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History Resources


America: History and LifeHistorical literature for the United States and Canada, from 1964 on.

Ancestry LibraryBillions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Biography: Gale In ContextBiographical information on the world's most influential people. Includes videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.

Global NewsstreamRecent global news content from newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites, as well as archives back into the 1980s. State of Maine funded.

JSTORBack issues of core scholarly journals as well as books and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, & sciences.

KanopyStreaming films, documentaries and training videos from producers including PBS, Media Education Foundation, Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, HBO, First Run Features, BBC and more.

Nexis UniNews, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis® including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. Nexis Uni tutorials. 

North American Women's Letters and DiariesArchive of Canadian and American women's published and unpublished diaries and correspondence from Colonial times, through 1950.

Project MuseArticles from journals in the humanities and social sciences, including literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, & gender studies.

Historical Newspapers - ProQuestArchive of 5 newspaper titles: Guardian and Observer: 1791-2003, Hartford Courant: 1764-1985, New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993, New York Times: 1851-2007 and the Washington Post: 1877-1994.

U.S. History: Gale In ContextPrimary and secondary U.S. history sources from publishers Macmillan, Scribner and others. State of Maine funded.

Books & Videos

Textbooks & Reserves


RefWorksCollect references from online databases, websites and other sources. Easily insert citations into papers and automatically format reference lists. Sharing tools for groups.

Interlibrary LoanRequest for free nearly anything to which the UNE Libraries do not provide access.

DUNE:DigitalUNEHistory Department faculty and student publications in DUNE:DigitalUNE

Using Primary SourcesGuide from UNE's Maine Women Writers Collection on using primary sources in your research