For grades 5–12. Topics covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience.
Complete full-text content from nearly 550 American newspapers.
For genealogy research. Census records, vital records, land records, and more.
Primary source documents from six key time periods between 1790 and 2000, from the Abolitionist Movement to the Contemporary Era.
Primary source documents about the experience and impact of African-Americans as recorded by the news media.
Primary documents covering the ongoing evolution of civil rights in the United States.
Administered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. US and international vital, probate, land, military records, and more.
Documents relating to US wars, presidents, historical newspapers, and naturalization documents.
More than 600,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history, including full-text articles, videos, audio clips, and images.
Comprehensive coverage of more than 50 of the most-studied topics in US history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
For students and researchers. Content covering themes and trends from current history curriculums and world history textbooks. Includes the 20th century.
Primary, secondary, and online resources on the topic of regulating firearms in the United States.
Collection of US obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 to today.
Census data, family records, and local histories.
Digitized newspapers from 1777–1963, including historic SC newspapers.
Full-text from reference books, encyclopedias, and historical periodicals. Includes historical documents, biographies of historical figures, and historical photos, maps, and videos.
Collection of materials relating to the gay rights movement in America.
Unlimited digital access to The New York Times in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Archived content back to 1851 with some limitations.
Sign up for a free account on NYTimes.com using a valid email address. To access from inside the library, just visit NYTimes.com and sign in to your account. From outside the library, first click here for a code for renewable access periods of 24 hours and then sign in.
Broadcast transcripts, newswires, select Spanish language news sources, US government publications, and American news magazines.
Full-text articles from major newspapers, newswires, and news magazines as well as television and radio transcripts.
Historical newspapers from the US and beyond.
For both professional and general researchers. Full-text searchable database of 19th century newspapers across the United States.
Collection of essential legal materials on slavery in the US and the English-speaking world.
For grades K–12. Resources for homework help, projects, and more organized by grade level and subject area. For teachers—lesson plans and content to support classroom activities.
News sources from Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Includes recent content as well as archives back to the 1980s.