United States History

Article Databases

America: History and Life Key site [UCSD Only]
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations. For rest of world use Historical Abstracts.

American Periodicals Series (APS) Online Key site [UCSD Only]
1740-1900. Full text of North American periodicals (magazines and newspapers) from 1740 through the 19th century; a few early 20th century periodicals also included. Search APS Online by keyword or browse by journal.

Bibliography of Native North Americans Key site [UCSD Only]
Database indexing journal articles, books and other publications, covering all aspects of native North American culture and history. Includes materials published from 1500s to present. Links to online texts.

C19: The Nineteenth Century Index Key site [UCSD Only]
A crucial bibliographical megasite for information about books, periodicals, newspapers, and archives from the Nineteenth Century, particularly from Britain and North America.

IIBP: International Index to Black Periodicals Key site [UCSD Only]
Citations and abstracts from over 150 scholarly and popular journals, newspapers and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean (as far back as 1902)--and full-text coverage of over 40 core Black Studies periodicals (1998 forward).

JSTOR Key site [UCSD Only]
Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.

Wall Street Journal (Historical) Key site [UCSD Only]
1889-1993. Search and browse full text and display images of both articles and complete newspaper pages. Via Proquest.
Recent years, 1985-present.
Digital microfilm 2008-present.

Academic Search Complete [UCSD Only]
Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.

Alternative Press Index and Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-current. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective [UCSD Only]
1913-1983. Provides a single resource for seven decades of articles on the most important events, issues & trends in the history of business & industry, plus the most important historical sources in the applied science & technology for the 20th Century.

Baseball Index
Lists books, articles, pamphlets, films, recordings, songs, poems, cartoons, advertising, from 19th century to present. Aimed at both researcher and fan. Full text not included. An ongoing project of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Bibliography of World Slavery
Lists about 25,000 scholarly works published since 1900in all academic disciplines and in all western European languages on slavery and slaving, worldwide and throughout human history, including modern times.

Black Studies Center [UCSD Only]
Includes full text journals and indexing from the International Index of Black Periodicals, newspapers such as the Chicago Defender and NY Amsterdam News, Black Literature Index, and essays from the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience.

California Index
Maintained by the Los Angeles Public Library, indexes information from periodicals about people, places, and events that have impacted life in Southern California.

Chicano Database [UCSD Only]
Comprehensive bibliographic index representing all types of material on Mexican-American topics. Provides extensive indexing from 1960s to the present; selective coverage back to early 1900s. Since 1992 includes articles on the broader Latino experience.

HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index [UCSD Only]
1970-present. Lists journal articles on Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the U.S.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Covers a wide range of topics in the history of science.

Index to Legal Periodicals (Retrospective) [UCSD Only]
1908-1981.Indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand. Also annual surveys, yearbooks, and annual reviews of work in a given field or topic.

Journal of San Diego history v.12(1966)- Publisher's web site
1955-present. Official journal of the San Diego Historical Society. Browse individual issues or search all 50 years by keyword.

PAIS Archive [UCSD Only]
1915-1976. Lists articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law. Go to PAIS International, 1972-present.

Periodicals Archive Online [UCSD Only]
1665-2000. Full text of 1.4 million articles from 450 North American and European journals in arts, humanities, social sciences. 20 percent non-English.

Periodicals Index Online [UCSD Only]
1665-1995. Index to 16 million articles from 4,700 North American and European scholarly journals in arts, humanities, social sciences; 30 percent non-English language.

PERSI: Periodical Source Index [UCSD Only]
Indexes 6500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. Allows searching by names, locations, and methodologies as well as the ability to browse the journals by title and keyword.

Readers' Guide Retrospective [UCSD Only]
1890-1982. Online version of Reader's Guide to Periodicals, index to general-interest U.S. magazines during the 20th Century.

Web of Knowledge [UCSD Only]
1900-present. Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index. Major database indexes 10,000+ journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, & humanities, as well as conference proceedings.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 [UCSD Only]
Database of digitized books, images, documents, essays and bibliographies documenting women's reform activities in the U.S., mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Women's Studies International [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Abstracts of journal articles, books and other materials drawn from a variety of women's studies databases, including Women's Studies Abstracts (1984-present).