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Shane Moran
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Are databases asking you for a password? Are you off-campus?

The Library now uses OpenAthens as a proxy server!

Be sure to use a library provided link to the database you wish to use. You should be prompted for your Juniata username and password. After entering those you will be authenticated as a Juniata user for the remainder of your browser session.

For more details see the Off Campus Access guide


Welcome to the History Research Guide! 

The purpose of a Research Guide is to help get you started on your research projects. On this page, you will find our librarian's recommendations for best resources for your subject. This includes relevant resources, such as specific Databases, citation format guidance, search tips, and contact information of the subject librarian.

Require further assistance? Reach out to your subject librarian! We are always happy to help. 

Unsure of which Databases to use for History?

Here is where we recommend starting:


Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.

Humanities Source Ultimate 

Humanities Source Ultimate offers access to key content covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It also includes hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in leading subject indexes to round out student research.


JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

Oxford Scholarship Online 

Alternate Name(s) Oxford University Press

16000+ scholarly books in 20 subjects with an estimated 1000 additional titles per year

Project Muse - Social Science Collection 

Provides access to high quality, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journals in the social sciences including cultural studies, economics, anthropology, politics, and much more.

Student Activism 

[The] Student Activism collection is intended to serve as a scholarly bridge from the extensive history of student protest in the United States to the study of today’s vibrant, continually unfolding actions

Washington Post 

The Washington Post is an excellent source for news on current events, national politics, and global issues.

To access freely from anywhere, create an account with your Juniata email and navigate to "Subscription & Billing"

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) 

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) is a series of publications detailing internal State Department communications, organized by presidential administration. These documents provide insight into American foreign policy from the Lincoln Administration to the Clinton Administration. Please note that, while FRUS is periodically updated with new records, many recent administrations have not yet had their records digitized.

Just Getting Started?

Be sure to search our library catalog! (The search bar to our catalog is located at the top of each page of our website!) Our physical collection consists of 70,000 physical books and we have 700,000 eBooks available! This does not include other resources such as articles, journals, videos, and more! 

How to Search Our Collection

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Class D - World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.

E - America, United States

F - United States local history, British America (including Canada), Dutch America, French America, Latin America, Spanish America

A more detailed listing can be found here.