Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Databases & Research - Libraries

History Databases

Use the databases listed below to find articles from magazines, journals and other publications.
Online books can be accessed through Ebrary.

Databases are restricted to use by Kalamazoo Valley Community College students, faculty and staff.

  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries HarpWeekHarper’s Weekly 1857-1889 -- full-text and illustrations from one of America's leading 19th century illustrated newspapers.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries Issues & Controversies in American History:  Balanced explanations of the most contentious issues in American history. Includes biographies, timelines, background articles, photographs, primary documents, and maps.
  • Michigan E-Library Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online: This digital archive documents Michigan state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries Salem Press American History:
    Milestone Documents in American History: 134 primary source documents from U.S. history with analysis.
    Decades Series: Popular culture and historic events from the 1930s through the 1990s; search by decade or all seven decades together.
    Great Lives from History: African Americans: Covers more than 770 people from colonial times through the present, and their influence on American history.
    Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions: Features 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women) from all time, worldwide.
    Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives: Profiles more than 600 notorious individuals from around the world.
  • Michigan E-Library U.S. History Collection: This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.
  • Michigan E-Library World History Collection: This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries World History: The Modern Era: Covers a broad range of topics: The evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. Includes e-books, but no journal articles.