(Only available to International Schools in Europe) More than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history

A virtual library of American history for educators, students, and researchers of all ages. Featuring specially selected content on different eras, themes, and milestone events of history American History allows students to delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.

Subjects and milestone events covered include: American Civil War, American Women’s History, Industrial Revolution, Korean War, Manifest Destiny, New Deal, Revolutionary War Battles, Spanish-American War, US Government, US Mexican War, War of 1812.

American History is one of the resources included in the cross-searchable History Research Center, click here to see the other resources available.

Discounts Available: American History is an Infobase Database, discounts are available when subscribing to multiple databases at the same time (not including e-books or video streaming collections). See all other databases here.

(Only available to International Schools in Europe)


  • Topic Center’s showcasing the best resources for each topic
  • More than 8,500 primary sources
  • Videos, images, maps, and slideshows
  • Biographies of award-winning writers, US presidents, US vice presidents, early explorers, first ladies, military leaders, founding fathers and more
  • Pro/con articles on hundreds of controversies
  • Overview essays giving extensive background on relevant historical topics and eras
  • Book chapters from authoritative print titles
  • Authoritative source list

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Access options

Access is available via IP Authentication, Referring URL, Shibboleth, Username and Password, and Single Sign-On with Google.

To find out more about how the different access options work please see our General Access Information.

Usage statistics

Usage statistics and MARC records are available in the admin portal

Promotional materials and downloads

View American History’s marketing material here: bookmark, flyer, poster, educator’s guide and video tutorial.