American History

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Outreach Librarian:
Alan Unsworth

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History Databases
  • 6722
    ACLS Humanities E-Book Varies
    Full text of selected book titles in the humanities with special strength in history. Also known as ACLS History Ebook Project.
  • 6596
    America: History and Life 1964 - current
    Articles, book reviews, and dissertations on North American history.
  • 6762
    H-Net Reviews 1996 - current
    Full text of reviews of books and web sites in the humanities and social sciences.
  • 6635
    JSTOR Varies by title from 1800s - 2000s
    Full text articles in many disciplines.

Primary Sources
  • 34009
    19th Century U.S. Newspapers Via Gale Group 1800-1899
    Full text of American newspapers from the 19th Century.
  • 16749
    Accessible Archives 1700's - 1800's
    Full text of many 18th and 19th century American newspapers and magazines, including North Star and Frederick Douglass’ Paper.
  • 31452
    America's Historical Imprints (Evans), Series I 1639-1800
    Full text books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    After connecting, find database under "Archive of Americana."

  • 6982
    America's Historical Imprints (Shaw-Shoemaker), Series II 1801-1819
    Full text books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the United States in the early 19th century.

    After connecting, find database under "Archive of Americana."

  • 6624
    HarpWeek 1857 - 1912
    Reproduces the news/opinion magazine Harper's Weekly.
  • 6757
    Nineteenth Century Masterfile 1780's - 1920's
    Identifies articles in many U.S. and British journals from 1780's to 1920's. Includes Poole's Index and several others.
  • 6675
    Readers' Guide Retrospective Via EBSCO 1890 - 1982
    Identifies articles in popular and general-interest periodicals published in the US and Canada, 1890 - 1982.
  • 6738
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers Via ProQuest Varies
    Full text - articles, ads, pictures - of New York Times (1851 - 2007) & other major papers. Click "More" link for their names.
  • 32224
    Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 1500-1926
    Comprehensive collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other documents about the Americas. Full-text, full-image.





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