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United States History: Databases

Your guide to research sources in American History.

What's a database?

Databases are designed to help students and researchers  find the best journal articles, news, career information, and reference books. They are available online through library purchase agreements.  You may choose to search all databases in a collection at a time, multiple databases by subject, or just search one at a time. 

When off-campus, first login to the database you need to access these links.

OFF CAMPUS ACCESS 

No need to authenticate when on campus.

Tip: Our EBooks are searchable from our online catalog or from the Ebook Central and Salem Press Databases.

 

Best History Databases

OFF CAMPUS LOGIN

When off-campus, you must login first to use the links to research databases and access e-books.

Login: Your  NPC ID number. Password:  last 4 digits of your social security number.  Then select the database you need.

When on campus, you don't need to log-in. Just click the links.

Why should I use library research databases instead of a Google search?

Using the research databases from the library has many advantages over searching on the web. Really!  Why else would we pay good money so you have access to this "hidden" web?

5 Good reasons to use databases from the library:

  • Save time! Searching is easy
  • Articles can be saved, emailed, and printed quickly
  • Free! Millions of free full-text articles all in one place
  • Citations provided in MLA, APA, and other styles
  • Reliable, edited sources. No selling, nut job rants, or folks with an ax to grind!