Websites and Digital Archives
The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.
- Presidential Libraries and Museums Online
- Public Papers of the Presidents 1992-Present
- Executive Orders Online 1994-Present
- The President's Daily Diary
- Famous Presidential Speeches
- Presidential Documents Archive
- Library of Congress Presidential Papers online
- Chronological List of Presidents, First Ladies, and Vice Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress
Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.
- Presidents--United States.
- Presidents--United States--1860-1870
- Presidents--United States--Archives.
- Presidents--United States--Biography.
- Presidents--United States--Correspondence.
- Presidents--United States--Election--1800
- Presidents--United States--Election--History--20th century.
- Presidents--United States--History--19th century.
- Presidents--United States--Inaugural addresses.
- Presidents--United States--Transition periods
- Presidents' spouses--United States.
The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.
- Academic Search Complete
- Civil War: Antebellum to Reconstruction
- Defining Documents in American History
- European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
- Humanities International Complete
- Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
- Military & Government Collection
- Newspaper Source Plus
The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.
- Public papers of the Presidents of the United States
- Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
- Federal History
- Government Publications and Press Releases
- Presidential Studies Quarterly
Print Materials at the Von Canon Library
Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.
|The return of George Washington : 1783-1789||E312.29 .L37 2014|
|The American presidents, Washington to Tyler : what they did, what they said, what was said about them, with full source notes||E 176 .N79 2012|
|Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk||E 417 .D87 2003|
|President Nixon : alone in the White House||E 856 .R44 2001|
|John Adams [videorecording]||DVD E 322 John/Adams|
|Thomas Jefferson||E 332 .B47 2003|
|James Monroe, the quest for national identity||E 372 .A65 1990|
|Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman||eBook|
|James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War||eBook|
|Woodrow Wilson : Essential Writings and Speeches of the Scholar-President||eBook|
|The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt||http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5767|
|Unwarranted Influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex||eBook|
|Ronald Reagan in private : a memoir of my years in the White House||E 877.2 .K84 2004|
|All the best / George Bush. My Life in Letters and Other Writings||E 838.5 B872 1999|
|My life / Bill Clinton.||E 886 .A3 2004|
|U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses From Washington to Obama||eBook|
|Obama and America's Political Future||eBook|