Featured History & Government Databases

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JSTOR The complete archives of back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and other sciences.  (NOTE:  JSTOR's feature, MyJSTOR, a personal area for saving citations and articles, is NOT fully functional from off-campus computers.)  

Academic Search Complete

Contains both scholarly and popular content.  An excellent source for most research assignments.

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World Geography and Culture Online Every country of the world is profiled in depth, with more than 40 entries and more than 100 statistical indicators covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Information for the U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and international territories is similarly detailed.  
Other History & Government Databases
AtoZ the USA The go-to resource for US state and territory information, featuring cultural, historical, and social topic reports with modern and vintage maps, photos, and other images.  (Requires login using your Harrington Library Consortium Library card number and PIN. If you do not know your PIN, check with the HLC library that issued your card. View this list showing member libraries.)  
Bibliography of Native North Americans Covers a wide range of topics pertaining to native North Americans, including culture, history, and daily life.  This resource will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the contributions, struggles, and issues surrounding North America's indigenous peoples.   video cameraClick here for instructional videos
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text contains records selected from the most important journals and magazines related to criminal justice and criminology. Many of the full-text sources are peer-reviewed and available with no embargo.  Content includes:  more than 320 full-text magazines and journals, more than 540,000 records, and coverage of more than 600 journals from around the world.  Subjects include:  criminology, criminal justice, corrections and prisons, criminal investigations, forensic sciences and investigation, substance abuse and addiction, and probation and parole. video cameraClick here for instructional videos
Gale LegalForms Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.  
GPO Monthly Catalog Covers all types of U. S. government documents published by the Government Printing Office since July 1976. A bibliographic citation is included for each record.  
Handbook of Texas A project of the Texas State Historical Association.  The online Handbook offers a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations.  Subsequent developments will include additional corrections and updates, new articles, illustrations, and audio-video media.  The Handbook of Texas Online was officially released on February 15, 1999.  
HeritageQuest Online Provides a comprehensive treasury of family lineage and local histories, including materials for tracing family lineage and American culture, beginning with the 13 original colonies. A person can trace their family tree, research folklore topics, and trace the history of a hometown.  
History Cooperative The premier resource for historians on the Web. It was created by four leaders in historical scholarship and cutting-edge technology. The American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the University of Illinois Press, and the National Academy Press have announced the launch of The History Cooperative on March 30, 2000. For the first time, the full text of current issues of the American Historical Review and the Journal of American History will be available electronically to members of the AHA and OAH and to institutions that subscribe to the print versions of the journals.  
Legal Collection Containing full text for hundreds of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world.  Legal topics include:  criminal justice, ethics, federal law, international law, labor & human resource law, medical, organized crime, and the environment. video cameraClick here for instructional videos
Legal Information Reference Center Provides more than 13,000 state-specific forms, 530 Texas specific forms, and 60 forms with Spanish language content. The forms come from state legislative websites, with hundreds, including over 1,800 multi-state or general forms, from Nolo Publishing. Content is added on a regular basis. This resource also contains over 250 full-text ebooks.

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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 other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. video cameraClick here for instructional videos
Religion & Philosophy Collection Provides articles from scholarly journals covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. video cameraClick here for instructional videos
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps Provides detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970. Details on buildings including outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and house numbers are noted.  
Texas Reference Center Updated weekly, Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, as well as home and garden and sports and leisure.  The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans.   video cameraClick here for instructional videos
World Religions World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
Topic Centers feature specially selected content on 15 of the world’s religions and traditional spiritual practices, quickly guiding users to information on important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals. Includes videos,  slideshows, sacred texts, sacred music, primary sources, a calendar of holidays and observances, and more.


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