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Includes a large collection of history reference books covering all time periods in world history.
Daily Life Online
Despite the title of this database, it covers all aspects of life in different countries from the 5th century CE to the present day.
Documenting the American South
DocSouth includes books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews and songs related to southern history, literature, and culture.
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Covers all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community. (Scroll down to find encyclopedia.)
Greenwood Digital Collection
The full text of many books from all time periods in the United States and Europe.
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
Over 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials depicting the personal experiences of hundreds of women. Contains materials from Colonial times to 1950.
PBS Video Collection
Download many PBS documentaries on many subjects including many by Ken Burns.
Sanborn Maps North Carolina
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, provides access to large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities.
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.