Augustana College printing logo

History, Religion, & Philosophy


Resources by Discipline:   All Humanities      History      Religion      Philosophy     

Career Exploration

All Humanities

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database offers more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and over 13,200 publications including books, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

JSTOR Journal Archive

Stores over one thousand scholarly journals in full-text format from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Journals can be searched by title or subject, individually or in groups. For each journal, articles from the first volume through to two to five years before today's date are available in full-text.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100-percent full-text, online access to more than 400 prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

back to top

History:   Secondary Source Databases  -  Primary Source Databases  -  Web Resources


Secondary Source Databases

EBSCO Databases in History

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in history. Resources include America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts. You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database that is most suitable to your research. (Both databases are limited to 6 simultaneous users.)

Bibliography of Asian Studies

References western-language journal articles, books, and book chapters published since 1971 about all parts of Asia. The BAS is particularly strong in the humanities (including history) and social sciences.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

Database of journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI is an essential database for research on Latin American history.

Index Islamicus

A scholarly database devoted to Islam and the Muslim world. Index Islamicus is not only a religion resource; it also covers the history, societies, and cultures of the Muslim world broadly conceived.

Clase & Periodica

A database of scholarly journals from Latin America and the Caribbean and published in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English. These journals specialize in the humanities, social sciences, science, and technology.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America, consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook.


PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) provides full-text scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.


Primary Source Databases

American History in Video

This video collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events and their presentation over time through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. It contains more than 5000 titles.

American Periodical Series Online

Full-text images of more than 1,000 periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and other historically-significant periodicals.

Augustana Observer

The Augustana Observer, Augustana's student newspaper, covers the years 1902-present and is an invaluable resource on the history of Augustana College.

Augustana Yearbook

Provides the Rockety-I, Augustana's yearbook, from 1900 to 2004, its last year of publication.

Black Studies in Video 

This collection features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.

Chicago Tribune

The Historical Chicago Tribune offers full text and image coverage of the newspaper from 1849-1991. For access to more recent Chicago Tribune articles, use Newsstand Expanded.

Filmakers Library Online

Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.


This database enables you to directly experience the richness and historical significance of Harper's Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper. Coverage extends from 1857-1912. Full text of the magazine from the Civil War era, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age is available.

Historical Statistics

The standard source for quantitative information on American history, Historical Statistics covers diverse topics: everything from migration to health to crime to the Confederate States of America, and much more. This edition allows researchers to make graphs of individual tables and to customize tables and spreadsheets to reflect their research toipcs.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Provides access to the full-text of newspapers and other news media from across the United States and the entire world. Lexis-Nexis is also an excellent source of information about legal cases.

New York Times

COMING SOON ... our new access to the complete historical New York Times directly from the Times' website! We are very excited about this change and look forward to sharing the details with you; the new service will begin September 4. Unfortunately, our previous contract has ended in the meantime, meaning a brief gap in coverage. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will enjoy the new access when it begins. For the time being, you can still access recent New York Times articles using Newsstand Expanded.

Newspaper Source

Full-text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers, and selected full-text for nearly 400 regional U.S. papers. Includes full-text of television and radio transcripts. Updated daily.

Newsstand Expanded

Newsstand Expanded includes The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, USA Today, The New York Times, (including The New York Times Book Review and The New York Times Magazine), The Wall Street Journal and Wall Street Journal Online, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor.


Pronounced "oyster," this database searches open-access digital archives from across the world. Many of the sources you find here will be primary documents that have been digitized and made available online. (Be careful, though: OAIster also locates documents from institutional repositories similar to Augustana Digital Commons. Not everything here is a primary source, so evaluate your results carefully.)

Women and Social Movements

Contains documents from 1769-present pertaining to women and social movements; new content added annually. This database is organized into "document projects," which pose a question (e.g., How Did Women Participate in the Underground Railroad?) and present a collection of documents to address that question.


Web Resources

American Memory

American Memory provides free access to digitized images and recordings of primary source documents from throughout United States history. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, American Memory contains materials from LoC and other institutions. It is an excellent place to start searching for primary documents on U.S. history on the Internet.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

This site, from the Library of Congress, allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Making of America

This digital library of primary sources in American social history contains books and journal articles from the antebellum period through reconstruction, covering subjects in education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Making of America is a collaborative effort between Cornell University and the University of Michigan and houses primary source material from both institutions.

back to top

Religion: Databases & Web Resources

EBSCO Databases in Religion

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in religion. Resources include ATLA Religion Index, Old Testament Abstracts, New Testament Abstracts, and Philosopher's Index. You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database(s) that are most suitable to your research.

Index Islamicus

A scholarly database devoted to Islam and the Muslim world. In addition to religion, Index Islamicus also covers the history, societies, and cultures of the Muslim world broadly conceived.

Encyclopaedia of Islam

The most important and comprehensive reference resource on Islam.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

References western-language journal articles, books, and book chapters published since 1971 about all parts of Asia. The BAS is particularly strong in the humanities (including religion) and social sciences.

L'Année Philologique

Database of articles, essays, and conference papers on subjects from the classical time period (ancient Greece and Rome). (Limited to 5 simultaneous users.)

BAS (Biblical Archaeology Society) Online Archive

Full-text database covering publications of the Biblical Archaeology Society, including the Biblical Archaeology Review (1975-present), and numerous conference proceedings.

Review of Biblical Literature

The Review of Biblical Literature is a source of book reviews on multi-author volumes, reference works, biblical commentaries, dictionaries, bible translations, and books for the biblical studies classroom from 1996 onwards.


Web Resources

Encyclopaedia Iranica

This is the online version of Encyclopaedia Iranica, a peer-reviewed resource covering all facets of Iranian studies, including religion, history, culture, and more.

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)

ARDA is a huge collection of national and international data, largely but not completely numerical, about religion. Provides information about U.S. denominations and congregational membership as well as religious profiles of various countries, including both demographic information and, in some cases, public opinion data.

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project

Pew's Religion & Public Life Project "seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs"; its website is a rich repository of social-scientific information about religion. If you're researching contemporary beliefs, practices, and social/political views, go straight to Pew's Religious Landscape Survey, which breaks down such information by faith/denomination.

back to top


Philosopher's Index

Philosopher's Index covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. It is the most thorough index on the subject and contains research published since 1940.

L'Année Philologique

Guide to articles, essays, and conference papers on subjects from the Classical time period. Includes references to articles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Searches may be limited to one or more of these languages. (Limited to 5 simultaneous users.)

back to top

Career Exploration

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

This encyclopedia features articles with detailed career information.

What Can I Do With This Major?

This resource outlines 80 majors, including the kinds of employers that hire students in each field and strategies that can maximize your career opportunities. At the bottom of each page, note the links to four categories: Professional Associations, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Miscellaneous Career Sites, and Job Postings. You'll find information here on all humanities majors.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH includes detailed information on close to 600 occupations, including job description, work environment, training and education, and projected job growth.

O*NET OnLine Occupational Information Network

O*NET contains information on hundreds of occupations and is continually updated.

back to top


Page maintained by Stefanie Bluemle, librarian for history, religion, and philosophy. Updated July 2017.