From the explorers of the Americas to today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation’s evolution.
The American History database is designed to move students and young adult library patrons beyond memorizing names and dates toward a deeper understanding of America’s fascinating, complex story—its precontact origins, westward expansion, social movements, internal conflicts, and contemporary defining moments.
Created in collaboration with scholars, educators, and librarians, American History helps users become successful students of history with citation information at their fingertips and a highly visual and engaging interface. Whether clicking through primary sources from the Revolutionary Era or preparing for an exam on World War II, students and general researchers will find everything they need in this easy-to-use database.
• Nearly 15,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, government and court documents, photos, maps, audio/video clips, statistics, and more
• Over 100 topical overviews and nearly 3,300 biographies of famous political and military figures such as John Locke, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Douglas MacArthur, as well as fascinating people from across American society, including Hank Aaron, Andrew Carnegie, Robert Redford, and Jonas Salk
• A remarkable survey of American history from 1350 to the present, organized chronologically and thematically, linking reference, curriculum, and analysis of current events
• Unmatched scope and coverage, providing the content necessary to support different learning styles and a variety of approaches to American history while meeting all standards-based curriculum requirements
• Content reveals the connections between past and future events and takes a closer look at issues of continuing relevance