*Passwords to all databases unless otherwise noted:  User = senecahs   Password = senecahs


American History Online - Facts on File Database

            Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.

·         Under "Topic Centers" click on "The Civil War & Reconstruction"

·         You can also use the search box to research specific topics

·         Use tabs at top of page to view different types of results ("Events & Topics", "Videos & Images", "Maps & Charts", etc.)

·         The Facts on File databases are great sources for finding images (complete with citations) for your project

·         For the topic of Women and African Americans during the Civil War - use the following two Facts on File Databases

African American History Online
American Women’s History Online


ABC-CLIO Social Studies Database

            A group of 8 databases that make history come alive with straightforward searching and thorough, cross-referenced articles that include biographies, primary sources, maps, timelines, and audio and video segments. (*username = lenapehs1 and password = lenapehs1)

Choose: World at War: Understanding Conflict & Society

Choose: Daily Life Through History

·       Click on "Explore an Era" – then select “Atlantic America”


            Online Reference collection - use senecahs for password. Use the search box to find information on various topics in over 7000 electronic reference books. Can also select and "search within" a specific eBook such as the American Civil War Reference Library.

American Memory Project

Historical Collections for the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress – harder to look through – but contains some amazing primary documents if you have the patience to search.