Landman Library


Subject Guide: History, International Studies, Political Science

Subject Specific Databases

Library Catalog Contains records for the print books and many (but not all) of the e-books we have in our collection.

EBook Central Browse and access thousands of ebook titles.

WorldCat  Contains over 54 million records from over 10,000 librarries, for books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide. You can order these books using Interlibrary Loan.

General & Newspaper Databases

Online Primary Source Archives

American Memory from the Library of Congress. “American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.”

American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank. Collection of current and historical speeches in audio and/or video format.

United States National Archives. Search the U.S. National Archives by topic.

Presidential Libraries-U.S. National Archives. Searchable database of presidential libraries from Truman to George W. Bush.

U.S. History Resources. An annotated guide to the most useful websites for U.S. history and social studies from George Mason University

Primary Resources in U.S. History. This feature contains primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history.

Primary Resources in World History. This website reviews describe and evaluates online primary–source archives.

Fordham University’s-Internet Sourcebook. Collections of primary documents from the ancient, medieval, and modern world. Also contains special searchable collections on African, East Asian, Global, Indian, Islamic, Jewish,Science, Women’s, and LGBT History.

Avalon Project: from Yale Law School Library. Documents in Law, History,and Diplomacy. Includes major political and diplomatic documents, from BC to the present, such as: the Magna Carta, the Warsaw Pact, the Oslo Accords, and the 9/11 report.

Searching for Books

WorldCat  Contains over 54 million records from over 10,000 librarries, for books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide.