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History and Political Science Databases

Top recommended databases

  • Annals of American History
    Over 2,000 primary U.S. history documents, from 1493 to modern times--videos and pictures too!

  • Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collections Series 1 – Perpetual
    Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture. This collection conveys the creative life of U.S. Hispanics, and sheds new light on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized Hispanics throughout the history of the United States. Arte Publico contains 60,000 historical articles; hundreds of political and religious pamphlets; and the complete texts of over 1,100 historical books of Hispanic literature, political commentary and culture.

  • Country Watch
    Country Watch provides profiles on 194 countries around the world. Profiles include facts and statistics on demographics, economics, politics and geography.

  • CQ Researcher
    Provides in-depth reports on current events and topics of current interest. Each report provides historical background on the topic, outside commentary, pro/con arguments, chronological information, and a substantial bibliography. CQ Researcher addresses a wide range of topics including legal, political, and social issues, communication and mass media, health, education, science, and technology.


  • Latino American Experience
    This database explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the United States—an estimated 44 million individuals who have formed unique, self-sufficient, and vibrant communities across the nation.


  • Military & Government Collection
    Military & Government Collection provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals.  Topics include news on all branches of military and government as well as homeland security.


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