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History
 

Annals of America
From Home or the Library
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States . This valuable online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.  Includes 2,100 entries from 1493 to the present.  

Britannica World Data Analyst
From Home or the Library
Easy access to printable country statistics including map, area, population, demographic and vital statistics, gross national product, and more.  Create your own tables and graphs comparing countries using the most recent statistics or historical statistics, which show changes in countries over time.  See how different countries compare on economic and population measure, or get information on significant geographic features such as highest mountains and largest deserts.

Gale Virtual Reference Library 
From Home or the Library
A mix of more than 50 full-text reference books including:
American Decades Primary Sources
American Eras
Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students
Dictionary of American History
Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity   

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World  
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History  
Government, Politics, and Protest
(Social Issues Essential Primary Sources Collection)
History of the American Cinema
  
Human and Civil Rights
(Social Issues Essential Primary Sources Collection)
Immigration and Multiculturalism
(Social Issues Essential Primary Sources Collection)
The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students 
Social Policy (Social Issues Essential Primary Sources Collection)
Terrorism (Social Issues Essential Primary Sources Collection)
US Immigration & Migration Reference Library
World Eras

Massachusetts History Online
From Home or the Library
This collection of full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers provides information on Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Massachusetts Digital Collections
From Home or the Library
Links to digital special collections from Massachusetts libraries that include local history monographs and pamphlets, a significant portion is manuscript material (personal and organizational papers), photographs, posters, ticket stubs, broadsides, etc. 

Massachusetts Special Collections Directory
From Home or the Library

A database of over 600 archive and manuscript collections in Massachusetts. 

PowerSearch 
From Home or the Library
Select multiple databases from a  list and then search across all of the databases you have chosen.  

Salem History
From Home  From the Library
Includes full text of the following reference books:
Decades --
Includes the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Great Athletes -- A comprehensive look at over 1,400 sports heroes and legends.
Great Events from History --
Includes  Renaissance; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century, 1901-1940; 20th Century, 1941-1970; 20th Century, 1971-2000; Modern Scandals; and GLBT Events.  
Great Lives from History -- 
Includes Notorious Lives and Inventors and Inventions.
Milestone Documents --
Includes African American History; American History;  and American Leaders.
Musicians & Composers --
Biographical profiles of important figures in all  genres of music.
Weapons and Warfare
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A historical view of the development of weapons and military tactics.
Provided by Thayer Public Library.

U.S. History In Context
From Home or the Library
Easily find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. 

World History in Context 
From Home or the Library

Easily find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. 

   

 

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