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History Databases

Biography in Context

Biography in Context contains contextual information on the world's most influential people from searchable based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


Massachusetts History Online

Use Massachusetts History Online for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.


Britannica Annals of American History

Use Annals of American History to explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia .


Milestone Documents in American History

Milestone Documents in American History pairs primary source documents with analytical essays and commentary, providing a full understanding of each document's importance and historical context.


Britannica World Data Analyst

World Data Analyst allows subscribers to create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for data crunching and deeper analysis. Users can also link to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Great for research, to explore new topics for study, or just to learn more about the world.


US History in Context

Use U.S. History in Context to find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History, with magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links .


Digital Sanborn Maps

Sanborn Maps of MA chart the growth and development of Massachusetts towns and cities. They are large-scale plans of a city or town,  listing street blocks and building numbers.


Weapons and Warfare

Weapons and Warfare is focused on information about weaponry, tactics, and models of warfare from ancient times to the present, worldwide. Particular attention is paid to technical and strategic development, and advances made over time and geography.


Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context features topic and country portals that bring together sources on social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, multimedia, periodical, primary source and statistical information.


World History in Context

World History in Context combines reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites .  It covers a variety  of the most significant people, events and topics in World History .