U.S. History in Context – October Database of the Month

U.S. History in Context (formerly History Resource Center) delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from an extensive online collection of historical information.

Providing a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information, it combines documents from Primary Source Microfilm’s™ digital archives; articles from classic Macmillan Reference USA™ and Charles Scribner’s Sons® references; as well as other Gale content such as country and era overview information, and full-text periodicals and journals. This broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents and scholarly analysis includes: 

  • More than 185,000 reference articles
  • Select articles from more than 95 new Gale reference titles not previously available
  • Articles from publications like Newsweek, American Heritage and The Historian
  • Easy to search galleries containing images, seals, maps and flags
  • More than 9,100 viewpoint essays
  • Nearly 5,000 primary documents
  • Video and audio from NBC, NPR and other reliable sources
  • The ability to cross-search World History in Context

Access to diverse and rare primary source material includes:

  • Louis Bank
    A Hobo Remembers the Great Depression
  • Bill Clinton
    Remarks on the Oklahoma City Bombing, April 23, 1995
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Farewell address
  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America
  • Saddam Hussein
    Hussein’s Speech Upon Withdrawal from Kuwait, February 26, 1991
  • Text of NAFTA, 1993
  • And millions more