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U.S. History in Context

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Find primary documents, reference books, journal articles, and scholarly analysis on periods and events in our history.

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Daily Life through History

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Discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.

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World History in Context

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Find scholarly analysis, articles, references, and primary documents covering the past 5,000 years.

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History Reference Center

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View full-text reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, history periodicals, documents, and biographies along with historical photos, maps, and videos.

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History Study Center

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Dig into study units covering over 500 historical topics on global history from ancient times to the present day.

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New York Times Historical via ProQuest

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Search or browse the full text of The New York Times from 1851 to 2011. Research world events, find obituaries, or read editorials and classified ads from years gone by.

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World Book Timelines

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View the order of events over the world's history, create your own timelines, and more.

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World Book Early Peoples

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Explore the native cultures of indigenous peoples around the world. Learn about daily life, where they lived, what they ate, how they survived, and even their religions.

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HeritageQuest

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Search the digital US Census records from 1790-1930 or the full-text of 25,000 family and local history books in Heritage Quest.

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Washington State Digital Archives

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Look up historical newspaper articles or county and state records such as marriage, frontier justice, birth, and death records. You can even find historical photographs.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

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Browse articles, explore topics, and find images. All the National Geographic resources are at your command, without the big stacks of yellow magazines.

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Sanborn Maps

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Chart the growth and development of cities and towns in Washington with maps originally created for fire insurance purposes, dating 1867-1970.

Use the information to supplement your historical or genealogical research.

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