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American Indian Histories and Cultures (TexShare)

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Provider: Adam Matthew, a Sage company
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Descriptions: The wide range of digitized material included in this collection documents interactions between Native Americans and Europeans, from their earliest contacts through the Civil War era and up to the Civil Rights Movement. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection. Coverage ranges from the 1600's to the mid-20th century and records the repercussions of changing governance and U.S. government policy on Native American peoples. Cross-searchable with American West, from the same provider.
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American West (TexShare)

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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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HeritageQuest Online

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: This database contains thousands of digitized books, the available digitized US Federal Census record from 1790-1940, PERSI (Periodical Source Index Archive), Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections invaluable to genealogists.
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North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

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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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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

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Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: A collection of personal narratives, including autobiographies and pamphlets, from more than 2,000 authors, providing insight on the immigrant experience in the U.S.A. and Canada during the period between 1840 and 1950.
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Smithsonian Institution

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Provider: Smithsonian Institution
Descriptions: The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization, composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
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Historical New York Times

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: The New York Times, 1851-2009.
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HarpWeek (Harper’s Weekly)

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Provider: HarpWeek/John Adler
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Descriptions: Full text of the whole run of Harper's Weekly, a leading 19th-century American illustrated newspaper, from 1857-1912. The fulll text is searchable, or use the categorized Finding Aids to access content of interest.
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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

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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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Compilation of Presidential Documents

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Provider: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
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Descriptions: The Compilation of Presidential Documents is a collection of the Weekly and Daily Compilations of Presidential Documents, which consist of materials released by the White House Press Secretary, including speeches, news conferences, weekly addresses, executive orders, statements, nominations, proclamations, informal remarks and more. Contains documents from 1993- present.
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American Periodicals 1740-1940

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Contains digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1900, derived from the American Periodicals Series microform collection. Actually includes more than 1,100 periodicals between colonial times and the advent of American involvement in World War II. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.
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Military and Government Collection (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and includes cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 academic journals and other periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. The series, Background Notes on Countries of the World is here in full text, from 2004-2011. Congressional Digest and CQ Weekly Report are indexed here, but without full text.
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Bibliography of Native North Americans (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life; also provides information on a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 100,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage: from the sixteenth century to the present.
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America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts

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Descriptions: America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexing for 1,700 journals is included, from as far back as 1910. The database includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage and English abstracts of articles published in more than 40 other languages. Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world excluding the United States and Canada from 1450 to the present. It provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages, going back to 1955.
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