History Resources

Archives Unbound

  • Contains digital collections of historical documents including documents from the Bush presidency, Development of Civil Rights Policy, etc.  
  • If you click on “collections” you can see all the resources for a specific topic 
  • Clicking on “learning center” allows you to look at more browsing tips and shows the history and context of the archive. 
  • If you click on term frequency, you can search for a particular term and see all the articles that mention that term by publication year. 
  • To find a topic, in the “topic finder”, you can input keywords and the database will generate a wheel of topics relating to those keywords. 

Austin American-Statesman (Historical) 

  • Search the full text of the Austin American Statesman newspaper, 1880 – 1979, 1994
  • The database automatically opens to the advanced search. If you want to use the basic search tool, you can click “ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Austin American Statesman” and it will pop up. 
  • In the basic search you can limit your search to full text articles or peer reviewed articles. 
  • If you want to use the advanced search, you can search by publication date, publication company, subject headings, source type (i.e., book, magazine, scholarly journal), and language. 

Handbook of Texas Online

  • Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture
  • Under the “Handbook”, you can browse entries alphabetically by title, by place, time period, etc. 
  • You can also browse the publications by books, art, maps, etc. 
  • By clicking on the search bar in the upper right hand corner, you can search by title or key word. 

Portal to Texas history

  • Includes documents, letters, maps, etc from prehistory through the twentieth century in Texas
  • In the main search bar, you can narrow down your search by type of resource (i.e., newspaper, book chapters, datasets, etc.)
  • If you scroll down a little, you can click on “explore by” in order to browse topics
    • You can browse by state, county, decade, subject, etc. 

US History OneFile

  • Includes balanced coverage of events from U.S. History. 
  • If you sign in with your St. Edwards email address, you will be able to see search history, which could be helpful if you are doing research projects. 
  • Search tools include topic finder, Subject Guide Search, and publication search
    • In the Topic Finder, you can input keywords and the database will generate a wheel of topics relating to those keywords. 
    • In the subject guide search you can search by subject as well as narrow your search to publication date, peer reviewed journals, and full text articles. 
    • In the publication search section you can search for specific publications as well as narrow your search by date, peer reviewed journals, type of publication, etc.