Digital facsimile images of full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. Each issue is captured cover-to-cover with access to every article, advertisement and illustration. Alternate title: Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers. (Gale)
African American Newspapers: 1827-1998
Provides online access to newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. It features approximately 270 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. (Readex)
American West Digital Project
Digital archive of sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago. (Adam Matthew Digital)
America's Historical Newspapers
Full-text coverage of early American newspapers from all 50 states. Includes: Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876); Early American Newspapers, Series II (1758-1900); and Early American Newspapers, Series III (1829-1922). (Readex)
Economist Historical Archive 1843-2006
A complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. In 8,000 issues and more than 600,000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers and a selection of exportable financial tables. (Gale)
Current full-text access to six Kansas newspapers: Emporia Gazette (2002- ), Kansas City Star (1991- )Lawrence Journal-World (1990- ), Manhattan Mercury (1997- ), Topeka Capital-Journal (2002- ) and Wichita Eagle (1984- ).
Nineteenth Century Collections Online:
A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focused on primary source collections of the “long” nineteenth century. Collections for this program are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries as well as specialist libraries, and content includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more. Current collections include: British Politics and Society; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and Corvey Collection of European Literature: 1790-1840. (Gale)
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Provided by the University of Kansas, these maps give detailed historical information about cities and towns throughout Kansas.
Slavery & Anti-Slavery Collection
Collections on the transatlantic slave trade and the global movement for the abolition of slavery from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century. The collection includes - part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, and part III: the Institution of Slavery. Slavery and Anti-Slavery. It contains books, serials, manuscript collections, supreme court records and briefs, essays, biographies, bibliographies, and more. (Gale)
The New York Times
Provides access to the New York Times online for the years 1851-2008. This database offers full-page-images and article images. Digital reproductions of every page from every issue, cover to cover, in downloadable PDF files. (Proquest)
Digitized by the Library of Congress. Available dates range from 1890-1906 and is a full text searchable database. We have the Eagle from 1872-current on microfilm in the library.
JSTOR is a great database for doing historical research. Here is a brief introductory tutorial on how to
Databases (back to top)
America: History and Life
A growing partnership of over 70 libraries and research institutions, primarily university libraries, pooling their resources to create a digital library. The primary goals are long-term preservation of fragile collections, along with methods for making these records more readily accessible while still respecting in-copyright works. While WSU faculty, staff, and students can search across the entire digital library, they have full-text access to only the items in the Public Collections.
Oxford English Dictionary
Online edition of accepted authority and guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words in the English language. Provides comprehensive etymological analysis and listing of variant spellings while tracing the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations. (OUP)
Full-text access to current content from high quality, peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences, including literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and economics. Coverage varies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Humanities Full Text
World's most comprehensive bibliography with over 40 million records of all types of materials (e.g. books, dissertations, manuscripts, serials, sound recordings, videos) cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Coverage:1200-present. (OCLC).
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European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
Library of Congress: American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
American State Papers, 1789-1838
Full-text access to legislative and executive documents of Congress from 1789-1838. Arranged by topic: Foreign Relations, Indian Affairs, Finances, Commerce and Navigation, Military Affairs, Naval Affairs, Post Office Department, Public Lands, Claims, and Miscellaneous. Part of the Archive of Americana collection. (Readex)
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps, 1817-1980
The maps published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications. Click on Serial Set Maps link on the opening page.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980
NewsBank offers reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, originally published in approximately 13,800 bound volumes from 1817-1980. Part of the Archive of Americana collection.
Duke Papyrus Archive
The Duke Papyrus Archive provides electronic access to texts about and images of nearly 1400 papyri from ancient Egypt. The target audience includes: papyrologists, ancient historians, archaeologists, biblical scholars, classicists, Coptologists, Egyptologists, students of literature and religion and all others interested in ancient Egypt. The project of conserving, interpreting, cataloguing and imaging the largely unpublished Duke papyrus collection was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities , and is part of the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) Project. Project staff at Duke have included Steven L. Hensen, John F. Oates, Peter van Minnen, Suzanne D. Corr, Paolo Mangiafico, Joshua Sosin, and John Bauschatz.
Web of Science
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ACLS Humanities E-Book
Full-text collection of over 1500 books in the Humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies. Formerly ACLS History E-Book Project.
eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)
Information on how to create an account, click here.
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
Journals/Magazines (back to top)
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Quality reviews of print and electronic reference works. Coverage: 1997-present. (Derived from the authoritative print resource, American Reference Books Annual.)
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Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Paul Halsell, editor, Fordham University