History

Databases

Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian SocietyAmerican Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Digitized images from the American Antiquarian Society of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.*

 


Britannica Library: Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*

 


Digital Newspapers at MN Historical Society:The Minnesota Historical Society holds the largest single collection of Minnesota newspapers, with publication dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

 


 Explora Libraries: Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all subject areas including multimedia, primary source documents, and reference books. Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center.*


Minnesota Reflections: Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.***

 


Universal Class: 500+ lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units, designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Courses include videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for interaction with other learners. Take multiple classes, video-audit a course, learn at your own pace.**


Selected Websites

  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) — Access to millions of items including photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the U.S.
  • Minnesota Historical Society — Access to the research library catalog, archives, and indexes (birth, death, veterans)
  • Umbra Search African American History — Brings together pieces of African American history and culture, with more than 500,000 digitized materials from over 1,000 libraries and archives across the country.

*Subscription purchased by eLibrary Minnesota (ELM).
**Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.
***About Minnesota Digital Library.