Research Databases

Getting Started/
Reference Sources

Journal Articles


Primary Sources,
Other Research

Back to All Guides


Key: Misenheimer
                  Print = Misenheimer Print    Charlotte Print = Charlotte Print    Library-supplied online resource = Online (Library-Provided)*   WWW Resource = Online (Internet Resource)
* Library-provided resources require your password for off-campus access

Getting Started/Reference Sources

Misenheimer Print American Decades, REF E169.12 A419 1994
Misenheimer Print Dictionary of American History, REF E174.D52 2003
Misenheimer Print Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, REF D114.E53 1999
Misenheimer PrintEncyclopedia of North Carolina, REF F252.E52 1999
Misenheimer Print Encyclopedia of Southern History, REF F207.7 E52
Misenheimer Print Encyclopedia of World History, REF D21.E578 2001
 Misenheimer Print Profiles of North Carolina and South Carolina, REF HA551.P76 2007b
Misenheimer Print 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.

Journal Articles

Library-supplied online resource JSTOR: Full text of core scholarly journals across all major disciplines, from the first issue until 1-5 years ago (no current issues).
Library-supplied online resource North Carolina Periodicals Index: Index to articles in magazines published in and about North Carolina
Library-supplied online resource ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database: Journals in art, history, philosophy, music, literature and more
Library-supplied online resource 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.


Library-supplied online resource 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.

Library-supplied online resource 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

Library-supplied online resource ABC-Clio Collection: This collection of lengthy e-books includes:
  • American Slavery:  Life histories of slaves compiled from over 4000 interviews with former slaves
  • Daily Life Through History: Offers a detailed portrayal of what life was like for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history, through text, pictures, maps, and much more.
  • Historic Events of the 20th Century: Online guide offering in-depth insight into the seminal events of the last century.
  • Literature in Context: Expands one's understanding of the historical, social, and cultural context that shaped classic literature through a collection of primary source material, collateral readings, and commentary.

Library-supplied online resource American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Over 7500 digitized periodicals from the late 17th to late 19th centuries, covering all aspects of American life
WWW ResourceAmerican Memory: A collection of historical documents online, including manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets and sound recordings
                  Print American Decades Primary Sources, REF E169.1.A471977 2004
WWW ResourceAmerican Slave Narratives: Transcripts and analysis of interviews with former slaves.
WWW ResourceAvalon Project: Full text of many historical documents, such as Confederate papers, the Nuremberg trials, and the Magna Carta.
WWW ResourceCenter for the Study of Southern Culture: Loads of research materials and digitized primary source materials relating to the history of the American South.
WWW ResourceDocumenting the American South: Full-text resources from the UNC collections. Covers 19th century Southern history and literature
                  Print Documents of American History, REF E173.C66 1968
Library-supplied online resource HeritageQuest: Genealogy database, includes census data from 1790-1930
WWW ResourceHistorical Text Archive: A huge collection of full-text historical documents, searchable and with links to related resources.
WWW ResourceMaking of America: A searchable collection of full-text historical primary sources, including 1600 books and 50,000 journal articles.
 Library-supplied online resource New York Times Historical Archive: Full text of the New York Times, from the 1st issue in 1851 through a few years ago
WWW ResourceNineteenth 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.
WWW ResourceNizkor Project: A huge collection of documents, pictures and information related to the Holocaust. Also a lot of information about Holocaust denial.
 Library-supplied online resource North American Women's Letters & Diaries: Full text of letters and diaries of famous and not-famous women, from colonial times to 1950
Library-supplied online resource Sanborn Maps - North Carolina: Historical maps of 158 North Carolina towns
WWW ResourceWars for Viet Nam: Tons of information about the Vietnam War, with full text of many hard-to-find documents.

Library Home | Research Databases | Online Catalog | Distance Education | Library Services
Tutorial | Archives | General Information | Friends of the Library | Contact | University Home