWN TO “OTHER  ACCESS OPTIONS” AND BELOW THAT CLICK ON “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN”. IF ON A MOBILE DEVICE, YOU SHOULD SEE “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN” TO THE RIGHT OF LOGIN. NOW TYPE IN FAULKNER UNIVERSITY AND SEARCH. THEN CLICK ON FAULKNER UNIVERSITY LINK WHEN IT APPEARS. 

Early American Imprints, Series I and II (America’s Historical Imprints)


Definitive collections of early American publications compiled by the Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker collaborations, with thousands of items in each of the two collections.

History Reference Center  avl_logo

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,300 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.


The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. Faulkner University users have access to both the Arts & Sciences III and Arts & Sciences IV Collections.

Loeb Classical Library Online

Harvard University Press presents an interconnected, fully searchable virtual library of important information in Greek and Latin literature.  The database contains more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts and allows readers to search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

The Making of Modern Law

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. It provides access to critical legal history.

Military & Government Collection  avl_logo

Military & Government Collection is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. This database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. It provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

Open Access Digital Theological Library

“The OADTL is owned and maintained by the staff of the Digital Theological Library, a non-profit corporation with the mission of supporting higher education in the study of religion…currently provides access to over 190,000 ebooks and thousands of journals, and our collection is growing.” (Information retrieved from Open Access Digital Theological Library FAQ page).

Oxford Reference Online Premium  avl_logo

Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including historic timelines.


Access to a variety of resources on the ratification of the Federal Constitution including broadsides, pamphlets, newspaper articles, letters, and governmental records, as well as the papers of James Madison.

Sources in US History Online: The American Revolution 

Explore writings on the American Revolution by those who lived it. Includes primary source documents, personal accounts, pamphlets, monographs, congresses, speeches, maps, and a wealth of material detailing the English point of view, that tell the whole story of the American Revolutionary War from 1763 to 1783.

Sources in US History Online: The Civil War

This archive marks a period when friends were enemies and the United States was torn in half. Professor Paul Finkelman (Albany Law School) has crafted an archive that offers in-depth insight into military, diplomatic, cultural, and legal history, as well as special areas of study including Southern, African American, medical history, the history of technology, and more. Gale presents readers with an opportunity to learn first-hand what life was like when the violent divide between north and south threatened to destroy the country.

Sources in US History Online: Slavery in America

The Slavery in America collection contains over 500 relevant documents, allowing students, faculty, and patrons to study the institution of slavery from the 17th century through the end of the 19th century through personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, monographs, sermons, political speeches, and periodicals documenting key aspects of the history of slavery in America.