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A multi-disciplinary database of journals, magazines, book chapters, and government reports. (Some full-text).

An index of journals, book chapters, and dissertations in United States and Canadian history. (Some full-text).

Newsreels, archival footage, and documentaries. Historical coverage ranges from 1492 - 2000. (Streaming media).

An index to reviews of English-language books in journals and magazines. (Citations only).

Cover-to-cover archive of the newspaper from 1885 to the early 1980's. (Full-text).

An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. (Full-text).

An index of journals, books, and other publications in world history from 1450 to present. (Some full-text).

Journal archives back to 1831. Recent issues (past 3-5 years) not included. (Full-text).
Purchase made possible by a generous donation from the Rockwell Fund.

A multi-disciplinary index of journal and magazine articles from 1982 to present. (Some full-text).

Cover-to-cover archives of top U.S. newspapers from 1764 to 2003. (Full-text).

An index of news and general-interest magazines from 1890 to 1982. (Citations only).

Newspapers from Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Galveston, among others. Coverage from 1836 to 1985. (Full-text).
After opening this database, click the "Newspaper Titles" tab to view available newspapers.

Journals on the history of Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. (Full-text).


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American magazines published between 1693 and 1865. (Full-text).

Electronic books in history and the arts. All books are chosen by scholars. (Full-text).

Biographies of people who shaped United States history and culture. (Full-text).

American magazines published between 1740 and 1940. (Full-text).

A digital collection of historical content covering U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture. (Full-text).

An index of journals and magazines in every field of study. (Citations only).

An index of journals, magazines, and books on Native American culture and history. (Citations only).

An index of biographies published in reference books. (Citations only).

Find short biographies in books, magazines, and websites. (Full-text).

Biographies and thematic articles on the achievements of black women. (Full-text).

Links to hundreds of digitized medieval manuscripts available on the Web. (Full-text).

Biographies of authors of fiction, poetry, drama, journalism, and history. (Full-text).

Electronic books with full-text searching, bookmarks, and personal notes. (Full-text).
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Electronic books from academic, professional, and popular publishers. (Full-text).

Watch films and video in the humanities, sciences, business, health and social sciences. (Streaming media).

Basic information from specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. (Full-text).

An Internet search engine for scholarly journals and books with links to UHD-purchased content. (Some full-text).

An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. (Full-text).

Articles from social science and humanities journals about the Hispanic/Latino world. (Full-text).

This database is no longer available. This notice will be removed 9/1/2012.

Local and regional news published in the Houston Chronicle from 1985 to present. (Full-text).

An index of magazines and documents on Texas business, education, history, and government. (Citations only).

Journals and documents in military sciences and national security. (Some full-text).

Now known as EBSCOhost E-Books. (This cross-reference will be removed on 7/21/12).

A cover-to-cover archive of the newspaper from 1851 to 2003. (Full-text).

The African American experience in primary source documents, images, and maps. (Full-text and images).

Biographies of people who shaped the history and culture of Great Britain. (Full-text).

Covers topics such as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. (Full-text).

English and bilingual dictionaries, quotation dictionaries, and specialized subject dictionaries. (Full-text).

More than 2,500 electronic books from Oxford University Press. (Full-text).

Articles from over 550 periodicals in the social sciences and humanities from 1665 - 2000. (Full-text).

Resources on American popular culture from 1900 to the present. (Full-text).

Scholarly and scientific articles from, and about, Spanish-language regions. (Some full-text).

Journals, magazines, and book on Texas history and culture. (Some full-text).

Famous public speeches from 1937 to present. (Full-text).

A cover-to-cover archive of the newspaper from 1877 to 1993. (Full-text).

An index of high impact research journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. (Citations only).

A catalog of 58 million books, dissertations, sound recordings, and videos available in libraries. (Citations only).


W.I. Dykes Library • University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street • Houston, Texas 77002
Information 713-221-8187 • Circulation 713-221-8186


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