PREMIUM RESOURCES: These databases are brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and The Alabama Virtual Library.
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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
History Reference Center - a comprehensive full text history reference database. Features full text for more than 650 historical encyclopedias and other non-fiction books. Plus 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies of historical figures; hours of historical film and video; and more than 12,000 historical photos and maps. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Mobile Register on Newsbank - Computer files of full text for stories originating in the Mobile Register from 1993 to the present. (News obits no paid funeral notices.)
NEW - The Historical Archives - actual images of the newspaper and include 1970 - 1992 along with 1858-9, 1860, 1862-3, 1868-1870.
Microfilm backfiles are at Local History.
Alabama Department of Archives and History
AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History - Provides links to the full-text of over 400 primary source documents relating to the study of American history arranged chronologically.
American History Resources LibGuide
The American Memory Collection - an incredible treasure from the Library of Congress with pages on topics from the African American Odyssey to Baseball Cards
American Presidency Project (University of California, Santa Barbara) - provides an online archive of nearly 30,000 historical documents related to the presidency including public papers, state of the union and inaugural addresses, data, and portraits
Augusta Evans Wilson - Augusta Jane Evans Wilson (1835-1909) was one of the most popular American novelists of the nineteenth century and certainly the most successful Alabama writer of her time. Her literary fame made her a prominent citizen of Mobile, where she spent most of her life. The Passion of Miss Augusta is a project which includes a film and an online museum based on the life and work of Augusta Evans Wilson (1835-1909), one of the most popular American writers of the nineteenth century, famous for the strong-willed female characters who often echoed her own life.
Best of History Websites
Center for History and New Media - an annotated guide to over 5000 US History sites
Documenting the American South - primary resources about the culture, literature and history of the American South
Encyclopedia of Alabama - A free, online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment. This site offers articles on Alabama’s famous people, historic events, sports, art, literature, industry, government, plant and animal life, agriculture, recreation, and so much more.
Great American Documents
Great American Speeches
Historic Mobile Preservation Society and Oakleigh Period House
Historic Postcards of Alabama
History Museum of Mobile
Mobile Carnival Museum
Presidents of the United States
Richards DAR House Museum
Top 100 Speeches - text and audio
University of South Alabama McCall Library - Includes an extensive manuscript, book and photography collections
USS Alabama Battleship
The WWW-VL History Index