The Library facilitates many research databases to assist patrons. Some of these databases are available onsite only. Please consult a staff member if you have questions.
Contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent 19th-century Britain.
Contains partial runs of approximately 250 small, lesser-known newspapers published throughout the United States.
The definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
Over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, and memoirs from the Civil War.
Military records from the Civil War. Resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War.
Over 100,000 land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States since its beginnings.
An abstracts resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
Photographs, posters, and ephemera from the Civil War. Currently holds over 12,200 images.
A not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build on a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals and other scholarly content.
Online archive of newspapers from across the United States, spanning more than 400 years. Includes the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune.
This compilation of historical sources comprises original documents, eyewitness accounts, and historical accounts. It includes the following categories: World History, U.S. History, Social Science, Science and Mathematics, Political Science and Law, Philosophy and Religion, Literature, and Language.
Gives the usage, etymology, and definition of words. A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Journals and histories of pioneers who headed west to Oregon, California, Utah, and Montana. Search diaries, letters, remembrances, and newspaper articles. The preliminary searches can be done for free, but a subscription is required to access reports and surveys. On-site patrons may inquire at the reference desk for more information.
Allows students, scholars, and online researchers to experience the past through thousands of private writings and personal narratives. More than 8,000 individual writers are represented in the collection, and the materials provide windows into history dating from 1675 to the present.
Digital archives of complete edition of the London Times newspaper, from 1785 to 1985.
Holds over 1,000,000 pages of historic Utah newspapers and grows monthly. Newspapers can be browsed by issue or searched by key words, article titles, weddings, deaths, and births.
A resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.
Wide variety of international and national records.