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18th Century Collections Online (ECCO)Login Required
Articles Newspaper
ECCO is an online library of over 136,000 titles published between 1701 and 1800.  Majority of works are in English, but other languages are represented.  ECCO has full-text searching of primary source materials.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers (Gale)Login Required
Newspaper
Digital full page images with advanced searching capabilities. Covering all 50 states and District of Columbia, each newspaper (1800-1899) is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
ABI-INFORM Complete (from Proquest)Login Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
This database is the most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, ABI/INFORM Dateline and ABI/INFORM Archive.
Academic OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

From Gale, Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals. This comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

Academic Search PremierLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles as well as newspapers. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further.
American Indians: Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Website
A portal to websites about Native Americans.
American Memory from the Library Of Congress
Government Website
American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
Ancestry LibraryLogin Required
Biographies
Partnered with MyFamily.com this collection of more than 4,000 databases covers U.S., U.K., and Canada and includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. In-library use only. Please come to Hinckley Library to use. Not available to off-campus students.
Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy
Encyclopedia Information Website
Created and maintained by Yale Law School, the Avalon Project contains over 65 document collections from ancient times (4000 bce) to the 21st century. Includes United States historical documents as well as world documents. Other collections are Project DIANA - an online human rights archive and the International Military Tribunal for Germany.
AVON: Academic Video Online (was VAST)Login Required
Movies/Films
From Alexander Street Press, this comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips), AVON includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
BibArch
Articles Encyclopedia Information Website
Biblical Archaeology
Biography In Context (Biography Resource Center) (Gale)Login Required
Biographies
Search for people - both current & historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access)
Articles Government
Finding tool for Federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical (since 1976) and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For publications 1895-1976 visit Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck).
CIA World Factbook
Government
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Cloud Library - Ebooks to download (3M)
E-Book
Download fiction & nonfiction ebooks to read for two weeks. Set up using your Wyoming or NWC library card number & Pin. For more information on supported devices and downloading, visit Wyoming State Library downloads.
Cold Spring Harbor Lab Oral History
Website
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives has undertaken a major initiative to document the history of science through the words and images of the scientists who have worked and regularly visited here. This unique collection of oral histories provides an unprecedented perspective on the development of molecular biology, the present state of the science, and visions of the future by the leading scientists in the field.
Country Information (from UNESCO)
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
A primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
Country Studies
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
CountryWatchLogin Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
Includes country reviews, data, maps, intelligence briefings, specials reports and more.
Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
CRS Annotated Constitution (Cornell U. Law)
Website
Find the U.S. Constitution here with sections and articles discussed, including history of the sections and footnotes.
Cultural Maps in American Studies
Maps Website
From the University of Virginia, this site is compiling historical information in map form to create an American Historical Atlas. Includes links to other online historical maps.
Dissertations & Theses (via Proquest)Login Required
Articles
The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. Full-text for most entries since 1997. Abstracts back to 1980.
EBook Central (formerly Ebrary)-- Academic Non-Fiction CollectionLogin Required
E-Book
At 150,000 online books, these non-fiction books span all academic subject areas. Can be read online or downloaded.
Ebsco eBook CollectionsLogin Required
E-Book
The library subscribes to the following eBook collections that are searched together from this link: Publishing Collection, Academic Collection North America, and Community College Collection: Nursing & Allied Health (includes Vet Tech and Computer Software), Clinical collection and Engineering Collection.
EDSITEment! The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Government Website

From the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment! includes features, lesson plans, student resources and other resources for teachers, instructors, parents and students in art & culture, foreign languages, history and social studies, and literature and language arts.

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 (Duke University)
Website
Over 3,300 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. (Part of Gale Directory Library)Login Required
Directories / Phone Books
This publication is part of Gale Directory Library, a federated search engine of directories.
ERIC
Articles Government
(Education Resources Information Center) U.S. Department of Education produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature; greater than 1.4 million citations going back to 1966; Over 527,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1966-present), previously available for a fee.
Ethnographic Video Online
Movies/Films

From Alexander Street Press, this streaming video series includes documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behavior. This collection includes DER, RAI and BBC films.

Family Search
Biographies Website
The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. From Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
FAO Country Profiles
Biographies Government
FAO member country profiles are compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. For country specific agricultural systems, look at FAO Farming Systems
FedStats
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. government agencies. NOTE: Search this site for table information that was in the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, now discontinued.
Films on DemandLogin Required
Movies/Films
Collection by Films Media Group (FMG) of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes. Flash is the recommended viewing software. If streaming is not smooth, try a lower playback file size (300, or 400).
FindLaw Constitutional Law Center
Biographies Encyclopedia Information Website
Not specifically a government site, this site, produced by Thomson Reuters, is a free educational resource site dedicated to the United States Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court: historical documents, biographies, Supreme Court Decisions, Town Hall forum, Federal & State Statutes & more....
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases. 
General OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Encyclopedia Information Government
Information for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information.
Global Issues in ContextLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures

From Gale, this database provides perspectives on International news, events, health, business, foreign conflict, science, society, politics, women and family and other issues as well as maps, history and other tools.

Google Cultural Institute
Images Website
Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces. Includes Art Projects, Historic Moments, & World Wonders.
Government Documents
Articles Website
University of South Florida's gateway to Federal and some state government documents.
Gravesite Locator - U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Directories / Phone Books Government
Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. Includes burial records from many sources.
HathiTrust
Articles Biographies
HathiTrust (pronounced "Hot'-y" is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
History Reference CenterLogin Required
Articles Biographies Movies/Films
(via EbscoHost) Full text from more than 860 history reference books and encyclopedias, cover to cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 12,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical film and video.

 

History Study Center - primary and secondary sources
Articles Encyclopedia Information Images Movies/Films
History Study Center by Proquest is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Includes reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics.
HRAF World CulturesLogin Required
Articles E-Book
The eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.  The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
InfoPlease
Biographies Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information
Provides a free, online  encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, biographies and more...
JSTORLogin Required
Articles
Provides  full-text to scholarly journals in administration, African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, law, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics,  US and International Music research and theory, and more... Current issues are not included.
Lexis-Nexis - All Lexis & Company DossierLogin Required
Articles
Lexis Nexis has full-text and abstracts of news, business, and legal information. Great source for regional, national, and international newspaper coverage.
Lexis-Nexis - All News SearchLogin Required
Newspaper
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of information designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. This link provides advanced searching of all major world publications, newspapers, reviews, broadcasts & more.
Library of Congress
Biographies Government Images Music Newspaper
The LOC's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. Search the library's catalog and collections.
Maps: Blank and Outline Maps
Maps Tools
Collections of blank & outline maps to print out for educational or persaonal use at home or in the classroom.
MAS Ultra - School EditionLogin Required
Biographies Images Maps
(via EbscoHost) Designed specifically for high school libraries; provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications as far back as 1975; also more than 500 full text pamphlets, 542 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
MasterFILE PremierLogin Required
Articles Biographies Images
(via EbscoHost) Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck)Login Required
Government
An historical archive of U.S. Government publications from 1895-1976. For publications since 1976, visit Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access).
National Archives (NARA) - search by topic
Government
The U.S. National Archives can be searched by topic or keyword. Topics include American Founding Documents; People; Foreign Policy & Military Records; Places; Federal Government; Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology; Events, Centennials & Holidays; and Arts & Culture.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - Images
Images Website
Search this image archive from the NCWHM Dickinson Research Center. Images include city & town life in the west; cowboys and cowgirls and their associations with cattle branding and herding, ranches, rodeos, westerns, and wild west shows; firearms including handguns and rifles; frontier & pioneer life; hunting, especially big game hunting in the west; Indians of North America, especially cultures of the west, southwest, northwest, plains and plateau; military culture, more specifically, military life, personnel, and uniforms in the west; Native American Fine Art (contemporary and historical); rodeos, especially its personalities (African Americans, clowns, cowboys, cowgirls, Native Americans, photographers, and producers), venues (frontier days, ranch rodeos, Soldier Field, stampedes) and events (bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, specialty acts, steer riding, steer roping, steer wrestling [bulldogging], trick riding, trick roping, and wrecks); western fine art (contemporary and historical); and western popular culture including westerns, western actors, entertainment, performers and Wild West shows.
National Portrait Gallery - Portal to American Portraits
Biographies Images Website
Search more than 100,000 portrait records from the Catalog of American Portraits (CAP), a survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad.
OneClickDigital (Audiobooks from Recorded Books)Login Required
E-Book
Downloadble audiobooks from Recorded Books. Create a free account and download their manager to "checkout" these books. For information about compatible mobile devices and to create an account visit GoWYLD.net. Compatible with iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Website
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
Our Documents (US primary source documents)
Articles Government
History buffs, trivia lovers, and engaged citizens and students alike will enjoy visiting Our Documents, a primary source website that showcases 100 of the most important U.S. documents ever written. See George Washington's Inaugural Address--written in his own hand--and more!
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information
From ready-reference (quick reference) to comprehensive scholarly articles.
Pais International (through Proquest)Login Required
Articles
From Proquest, this database chronicles issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material and more. The database includes a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's social and public policies such as Prohibition, the civil rights movement, McCarthyism, Vietnam and Watergate.
Perry-Casteneda Library General Map Collection
Maps
From the University of Texa; links to many useful online maps.
Perry-Casteneda Library Historical Map Collection
Maps
From the University of Texas, historical maps depicting the growth of the United States and select cities as well as International, thematic (ethnography, climate, energy, political, etc.) and basemaps.
Primary Source Materials
Website
A list of online resources that provide digital historical collections of original, primary source materails such as documents, speeches and images from America and Europe.
Project Gutenberg (E-Books)
E-Book Website
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Boks may be read in a variety of formats and with a variety of electronic devices. See information on the website.
Proquest CentralLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
An interdisciplinary database by Proquest; includes JBI (nursing evidence-based journals) and agricultural journals. Also find peer-reviewed articles, newspapers, and magazines, plus more!
Proquest ComprehensiveLogin Required
Articles E-Book

Proquest Comprehensive includes Proquest Central, SciTech, Historical Newspapers, Ebrary (eBook Central) ebooks as well as many other smaller, specialized collections. Remember to limit to type of information once you do a search (scholarly articles or newspapers or books, etc.)

Proquest Historical NewspapersLogin Required
Newspaper
A newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century. Search 57 historical news & newspaper databases for articles, biographies, annual reports, obituaries, editorials, advertizements, back matter, audio & video clips, and more. Includes news from around the world in multiple languages.
Serials Locator (360 Link) - Start with the citationLogin Required
Articles Tools
Have a journal article's citation but need to find which database carries the full text? Search for the citation in this electronic journal locator tool created by Serials Solution 360 Link. Includes information about paper holdings at the library.
Smithsonian Collections Online & Archives (1970-)Login Required
Articles
Gale and the Smithsonian Institution have partnered to give libraries a unique opportunity to provide students, faculty, and researchers the chance to look behind the glass of the Smithsonian exhibits and collections. Includes primary source materials.
Theban Mapping Project
Images Website
Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. Read articles, search images, bibliographies, timnelines, etc.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Dictionaries / Thesauri
From the Getty Information Institute.
Total BooX (Ebooks)
New E-Book
This innovative ebook service allows users to have an unlimited number of ebooks for as long as they like. Over 50,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. You'll need download a mobile app and set up an account with your library card and PIN.
U.S. Congress Votes Database
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Washington Post's deep database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). It lets you browse votes in a variety of ways -- both in aggregate and for individual members of Congress.
U.S. News Archives on the Web
Newspaper Website
United States newspaper archives available on the Web
UNdata
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
United Nations statistics portal that includes multiple databases, updates and country data services.
United Nations Demographic Yearbook
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Find statistics about countries, their people and population changes over time.
United Nations Documents
Articles Website
Available documents include the UN Journal, as well as documents from the General Assembly, Security Council, Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council and others.
USA.gov
Articles Directories / Phone Books Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The official portal for all USA federal, state, and local information, from online documents and resources to social security benefits, government jobs and tips on stretching your dollars.
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Biographies
Best source on the internet for finding out which of the noted personalities of our time are still with us.
World of Scientific Biography by Eric Weisstein (& World of Science Encyclopedia)
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
Contains author compiled encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics.
WorldCat - cataloged items from libraries around the world
Tools
Library catalog of books, audiovisual materials, music scores and recordings, government publications, etc. from around the world. No journal articles. Find an item you wish to check out? Contact NWC Library & we will get the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.
Wyoming Newspaper Project - historical newspapers
Newspaper
Historical Wyoming newspapers, searchable by city or county and by keyword or year and issue.
Wyoming State Constitution
Website
From the Wyoming Legislative Service Office. Also find the State statutes here.
Wyoming State Library
Articles Government Website
The Wyoming State Library serves Wyomingites, site visitors, librarians, state employees & public policy researchers. Online journal and book databases can be directly accessed using any Wyoming public or academic library card. Contact NWC library if you have questions or to obtain a library card.

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