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History Resources

Suggested Ebooks

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers. RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.

World History / Western Civilization

U. S. History

African-American History

Louisiana History

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers. RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.


Suggested Databases

 Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 African American Newspapers, from 1827 to 1998.

America's Historic Newspapers America's Historical Newspapers: Find newspaper articles from Louisiana's past.

null Gale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and more for over 900,000 people.

 Britannica Online Academic Edition: A full-text encyclopedia with video, maps, and more.

 CQ Researcher: In-depth, non-biased full-text reports on topics and issues in the news.

Films On Demand: History and Films On Demand: Academic and Archival Films collections

null History Reference Center: Reference books, history magazines, historical documents, etc.

null JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, humanities, business, etc.

null Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

null Salem History: Full-text history reference sources.

null World Book Advanced: Full-text encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, images, and more.


Suggested Streaming Videos

Solomon Northup's Odyssey: Twelve Years a Slave 

Mankind: The Story of All of Us

America: The Story of US

The Universe

Browse for more videos from Films on Demand on History.


What's on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

  • American History
  • Current History
  • Smithsonian

Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

  • C - History - General
    • CB 3 to CB 482 - History of Civilization
    • CT 21 to CT 9999 - Biography
  • D - World History - General and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
    • D 51 to D 90 - Ancient history.
    • D 111 to D 203 - Medieval history.
    • D 204 to D 475 - Modern history.
    • DA - DX - History by nation, geographic region, ethnicity.
      • DA - Great Britain.
      • DC - France.
      • DD - Germany.
      • DL - Northern Europe.
      • DS - Asia.
      • DT - Africa.
  • E - F - History of the Americas.
    • E 11 to E143 - America.
    • E 151 to E 904 - United States.
      • E 186 to E 199 - Colonial history.
      • E 201 to E 298 - The Revolution.
      • E 456 to E 655 - Civil War Period
      • E 740 to E 837.7 - Twentieth century.
    • F 1 to F 975 - United States local history.
      • F 366 to F 380 - Louisiana
      • F 965 - Territories of the United States
    • F 1001 to F 1145.5 - British America .
    • F 1201 to F 3799 - Latin America.

Special Topics: Louisiana Historic Museums and Institutions


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