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Resources for Historians & Explorers

A to Z Food America

Learn about America's culinary heritage using A to Z Food America.  You can find cookbooks from fifty states and six US regions, cookbooks from all 33 major US ethnic groups, over 3,000 old TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s and 100+ historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s. Develop your cooking skills by watching "how-to" videos and reading articles about ingredients.

Creativebug

Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for adults and kids, taught by recognized design experts and artists. Topics include fiber and paper arts, jewelry making, sewing and quilting, food, home and more. Create your free account and enjoy unlimited access to instructional videos, patterns, and access to exclusive documentaries and live video feeds on Creativebug Television (CBTV). Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Sylvia

Inspired by Sylvia Plath's tenacity and curiosity, this growing resource of hand-selected entries identifies recent books for researchers, scholarly editions, selected memoirs, and notable works for a general audience. Records include citations that can be copied and inclusive subject categories linked to related material.

Women's Issues & Identities: Gale Primary Sources

From Gale, access primary sources that trace the path of women's issues from past to present.  Discover manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and more that demonstrate the foundation of women's struggles and triumphs.  With over one million never-before-digitized pages, you can take a deep dive into pioneers of women's movements and the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

A to Z Food America

Learn about America's culinary heritage using A to Z Food America.  You can find cookbooks from fifty states and six US regions, cookbooks from all 33 major US ethnic groups, over 3,000 old TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s and 100+ historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s. Develop your cooking skills by watching "how-to" videos and reading articles about ingredients.

Civil Rights and Social Justice (HeinOnline)

HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans.  Containing links to more than 500 scholarly articles*, hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, this database allows users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time. For remote access, enter St. Louis County Library as your institution's name. Click here for an online research help guide.

Findmypast (In Library Use Only)

Findmypast offers searchable databases for censuses of the British Isles; civil, military, and church records; newspapers, and more. Coverage includes records for the U.S., Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The site provides access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering thousands of genealogical and historical publications. Findmypast can be used at any St. Louis County Library location. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Historical Newspapers: U.S. Major Dailies [Proquest]

Full text coverage of several national daily newspapers. This database includes: Chicago Daily Tribune (1849-1996), Los Angeles Times (1881-1995), New York Times (1857-up to three years behind the current year of publication), Wall Street Journal (1889-2002), and Washington Post (1877-2003). This database provides coverage previously found in the Historical New York Times database.

History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War 1 & 2

Features digitized southern plantation records from 1775-1915, documenting the far-reaching impacts of plantations on the nation. Plantation records include both business records and personal papers drawn from archives across the American South.  Also has a timeline feature, highlighting key events in the 1800s with quick links to documents relating to those events. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo provides a searchable database of 12.3 million names connected to land ownership maps covering the 29 public land states and Texas. The database also features a historical map collection. Available remotely.

 

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law (HeinOnline)

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. You can also find every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, and many modern histories of slavery. For remote access, enter St. Louis County Library as your institution's name. Click here for an online research help guide.

A to Z Food America

Learn about America's culinary heritage using A to Z Food America.  You can find cookbooks from fifty states and six US regions, cookbooks from all 33 major US ethnic groups, over 3,000 old TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s and 100+ historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s. Develop your cooking skills by watching "how-to" videos and reading articles about ingredients.

A to Z Maps Online

With A to Z Maps Online, you have approximately 145,000 maps at your fingertips. This combination of proprietary maps and maps from other reputable sources gives you a “one-stop shop” for content that can be downloaded and used without any copyright restrictions. Categories include world maps, continent maps, country maps, state maps, antique and historical maps, and topographic maps. Educators can also find geography quiz games and lesson plans.

A to Z the USA

Explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories using A to Z the USA. Find in-depth state and territory information including official state animals and plants, historical timelines, modern and antique maps, demographics, government and more.