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AMH 2010 (Ziegler) - Article Review: Databases

A guide to help students conduct research in Professor Zielger's US History class.

Accessing Databases

To access the databases to the right, log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link in the upper left corner on the "MY Atlas" tab. Once the library catalog opens, you will see the "Databases A-Z" Link in the top center of the page, above the search box. Then find the database you want in the alphabetical list, and connect. Click the icon below to access the Atlas login page.

You can also access the library's databases by clicking the icon below to log in using your Borrower ID (your VID number) and PIN (the last four digits of your VID number). Remember to select "Valencia College" from the dropdown menu. You can select a database from the Alphabetical or Subject list.

Clicking the database links within this guide without logging into Atlas will require you to log in using your VID.

Multi-Disciplinary Databases

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database with access to articles from many different disciplines.


JSTOR is a database including articles in the Humanities, Arts, and social sciences.

History Databases

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, and cover-to-cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines. The database also contains 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 12,000 historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.


Salem History contains online versions of serveral print reference series such as the Decades series, Milestone Documents, Great Lives from History, and Great Events from History.


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American Government explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States by comparing them to those of other countries.

American History has information from the explorers of the Americas to the gripping issues in today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.



World at War has been recently revised, improved, and expanded to provide an invaluable online source of comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined the world's identity from its modern beginning to today.



Subject Guide

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Jenna Settles
Osceola Campus