Salem History Salem History is an online database of full-text reference e-books and primary sources on American history and world history.
Daily Life through History Daily Life Online is a database providing information on the daily lives of people around the world. The content includes books, articles, images, maps, primary documents, and more.
Find more database options here: Primary Sources Databases Here you will find a list of online databases to help you find primary source documents, images, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, maps and more.
Find Primary Sources on Websites
Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a freely available collection of resources from libraries, archives, and museums. Search by theme, location, or era.
Library of Congress Contains approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials.
Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
Academic OneFile (Gale) Academic OneFile offers sources on a wide range of topics from scholarly journals and magazines and newspapers.
JSTOR JSTOR contains hundreds of scholarly journals from all disciplines. Full text coverage varies by journal.
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Cite your Sources (MLA)
MLA Quick Guide See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (8th edition).
APA Quick Guide A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue) APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
Cite your Sources (Chicago)
Chicago Quick Guide A guide to Chicago-style citations (both footnote-bibliography and author-date). Each example shows a full note, shortened note, and bibliography entry.