History, Military, Primary Sources

  • America the Beautiful
    America the Beautiful -- This online database for state research reports is precise and easy to use, with options that allow for both narrowly focused and comprehensive searches. Over 1,400 colorful, easy-to-read, highly interactive articles with over 2,300 of the most useful Web links—complete with summaries—in just one click.
  • American History
    American History - ABC-CLIO -- From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.
  • Criminal Justice Collection
    Criminal Justice Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects covered in the database include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.
  • Daily Life through History
    In Daily Life through History - ABC-CLIO, students and researchers discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
    With Issues and Controversies in American History, history comes to life, not as a mere recitation of names and dates, but as a series of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides. Each in-depth exploration delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcomes, and contemporary points of view for the major topics in every American history curriculum.
  • Military and Intelligence Database
    Military and Intelligence Database Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
  • National Newspaper Index
    National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
  • ProQuest HeritageQuest
    ProQuest HeritageQuest Online contains over 40,000 digitized genealogy and family history resources, federal census records, Revolutionary War pension application files, and more.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers delivers the complete run of The New York Times -- 1851-2001, The Wall St. Journal -- 1889-1996, The Washington Post -- 1877-1997, The Christian Science Monitor -- 1908-2000 and the Los Angeles Times -- 1881-1990. ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles. More current articles may found in ProQuest Central K12.
  • ProQuest History Study Center
    ProQuest History Study Center provides current and backfile journal articles, rare books, newspaper articles, video clips, parliamentary papers, criminal trial records, radio and television news, maps, images, student guides and a bookshelf of respected reference titles. In addition, the history Web Gateway provides links to thousands of reliable and informative Web sites. History Study Center provides over 40,000 documents and articles organized under 515 widely-studied topics, with over 50 reference works, 3,000 images and links to 2,000 Web sites.
  • Salem Press History Databases
    Salem Press History Databases at present include:
    • Great Events from History: The Sixties in America, The Ancient World, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, The 17th Century, The 18th Century, The 19th Century, The 20th Century 1901-1940, The 20th Century 1941-1970, The 20th Century 1971-2000, Modern Scandals.
    • Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives includes biographies of notorious personages, from the merely controversial to extremely negative, from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events or impact on law enforcement or popular culture.
  • Musicians and Composers provides biographical profiles of important figures in all genres of music.
  • Tennessean
    The Tennessean (ProQuest) -- This publication's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper.
  • Tennessee's Landmark Documents
    Tennessee Landmark Documents is a program of the State Library and Archives to create a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture. Our mission is to bring electronic versions of the state’s rich collections to a wider audience. TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.
  • Tennessee Records
    Tennessee State Library and Archives (Ancestry.com) -- Since 1854 the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) has been collecting and preserving Tennessee history. With a vast collection books, official records and private manuscripts, TSLA is the premier research library for Tennessee genealogy. Many indexes and finding aids are available online to help researchers learn about the many and varied collections housed at TSLA.
  • Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA)
    Tennessee Virtual Archive -- From King George’s Proclamation of 1763 to the earliest purchase of land from Native Americans to the first Constitutions of the State of Tennessee, these are among the most important records from our past. Significant milestones in the formation and early history of the state are presented here for the first time in digital form taken directly from the originals, with full transcription and accompanying historical text.
  • U.S. History Collection
    U.S. History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.
  • War and Terrorism Collection
    War and Terrorism Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines of interest to analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science. The database offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.
  • World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras
    World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras - ABC-CLIO covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.
  • World History Collection
    World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.
  • World History: The Modern Era
    World History: The Modern Era - ABC-CLIO (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.


In addition to a large print reference section, Hedges Library offers users nearly 50 online databases full of vetted, accurate information and can also provide reference interviews with students, offering resources or perspectives that might be new.