07 January 2022 Blogs, Academic, Community College, K-12, Public, Faculty, Librarian, Student/Researcher

Explore Freely Available Resource Guides on History Research Topics

Civil rights, 9/11, plagues and more

By Kelly A. Latham, Editor

What history-related research topics are trending today?

We’ve put together a set of freely available resource guides that offer an introduction to some of these hot topics, along with documents that support them. You’ll also find guiding questions and suggested keyword searches.

These resource guides are ideal for teaching, learning and research:

Researching the Civil Rights Movement
The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks & Aftermath: Primary Sources & Research Topics
Plagues, Epidemics, Peculiar Beliefs & Practices Through Time: 1500-2020
Decolonization of Africa & Asia
New Deal Programs and Race, Class and Ethnicity
Socialist Party of America Papers
British Illustrated Newspapers & Magazines
Women’s Health, Education & Employment in the Long 19th Century
Black Women & Civic Engagement From Reconstruction Through the Jim Crow Era

You may also be interested in the following use cases on more specific topics:

African American Women & the Women’s Army Corps During World War II
The Rivalry Between Margaret Sanger & Mary Ware Dennett
FBI Files Enable Balanced Research on the Black Panther Party
Mass Incarceration and Social Justice in the United States and Around the World
Blind Disability Activism: The Blind Marches of the 1920s & 1930s
Unearthing the Hidden History of the Voter Education Project (VEP)
Slavery & the History of Business
Eugene V. Debs: “Traitor to His Country” & “Modern Messiah”

Get broader access to history resources

Higher education faculty and librarians may request a free 30-day trial to any of the databases described in the resources above. Visit History & Social Change, navigate to any database and click “Contact Sales.” In the comments box, type “I’d like a 30-day trial.”