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Research Guide for History & Political Science

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  • American History Online

    Search digitized reference books covering American history (Colonial Era to present), with coverage of key events and individuals, plus primary sources, timelines, images, maps and videos. Search all 6 Facts on File history databases at once.
  • Academic Search Premier

    Multidisciplinary database with over 700 history-related journals, some full text and many peer-reviewed.

Streaming Video

Films on Demand: History Video Collection
Over 2,500 videos covering American history, biography, European history, military history, and world history.

Films on Demand: Political Science Video Collection
Over 1,200 videos covering American government, civil rights, Constitution, public policy, global politics, terrorism, international relations, and political theory.

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Other Relevant Databases

  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    Includes Humanities Index, which has coverage of history journals, with some full text.
  • GenderWatch
    Search ProQuest's gender and women's studies database.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Research court cases and decisions, biographical information, and recent news articles.
  • Clase Periodica
    Over 450,000 citations from scholarly Latin American journals; most entries are in Spanish, though some are in Portuguese, French and English. Full text not included, but may be available through other sources.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Over 1 million downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including history and political science.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Search through historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.


Books related to history have call numbers in the 900's; these can be found on the upper floor, left side. Politics and Government are in the 300's, located on upper floor, right side. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room.


History Meta Sites

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Newspaper Archives

New Jersey History

Political Science

Public Opinion & Participation

Federal Government

State and Local Only

International Politics

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