History Reference Center

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The Most Comprehensive Full-Text History Reference Database

Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

Quality Content

History Reference Center content comes from leading history publishers such as Branden Publishing, Compass Point Books, Houghton Mifflin, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds, Inc., Oxford University Press and Rourke Publishing LLC, and includes exclusive proprietary content from Salem Press.

Superior Functionality

History Reference Center supports users with the following functionality:

  • Mobile-friendly interface available 24/7 via desktop, smartphone or tablet — both at school and at home
  • Simple search box for keyword, author and title searching
  • Autocomplete and spell checker to ensure the correct search terms are applied
  • Advanced search options, thematic navigation and the ability to explore topics by historic era
  • Ability to sort search results by content type, publication date, subject or publication
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to support struggling readers or those who prefer to consume information by listening
  • Personal folders for saving and sharing content
  • Citation tool to help students format bibliographic references
  • Ability to save, print and e-mail citations directly from the interface