American Studies

America History and Life with Full Text

Provides access to books and journals on history and culture of the United States of America and Canada.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical database containing billions of civil statistics, census and military records from Canada, the USA and some European countries.

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Image database featuring images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in an easily-navigated repository.

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CBS News 60 Minutes

Provides access to the archives (1977-2014) of the American newsmagazine television programme 60 Minutes. The database contains video files and their transcripts.

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Chicago Tribune

Investigative and famous American newspapers (24 Pulitzer prizes since 1932).

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

English-speaking encyclopaedia of reference. Gathers generalist articles, atlases, primary sources, definitions of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and English-speaking periodicals in the field oh humanities and social sciences.

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

Gathers articles about African-American history, from the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass.

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

Gathers articles about African-American history, from the Reconstruction Era to today (2008).

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Gale Primary Sources Unavailable – Please see The Making of the Modern World.

Platform that allows to search in reference works and ancient sources in the various fields of the humanities.

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Global Newsstream

Provides access to the most important international and contemporary newspapers and their archives since the eighties, such as The Financial Times, El Mundo, South China Morning Post, etc.

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The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition

Online dictionary on music in all its forms.

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Encyclopedic articles on American art.

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The Hartford Courant

The archives of this historical newspaper, available from 1764 to 1990, gives access to documentation of the movement for independence, the Revolutionary War, slavery in early American life and the writings of Mark Twain.

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Historical Newspapers

Database providing access to the full text of the archives of several Anglo-Saxon newspapers of international audience such as The Guardian and The Observer, The Hartford Courant, The New York Times with Index, The New York Tribune and Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

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Internet Archive

Digital Library dedicated to archiving the web. It contains more than 735 billion web pages, 41 million books, 22 million multimedia documents (audio and video), 4 million images and 890.000 software programmes from all over the world. Internet Archive includes:

To access all these document on the Internet Archive, it is necessary to create a free user account.

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Los Angeles Times

One of the largest American metropolitan newspapers that have won numerous journalism awards, including 37 Pulitzer prices.

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MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography with Full Text

Annual bibliography of books and articles from around the world on languages, modern literature, linguistics, folklore, etc.

MLA with Full Text MLA Directory of Periodicals

The New York Times

The renowned American newspaper gives access to its archives (1851-2013) and to early 20th century news. The newspaper publishes all important texts, including speeches and presidential press conferences. An index for politics, economics, art, culture, history, sports and public affaires is available.

Online archives (1851-2016) Online newspaper (1980-2019)

The New York Tribune and Herald Tribune

The archives of these annexes to The New York Times, available from 1841 to 1962, cover major events at the turn of the 20th century. Texts by Theodore Roosevelt, Margaret Fuller, Karl Marx and Frederic Engels are also included.

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OpenBook Publishers

OpenBook Publishers is an academic Open Access publisher. Thanks to KBR’s partnership, you have access to all the e-books available on the platform, both in streaming, in ePub and PDF.

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

Encyclopedic articles on American law.

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

More than 1000 encyclopedic articles on American wars through various themes: history, literature, arts…

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The Oxford Companion to American Politics

Encyclopedic articles on all aspects of American political life.

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Encyclopedic articles on the American theatre scene.

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The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, 2nd edition

Encyclopedic articles on legal decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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The Oxford Companion to the United States History

More than 1500 encyclopedic articles on American history, politics, culture, arts, sciences, …

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

Encyclopedic articles on American economic history.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Culture and Intellectual History

Encyclopedic articles on American values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

Encyclopedic articles on key points of American military history.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

Encyclopedic articles on American legal and political history.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

Encyclopedic articles regarding American social history.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Online dictionary of military terms, weapons, vehicles, medals, famous people and battles of the American army.

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

Contains all biographies of American political figures.

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US Major Dailies

Gathers the five most respected American national and regional newspapers and their archives : Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

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US Newsstream

Gathers recent American news with archives from the 1980’s. The database contains the full text from more than 590 newspapers such as The New York TimesLos AngelesBoston GlobeChicago Tribune, etc. US Newsstream includes the following collections:

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The Wall Street Journal

American newspaper considered as the leading publication for economic news and information on global financial makets. The archives (1889-1999) cover international and American business, financial news and in-depth financial analyses on the world’s stock market.

Online archives (1889-2003) Online newspaper (1984-2019)

The Washington Post

American journal well known fot in-depth news and analyses of American politics. The archives (1877-1999) provide political and governmental news. This newspaper won Pulitzer prizes for its articles on the Watergate scandal (1972-1974).

Online archives (1877-2003) Online newspaper (1984-2019)

* Resources marked with an asterisk (*) can only be consulted on site at KBR for legal reasons.