HY 410/420 North American History Databases
Interim Interdisciplinary Programs Liaison Librarian
Accessible ArchivesCoverage: 1728 - 1900Access to archival fulltext newspapers including the Pennsylvania Gazette, African American and Civil War Newspapers, and Godey's Lady's Book.
American Antiquarian Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 3, 1838-1852
Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, published in the era of western expansion, industrialization, railroads, and regional politics. Trial expires April 11, 2011
The American Civil WarCoverage: 1848 - 1897100,000+ pages of diaries, letters and memoirs by 2000+ authors. Includes many previously unpublished manuscripts. Organized for detailed browsing and searching. Some materials are cross-searchable under Social and Cultural History.
The American Indian Movement And Native American RadicalismCoverage: 1968-1979Collection of FBI files providing detailed information on the evolution of AIM (American Indian Movement) as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism. Part of Archives Unbound.
American MemoryCoverage: historicalDigitized collections from the Library of Congress. Oral histories, letters, photographs, documents. Search by keyword.
American Periodicals Series OnlineCoverage: 1740-1940Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals. May be cross-searched with ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
The American WestCoverage: 1700's-1900'sSelected manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
Black Drama, 1850 To PresentCoverage: 1846 - currentContains the full text of over 1,400 rare and hard-to-find plays written from the 1850's to the present by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries. Search by author, title, subject, date, full-text, etc. Cross-searchable under North American Theater Online.
Black Thought And CultureCoverage: 1700 - 2006Black Thought and Culture contains 1,200+ sources covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Includes non-fiction works, interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material. Also includes the Black Panther newspaper from 1967-1980. Allows for advanced browsing and searching by author, race, gender, year, subject, nationality, etc. Some materials are cross-searchable under Social and Cultural History.
Chicano DatabaseCoverage: 1960s - currentInterdisciplinary database, indexing all types of materials for Chicano studies (journal articles, books, chapters, and newspaper articles).
Colorado NewsstandCoverage: 1986 - currentSearchable full-text database of articles from Colorado newspapers including the Gazette (Colorado Springs), the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, and six others.
Colorado Historic Newspaper CollectionCoverage: 1859 -Search historic Colorado newspapers from cities and counties throughout the state, published in English and other languages. The database includes digital versions of newspapers found on microfilm at the Colorado Historical Society's Stephen H. Hart Library that were published between 1859 and 1928. New material is usually added once a month. Some issues of the Colorado Springs Gazette are included.
Early American Imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800)Coverage: 1639 - 1800Full text of almost every book and pamphlet printed in North America from 1639 to 1800. Not yet complete.
Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)Coverage: 1801 - 1819Full text of almost every book and pamphlet printed in North America from 1801 to 1819. Not yet complete.
Early Encounters In North AmericaCoverage: 1474 - 1800'sFull text works by 1,400+ authors in the form of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters between American Indians, Europeans, Americans, and Africans in all areas of North America. Offers advanced searching and browsing of people, events, flora, fauna and more.
Federal Surveillance Of African Americans, 1920-1984Coverage: 1920-1984Collection of documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. The collection includes COINTELPROs file on Black Nationalist groups from 1956-1971; also contains FBI files on notable figures such as Malcom X, Paul Robeson, Jesse Jackson and W. E. Dubois, as well as groups such as the Black Panthers and NAACP. The investigations are illustrative of conservative and government concerns over communism, socialism, civil rights, and other issues of this era. Part of Archives Unbound.
From the Library of Congress. Search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
HAPI, Hispanic American Periodicals IndexCoverage: 1970 - currentHAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) is your source for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 400 key journals published throughout the world.
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980Coverage: 1808-1980Spanish and bilingual Spanish/English newspapers published in the United States from the 19th to 20th centuries. Great source of historical information and culture; also a source of reporting on events in Spanish-speaking countries that were not necessarily covered in English-language newspapers. Part of America's Historical Newspapers.
Historical Newspapers (Proquest)Coverage: 1800's -Provides complete, full-image access to historical articles from the Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times from 1881 and the New York Times from 1851. For current online articles use Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.
ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers
Highlights and links to past, present, and prospective digitization projects of historic newspapers from around the world and in the U.S. (Most are free, some cost).
Making of America
Coverage: 1815 – 1926
National Archives And Records AdministrationCoverage: historicalDescription and many links to digital copies of the documents, photographs and maps housed in the National Archives and regional branches.
Nineteenth Century MasterfileCoverage: 1200's-1930Collection of dozens of indexes to English-language publishing prior to 1930. Indexing coverage includes Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906. Index to Nineteenth century historical periodicals. Government Documents Indices include indexes to: U.S. patents, 1790-1873; U.S. government publications, 1774-1881; British House of Commons and House of Lords, 1803-1830. Indexing also books, newspapers and periodicals. Links to full text in other databases, HathiTrust and Google Books.
Nineteenth Century U.S. NewspapersCoverage: 1800'sProvides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, And Oral HistoriesCoverage: 1784 - 2004100,00 pages of letters, diaries, oral histories, interviews and other personal narratives by 2,000+ authors. Some audio recordings are available. Material is organized for advanced browsing and searching. Some materials are cross-searchable under Social and Cultural History.
North American Indian DramaCoverage: 1926 - current170+ plays by 30+ playwrights together with detailed, indexed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes bibliographies and the Native Playwrights' Newsletter. Cross-searchable under North American Theater Online.
North American Women's DramaCoverage: 1714 - current1500+ plays (some never before published) by 300+ playwrights together with detailed, indexed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera. Cross-searchable under North American Theater Online.
North American Women's Letters And DiariesCoverage: 1675 - 2002150,000+ pages of diaries and letters from over 1,300 women, supplemented with biographies and bibliographies. Browse and search by detailed factors like author, race, occupation, age at first childbirth, year written, and geographical setting. Cross-searchable under Social and Cultural History.
Readers Guide AbstractsCoverage: 1983 - currentPopular periodicals published in the U.S. and Canada. 1983-current.
Readers' Guide RetrospectiveCoverage: 1890 - 1982The premier index to popular periodicals. No full text links, but Tutt owns a large percentage of the magazines/journals indexed by this resource. Continued by Readers Guide Abstracts.
Social And Cultural HistoryCoverage: 1558 - 2005Cross-searchable collection of databases containing letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs and autobiographies. The focus is on personal narratives written or published in North America. Offers advanced browsing and searching of date, place, author/speaker, interviewer, event, subject and more. Indexes some or all materials of North American Women's Letters and Diaries; British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries; North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories; The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries; Black Thought and Culture; Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries.
A digital library of 19th century books and periodicals – Atlantic Monthly, North American Review, Scribner’s, Living Age and more. There are two different collections available: University of Michigan – Making of America and Cornell University – Making of America
Coverage: 1736 – 1780
Women And Social Movements In The United States 1600-2000Coverage: 1600 - 2000Growing collection of documents related to women and social movements in U.S. history. Includes primary source documents, images, dictionary of movements, biographical dictionary, chronology, reviews, notes, and teaching tools. Organized for in-depth browsing and searching.
The Virginia Gazette was the official newspaper of Virginia and printed in Williamsburg from 1736 through 1780. Browse by date or search the electronic index.
America, History & LifeCoverage: 1863 - currentCovers American history.
Historical Statistics Of The United StatesCoverage: 1600s - currentAnnual time series of the U.S. population, economic indicators, social conditions, and government. From colonial times to the present.
Periodicals Archive OnlineCoverage: 1665-2000Online periodical archive containing the digitized backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences.
Periodicals Index OnlineCoverage: 1665-1995Electronic index to the contents of thousands of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences, including both scholarly and popular titles. Every article is indexed.