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Useful Reference Sources

Encyclopedias are a great place to start your research.

Article Databases

Find scholarly articles.

  • America: History & Life
    Provides some full text coverage and abstracts for periodical literature in United States and Canadian history.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Offers coverage on a wide-range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, and science. Can be searched simultaneously with America: History & Life.
    This archive provides full text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. NOTE: 2-5 years of current journals are NOT available here.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage: 1952-
  • Business Source Complete
    A good starting point for articles from scholarly journals, industry and trade publications, and business magazines. Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886.
  • EconLit
    Provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related journals, books, and dissertations, Coverage: 1969-
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts *
    National and International Politics. Coverage 1975-

Advertising & Other Images

Search images historically.

  • Ad Access
    Print ads for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
  • AdViews
    AdViews is a digital archive of television commercials (1950s to the 1980s).
  • LIFE photo archive
    Collection of newly-digitized images owned by LIFE dating back to the 1750s. Eventually will include 10 million images.
  • Vogue Archive
    Coverage: 1892- current issue

CQ Researcher Reports

CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day.


National and international newspapers.

Key U.S. Government History Sites

Find government hearings, debates, laws, etc.

  • U. S. Congressional Serial Set *  
    Congressional committee prints, documents, treaty documents and other special publications.
    Coverage: 1817-1980
  • Proquest Congressional *
    ProQuest Congressional offers access to congressional publications dealing with the wide variety of topics addressed by Congress.

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