Index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes journals from 1964 to present and includes citations and links to book and media reviews.
Access note: only one simultaneous user Biographical dictionary of about 17,500 notable American men and women from all eras of American history who are no longer alive. Includes illustrations and hypertext links to other web resources.
Search SUMMON for Books
Search SUMMMON for your topic keywords and limit to Content Type --> Book to find book chapters or books
Search for News Articles
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Contemporary reviews and news provide a different perspective than writings published decades later.
Search hundreds of newspapers (.pdf) by title and date or by keyword. Database includes the Syracuse Post Standard. Coverage for some papers goes back to the 1700's. Microsoft Edge users will not see print and download menu bar. Use of an alternative browser is recommended (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome).
Full page scans from The New York Times newspaper with searchable article text back to the first issue in 1851. Currency of this historical access is updated periodically and extends to within 3 to 4 years of the current date.
The Chicago Defender (1905-1975) 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.