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Lane Library Catalog : Find books, e-books, and other resources held at Lane Library.

FirstSearch : Access to WorldCat and ArticleFirst. Search for items not available through Lane Library (learn more about interlibrary loan).

ACLS Humanities E-Book Project : Full text digital book collection of nearly 2,800 titles

EBSCO eBook Collection
There are nearly 120,000 eBooks in this collection representing a broad range of academic subject matter, including titles from leading university presses.
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.


JSTOR: Full text access to the archive of over 400 journals. The most current 3-5 years may not be available due to JSTOR’s publisher-defined moving wall.

Academic Search Compete (EBSCOhost): Full text access to over 8000 journals

Proquest Research Library: Full text access to over 2,500 journals

Humanities International Complete
Broad coverage of humanities disciplines, with over 1200 full-text journals and books.

Reference Sources

Credo Reference
Great starting point for research projects. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

The American Revolution, 1775-1783 : an encyclopedia

The Blackwell encyclopedia of the American Revolution

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture: Over 5000 entries on Latin American history and culture

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance: A six volume encyclopedia with entries on the people, places and topics of the Renaissance

Primary Sources

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
More than 7,500 American magazines and journals from the AAS, documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Subjects covered include art, music, literature, law, politics, religion, philosophy, science, family history and ethnic studies. It is divided into five chronological series, which can be searched simultaneously:

African American Historical Serials Collection

The African American Historical Serials Collection is an archive of periodicals that document the history of African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. It includes newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations, including churches and social service agencies.

Civil War Primary Source Documents

From the New-York Historical Society, Civil War Primary Source Documents is an archive of unique manuscripts chronicling the American Civil War as it was experienced. Providing both Northern and Southern perspectives, it covers all aspects of the war, including reactions and impressions from the home front.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Research Portal including a number of digitized primary document collections

Ripon College Archives: A collection of historical documents and records from Ripon College

Ripon Historical Society : The Ripon community historical society, archives and museum

U.S. National Archives: Records and historical documents from the U.S. National Archives

World War I Resources at the Library of Congress: Manuscripts, visual resources, maps and a myriad of other primary sources of World War I.

American Memory Project : Digitized texts, recordings and other materials which document the American experience

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) : The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication

EuroDocs: Selected transcriptions, facsimilies and translations

U.K. National Archives : Records and historical documents at the British National Archives

Early Americas Digital Archive : Electronic documents written in or about the Americas from 1492 to 1820

Old Maps Online Portal : British funded site with thousands of maps from The British Library, The National Librarian of Scotland and others

Cold War International History Project: : The Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former “Communist bloc” with the historiography of the Cold War which has been written over the past few decades largely by Western scholars reliant on Western archival sources.

Veterans History Project: The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.


Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost) : Full text access to more than 700 newspapers and nearly 700,000 television and radio news transcripts

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers : Search and view newspapers 1860-1922

U.S. Newsstream
Key national and regional sources including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, Chicago Tribune and over 80 local titles like the Appleton Post-Crescent and the Green Bay Press Gazette. Content is updated daily, with same-day publication access to over 250 titles.


Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s – 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

Andrew Prellwitz

Prellwitz, Andrew

Librarian-User Services and Director of Lane Library

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