History & Biography

  • 20 February 2018
    A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
  • 7 December 2017
    A biography database of in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.
  • 21 June 2017
    A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.
  • 15 May 2017
    Newspapers.com North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.
  • 17 June 2016
    Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
  • 17 June 2016
    Political science and international relations journals, dissertations and working papers on topics such as comparative politics, political economy, international development, and environmental policy.
  • 17 June 2016
    Research covering topics in sociology, social work, anthropology, and politics.
  • 17 June 2016
    Search three SIRS databases at once for articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support students with research, study and homework. Includes SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, and SIRS Renaissance.
  • 17 June 2016
    Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
  • 17 June 2016
    Full-text articles on arts & humanities subjects in the areas of Architecture & Design, Culture, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Religion and Visual Arts.
  • 17 June 2016
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • 17 June 2016
    Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
  • 17 June 2016
    Combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
  • 17 June 2016
    General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.
  • 17 June 2016
    Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
  • 17 June 2016
    General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
  • 17 June 2016
    Life histories of former slaves compiled from 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.
  • 17 June 2016
    Information about the state, its history, people, government, and educational institutions.
  • 17 June 2016
    Searchable collection of online reference titles.
  • 17 June 2016
    Online access to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.
  • 17 June 2016
    Treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more.
  • 17 June 2016
    Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns documentaries, Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.
  • 17 June 2016
    History and literature eBooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
  • 17 June 2016
    Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.
  • 17 June 2016
    Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials from cultural heritage repositories across the state.
  • 17 June 2016
    Downloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players.
  • 17 June 2016
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
  • 17 June 2016
    A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.
  • 17 June 2016
    Women's writings from the Colonial period to 1950. Includes writings by Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Dorothea L. Dix, Julia Ward Howe, and more.
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