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Credo Reference

New! An essential tool to find background information on research topics. Search > 838 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and quotations, as well as 200,000+ images. Must use UH login and password to access off-campus.


Featured Film: The Bomb

The Bomb (2016)explores how what started as simple scientific curiosity ultimately resulted in a weapon capable of ending civilization. From PBS 1 hr. 54 min. Available thru Films on Demand. Requires UH user name & password.

Featured Film - After the Mayflower We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes

The PBS miniseries We Shall Remain tells five heartbreaking yet inspiring stories. Together they highlight Native American ingenuity and resilience over the course of 300 years. This is the first episode  of the five-part series, which shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. This Films on Demand documetary requires a current UH login and password.

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Films On Demand - American History

Films on Demand offers online access to 720 films related to American History. Here is a sample of the types of films that are available. Go to the Films on Demand Subject - History page for a full listing of titles.

U.S. War Office of War Information Poster 1942

Avenge Pearl Harbor Poster

World War II Poster Collection, Northwestern University

Historical Images