The following list includes several databases that provide broad coverage of American history. There are also some research databases of a more specific nature included here that would be helpful for researching the American West.
Note also that there are variations in how subjects are categorized in each database. However, the list included in this guide of subjects and keywords may be helpful when searching many online databases.
The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.
The journal articles cited on this page provide more information about the Winchester Rifle, its history and its impact on the history of the western United States.