Credo Reference: History
Full text database of articles from online reference books covering the social sciences/history; includes audio files, images, and maps.
Multi-disciplinary database containing mostly peer-reviewed, scholarly articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Over 8,000 academic journal titles are included with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and many other subjects. Also includes hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and CBC, as well as full text New York Times content back to 1995. Coverage 1964 (selected titles) – present.
Biography Resource Center w/ Marquis Who's Who
Full text database with Biography Resource Center containing over 427,000 biographies from quality reference sources plus articles from hundreds of periodicals chosen for their biographical content. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. Marquis Who’s Who is an added and integrated module containing more than 1.4 million thumbnail biographies.
Massachusetts History Online
Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history.
Military & Government Collection
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 pamphlets. Provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles, 300 of which are full text. Also provides the full text of over 240 pamphlets.
New England Historic Genealogical Society
A research center for genealogists and family historians. Some of the databases available on-line include: Massachusetts Vital Records through 1910, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), church records, newspapers and periodicals, city and town directories, court records, census, tax, and voter lists, diaries and journals, land records, military records, and published genealogies and biographies. NOTE: Access is limited to users via library PCs.
Provides full text coverage for the following newspapers:
Historical Boston Globe (1872 – 1923)
Historical New York Times (1851 – 2003)
Boston Globe; Boston, Mass. (1980 – current)
Boston Herald; Boston, Mass. (1991 – current)
New York Times; Late Edition (East Coast) (1980 – current)
The Patriot Ledger; Quincy, Mass. (1991 – current)
The Providence Journal; Providence, R.I. (1983 – current)
The Sun; Lowell, Mass. (2004 – current)
Telegram & Gazette; Worcester, Mass. (1989 – current)
Wall Street Journal; Eastern edition (1984 – current)
Religion and Philosophy Collection
This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles.
From the Boston Public Library
Click above to find out how you can access the resources available from the Boston Public Library. Once you have your BPL library card, click below to gain access to the articles available in the databases. This will take you directly to the page for History.
The databases available from the Boston Public Library are listed on this page by subject, and include access to images and periodical indexes.
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Google Scholar (Coverage Varies)
Multi-disciplinary index to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and other scholarly literature. Includes the full-text of publications freely available on the web and citations for materials published by commercial publishers. Stronger coverage in the sciences. Results are ranked by Google's determination of relevance.