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Getting Started/Reference Sources
American Decades, REF E169.12 A419 1994
Dictionary of American History, REF E174.D52 2003
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, REF D114.E53 1999
Encyclopedia of Southern History, REF F207.7 E52
Encyclopedia of World History, REF D21.E578 2001
Profiles of North Carolina and South Carolina, REF HA551.P76 2007b
Timetables of History, REF D11.G78
Many more dictionaries and encyclopedias related to these subjects are available in the Misenheimer reference room and the Charlotte library.
JSTOR: Full text of core scholarly journals across all major disciplines, from the first issue until 1-5 years ago (no current issues).
North Carolina Periodicals Index: Index to articles in magazines published in and about North Carolina
ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database: Journals in art, history, philosophy, music, literature and more
ProQuest Research Library: Interdisciplinary database of scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, and news
You can find out if we have a particular journal, and if so where to find it, using Find a Journal. You can request articles in journals we don't own via interlibrary loan. A note about history research: sometimes subject-specific databases may contain excellent articles on the history of that subject. For example, for history related to a religion, you could search for articles in religion journals using the ProQuest Religion database.
Pfeiffer's Catalog (no password needed). Books and e-books in both libraries. World history books usually have call numbers starting with D, American history with E, and state or city history with F. All of these are located on the main stack level in Misenheimer. Misenheimer books can be sent to Charlotte and vice-versa.
WorldCat: A database of books in libraries everywhere. You can request books we don't own via interlibrary loan.
Primary Sources, Other Historical Research Sources
ABC-Clio Collection: This collection of lengthy e-books includes:
American Decades Primary Sources, REF E169.1.A471977 2004
American Slave Narratives: Transcripts and analysis of interviews with former slaves.
Avalon Project: Full text of many historical documents, such as Confederate papers, the Nuremberg trials, and the Magna Carta.
Center for the Study of Southern Culture: Loads of research materials and digitized primary source materials relating to the history of the American South.
Documenting the American South: Full-text resources from the UNC collections. Covers 19th century Southern history and literature
Documents of American History, REF E173.C66 1968
Exploring Ancient World Cultures: Includes articles and essays, full-text historical documents, illustrations, and an excellent search engine, all concerning ancient world history.
HeritageQuest: Genealogy database, includes census data from 1790-1930
Historical Text Archive: A huge collection of full-text historical documents, searchable and with links to related resources.
Historical U.S. Census Browser: Provides census data from 1790 to 1960, searchable by state and county.
Making of America: A searchable collection of full-text historical primary sources, including 1600 books and 50,000 journal articles.
New York Times Historical Archive: Full text of the New York Times, from the 1st issue in 1851 through a few years ago
Nineteenth Century Documents Project: A collection of full-text documents about events and issues leading up to the Civil War. Examples are South Carolina secession debates and editorials concerning the Dred Scott case.
Nizkor Project: A huge collection of documents, pictures and information related to the Holocaust. Also a lot of information about Holocaust denial.
North American Women's Letters & Diaries: Full text of letters and diaries of famous and not-famous women, from colonial times to 1950
Sanborn Maps - North Carolina: Historical maps of 158 North Carolina towns
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law: A vast collection of legal documents, pamphlets, books, historical documents, articles and more concerning slavery
Wars for Viet Nam: Tons of information about the Vietnam War, with full text of many hard-to-find documents.