"After several Era, People, and Topic searches, I'm convinced that this database will fill a niche for college prep high schools and college students. Highly Recommended."
--The Book Report(May/June 2001)
"History Resource Center: U.S. is a web database that many libraries will want to run, not walk, out and acquire.
Given the variety of resources included here, the material is wonderfully broad and eclectic.
The system incorporates good authority work, excellent help, and clear directions on how to cite the entries.
History Resource Center: U.S. is a resource that succeeds admirably in its goal to be the starting point for historical research. Kudos especially to Gale for eschewing bells and whistles in favor of quality text. Highly recommended for public libraries, high school collections, and undergraduate academic collections."
-- Library Journal (August 2000)
"This file provides a wealth of material from pre-Columbian America through the current Bush administration, with integrated searching and cross-linking access to 5000-plus primary source documents, 39 reference titles, 110-plus full-text journals, 200-plus country overviews, and scores of images, topic overviews, and commentaries with analysis of historical significance."
--Library Journal, November 15, 2008
"History Resource Center is a Web-based database designed for historical research by students with specific features for instruction via distance education. The Website brings together a broad collection of facts, primary documents, and scholarly analysis with integrated access to all."
--ARBA, March 2007
"...designed for historical research by students with specific features for instruction via distance education..brings together a broad collection of facts, primary documents, and scholarly analysis with integrated access to all."
"This outstanding site draws on a variety of reference, periodical, and primary sources to offer student researchers and teachers a wealth of information about the 20th century...Overall navigation is fairly easy, and there is a help section that (can) be accessed from any screen...will best serve upper-level high school or post-secondary students. Recommended."
-- Book Report (Febraury 2002)
"Overall, this database is colorful, quick, easy to master, and engaging for adult or student use. However, like many other databases that assemble content from a disparate collection of resources, its assortment of materials can be hit and miss, and researchers expecting comprehensive coverage of a topic will generally be disappointed. No doubt the treatment of many topics will become fuller as the database grows."
-- Booklist (November 2001)
"...an excellent resource..."
-- Choice (August 2001)
"Gale reports the site will continue to grow and be updated, but does not say whether journal coverage will be expanded retrospectively...excellent resource."
-- Choice (June 2001)
"HRC's collection of reference materials, primary documents, journal articles, and images makes it, at the present time, unique. It is a work in progress, and additions are planned for the near future. Online access to popular history sources such as The Dictionary of American History and American Eras, plus easy access to 1,000 primary documents, should help to make this resource popular among high-school and undergraduate students. Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."
Reference Books Bulletin/Booklist (Nov. 1, 2000)
"Content is concise and well-referenced...search options are carefully explained...contract options are gererous and straight forward. No surprises."
--The Charelston Advisor (October 2000)
"[I]ntegrates history's most important original documents, classic references, scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazine articles within a single interface."
-- Multimedia Schools (September 2000)
"The 'Identify a Person Feature,' which searches for a person in any of the following ways: profession, nationality, ethnicity, birth year, death year, birth place, death place, and gender. Imagine what a useful ready-reference tool this will be for those questions we get every day at the reference desk...a major resource for students new to historical research...introduces users to the basics of historical research and provides excellent, understandable definitions of secondary and primary sources (thank you, Gale Group!)...An outline walks the student through the research process and gives easily understood answers to the question: How do I go about this research paper?"
-- Library Journal (Fall 2000)