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Credo library card icon
Includes a large collection of history reference books covering all time periods in world history.

Daily Life Online library card icon
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 internet icon
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 library card icon
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 NC LIVE icon
The full text of many books from all time periods in the United States and Europe.

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries NC LIVE icon
Over 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials depicting the personal experiences of hundreds of women.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 NC LIVE icon
Download many PBS documentaries on many subjects including many by Ken Burns.

Sanborn Maps North Carolina NC LIVE icon
Sanborn fire insurance maps from 1867-1970 for all parts of North Carolina.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes library card icon
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.