Subject Guides: History

Core Databases

America History & Life
The definitive database for U.S. and Canadian history, indexing journals, books, and dissertations. information about this database

Historical Abstracts
Index to historical literature for all regions excluding the U.S. and Canada, 1450-present. information about this database

A substantive archive of scholarly history journals, all full text.

Scholarly Sources

Cambridge Histories Online
Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects

Primary Sources

19th Century Masterfile
Citations to Anglo-American nineteenth century newspapers, periodicals, books, and goverment documents. information about this database

Early English Books Online
Digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) comprising books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more based on the English Short Title Catalogue Works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. Content covers critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. Primarily in English but also includes other languages.

Pennsylvania Gazette
The Early American paper of record, 1728-1800. information about this database

Readers' Guide Retrospective
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States for the period 1890-1982.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery
Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains: "Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition" and "Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World." Includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade and the global movement for the abolition of slavery from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century. Incorporates documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm. Includes 10,761 books, 131 serials, 32 manuscript collections and 377 supreme court records and brief.

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006
Since its first publication in 1785, The Times (London) has become one of the most preeminent, global daily (except Sundays) newspapers of the 18th- through early 21st-centuries centuries, covering international events, people, places, politics, business news, opinion and debate, entertainment and advertising. The Times Digital Archive makes this highly regarded resource available in an easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable online resource containing every page of every issue within the range of years displayed in the product banner.

Popular Magazine and News Articles

LexisNexis Academic
Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more. information about this database

Additional Databases

Academic Search Premier
Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. information about this database

Index to scholarly literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). information about this database

Project MUSE
A full-text database with journal articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. information about this database

Table of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists (TOCS-IN)
Index to scholarly literature in classical studies. information about this database

Library Catalogs

Trexler Library Catalog
To search for items held at Trexler Library, use the Trexler Library Catalog. Items listed in the catalog include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, government documents, and more.

Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe.  Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College Library icon.  Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button. Items generally take 2-10 days to arrive.

Online Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Newly revised and online, well-respected resource complete with recommended readings for further study.

Citation Tools

Chicago Style Guide
A tip sheet for citing in the Chicago style.