History, biography and genealogy

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African-American History Online

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African-American History Online is a comprehensive reference database from Facts on File, covering more than 500 years of African-American history—from the slave trade to the Civil Rights movement to Read more...

America's Obituaries and Death Notices

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A valuable resource for genealogical research, this NewsBank database provides obituaries and death notices from American newspapers from 1860 through the present. Read more...

American Civil War Reference Library

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American Civil War Reference Library provides online access to the five-volume print edition, with biographical profiles of major figures, coverage of significant events and primary source materials. Read more...

American Decades

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American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for middle- and high-school students, teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyz Read more...

American History Online

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American History Online is a comprehensive and authoritative reference to the most important individuals, events and topics in U.S. history. Read more...

American Indian History Online

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American Indian History Online provides in-depth coverage of Native American culture and history from the earliest archeological records to the 21st century. Read more...

American Revolution Reference Library

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With biographies, primary sources and an almanac with timelines and key events, students will find all the information they need for reports and class assignments on the Revolutionary War period in ac Read more...

Ancestry Library Edition

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Begin your genealogical or local history research with Ancestry Library Edition from ProQuest. Ancestry Library Edition includes the digitized images of the U.S. Read more...

Annals of American History Online

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From Encyclopedia Britannica, entries include primary source documents such as speeches, essays, biographies and editorials spanning 1493 to the present and written by prominent figures in American hi Read more...

Biography in Context

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Formerly known as Biography Resource Center, this database combines information from Gale's biographical reference books to provide over 415,000 biographies on nearly 325,000 contemporary and histo Read more...

Biography Reference Bank

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One of the largest biographical databases available, H.W. Wilson's Biography Reference Bank contains biographical articles on over 550,000 people collected from dozens of reference sources. Read more...

Credo Reference: Biography

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Numerous biographical dictionaries are available in this collection, including Chambers Biographical Dictionary, Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, Debrett's People of Today Read more...

Credo Reference: History

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This collection covers both ancient and recent history, as well as archaeology. Most regions of the world are covered, along with many countries. Read more...

Daily Life Through History

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Daily Life Through History offers essays and images that depict and analyze the daily life of numerous cultures worldwide. Read more...

Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

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This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of the early civilizations of Europe responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Read more...

Facts on File History Database Search

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This Facts on File federated search tool allows you to search across multiple history databases at once, including American History Online, African-American History Online, and American Indian Hist Read more...

HeritageQuest Online

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HeritageQuest Online from ProQuest provides a large collection of research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture, beginning with the 13 original colonies. Read more...

JSTOR

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JSTOR is an online archive of full-text articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, especially humanities and social sciences. Search or browse articles by subject, title or publisher. Read more...

Ohio As America

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Ohio as America is an interactive electronic textbook resource for fourth- and eighth-grade social studies, designed to align with Ohio's New Learning Standards for Social Studies. Read more...

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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See what Worthington looked like in 1922. This site provides a searchable interface for historical maps of Ohio towns and cities from 1882 through 1962. Read more...

Social Security Death Index

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The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently contains over 87 million records, reflecting the latest information provided by the SSA as of June 2010. Read more...