Ohio University


Encyclopedia Resources

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Large collection of hundreds of online encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical compilations, and other reference tools.

OhioLink E-book Center

Search for ebooks from ABC-CLIO, Gale, Oxford University Press, Sage, and Springer. Includes books, encyclopedias, handbooks, and more in the humanities, social sciences, life, health, and physical sciences, engineering and computer science.

History-specific Databases

America, History and Life

Indexes scholarly literature about American and Canadian history, prehistory to the present day. Covers articles, book reviews, dissertations, and media reviews in English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.


Searchable, full text source for scholarly journals and ebooks in many fields. JSTOR does not include current content. Typically, the most recent three to five years of a journal are not available.

Directory of Databases Relevant to History

Directory of Primary Sources Databases


Information About and Directory of Historical Newspapers Available Through the OU Libraries

(Note: not all of these resources are available to OUZ students)

Newspaper Database Listings

(Note: not all of these resources are available to OUZ students)

Help with the Research Process

Locating Primary Resources in ALICE ("the catalog")

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