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PubH 105: Plagues and Peoples: Find Articles

Public Health History

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Search these databases to find scholarly articles on your topic:

19th Century U.S. Newspapers     1800-1899
19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of 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. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life among other subjects.

Academic Search Complete   1975-present (varies)
An academic, multi-disciplinary database that provides a substantial amount of full-text article coverage.  Searches may be limited to "scholarly journals" only.

African American Studies: Newspaper Research
This guide was put together at Harvard University libraries. It is a "selective research guide is intended to highlight a variety of print, electronic, and microform resources available for research that involves African American newspapers and journalism."

America: History & Life  1964-present (some entries from 1954-)
Provides the most comprehensive coverage available of articles in scholarly journals on the history of the United States and Canada. Gives citations and abstracts (with some links to full-text).

Arts and Humanities Citation Index   1978-present
Covers scholarly journal literature in the arts and humanities. Provides citations only; includes some links to full-text. This unique database allows researchers to track relationships between articles by cited references.

Black Studies Center     Dates vary by component
A multi-faceted resource that includes: The Chiciago Defender, 1909-1975, an influential historical African American newspaper, International Index to Black Periodicals. Coverage from 1902 onward. Includes some linked full-text, Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience. Topical overviews by leading Black Studies scholars, and Dissertations. Full-text dissertations on themes related to Black Studies.

Chicago Defender     1905-1975
The Historical Chicago Defender, an influential, historical African American newspaper, offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Early American Newspapers     1690-1876
This database features images and full-text from newspapers across the country. While assembling the original collection, Readex focused its publishing efforts on Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, concentrating primarily on those papers that began publication before 1820. As of May 31, 2005, 170 titles had been digitized.

Ethnic News Watch     1990-present
Text of U.S. newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Searchable in both English and Spanish.

Comprehensive catalog of books, pamphlets, dissertations, reports, and journal articles published in the 17th-20th centuries; useful for research on the history of medicine or science.   Coverage: 1400s - 1950. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

An archival database providing page-image articles from scholarly journals in a number of disciplines, including history.  Article coverage is not current; it generally extends from the journal's first date of publication to 3-5 years from the present (varies by publication).

New York Times (Historical)     1851-2005
Offers full-text and full-image articles from the New York Times. Includes digital reproductions of every issue, cover to cover, in downloadable PDF files.

Proquest Research Library Plus   1971-present (varies)
This multi-subject database covers general and academic periodicals. Full-text is available for many articles.  Searches may be limited to "scholarly journals" only.

Washington Post (Historical)     1877-1990
Online archival access to The Washington Post. Includes page images from every issue—cover to cover—in downloadable PDF files. Fully searchable.

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