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American West (TexShare)

Provider: Adam Matthew, a Sage company
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Descriptions: This digital archive from the Everett D. Graff Collection at Chicago's Newberry Library includes original manuscripts and personal journals, maps, photographs, ephemeral material, rare books and other rare print resources that document the Westward expansion of the United States and the lives of those who experienced it. Contains materials on Canada and Mexico as well. This database is cross-searchable with American Indian Histories and Cultures, also on our list, from the same provider.
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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: This highly searchable database contains over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of "early encounters" with the humans, flora and fauna of North America, from approximately 1,400 explorers, missionaries and settlers new to the "New World." Many images of native peoples, plants and animals are also included.
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Literature Resource Center

Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A literature reference database suite designed for all levels of researchers, Literature Resource Center provides biographical, bibliographical and critical content. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
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Middle Search Plus

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Contains full text for nearly 140 popular magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Also contains primary source documents (Essential Documents in American History), reference books (Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary), the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
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National Security Archive

Provider: George Washington University/National Security Archive
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Descriptions: The National Security Archive is an independent, non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), serving the public and facilitating investigative journalism. A tax-exempt public charity, the Archive receives no U.S. government funding, but is supported by publication royalties and donations from foundations and individuals.
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North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: Diaries, journals and letters written by women residents and visitors to North America between 1700 and 1950; includes the personal experiences of more than 1,300 women from all walks of life and classes in society.
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