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  • Nation Archive Premium Edition
    Searchable archive of The Nation. 1865-current.
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  • African American Newspapers
    This enormous collection of African American newspapers contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day.
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    • Accessible Archives African American Newspapers
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  • America: History and Life A Best Bet database
    Summarizes scholarly articles about the history of the United States and Canada. 1964-current.
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  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
    1000s of titles dating from 1691 - 1877. Subjects include Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women's literature.
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  • American National Biography Online
    Portraits of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation.
    Access is limited to five simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please wait a short while and try again.
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  • American Periodicals Series 1740-1900
    Digitized images of over 1,000 American magazines and journals published between 1741-1900. Titles range from the scientific journal Medical Repository to Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal. 1740-1900.
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  • AP Images (Updated Daily)
    Photos from the Associated Press 50 million image print and negative library. 1840s-current.
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    • Associated Press Images Collection (Updated Daily)
    Updated daily.
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  • Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
    Digital archive for the Baltimore Afro-American‎ from 1893 to 1988. The most widely circulated black newspaper on the Atlantic coast and the first black newspaper to have foreign correspondents and female sports correspondents. 1893-1988.
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  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans
    Full-text of over 37,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides. Provides information about life in 17th- and 18th-century America, such as agriculture, foreign affairs, literature, music, philosophy, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, and witchcraft. 1639-1800.
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  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker
    Full-text of over 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides covering the political, social, cultural and geographic growth of the United States. Covers abolitionism, arts and literature, economic, religious, and scientific thought, and more. 1801-1819.
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  • Early American Newspapers (1690-1922)
    Digitally scanned newspapers from all 50 states. 1690-1922.
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    • America's Historical Newspapers 1690-1922
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  • European Views of the Americas
    The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
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  • HathiTrust
    Search the full text of over 10 million volumes digitized primarily from research libraries covering all academic disciplines. View scanned pages of public domain and open access titles, or snippets from copyrighted material.
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  • Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS)
    Statistics of the United States, covering population, work and welfare, economics, governance, and international relations. Primary data. Census data starts c1790; some data available from the 1600s; available through 2000 census. 1700s-current.
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  • JSTOR A Best Bet database
    Essential scholarly journals in many academic fields, especially arts, literature, humanities, and biology. Includes 19th-Century British Pamphlets. Some back to late 1800s; most recent 2-5 years not available.
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  • Literature Resource Center
    Biographical essays on more than 100,000 authors and criticism and interpretation of plays, novels, poetry and short stories.
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    • Gale Literature Resource Center
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  • Making of Modern Law: Legal Treaties 1800-1926
    Covers domestic and international law, legal history, national defense, criminology, education, labor and social welfare, and military justice and more. Over 21,000 U.S. and U.K. legal treatises from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 1800-1926.
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  • MLA International Bibliography
    Scholarly articles in literature and linguistics. Indexes over 6,000 national and international journals, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. From the Modern Language Association. 1926-current; selective coverage 1886-.
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  • Music Index Online
    Identifies articles in over 700 music journals. Covers classical, jazz, popular, folk, and world music, including musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, applied and professional topics, music education, and the music industry. 1976-present. 1976-present.
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  • Oxford African American Studies Center A Best Bet database
    Over 10,000 scholarly encyclopedia articles, from titles like the Encyclopedia of African American History, the Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, and the African American National Biography.
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  • Oxford Music Online
    Comprehensive encyclopedia of Western art music (“classical music”), with general coverage of jazz, non-Western, and folk music. Also includes the Grove Dictionary of Music and Grove Companion to Music.
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    • Grove Music Online
    Grove Music Online is limited to 8 simultaneous users. If you can"t get in, please wait a short time and try again.
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  • Population Index
    Summarizes articles on population topics. 1986-2000.
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  • Project MUSE
    Full-text of over 200 journals in classics, education, history, literature, math, philosophy, politics, religion, and visual and performing arts. 1829 ebooks in the social sciences and humanities.
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  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Indexes doctoral dissertations completed in the U.S. Includes some master"s theses and foreign language dissertations. Full text of many dissertations 1997-. For UConn, 2012-, see OpenCommons@UConn. Holdings start in 1861 and go to the present day. Full-text coverage is best starting in 1997, but full text of older dissertations can also be found.
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    • Dissertation Abstracts
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  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers (search all titles at once)
    Search for historical articles in a variety of major American and international newspapers. See the full description for a detailed list. see Details for specific dates.
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    • Historical Newspapers from ProQuest (search all titles at once)
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  • Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice A Best Bet database
    Documents the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries with 16 key areas of focus, including slavery in the early Americas, the Middle Passage, slave testimony, resistance, the abolition movement, the Islamic world, and slavery today.
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  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set
    Full text access to the thousands of volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set series from 1789-1969.
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    • United States Congressional Serial Set
    • Serial set (1789-1969)
    • Serial Set (U.S. Congressional Serial Set)
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs
    Records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978
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    • Supreme Court Records & Briefs Digital Archive
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  • Women and Social Movements in the United States
    Collection of primary materials. Includes a Dictionary of Social Movements Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (1971–2004). Documents cover movements such as the Women"s Suffrage Movement and the Guerrilla Girls. 1600-2000.
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