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History Databases

America: History and Life
What you'll find here: Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles focusing on U.S. and Canadian history. It also includes records of conference presentations. It's a good starting point for historical research, but many records are just bibliographic citations and do not offer the full text of the article.
How to search this database: Look at the EBSCOhost help page.

Baltimore Afro-American Newspapers [Historical]
What you'll find here: Images of all the content of The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper (also known as The Afro) including articles, ads, illustrations, and cartoons. It covers issues from 1893-1988. For historical content from other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest).
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Baltimore Sun [Historical]
What you'll find here: Articles from Baltimore's main daily newspaper from its first issue in 1837 to 1985. Full-page views including photos available as well as PDF versions of articles. For more recent articles from The Sun, see Baltimore Sun above. For historic issues of other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Historical Abstracts
What you'll find here: Books, conference papers, dissertations, and magazine, newspaper, and journal articles on history topics. Please note it only covers history outside of the U.S. and Canada.
How to search this database: Visit the EBSCOhost help page.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
What you'll find here:Articles from the following newspapers from their first issues through recent issues. Full-page views including photos available as well as PDF versions of articles.
The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)

The Baltimore Sun (1837-1985)

The New York Times (1851-2003)

The Washington Post (1877-1990)

For more recent articles from these papers, see National Newspapers.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

JSTOR
What you'll find here: Digital reproductions of science, social science, and humanities scholarly journals along with digitized primary sources, such as letters and images.
How to search this database: Look at JSTOR's help page.

The New York Times [Historical]
What you'll find here: Articles from New York's main and one of the nation's most prominent daily newspapers from its first issue in 1851 to 2008. Full-page views including photos available as well as PDF versions of articles. For historical content from other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest).
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

The Washington Post [Historical]
What you'll find here: Articles and full page views of Washington, D.C.'s largest and oldest daily newspaper from its first issue in 1877 through 1990. For older issues of other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers.
How to search this database: Look at the
ProQuest help page .