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Visit the eBooks 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

A Dictionary of World History, 3rd ed., 2015 in Oxford Reference.

World History Encyclopedia [21 Volumes], 2011 in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

U. S. History

A Concise History of the United States of America, 2012, in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Outline of U.S. History, 2009, in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

African-American History

African American History, 2006, in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

History of African Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots, 2016, in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Louisiana History

Archaeology of Louisiana, 2010, in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Louisiana Culture From the Colonial Era to Katrina, 2008 in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)


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null History Reference Center: Reference books, history magazines, historical documents, etc.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

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Mankind: The Story of All of Us

America: The Story of US

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Special Topics: Louisiana Historic Museums and Institutions

The Historic New Orleans Collection: Located in the French Quarter, this institution houses major collections from Louisiana's past. Some images are available online from the Louisiana Digital Library.

Louisiana History Museum: Located in Alexandria.

Louisiana State Historical Resources: Archives: The repository for the documents and artifacts of Louisiana’s past.

Louisiana State Museum: Maintains several historic properties throughout the state, including the Cabildo, Presbytère and the Old U. S. Mint, in New Orleans.

Louisiana Travel: History and Heritage: Lists historic sites throughout the state, such as Louisiana Civil War Sites. From the Louisiana Office of Tourism. Includes a search interface with searching by category, area and city.

The National WWII Museum: Formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is located in New Orleans.

Web Resources

Best of History Websites: A portal that includes annotated links to over 1000 history web sites. Sites are rated and the portal offers an easy-to-use interface.

Library of Congress: Offers access to numerous online collections of primary documents, including:

Civil War with over 15,000 images.

Civil War Maps with images and articles.

Country Studies: From the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, offers historical, social, political, economic information on countries around the world.

Chronicling America 1880 - 1910-

Louisiana Digital Library: An online collection of over 144,000 digitized materials from archives, libraries, museums, and other institutions from around the state.

The National Archives and Records Administration: The repository for the nation's records. Digital images and transcripts of "100 Milestone Documents" are available for viewing online.

National Geographic: Archaeology: A section of National Geographic, includes videos (including many full episodes), images, news, and interactive resources.

PBS: History: For documentaries on events in history ranging from topics of local interest to global events

Smithsonian: The website if the Smithsonian Institution, offers a rich collection of resources and information.

World History Matters: This is a portal to numerous online history resources developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, which also offers resources for teaching, learning, research, and more.

Shelf Resources (RPCC Library - Gonzales campus)

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (print issues)

American History

Current History


Browse Books, DVDs, and Other Shelf Resources by Shelf 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.

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