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  • America: History and Life with Full Text

    America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.

    Content: Some Full Text
    Coverage: 1955-present
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

    America: History and Life with Full Text

  • American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

    The fifty thematic collections from AAS Historical Periodicals include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals not available from any other source and provide rich content detailing American history and culture from the mid-18th century through the late-19th century. These specialized collections cover advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more.

    Content: FullText
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

    American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

  • American Memory

    American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

    Access: Open Access

    American Memory

  • America's Historical Newspapers

    Search the collections African American Newspapers and Hispanic Newspapers.

    Content: Newspapers
    Coverage: 1690-1998
    Vendor: Readex

    America's Historical Newspapers

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography

    Provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Gale

    Dictionary of Literary Biography

  • Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford)

    Biographical entries for 50,000 people connected with Britain's past, from the 4th century BC to 2000.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Simultaneous Users: 1
    Vendor: Oxford

    Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford)

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)

    Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains 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.

    Content: E-Books
    Coverage: 1473-1700

    Early English Books Online (EEBO)

  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences - Films On Demand

    Access to purchased streaming videos. UNC does not have streaming access to all Films for the Humanities & Sciences titles.

    Content: Streaming Video

    Films for the Humanities & Sciences - Films On Demand

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    A database of specialized encyclopedias and other reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Gale

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • HathiTrust Digital Library

    HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

    Access: Open Access
    Content: E-Books

    HathiTrust Digital Library

  • HeinOnline

    HeinOnline contains more than 120 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,100 law and law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline also contains complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, legal classics from the 18th & 19th centuries, the Federal Register and CFR from inception, complete coverage of the U.S. Statutes at Large, early English cases, and much more.

    Content: Full Text
    Coverage: 1754-present


  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text

    Historical Abstracts with Full Text is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. This authoritative database provides indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. With over 800,000 records and access to the full text of more than 349 journals and more than 120 books, Historical Abstracts with Full Text is unmatched in its scope and breadth of historical and related social science literature.

    Content: Some Full Text
    Coverage: 1955-Present
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

    Historical Abstracts with Full Text

  • History Reference Center

    History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

    History Reference Center

  • Humanities Source

    Providing full text for thousands of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, this authoritative resource offers an invaluable collection for students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

    Content: Some Full Text
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

    Humanities Source

  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    Covers literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for journal articles, reviews, review articles, monographs, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies are included.

    Content: No Full Text

    Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance


    Homepage for journals published on the JSTOR platform. UNC does not subscribe to all titles.

    Content: Full Text


  • MyHeritage

    MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. MyHeritage Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

    Vendor: EBSCO


  • New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

    Full Text of the New York Times, with index coverage from 1985-1993.

    Content: Newspapers
    Coverage: 1851-four years ago

    New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

  • Oxford Reference

    Access to Oxford reference titles to which UNC has purchased online versions. UNC does not have access to all titles.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Oxford

    Oxford Reference

  • PAIS Index

    Covers public and social policy issues related to a wide variety of disciplines including economics, law, education, political science, sociology, public administration, public health, science and technology. Contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, and Internet material.

    Content: No Full Text
    Vendor: ProQuest

    PAIS Index

  • ProQuest Congressional

    ProQuest Congressional, formerly LexisNexis Congressional and Congressional Universe, indexes and provides selected full texts of Congressional publications, regulations, laws, legislative histories, and background information on members of Congress.

    Vendor: ProQuest

    ProQuest Congressional

  • Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

    Contains indexing of popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Note that the content of this product is historical rather than current.

    Content: No Full Text
    Coverage: 1890-1982
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

    Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

  • Social Explorer

    Social Explorer provides easy-to-use tools for visual exploration of demographic information, from census and economic data to election and religion data, and more. With these interactive online tools, users can visually explore change over time and understand the patterns behind the raw numbers.

    Vendor: Oxford

    Social Explorer

  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set

    Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

    Coverage: 1817-1859
    Vendor: Readex

    U.S. Congressional Serial Set