Research Databases

A B C D E F G H L N O P S T V W
List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African American Heritage
African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition

U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography Reference Link
Biography Reference Bank

Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

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Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)
Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)
Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of World War I on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1914 to 1919, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.
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Family Search
Family Search

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history.

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Fold3
Fold3

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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Great Events from History
Great Events from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
Great Events from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600is the third installment in the ongoing Great Events from History series, which began in 2004 with The Ancient World. Like the rest of the series, the current volumes are enlarged with a significant amount of new material-often more than half the original contents.
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The Ancient World
Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.

Nineteen maps of portions of the ancient world appear grouped together for easy reference in the front of each volume. Accompanying the essays are about 175 illustrations (mostly line art and photographs of busts, sculptures, coins, paintings, and drawings depicting the individual) and 86 maps, succession lists, genealogies, and other sidebars.

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The Eighteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century
Essays cover the world's most important events and developments - from 1701 through 1800 - in the century that witnessed the world's transition to a modern industrial and scientific society.

 

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Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453
Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453

The current two volumes of The Middle Ages, 477-1443 add 199 new essays to the original 123, for a total of 322 events. These essays were commissioned especially for this series and appear here for the first time. In addition, this series features a new page design, expanded and updated bibliographies, internal and external cross-references, a section containing maps of the medieval world, new appendices and indexes, plus excerpts from primary source documents, regional tables, and numerous illustrations throughout.

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Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century

The 667 chronologically arranged essays cover the world's most important events and developments from 1801 through 1900 in the century that witnessed the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, colonialism, a realignment of world nations, Romanticism, and the birth of modern physics, astronomy, and other fields.

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Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700
Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700

Included in this set are milestones in the geopolitics of the era - from the Thirty Years' War to the War of the League of Augsburg; from Europeans' arrival in Australia to the establishment of the Louisiana Colony. Also essays address key social developments in daily life: the practice of birth control; the popularization of New World imports such as tobacco, coffee, and chocolate; the establishment of Tokyo's "Floating World" district; the ineradicable devastation of the Middle Passage and African American slavery.

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Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940

The events covered include the geopolitical events of the era--from World War II (1939-1945) and the Holocaust to the formation of the United Nations and the start of the Cold War in 1945, from the Korean War (1950-1953) to the war in Vietnam (1959-1975). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in literature, the arts, music, law, and social and civil rights legislation.

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Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970

The events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era--from World War I (1914-1918) and the Russian Revolution (1917) to the rise of the German Nazi Party, the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the eruption of World War II in Europe (1939). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in art and music, trends in immigration, and landmark social legislation. 

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Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000

The events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era--from World War I (1914-1918) and the Russian Revolution (1917) to the rise of the German Nazi Party, the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the eruption of World War II in Europe (1939). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in art and music, trends in immigration, and landmark social legislation.

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Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives
Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives

Notorious Lives includes 637 biographies of notorious personages, from the merely controversial to extremely negative, from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events or impact on law enforcement or popular culture. Scope of coverage includes ancient times to the present, worldwide, with an emphasis on the North American and the West but including figures as diverse as Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Idi Amin, Ted Bundy, and Osama Bin Laden. 

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HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

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Ohio History Connection
Ohio History Connection

The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. 

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The 1950s in America
The 1950s in America

The Fifties in America surveys the events and people of all of North America during the 1950's. 

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The 1970s in America
The 1970s in America

The Seventies in America contains 672 essays, in alphabetical order, ranging from 500 to 3,000 words in length. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, the essays present clear discussions of their topics, explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar.

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The 1980s in America
The 1980s in America
This encyclopedia is a much-needed source of reliable information for today's students, all of whom were born after the decade ended. It features long overviews and short entries discussing people, books, films, plays, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 1980s in order to explore what made the decade unique.
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World Book Timelines
World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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