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Academic Search Premier: This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Accessible Archives: Full text databases of primary source material of 18th and 19th century periodicals.

African-American Newspapers, 1827-1998

African Newspapers, 1800-1922: More than 40 fully searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring English- and foreign-language titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

AllAfrica: African news and information 1997-

Aluka (Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa): At present, the collection consists of more than 18,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral testimonies, life histories, and speeches.

America: History and Life: History and culture of the United States and Canada 1955-

American Broadsides and Ephemera: Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900.

American Periodical Series: American Periodicals Series Online contains over 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. 1740-1940

America's Historical Newspapers

Brill's New Pauly: The NEW PAULY is a Reallexikon or encyclopaedia of the ancient world. It is intended as an aid for the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted presence in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history.

Cambridge Histories Online: This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike.

Chronicling America: Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program 1860-1922

Credo Reference : Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of reference works from more than 70 publishers in most major subjects, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Dictionary of Literary Biography: The Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete provides information on more than 12,000 authors from many time periods and from all parts of the world. This resource provides access to all volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series (more than 360 vols.), the Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (19 vols.) and the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 vols.), totaling more than 400 volumes and 185,000 pages.

Early English Books Online (EEBO): Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

Economist: Historical Archive 1843 - 2006: The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2006. New full-colour images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers highlighting a key topic of each week - all combine to offer a primary source of research covering the 19th and 20th centuries.

Feminae: Staff at Feminae check over 500 journals as well as many essay collections devoted in large part to topics dealing with women, sexuality, or gender in the Middle Ages.

Hispanic-American Newspapers, 1808-1980

Historical Abstracts: Journal literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 on 1955-

Historical Newspapers in Washington from the Washington Secretary of State: Full text of the Columbian, Pioneer and Democrat, Seattle Gazette, Spokane Falls Review, Walla Walla Statesman, Washington Gazette and Washington Pioneer 1850's-1880's

Historical Statistics of the United States: Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context. Allows users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets. 1774- census 2000

Index Islamicus: Index Islamicus, produced by Brill Academic Publishers, is an international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB): Medieval studies 450-1500 on European continent, extends to Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers; the Crusader States, the Armenian kingdoms and non-European parts of the Byzantine Empire

L'Annee Philologique: A bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy.

Los Angeles Times: Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue from 1881-1987. For articles after 1987 use Find a Journal at Penrose Library

New York Times: Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue providing access to every page from 1851-2009. For articles after 2009 use Find a Journal at Penrose Library

Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA): Finding aids for archival and manuscript collections housed in archives in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and the Whitman College and Northwest Archives

Oxford Classical Dictionary: provides coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Biographies of people from around the world who are connected to and shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance: Covers the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, includes coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period.

Proquest Newsstand Washington: Full-text coverage of major Washington newspapers including the daily newspapers from Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane and Vancouver, plus selected coverage of other regional sources.

Readers Guide Retrospective 1890-1982: Over the past 100 years, Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature has become the ultimate index of subjects in the popular press. Its online version, Readers’ Guide Retrospective, offers full coverage of the original paper volumes 1890-1982

Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project: Demonstrates the multiracial history of civil rights activism in the Pacific Northwest and explores the relationship between civil rights and labor struggles throughout the 20th century, features articles, photographs, documents, digitized newspaper collections, and video oral histories

Social Science Citation Index: Social Sciences Citation Index, accessed via Web of Science Core Collection, provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings.

South Asian Newspapers: Searchable 19th and 20th century newspapers from South Asia. Featuring titles from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

State Papers Online (Gale): Provides 17th century British State Papers and links these historical manuscripts to their full text-searchable calendars. Our subscriptions include Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714, State Papers Domestic, and Part IV: The Stuarts: James to Anne, 1603 – 1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland; and Registers of the Privy Council.

Statistical Abstract of the United States: A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG): Digital versions of most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.

Times Digital Archive: is a full-image online archive of every page published by the Times of London from 1785-2006. Users can search news articles, obituaries, advertising and classifieds in the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world. Access to this resource allows one to virtually explore a chronicle of two centuries worth of history.

Women Working: Historical, manuscript, and image resources that explore women's roles in the US economy from the Open Collections Program, Harvard University 1870-1930

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