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19th Century U.S. Newspapers Digital Archive

Contains full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.

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

This EBSCO database is our largest and contains full text access to thousands of journals in all disciplines.

Access World News

Full-text articles from thousands of news sources worldwide covering 1978 to the present

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, and 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 Online

Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos on eight ancient and medieval civilization

Annals of American History

Search 2700+ 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. Every year, a new volume is published 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 and 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 journal 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.

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


Extensive backfiles of full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century. Also contains a 19th century British pamphlet collection and ebook content.

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 Online

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

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 Art Online

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

Oxford English Dictionary

The complete OED online.

Oxford: 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

Oxford Reference

Simultaneously search 25 Oxford Reference Encyclopedias together, or one at a time.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. All of the content is brand new and has been written specifically for this online format. Of special interest are the historiographies at the end of the articles, primary sources and links to digital materials.

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 OneSearch for High Schools

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

ResearchIT CT Newstand

Contains the following full text newspapers: Christian Science Monitor (1988-present) Hartford Courant (1992-present), Los Angeles Times (1985-present), New York Times (1985-present), Wall Street Journal (1984-present), Washington Post (1987-present)

Salem Health

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

Salem History

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

Salem Literature

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

Salem Science

Includes the complete content of several 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 archives of the Smithsonian's vast collections: on such topics as World's Fairs and trade literature. Also contains backfiles of Smithsonian Magazine, and Air & Space Magazine.

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 1785-2012

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 10/2018