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Survey: Do you use Pratt Library's databases?
The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
Please take 5 minutes to help us understand your information needs. Even if you haven't tried our databases, your input will be valuable!
Databases

Databases can help you explore history.


African-American History and Culture

This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 120 history periodicals, more than 59,600 historical documents, 49,600 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  This database is provided by EBSCO.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture. Find chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Features: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, a question-and-answer guide by John L. Esposito, in which he responds to the most commonly asked questions about Muslim culture and Islam with thoughtful, unbiased replies.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Salem History Reference Resources

Salem History is an online resource that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.

Titles currently available:

Decades in America
  • 50s
  • 60s
  • 70s
  • Great Events from History
  • Ancient World
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • 17th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 19th Century
  • 20th Century, 1971-2000
  • GBLT Events

  • Great Lives from History
  • Ancient World
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • 17th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 19th Century
  • (Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)
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