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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
    Archive of Americana contains primary documents from American history. Includes: African American Newspapers 1827-1998 and Connecticut Historical Newspapers, American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I, Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800, and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, American State Papers, US Congressional Serial Set, and US Congressional Set Maps. Contains primary sources.

Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

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Beyond the DNL

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  • 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
    History in Context - World covers 20th century world history, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Near East and Asia as well as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the modern Middle East and Latin America. Full Text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary sources; a graphical time line, research guide, historical maps and images. Contains images.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • America: History & Life
    America: History & Life provides citations and full text to articles related to the history, culture, area studies, and current affairs literature of the U.S. and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Simultaneous user limit:6. Coverage: 1964 - Present.
  • History in Context - U.S.  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    History in Context - U.S. contains United States history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Full text and citations of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary source documents; time lines; historical maps and atlases. Contains primary sources. Contains audio and video clips of historic speeches and events.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • History Reference Center  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides articles from magazines, journals, reference and non-fiction books; biographies, documents and speeches; maps and photographs. Also includes film and video clips of social, political and cultural historical events of the 20th Century from 1893 to 1985.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
    Historical Abstracts with Full Text contains citations and full text articles in world history from 1450 to the present, excluding U.S. and Canada. Includes: world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. Simultaneous user limit:6
    Coverage: 1954 - Present. Updated: Monthly.
    JSTOR archives images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscription includes: Life Sciences Collection (which includes Biological Science, Ecology & Botany and Health & General Sciences), Arts and Sciences Collections I through XII (which includes many disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences including: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Area Studies, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, Education, Feminist & Women’s Studies, Film Studies, History, Language & Literature, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Religion, and Technology.) and many individual journal titles.
    Updated: Continually.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online  Icon  Icon
    Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides the full-text of a variety of primary sources related to the 19th century. Resources include: books and monographs, newspapers and periodicals, diaries and personal letters, manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, maps, and more. Archived material contains works in both Western and non-Western languages.
    Contains primary sources.
    Contains images.

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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