Subject Guide - History


EBSCOhost is a database that provides full-text articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and trade publications. Within EBSCO, you may choose to run a search through all of the databases, or select the database(s) you want.

Academic Search Elite
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals. Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.

E-Book Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among the 175,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles, 73,022 e-books will be accessible with information relevant to the researcher’s needs.

E-Book Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among this collection, you may browse the category of History to find books on world history and U. S. history.


This database hosts full-text, digital versions of books and academic journals primarily in the Humanities and Social Sciences. There are also journals in the hard sciences.

JSTOR journals or books can be browsed by Subject “History” to find “History,” “History of Science and Technology.” You may also browse under the “Social Sciences” heading when browsing by subject to find subtopics like anthropology and archeology.


Gale Academic OneFile connects the information you are looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. You will find this premier periodical resource that provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas. Journal articles and books can be searched by the subject “History.”

Gale OneFile: U.S. History
Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers.

Gale OneFile: World History
Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy
Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)

Tennessee Electronic Library provides the full list of databases by subject. TEL hosts a wide range of content including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test prep materials, federal census records, and more in every subject imaginable. TEL connects searchers to results from a multitude of databases through the use of a powerful search engine tool that can be found under “All Resources.”

You may go to “All Resources” and search in Gale Academic OneFile to find the information about “History” and to find Gale OneFile’s databases “World History” and “U. S. History.” The main page of TEL also has a basic search engine that connects searchers directly to articles and eBooks with keywords searches.

TEL also provides access to the following resources:

The Tennessean (1812 - 2002)
Digitized pages of The Tennessean (1812-2002) provide unique historical insight into the regional issues and concerns, such as local government, industrialization, prohibition, and racial struggles. Audience: Middle School, High School, College/Research, Public, Genealogy

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present including 125 newspapers from Tennessee. Audience: Public, Genealogy

Digital Library of Tennessee
The Digital Library of Tennessee provides free access to unique materials from museums, libraries, and archives across the state. Audience: Public, Genealogy

Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA)
Digital repository of Tennessee history and culture featuring historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value. Audience: Public, Genealogy

Volunteer Voices
Volunteer Voices is a state-wide digitization project that will provide access to primary sources that document Tennessee's rich history and culture. Audience: Public

Tennessee Blue Book
The Tennessee Blue Book serves as a manual of useful information on our state and government, both past and present. Audience: College/Research, Public

Access World News: NewsBank

This database provides access to newspaper articles from around the world. The search tools on this site allow you to pinpoint articles about your topic by geographic region, publication, date, and more.

It provides Hot Topics for faculty and students with an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.

InfoBase: World News Digest

This is a database that contains six separate sub-databases: African-American History, Issues & Controversies, Infobasebooks, CREDO Reference, Today’s Science, and World News Digest.

African American History Database (an Infobase sub-database) covers more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into a subject or era through the Topic Centers.

Using the search tool in the African-American History database (an Infobase sub-database) you can search, browse by topic, or view curriculum tools.