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19th Century U.S. Newspapers Digital Archive

Full-text content and images from hundreds of urban and rural newspapers in 19th century America.

ABC-Clio Greenwood eBooks

A collection of ebooks including a large collection of slave narratives.

Academic OneFile

Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources.

Academic Search Complete

Ebsco's largest periodicals database contains full text access to thousands of journals in all disciplines. [Note: if you receive a "No results found" message when searching for a specific article to which we should have access, click on Publications in the blue menu bar at the top of the page and do a journal title search. You can then navigate to the desired year, volume, and issue.]

Access World News

Full-text current and archived articles from thousands of international, national, regional, and local news sources.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

An online collection of over 5000 books of high quality in the humanities.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Full-text access to 270 historically significant African-American newspapers from across the U.S. This collection offers unique perspectives and rich historical context.

American History Online

Overview essays, biographies, primary sources, videos and slideshows, images, timelines, maps, and graphs in American political, military, social, and cultural history.

American Periodicals (1740-1940)

Full facsimile images of special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.

America's Historical Newspapers 1690 – 2000

Full facsimile images of American papers back to the colonial era.

Ancient and Medieval History 

Overview essays, biographies, primary source documents, timelines, maps, charts, images, and videos on ancient and medieval civilizations.

Annals of American History

Search 2100+ primary source documents and multimedia by author, decade, or topic.

Annual Register

A year-by-year record of British and world events, published annually since 1758. The online version of the Annual Register is a digitized version of this classic 250+ volume reference work. A new volume is published every year describing the past year's events.

Biography in Context

More than 650,000 biographies from Gale's vast reference collection as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers.

Biography Reference Bank

Biographies of more than 600,000 individuals, including the full-text of Current Biography magazine 1940 - current.

Britannica Academic

The complete online Encyclopedia Britannica plus links to reliable websites and full-text journal articles; also includes primary sources, ebook content, images, and video content.

Britannica ImageQuest

Access millions of images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.

British Periodicals (1681-1937)

Full facsimile images of more than 160 periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, and the social sciences.

Churchill Archive

Includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.

Classroom Video On Demand

Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics.

Consumer Reports

Product reviews 01/01/1991 to present.
From off-campus, search MasterFile Premier and choose Consumer Reports as the Journal name.

Country Reports

More than 35,000 pages of cultural, historical and statistical information content on the countries of the world.

Daily Life Through History (Academic)

This comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources provides insight into the social history of societies from prehistory to the 21st-century. Includes authoritative content from more than 75 Greenwood reference works and original articles from prominent historians.


ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

FactCite: Defining Moments in U.S. History

FactCite contains all volumes of Defining Moments (American History) series.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search hundreds of reference books all together or one at time. Links to these books are also available through our online catalog.

Global Issues in Context

News, perspectives, video, reference, country information, primary source documents, and statistics on issues of global importance.


EBSCO's database dedicated to the human impact on the environment, containing content from journals, books, reports, and government documents.

Grove Art Online

Includes the full text of the 34-volume print edition of The Dictionary of Art plus links to several additional art reference works.

Grove Music Online

Includes the full text of the 29-volume print edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians plus links to several music reference works.

Hartford Courant

Proquest Historical Newspapers Full text of America's longest-running newspaper, 1764-1922.
Note: No coverage 1923-1991
Current Coverage Full-text coverage 1992 - current

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

History Reference Center

An Ebsco database featuring content from reference books, non-fiction books, and history periodicals.

Infobase eBooks

Choose from a collection of over 100 ebooks, or search all of them simultaneously. Links to these books are also available through our online catalog.

Issues & Controversies

Designed to inspire thought-provoking debates, each in-depth article presents both sides of an issue clearly and without bias. Updated weekly, this resource presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today’s most important issues.

Issues & Controversies in American History

Background, outcomes, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history.


Full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century. It also contains the following primary source collections: 19th Century British Pamphlets Collection, Struggles for Freedom: South Africa, Global Plants, and World Heritage Sites: Africa.

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

Liberty flourished when illustrated magazines were the most important form of mass entertainment. Liberty charted the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle class America through three significant decades.

Loeb Classical Library

Contains more than 520 volumes of Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations. Readers are able to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

Map as History

An online collection of animated historical maps.

Maps 101

Includes historical map collections, outline map sets, earth science maps, reference atlases, current events, and games. Maps are user-friendly and will print nicely if you select the "Get PDF" file option.

MasterFILE Premier 

(Includes Consumer Reports)

Contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports 1991 to present.

Modern World History 

Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos from the mid-15th century to the present.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Features the entire magazine archive 1888 - present.

The New York Times

ProQuest Historical News Full-text coverage 1851-2014
Current Coverage Full-text coverage 1980 - Current

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides cover-to-cover full text for 131 national & international newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Viewpoint articles, reference content, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, statistics, and links to web sites.

OverDrive Audio Books: Listen to bestselling audiobooks on your laptop, phone or mobile device.

For use on a mobile device, download the free OverDrive app from iTunes, or the Store, for Windows devices. You will need your library barcode to set-up an account. For students this is on your Debit card. For staff and faculty: if you no longer have your Library card call the Library front desk at 7780.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The national record of men and women who shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.

Oxford English Dictionary

The complete OED online.

Oxford Reference

Simultaneously search 26 Oxford reference encyclopedias together, or one at a time.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

In-depth, up-to-date trustworthy research on a wide range of topics including American history, climate science, education, environmental science, Latin American history, literature, politics, psychology, and religion.

Readers' Guide Retrospective

Contains the complete indexing of The Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1982, and full text context where available.

Referencia Latina

A comprehensive Spanish-language resource offering 49,000 encyclopedia entries, 50,000 images, 2,500 health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and the full text of over 100 hundred reference books and dozens of general interest magazines.

ResearchIT CT eBook High School Collection

An EBSCO database containing than 2,700 nonfiction ebooks across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science, and technology. 

ResearchIT CT Newstand

A ProQuest database containing the following full text newspapers: Hartford Courant (1992-present), Los Angeles Times (1985-present), The New York Times (1980-present), Wall Street Journal (1984-present), Washington Post (1987-present).

ResearchIT CT OneSearch for High Schools

Simultaneously search multiple databases provided by the CT State Library containing periodical, reference, multimedia, and primary source material or choose from this list of databases.

Salem Health

Includes the complete content of a number of print reference sets. Choose any number of these sets to search simultaneously.

Salem History

Includes the complete content of a number of print reference sets. Choose any number of these sets to search simultaneously.

Salem Literature

Includes the complete content of a number of print reference sets. Choose any number of these sets to search simultaneously.

Salem Science

Includes the complete content of a number of print reference sets. Choose any number of these sets to search simultaneously.

Science in Context

Topic overviews, experiments, biographies, and links to quality websites, as well as coverage of the latest scientific developments in over 200 magazines and academic journals.

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. Also includes the Science Image Collection, a database of more than 270,000 high-quality science images.

Scribner Writers Series

Essays on world authors and literary genres drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series.

Sirs Knowledge Source

General reference database containing thousands of full-text articles and other resources. Includes a pro/con issues database and SIRS Government, a comprehensive resource for the study of all aspects of U.S. federal government, including government documents, Supreme Court decisions, and more.

Smithsonian Collections Online

Searchable archive of the Smithsonian's vast collection on World's Fairs and expositions, as well as archives of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine from April 1970 to Dec. 2010.

Sources in U.S. History Online

A series of archival digital primary source collections:
Slavery in America
The American Revolution
The Civil War

Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life Real Answers

Specifically designed for teenagers on issues relating to health, fitness, alcohol, drugs, mental health, family life, and much more.

The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-2013

More than 200 years of news in full facsimile images from London's premier newspaper.

Today's Science

Designed to connect the classroom to real world discoveries, explaining important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

Twayne Authors Series: Twayne World, English and US Authors

In-depth introduction to writers, literary movements, and genres.

University Press Scholarship Online

Access thousands of high-quality works of scholarship across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law (In order to get only full text: after searching narrow your choices to unlocked , free , or open access content).

U.S. History in Context

Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600 – 2000

Thousands of primary source documents and other resources in American women's history.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

Authoritative primary and secondary sources, in-depth explorations of key topics, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient world.

World History in Context

Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia.

World History: The Modern Era

Covers the history of the world from 1500 to the present. Includes reference articles, media and primary source material.

Updated 5/2019