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.

The database includes full text content from more than 150 leading history periodicals, including American Historical Review, Archaeology, British Heritage, Canada’s History, Civil War Times, Military History, Teaching History, African Studies Quarterly, Ancient Egypt Magazine, Australian Historical Studies, Chinese Studies in History, Jewish History, Muslim World, Russian Studies in History and Women’s History Review.

School Curriculum Support

Available via EBSCOhost, Explora, or its own dedicated interface, History Reference Center features variety of resources to help educators prepare their students to meet curriculum goals, such as lesson plans and rich multimedia content to enhance delivery. In addition, articles include Lexile® Measures to address text complexity requirements. History Reference Center also links to EBSCO's Curriculum Standards Module, a tool that can help teachers in the U.S. and Canada correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state, or provincical curriculum standards. The module provides browsing of specific benchmarks, many which have recommended search strings for successful content retrieval.