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Use the list of specialized databases on this page to locate articles, reports, congressional hearings, and biographical information. Begin with a keyword search, and then refine the search using the "Subject" search if there are too many results. Consult this Search Logic Tutorial for more information on how to maximize the use of keywords. Most articles are available in PDF or HTML formats, but some require you to follow the Full Text Finder link to access the article. You may also search the title of the journal (not the article title) in the UA Library Catalog to see if the library has a subscription to the journal. If the journal is not available in our collection, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. For more information consult the Interlibrary Loan FAQ.
Primary and Secondary Source Databases
The following databases contain both, primary and secondary historical information in a variety of formats, including peer-reviewed, scholarly articles. Be aware that some of these databases also contain magazine articles that are considered popular and not peer-reviewed.
Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more.
Provides access to special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and trade magazines. Especially helpful for historical research into 18th and 19th Century America.
Includes full-text resources and indexing for the U.S. Congress. Access Congressional hearings, committee reports, witness testimony, and other publications. Content also includes the Congressional Record and its predecessors, documents from the Congressional Research Service, and information about current and historic members of Congress.