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HIST 5350: Frontier in American History: Databases/Finding articles
In addition to the databases listed on the right, the library has many print materials which provide a wealth of primary sources, here are just a few-
Bexar Archives (English Translation of doucments) If you are interested in Spanish Texas, this is a great source of information. Learn more about this archive HEREOn behalf of the University of Texas, the Briscoe Center has digitized several thousand pages for access on the web. The Bexar Archives Online is an innovative web-based resource that features over 5,000 original documents (23,000 pages) that have been digitized from microfilm. Researchers may browse, by year, the originals and translations, or compare an original and its translation side-by-side. Full-text searching of the translations is also supported. The project received TexTreasures grants in 2009, 2010, and 2011, with funding from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
The library has many databases dealing with historical topics. Several databases contain primary source materials from various periods of history.Some of the best ones for research on early U.S. history are-
Western American history and cultural studies. Contains original manuscripts, rare printed books, maps and ephemeral material from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago - regarded as one of the finest collections of Western Americana in existence.
History and culture studies of European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa, and Australasia. Contains original manuscripts, rare printed books, maps and ephemeral material, as well as video interviews with editorial consultants. 1650-1920.
A collection of print journalism from Indigenous peoples of the US and Canada, with more than 9,000 individual editions from 1828-2016. The 45 unique titles also include bi-lingual and Indigenous-language editions, such as Hawaiian, Cherokee and Navajo languages.
United States history, Canadian history from prehistoric times to the present. The database covers all key journals in the discipline, state and local history publications, and selected articles from scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.
Coverage: Indexing from 1895, full text from 1935
Provides integrated access to 13 bibliographic indexes including the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Niles' Register, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online, British Periodicals Collections I and II, plus the new Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism.
Coverage: 19th century
Citations for dissertations & theses from 1861 to the present. Titles published since 1997 are available for download in PDF format. Citations for dissertations from 1980 forward include abstracts written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include abstracts. Great place to find bibliographies with primary sources/literature reviews
Primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. With an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life.
Coverage: 19th century
Search multiple newspaper archives back to the first issues. Includes complete issues of the New York Times (1851-2007), Washington Post (1877-1994), Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), Wall Street Journal (1889-1993), Christian Science Monitor (1908-1997), and Chicago Tribune (1849-1987).
Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana – A Dictionary of Books Relating to America From its Discovery to the Present Time, Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 is an online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. It provides primary source material critical to the understanding of the society, politics, religious beliefs, literature, customs and momentous events of the times.
The Serial Set includes reports and documents either produced or ordered by Congress, as well as presidential communications and treaty materials. It is a broken into parts (collections). Collection 1 begins in 1789 with the American State Papers and provides comprehensive, full-text access to Congressional and Executive branch documents and reports published in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set through 1969. Collection II provides coverage from 1970 to present. Collection II also contains Senate and Executive Documents and Reports 1817-1978.