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The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media.

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.

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AccessUN

AccessUN indexes the majority of United Nations documents and publications.

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This collection includes articles from 7 important 19th century African American publications: The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass' Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era,The North Star, and Provincial Freeman.

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The African American Biographical Database is a resource of first resort when you are looking for biographical information, including photographs and illustrations, for African Americans.

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Alt-PressWatch

Alt-PressWatch is a full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. A&I coverage starts in 1970; Full text coverage begins in 1986.

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The Alternative Press Archive is an interdisciplinary bibliographic database (with links to full-text) of more than 474,000 journal, newspaper, and magazine articles in over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals.

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Alternative Press Index

The API is a bibliographic database (with links to full-text) of more than 368,000 journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals.

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Part of Readex's Archive of Americana. Provides access to over 3,200 newspapers.
Collections include: Early American Newspapers Series 1-13 (1690-1922),; African American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 1827-1998; and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.

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The definitive index to articles and other literature (books, dissertations, book reviews, etc.) covering the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada, from the 15th century to the present. Indexes nearly 1,800 journals from 1860s to present, including all key journals in the discipline, state and local history publications, and selected articles from scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.

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Includes the complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel, available in their entirety capturing history as it was made and reported to viewers of the time. Also includes documentaries from PBS, California Newsreel, A&E, Bullfrog Films, Documentary Educational Resources, The History Channel, and others.

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Provides access to a wide variety of primary source material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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The American Memory project from the Library of Congress provides at least 261 discrete digital collections in 18 broad topical areas: Advertising; African American History; Architecture, Landscape; Cities, Towns; Culture, Folklife; Environment, Conservation; Government, Law; Immigration, American Expansion; Literature; Maps; Native American History; Performing Arts, Music; Presidents; Religion; Sports, Recreation; Technology, Industry; War, Military; and Women's History.

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The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.

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Includes digitized images of over 1,800 American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the 20th century.

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Established in 1999, this site is valuable for its extensive coverage of both historical and current information on United States presidencies and is easy to navigate.

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Part of the Archive of Americana, this collection contains legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.

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Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK.

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Archive of Americana

This family of historical collections from Readex contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, early American imprints and newspapers, African American and Hispanic newspapers, and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. The collection also consists of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set; Senate Executive Journals; and American State Papers.

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Archives Unbound

This Gale database includes the following digitized primary source collections:
County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California; Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons; German Anti-Semitic Propaganda, 1909-1941; Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes; Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West’s Response to Jewish Emigration; Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life; Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant Collection; Nazi Bank and Financial Institutions: U.S. Military Government Investigation Reports and Interrogations of Nazi Financiers, 1945-1949; Nazism in Poland: The Diary of Governor-General Hans Frank; Nuremburg Laws and Nazi Annulment of German Jewish Nationality; Latin American Studies--Emiliano Zapata, 1901-1919 (Mexico); Latin American Studies--Cuartel General del Sur, 1910-1925 (Mexico); Latin American Studies--Revolution in Mexico, the 1917 constitution and its aftermath;

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The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains over 737,175 records (as of July 9, 2009) on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

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Biography In Context

This database provides biographical information for over 500,000 people.

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Black Studies Center

The Black Studies Center provides access to several resources at once: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), 10 historical African American newspapers, Black Literature Index, 100 oral history videos in History Makers, and Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865).

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Britannica Online consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.

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Draws on indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.4 million books and official publications, 64,891 archival collections and 15.6 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 10 bibliographic indexes, including over 300,000 records from the ongoing digitization of British Periodicals Collection.

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Earliest issue: August 20, 1958. Latest issue: December 31, 2000. Note: Issues published within the date range may be missing. Efforts to locate and add any such missing issues are ongoing.

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A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present.

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The California Newspaper Project is an 18 year effort by the CBSR to identify, describe and preserve California newspapers.

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Chicano Database

A major bibliographic database for topics in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences on Mexican-Americans and Chicano and Latino Studies.

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A statistical database offering demographic, economic and government information. The data presented here was obtained from the 2000 County and City Data Book, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and made available to over 1400 depository libraries across the country.

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An integrated search environment for obtaining analysis on Congressional issues in the news and coverage of the status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering.

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Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing a selection from 645 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, Credo Reference is the ideal place to start any research.

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Part of Web of Science, Current Contents is a multidisciplinary current awareness Web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information from over 8,000 of the world's leading scholarly journals and more than 2,000 books.

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Early American imprints. Series I, Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800 provides access to the holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia to include a broad range of recently uncovered books, pamphlets, broadsides, and U.S. House and Senate Bills and Resolutions. This resource offers nearly 1,000 rare and unique items printed during a 130-year period spanning the colonial era and the formation of the new nation.

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Early American imprints. Series II, Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819 provides full-text access to American books, pamphlets and broadsides published from 1801-1819, covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States. In addition to books, broadsides and pamphlets, the collection includes published reports and the works of many European authors reprinted for the American public. A large number of state papers and early government materials—including presidential letters and congressional, state and territorial resolutions—chronicle the political and geographic growth of the developing American nation.

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Includes access to Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876, Series 2, 1758-1900, and 12 ERA collections covering 1690-1815 and 1866-1889. Overall, this collection includes over 1,100 newspapers.

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The collection has been compiled by consulting a number of bibliographies, including: A Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924 by Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins Sources for the ethnography of northeastern North America to 1611, by David B. Quinn.

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ECD includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, and computer science.

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Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch now includes two collections: 1) Ethnic NewsWatch, a current collection (1990-present) of newspapers,magazines and journals from ethnic and minority presses.

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Gerritsen Collection

Contains more than 4,700 publications from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist; the broad scope of the collection allows scholars to trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of one country's movement on those of the others.

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The Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (IGCR) was organized in London in August 1938 as a result of the Evian Conference of July 1938, which had been called by President Roosevelt to consider the problem of racial, religious, and political refugees from central Europe.

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