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HIST 212 (Busch): Finding Primary Sources

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New Databases

Empire Online
A collection of primary source documents, Empire Online covers the rise and fall of European empires from 1500 through the twentieth century.

Global Commodities
Through primary source documents, Global Commodities traces the history and impact on world history of such products as oil, cotton, and tobacco from 1500 to the present.

Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive
The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity. NOTE: It's necessary to login with a Username and Password to enter the Shoah database. Click on the Register link near the login section to create a Username and Password.

HIST 212 - Busch

Finding Primary Sources

Use FLITE's subscription databases to find primary sources. For information on accessing databases from off-campus, click here.

American Periodicals
Browse or search American Periodicals for periodicals and journals published in the U.S. between 1740 and 1900, includng periodicals published during the Civil War. This database includes special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, and children's and women's magazines as well as other historically-significant periodicals.

The Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945
The Gerritsen Collection is an internationally renowned resource covering women's history. The Gerritsen database contains over 2 million full-text, digitized pages spanning books, periodicals, and pamphlets from 1543-1945.

Historical Newspapers
Historical Newspapers is a collection of eight databases, each covering an individual newspaper title, providing full-text access to the content of major U.S. newspapers (including articles, editorials, ads, and obituaries). Coverage begins with each paper's first issue and continues through recent years.

Chicago Defender 1909-1975
Chicago Tribune 1849-1993
Christian Science Monitor 1908-2003
Detroit Free Press 1831-1999
Los Angeles Times 1881-1993
New York Times 1851-2013
Wall Street Journal 1889-1999
Washington Post 1877-2000

Guide to Historical Newspapers

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