Research Tools by Subject: History

Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.


Provided by ProQuest. This collection features expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

Tags: African American History, US History, Civil Rights, The Civil War, Jim Crow Era

Black Women in America


Provides expanded coverage of the achievements and contributions of African American women.

Tags: African-American History, Encyclopedia, Modern History, Civil Rights, Women’s History, American History

Civil War Newspapers

Due to license restrictions this research tool is available only to patrons when visiting a CALS location. Some research tools are restricted to specific CALS locations. Please contact CALS at 918-3000 before your visit if you have questions about availability.

A collection of historical newspapers containing extensive local and national coverage of American culture, politics, and society from the Antebellum through the Reconstruction periods.

Tags: American History, Antebellum, Reconstruction, Historical Newspapers



This research tool provided via Traveler Access.

Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: Kids, Provinces, States and World.

Tags: Teacher Resources, Educator Resources, Cultures, Traditions, World Religions, Governments, Flags

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895


Documents the African American experience from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass-and shows how American culture, history, and national identity have been influenced by the experience of African Americans.

Tags: African-American History, American History, Transatlantic Slave Trade, Civil War, Black History, Antebellum, Black Experience

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present


Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

Tags: African-American History, American History, Black History, Jazz, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Segregation

Encyclopedia of Arkansas

A free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. The Encyclopedia contains more than 7,000 entries and 11,000 pieces of media related to Arkansas with new material being added weekly.

Tags: Arkansas History, Arkansas Geography, Central High School, Little Rock Nine, Local History

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment


Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes’ disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses.

Tags: Age of Reason, British Society, Isaac Newton, Voltaire, Galileo Galilei, Candide