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Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles as well as newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more. Access World News is updated daily.

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Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and in a comprehensive databases. 

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Chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience, African American Newspapers, Series 1, features 280 newspapers from 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. These titles published for or by African Americans constitute valuable primary sources for researchers exploring such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies and more. Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY)—the first African American newspaper published in the United States—the titles in this groundbreaking series include The Colored Citizen (KS), Arkansas State Press, Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, L'Union (LA), Northern Star and Freeman’s Advocate (NY), Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.

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African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1. Published in 22 states and the District of Columbia, the more than 75 newly available newspapers in Series 2 significantly increase access to primary sources for researchers across African and African American studies; political science; ethnic studies; diaspora studies; women’s studies; and cultural, literary and social history. Key titles include Frederick Douglass’s New National Era (Washington, DC), Washington Tribune (Washington, DC), Chicago Bee (Chicago, IL), The Louisianian (New Orleans, LA), The Pine and Palm (Boston, MA), National Anti-Slavery Standard (New York, NY), New York Age (New York, NY), Harlem Liberator (New York, NY), North Carolina Republican and Civil Rights Advocate (Weldon, NC), Southern News (Richmond, VA) and many others.

 

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Contains information about cultural life and history during the 1800's and first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and Congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. The collection also provides a great number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

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Early American Newspapers provides an unparalleled record of daily life in hundreds of diverse American communities. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, election returns, matrimony and death notices, maps, cartoons, illustrations and more, these historical newspapers offer researchers essential local and national perspectives on American history, culture and daily life across three centuries. The collections feature more than 6,000 titles from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. 

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The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.

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Digital archive for the Atlanta Constitution from 1856-1984. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for the Atlanta Daily World from 1931-2003. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for the Baltimore Afro-American‎ from 1893 - 1988. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

 

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Digital archive for The Baltimore Sun from 1837-1993. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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A comprehensive range of regional and local newspapers in Britain between the mid-eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, providing a range of publications to reflect the social, political and cultural events of the times. The British Library Newspapers' collections feature London national newspapers, English regional papers, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism.

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Offers access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers. This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s. Updated daily. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Digital archive for the Chicago Defender from 1909 - 1975. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for the Chicago Tribune‎ from 1849 - 1994. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for The Christian Science Monitor from 1908-2006. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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On-campus access to chronicle.com and mobile access with free account! Click on "Details" below for more information.

Premier source for weekly news, research information, forums, and career information for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

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The Current Digest provides comprehensive coverage of national news, current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia.

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Digital archive for the Detroit Free Press from 1831-1999. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Archive of magazines in the field of education, ranging from the early 20th to 21st centuries. The publications are aimed at teachers and other educational professionals and chart the evolution of educational policy, practice and theory.

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Contains more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts—plus more than 7 million pictures, maps, weblinks, and audio/video clips. Titles include:The Economist, History Today, Jet, The Lancet, Library Journal, Newsweek, Science, Time, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and The World & I.

Additional new content sources and features help to create a powerful curriculum support tool for English Language Arts, Social Studies, and more.

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Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.

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Forbes Magazine Archive is the complete digital version of the Forbes backfile. With coverage starting at the magazine’s first issue in 1917, the archive offers 70 years’ worth of content from 1917 to 2000.

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General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. It contains millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, as well as reference, newspaper, and audio content.

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In the modern news world, newswires are the chief source of timely news and, with increasing pressures on the traditional news industry, newswires are often the only news coverage for many large regions of the globe.

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Global Issues in Context Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search. The database is updated daily and offers 250 different country topic pages and more than 400 Issue pages. Users can cross search Global Issues in Context and the Opposing Viewpoints database, bringing together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources on a broad spectrum of international issues, topics, and current events. Podcasts, video, and interactive graphs enhance this database.

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Digital archive for The Guardian and The Observer from 1791-2003. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time

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Find historical newspapers from across the United States and beyond. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research. 5,100+ newspapers from the 1700's–2000's.

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This collection of historical newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Includes:

  • The Atlanta Constitution‎ (1868 - 1984)
  • Atlanta Daily World (1931 - 2003)
  • Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
  • The Baltimore Sun (1837 - 1993)
  • Chicago Defender (1909-1975)
  • Chicago Tribune‎ (1849 - 1994)
  • The Christian Science Monitor (1908 - 2006)
  • Detroit Free Press (1831 - 1999)
  • The Guardian and The Observer (1791 - 2003)
  • Los Angeles Times‎ (1881 - 1994)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1922 - 1993)
  • The New York Times‎ (1851 - 2011)
  • Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003)
  • Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 - 2001)
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1911 - 2002)
  • San Francisco Chronicle (1865 - 1922)
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874 - 2003)
  • Toronto Star (1894 - 2016)
  • The Wall Street Journal‎ (1889 - 2000)
  • The Washington Post‎ (1877 - 2001)

 

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InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

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International Newsstream provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.

Part of ProQuest Central.

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LexisNexis Academic

After trials conducted and feedback received Randall Library is switching from Nexis Uni to Westlaw Campus.

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Digital archive for the Los Angeles Times from 1881 - 1994. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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A database of full-text magazines, journals, and reference books, as well as photo, map, and flag files dating back to 1917. Titles include popular magazines like Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, Country Living, Elle, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and Popular Mechanics alongside an expansive list of scholarly and trade publications.

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Digital archive for the New York Amsterdam News from 1922-1993. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Follow the link to create an account on NYTimes.com as a UNCW student/staff/faculty. Once you create an account you will have an "All Digital Access Pass" that will allow you to log in and access all NYTimes.com content from any computer and the NY Times mobile app. Faculty and staff users will have to re-register annually. Please contact us if you need assistance. 

NYTimes.com contains most of the articles that appear in the printed New York Times paper, as well as a wealth of blogs, interactive features, videos and other web-only content.

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Digital archive for the New York Times dating back to 1851. An excellent database for history, including full-text and full-image articles. For most dates, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files. For access to recent issues, go to the New York Times online or search US Newsstream.

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Coverage of the Raleigh News & Observer from 1991-present.

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The News & Observer Index is an alphabetical list of names and subjects, with references to the newspaper articles in which they occur and a guide to help find references to articles with more information about a particular topic.

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An archival collection comprising the backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy. These titles offer multiple perspectives on the contemporary contexts of the major events, trends, and interests in these fields throughout the twentieth century. The collection will provide valuable primary source content for researchers in fields ranging from history and political science, through to law and economics.

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Nexis Uni
Resource Advisory:

After trials conducted and feedback received Randall Library is switching from Nexis Uni to Westlaw Campus.

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Primary source collections of the “long” nineteenth century. Content includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more. Topics include Asia and the West, British Politics and Society, British Theatre, Music and Literature, Children's Literature, Europe and Africa, Mapping the World, Photography, Science, Technology and Medicine and Women.

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Digital archive for the Norfolk Journal and Guide from 1916 - 2003. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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North Carolina News Sources is a collection of more than 190 media sources from across the state,  including the Wilmington Star News, the Charlotte Observer, and the Raleigh News & Observer.

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Digitized newspapers from the North Carolina State Archives collection that were only available on microfilm. These materials include papers dating from 1751-1890s.

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The North Carolina Newspaper Locator database, reflecting the microfilm holdings of the Government & Heritage Library, contains listings for nearly 2,000 unique newspaper titles dating from 1751 to today. 

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Follow the link to create an account on NYTimes.com as a UNCW student/staff/faculty. Once you create an account you will have an "All Digital Access Pass" that will allow you to log in and access all NYTimes.com content from any computer and the NY Times mobile app. Faculty and staff users will have to re-register annually. Please contact us if you need assistance. 

NYTimes.com contains most of the articles that appear in the printed New York Times paper, as well as a wealth of blogs, interactive features, videos and other web-only content.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s important social issues. Featuring continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites, this database provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues.

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Published in Philadelphia The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered The New York Times of the 18th century. It provides the reader with a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods.

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Provides access to the latest information on medical technology, research, and legislative developments. The database contains bibliographic information and indexing for 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Digital archive for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860-2001. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for the Pittsburgh Courier from 1911-2002. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Name changed to Historical Newspapers

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Archive of magazines devoted to religious topics, spanning 19th-21st centuries and a range of religions/denominations. Aimed originally at a wide audience, they disclose many aspects of the history of popular religious movements.

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Formerly named ProQuest Research Library

A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Digital archive for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1865-1922. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1874-2003. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Coverage of the Wilmington Star News from 1994-present.

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The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art, art history, architecture, and more.

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The complete online fully-searchable edition of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 onwards. An important resource for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Digital archive for the Toronto Star from 1894-2016. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for the Toronto Star from 1894-2016. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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African-American poetry from 1900 - 1999. A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Presently includes over 9,000 poems from over 100 complete editions by 62 poets.

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Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. Content includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers. U.S. History In Context is cross-searchable with World History In Context.

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U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive covers the magazine from the beginning of its three predecessor titles (United States Daily, 1926 -1933; United States News, 1933-1948; World Report, 1946-1948; U.S. News & World Report, 1948-1984). The magazine features a broad variety of topics in current events, politics and business, and is well known for its ranked lists of businesses and institutions. Coverage spans from 1926-1984.

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Formerly called ProQuest Newsstand.

Provides access to recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes titles such as Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform. Part of ProQuest Central.

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The Vogue Archive contains the backfile of Vogue magazine (US edition), spanning the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. It preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

 

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Digital archive for the Wall Street Journal from 1889 - 2000. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Digital archive for the Washington Post from 1877 - 2001. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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A comprehensive database of legal materials including federal and state statutes, codes, regulations, and case law materials. Includes articles from legal journals, detailed company and financial data, as well as state, national, and international journals and newspapers.

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An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

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