Nabb Research Center Student Resources - History Research Tools
Databases, information portals, digital sources, finding aids and more.
Database and Resource Description
American Origins: Gateway to the Eastern Shore's Past
American Origins is a digital archive, utilizing GIS technology, focusing on the settlement period of 1663 through 1759. The database consists of records pertaining to the inhabitants of the neck of land just south of the Wicomico River in Somerset County, MD, currently referred to as Mt. Vernon. This area, formerly known as the Hungary Neck district, contained portions of the Monie and Wicomico Hundreds during the colonial period. Additionally, maps of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties as shown in The 1877 Atlases and Other Early Maps of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, depict businesses, churches, and family residences as they existed during the latter part of the 19th century.
In the First Person: Index to English language personal narratives
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. It lets you keyword search more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records.
The index contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.
Archives of Maryland Online: Digital Records Repository
Provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government. Online access enables users to research such topics as Maryland's constitutions and constitutional conventions' proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors' papers, and military records. This project allows the Archives to place into electronic form and preserve for future generations records that are scattered among a number of repositories and that often exist only on rapidly disintegrating paper.
Accessing this collection:
- if accessed on campus using Internet Explorer - the page should open right up
- if accessed off campus using Internet Explorer - enter SU username and network/email password
- if accessed using Firefox or on a Mac - enter SU username and network/email password