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  • New York Times - Historical
    New York Times - Historical offers full-page images with searchable full-text articles dating back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Includes advertisements.
    Coverage: 1851 - 4 years ago. Updated: Annually.
  • Archive of Americana  Icon
    This group of historical collections includes America’s Historical Imprints; America’s Historical Newspapers; American State Papers; and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994, with maps.

Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

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Selected Databases

  • History in Context - World  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents, and scholarly analysis that covers over 5,000 years of world history from antiquity to the present. Contains historical maps, atlases, and other images; video and audio selections from archival newsreels to NPR; and opposing viewpoint essays.
  • History in Context - U.S.  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents, and scholarly analysis that covers the most-studied events and issues in U.S. history. Contains image galleries of seals, maps, and flags; video and audio from NBC, NPR and other reliable sources; and opposing viewpoint essays.
  • History Reference Center  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Designed for secondary school students through college undergraduates, this database contains full- text reference books, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and history periodicals. Includes biographies of historical people, photos, maps, and video of significant 20th century events.
  • America: History & Life
    Covers the history, culture, and current affairs of the United States and Canada, with citations, full text journal articles, and books. Simultaneous user limit: 6.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
    Covers the history of the world from the 15th century forward, exclusive of the United States and Canada. Includes additional coverage of military history, women’s history, and history of education. Indexes leading history journals and books with many in full text. Simultaneous user limit:6.
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online  Icon  Icon
    Database of digitized primary sources from the nineteenth century, curated by an international team of scholars and culled from the collections of the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the British Library, and other major repositories. Contains photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, letters, government documents, journals, and newspapers.
  • All Databases for History . . .

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
"Latin America*" AND (democracy OR politics)
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