America: History and Life is the definitive bibliographic reference covering the history, culture, area studies, and current affairs literature of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. It covers journal titles published worldwide and includes article citations and book/media reviews.
Archon is an online catalog for the holdings of Hekman Library's Heritage Hall and allows for searching of collection inventories. Heritage Hall serves as the official repository for records of Calvin University, Calvin Theological Seminary, and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. In addition, Heritage Hall has nearly 600 manuscript collections of personal papers and organizational records. Collections readily provide primary source materials for research in a wide range of disciplines, such as History, Economics, Psychology, Literature, Theology, Political Science, and more.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, available via Web of Science, provides access to bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading arts and humanities journals.It covers a broad array of topics in the humanities from 1975 to the present.
A Library of Congress website providing access to information about historic American newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. This site also includes the Newspaper Title Directory, which lists newspapers published in the United States since 1690, and can help researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time and where to access them (which libraries have those titles).
CQ Researcher is a definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. It includes coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans is a full-text collection of virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800. It is a definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, is a definitive resource for teaching and researching the Early National Period in American History. This full-text digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America during the first two decades of the 19th century. Subjects covered range from history, literature and culture to politics, government and society.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.
H-Net Reviews is the largest online professional reviewing archive, with thousands of scholarly reviews for books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, offered under Creative Commons licensing, commissioned by professional review editors, written, edited, copyedited, and published in an original online system, cataloged by the Library of Congress, and available on web, email, and in PDF.
HarpWeek provides online access to Harper’s Weekly, the 19th
century "Journal of Civilization." Harper's Weekly is primary source material including the editorials, news stories,
illustrations, cartoons, and advertisements that formed American public opinion of the era.
The Hekman Digital Archive (HDA) provides a home to digital files that can be used in the classroom or for personal study on the web. It currently accommodates 10 unique collections, and includes over 5000 digital images available in a variety of formats.
Historical Abstracts is the definitive index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present. Indexing thousands of journals in over 40 languages, it is an invaluable bibliographic database for history students. Topics include military history, women’s history, history of education, and much more.
The standard source for statistical data on U. S. History, with data sets on topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America. Includes essays placing the data in historical context.
A convenient way to see the full-text of more recent issues of important historical journals. These are made available through Hekman Library's institutional subscriptions, so most of them are not accessible to non-Calvin users.
Humanities Source is a valuable full-text database covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It provides full text, indexing and abstracts for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities.
JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
Contains information about Michigan facts and links to the Michigan Collection including County Guides, Historical Research Collections, Michigan Imprints 1851-1876, Michigan Bibliographies and the Michigan Digital Collections.
An encyclopedic work with articles on the main ideas and movements of global cultural history from antiquity to the present day. The NDHI focuses not only on the ideas themselves, but also on the cultural environments in which they arose, and their transformations and influence.[To access freely online, scroll down past the entries for "Science Encyclopedia" in the link provided.] One can profitably also consult the entries in the earlier (1973-74) Dictionary of the History of Ideas( online and Ref CB5 .D52), which approaches much of the same subject matter but more from the perspective of examining the history of influential texts.
This database allows users to search the New York Times issues dating 1851 - recent (3-month embargo). Results include the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in PDF format.
An international list for locating links to archival Web sites. Lists over 5000 archival sites with information on holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, and historical photographs. Organized geographically.