Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

History:

Databases and Indexes


Below are some resources most commonly used for historical research. There are also some listed in History: Primary Sources. To see a complete list of the electronic resources available at Carnegie Mellon go to Databases A-Z or Databases by Subject. The Subjects in History categories also provide more specialized resources. If you need help in selecting or using a database or index for your research, or if you're having difficulty finding the information you need, ask at the Hunt Library reference desk.


History:
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Archival Resources


These databases can identify which archive has original manuscript material relevant to your topic. Unless the material has been duplicated in some way (digitized, microformed, etc.), plan on visiting the repository to get access to the material. If you need help determining if something has been digitized or microformed, please ask at the Hunt Library reference desk.
Printed guides can also help you identify relevant collections for research. For example:
  • DeWitt, Donald L. Articles Describing Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States: an Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.
    HUNT REF-1 CD3022 .A2 D478 1997
    Sample Pages

  • DeWitt, Donald L. Guides to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States: an Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
    HUNT REF-1 CD3022 .A2 D48 1994
    Sample Pages

Hunt Library also has published guides to specific subject collections. Sample Citations. Reference librarians can help you locate them.
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Book Reviews


If full text links for journal articles are not provided, click on to see retrieval options. This is only for journal article citations, and may not be available in all databases. Otherwise, Use the library catalog to see if materials are in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. If they aren't, you can use EZ Borrow (books get here in about 3-5 days) or interlibrary loan using Illiad (books get here in about 7-10 days).
  • America: History and Life (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1954-present (updated monthly).
    Citations and some abstracts to journal articles, dissertations, and book and media reviews on United States and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. Covers all historical topics and a variety of disciplines including popular culture, gender studies, anthropology, literature, and folklore, etc.

  • Book Review Index (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1965-present (updated annually).
    Citations to book reviews in scholarly journals.

  • Farber, Evan Ira, et al., eds. Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals, 1886-1974. 15 vols. Arlington, Va.: Carrollton Press, 1979-1982.
    DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, GUMBERG LIBRARY, REFERENCE STACKS-4TH FLOOR Z1035.A1 C64

  • JSTOR (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: ca. 1890-2000 (dates vary by journal title).
    Search backfiles of journals by all titles, by subject category,(e. g. History), by individual title or by a combination. To search for book reviews, in Search JSTOR-Advanced Search, under Narrow your search to: These types:, mark reviews. Type in the author's name and/or key words from the title (note: not all reviews will have the title of the reviewed book as the title of the article). Mark the category(ies) of journals you want searched and/or expand them and select particular journal titles. Instructions for downloading and installing the print helper are displayed when you click "Print Article" in JSTOR. A laser printer is required for printing.

  • Project Muse (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: ca. 1998-present (dates vary by journal title)
    Search the full text of the more current issues of journals in all subject area. To find book reviews, in the Basic Search, select Author Reviewed or Title Reviewed.

  • Web of Science (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    ca. 1900-present.
    Once in Web of Science, select Full Search, select citation databases to be searched, the select Cited Ref Search. The author of the reviewed book will be cited in the review. Complete the Cited Reference Lookup form and click on Lookup. After selecting from the results, set language and document type limits and click Search. Book Review is a document type limit. Since this database has a limited number of users at one time, please remember to log out.
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Dissertations


Once you've identified the materials you need, the library catalog to see if they are in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. If they aren't, you can use
Illiad our interlibrary loan system to either borrow or obtain a photocopy of the material.
  • America: History and Life (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1954-present (updated monthly).
    Citations and some abstracts to journal articles, dissertations, and book and media reviews on United States and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. Covers all historical topics and a variety of disciplines including popular culture, gender studies, anthropology, literature and folklore, etc.

  • Directory of Dissertations in Progress (American Historical Association)
    Current (updated annually).
    Search the dissertations in progress at the 165 academic departments listed in the Directory of History Departments and Organizations in the United States and Canada by author, school, or keywords in title.

  • Dissertations and Theses (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1637-present.
    Citations and abstracts of dissertations and for many, full text. International in scope, with dates of coverage varying for each university.

  • Dissertations & Theses@Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    ca. 1920-present.
    Full text of some dissertations may be available 1997-present.
    Citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses CMU graduate students have published through UMI Dissertation Publishing. In addition to citations and abstracts, the service provides free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available. In most cases, this will be graduate works published in 1997 forward.

  • Historical Abstracts (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1954-present (updated monthly).
    Citations and some abstracts of journal articles, books, and dissertations on world history from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). It covers all historical topics and a variety of disciplines including religion, gender studies, anthropology, political science, etc.
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Government Documents


The following indexes can help you identify any relevant government documents for your research. Carnegie Mellon has a small paper collection of United States government documents, and a much larger microfiche collection (from 1978-present). Both are in the Hunt Library reference room. Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have large collections of federal government documents as well. Most government documents, however, will not show up in the library catalogs for these libraries. Some of the resources listed in History and Policy: Government Resources may be of interest, too. If you need help using these resources, or in locating government documents, ask at the Hunt Library reference desk.
  • Ames, John G. Comprehensive Index of the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-93. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1962.
    HUNT REF-1 Z1223 .A13

  • Checklist of United States Public Documents 1789--1909, Congressional: to Close of Sixtieth Congress; Departmental: to End of Calender Year 1909. Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1911. New York: Reprinted by Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1962-
    HUNT REF-1 Z1223 .A113 1962
    Will give the serial set volumes for documents found in Poore's.

  • Catalogue of the Public Documents of the ...Congress and of All Departments of the Government of the United States...
    Print: 1893-1940.
    HUNT REF-1 INDEX
    Shelved under Monthly Catalog

  • HeinOnline Federal Register Library (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    The Federal Register Library contains:
    • Federal Register, 1936 to the present
    • Federal Register Indexes, 1939-present
    • Code of Federal Regulations, 1938-present
    • Administrative Procedure Act 1944-1946
    • Code of Emergency Federal Regulations 1965
    • U. S. Government Manual, 1935-present
    • Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1965-present

  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers: 19th century (1801-1900) (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Search and display the full text of
    • Bills - drafts of legislation, to be reviewed through various parliamentary stages. If the Bill passes through these stages, it will become an Act of Parliament.
    • House Papers - documents resulting from the work of the House and its Committees.
    • Command Papers - Government papers (from Ministers) conveying information or decisions the Government wishes to draw to the attention of the House, presented ‘by Command of Her Majesty’.

  • Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.
    Print: 1918-1975.
    HUNT REF-1 INDEX
    Online: 1976-present (updated monthly).
    Available: GPO Monthly Catalog (Carnegie Mellon users only)

  • Patent and Government Document Indices
    ca. 1778-1897.
    Available: 19th Century Masterfile (Carnegie Mellon users only)

  • Poore, Benjamin P. Descriptive Catalog of the Government Publications of the United States 1774-1881 2 vols. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1962.
    Print: HUNT REF-1 Z1223 .A1885C
    Available: 19th Century Masterfile (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Database will give page number where full citation can be found in the print Poore's, the use the Checklist to find the serial set volume.

  • Proquest Congressional (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    ca. 1789-present (coverage and updates vary).
    Full text of Congressional Hearings both published (1824-present) and unpublished (1824-ca. 1984), & the Serial Set, 1789-2003 (House and Senate documents and reports, Senate executive reports, and Senate treaty documents). You can also search the Congressional Record (1985-present), the Federal Register (1980-present), the United States Code, Statutes at Large (1789-present), etc. See the Content Coverage Chart for complete details.

  • Proquest Statistical Insight (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    ca. 1973-present.
    Search citations and abstracts to statistical publications from federal, state, international sources as well as private organizations. Tables selected from hundreds of US government and business reports, from 1999 to the present. US Federal statistical publications. Coverage from 1973. Full text from 2004. International statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. Coverage from 1983. Full text from 2007. US State government, business, and research institute statistical publications. Coverage from 1980. Statistical datasets from government and private sector sources.

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Full text: 1878-present.
    A compendium of statistics on all subjects gathered by the federal government.

  • United States Serial Set via Proquest Congressional (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1789-2003
    Use the Advanced Search to search the Serial Set. The Serial Set includes the full text of House and Senate documents and reports, Senate executive reports, and Senate treaty documents.

    United States Serial Set (American Memory, Library of Congress)
    Digitized portions of the U. S. Serial Set that can be searched or browsed. The Serial Set, 1817- contains "House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate." Documents earlier than 1817 may be found in American State Papers. For documents that are not in the digitized versions, visit the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh or Hillman Library, the University of Pittsburgh.

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Journal and Magazine Articles and Books


If full text links for journal articles are not provided, click on to see retrieval options. This is only for journal article citations, and may not be available in all databases.
Otherwise, the library catalog to see if materials are in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. If they aren't, you can use Illiad, the interlibrary loan service, to obtain the material. Reference staff can help you if you're not finding the materials you need.
  • America: History and Life (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1954-present (updated monthly).
    Citations and some abstracts to journal articles, dissertations, and book and media reviews on United States and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. Covers all historical topics, including foreign policy, and a variety of disciplines including popular culture, gender studies, anthropology, literature and folklore, etc. Also has a non-US history counterpart Historical Abstracts. You can also search America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts simultaneously.

  • American Periodicals Online (Carnegie Mellon uses only)
    1740-1900
    Search and display the full text of historic American magazines and journals.

  • Anthropological Index Online
    ca. 1960-present.
    Citations to journal articles in all areas of anthropology from the over 750 journals received at the British Museum Department of Ethnography (Museum of Mankind).

  • Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retropective (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1913-1983

  • Applied Science and Technology Index (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1983-present.

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index via Web of Science (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1975-present (updated weekly).

  • Early English Books Online (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1475-1700.
    Search and display over 95,000 titles published between 1475 and 1700. Eventually about 125,000 titles will be in the database, with new titles being added each year.

  • Education Index Retrospective (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1929 - 1983.
    Search and display citations from an international range of English-language periodicals and yearbooks. Covers all areas of education.

  • 18th Century Collections Online (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1700-1801
    Search or browse the full text of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas during this period. Materials include books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons, and printed ephemera, with works by many well-known and lesser-known authors. Subject areas include history geography, social sciences, fine arts, medicine, science, technology, law, general reference, literature and language. A work in progress, the database will contain 138,000 titlesand editions when completed in about 2010.

  • HarpWeek (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1857-1912.
    Contains all the pages of Harper's Weekly from 1857-1912 as scanned images. Users can browse by date or literary genre. Searches can be done by occupation or role in society, or by searching any combination of four indexes: subject; illustrations; literature and publishing; advertising. Since the scanned images in HarpWeek (11 x 15.5") are too large to print full size on 8.5 x 11" paper, please see Printing from HarpWeek for printing and downloading information.

  • Historical Abstracts (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1954-present (Updated monthly).
    Citations and some abstracts of journal articles, books, and dissertations on world history from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). It covers all historical topics, including foreign policy, and a variety of disciplines including religion, gender studies, anthropology, political science, etc. Also has a U. S. and and Canadian history counterpart, America: History and Life. You can also search America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts simultaneously.

  • JSTOR (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: Dates vary by title, with no coverage for current 2-5 years.
    Search full text backfiles of major scholarly journals by all titles, by subject category,(e. g. History), by individual title or by a combination. You can also specify the type of material you are looking for, e. g. articles, reviews, etc. Instructions for downloading and installing the print helper are displayed when you click "Print Article" in JSTOR. A laser printer is required for printing.

  • Making of America.
    A collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University to use digital technology to preserve primary sources, and to make them accessible. The collections are especially strong the areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
    • Making of America (Cornell University Library)
      Browse or search journals and books from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
    • Making of America. (University of Michigan)
      Browse or search books and journals materials from the antebellum period through reconstruction, 1850-1877.

  • Making of the Modern World (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    ca. 1460-1850
    A comprehensive digital collection for the study of early economic, political, business, and social history, and for researching the literature of economics from this period. It combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections: the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University. The end result is a database that allows many ways to search, including full text, the more than 12 million pages from 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials.

  • The Nation Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1865-present.
    Search and display the full text of America’s oldest weekly magazine and one if its premier journals of opinion. The Nation has long been regarded as one of the country’s definitive journalistic voices of writing on politics, culture, books, and the arts, and continues to stand as the independent voice in American journalism.

  • The National Review Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1955-present.
    Search and display the full text of leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955 by William F. Buckley Jr. The National Review consistently provides insightful and unique coverage of political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends. With its hallmarks of style, wit, and intelligence, National Review does much more than merely render facts and commentary; it clarifies the real causes, principles, and philosophies underlying today's and tomorrow's most important issues.

  • The New Republic Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1914-present
    Search and display the full text of a magazine that has provided in-depth examination of American politics, foreign policy and culture with an uncanny ability in covering issues before reaching the mainstream. The New Republic Archive continues to be the leading journal of opinion and covers topics from a variety of viewpoints.

  • netLibrary (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Browse, search or "borrow" full text eBooks online. Before you can borrow and read a title online, you'll need to create a personal account.

  • 19th Century Masterfile (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    ca. 1800-1900s.
    Formerly called Poole's Plus. Search a variety of indices to find citations for nineteenth and early twentieth century periodicals and books:
      Series I: Poole's and other Multi-Title Periodical Indices
      Series II: Book Indices
      Series IV:Individual Title Indices with links to full text

  • Periodicals Archive Online (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Dates vary by journal title, no current material
    Search or browse an archive of hundreds of digitised journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences
    .

  • Population Index
    Print: 1937, v.3-present (updated quarterly).
    HUNT BND-JOUR-3.
    Annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, working papers and other materials on population topics.
    Online: 1986-present.
    Available: Population Index on the Web
    Searchable and browseable database containing 42,662 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index.

  • Project Muse (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: ca. 1995-present (dates vary by title).
    Search or browse full text scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Beginning in 2000 Project Muse will expand to include full-text online access to titles from at least 9 other university presses, including Carnegie Mellon University Press.

  • Readers' Guide Retrospective (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1890-1982.
    Online versions of the print index Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. These databases contain citations to popular magazine and journal articles in all subject areas, including current events, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health, nutrition and consumer affairs.

  • Sabin Americana, 1500—1926 (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1500-1926
    Search and display works about the North, Central and South America, the Arctic and Antarctica and the West Indies, published not only in the United States but from across the globe. This resource offers original accounts of exploration, pioneering, settlement, the western movement, military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition. It also covers such topics as American women, cities and states, the Civil War, immigration and politics, etc.

  • Science Citation Index via Web of Science (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1900-present (updated weekly).

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection (Carnegie Mellon users only) Search and display the text of 1000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers. Most of the newspapers are from England, Ireland, and Scotland, with a handful from the British colonies in the Americas and Asia. Examples of newspapers included are: British Journal, British Chronicle, Evening Post, General Advertiser, Hoey’s Dublin Mercury, London Chronicle, London Morning Penny Post, Original Weekly Journal, Whitehall Evening Post.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index. via Web of Science (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1900-present (updated weekly).

  • Web of Science (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    ca. 1900-present (updated weekly).
    Electronic version of the Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. You can search for topics, citation references, author's affiliation, etc.

  • Wile, Annadel N., et al., eds. C.R.I.S.: The Combined Retrospective Index Set to Journals in History, 1838-1974. 11 vols. Washington: Carrollton Press, 1977-1978.
    UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, HILLMAN LIBRARY REFERENCE (GROUND FLOOR) q Z6205 .C18
    DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, GUMBERG LIBRARY REFERENCE STACKS-4TH FLOOR Z6205 .C18

  • Worldcat (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1200-present (Updated daily).
    Citations to books, titles of journals, manuscripts, and other materials in libraries throughout the United States, as well as some international libraries. You can limit your search to books by by selecting Book in the Type option. Each record will let you know which libraries have that item. Use ILLiad, our interlibray loan system, for materials not in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.
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Library Catalogs


If you need materials that are not in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, you have several options. Since Carnegie Mellon faculty and students have borrowing privileges at some University of Pittsburgh Libraries and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, you can go to those libraries and get the books yourself. Both catalogs are listed below so you can search and see if the books you need are available. If we don't have the books you need you can use EZ Borrow (books get here in about 3-5 days) or interlibrary loan using Illiad (books get here in about 7-10 days).
  • Carnegie Mellon's library catalog
    Catalog of the materials in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, including books, dissertations, journals, magazines, newspapers, and videos.

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Catalog
    Catalog of Pittsburgh's public libraries, which are a rich repository of resources. Not all of the items in the libraries will be in the online catalog. For a comprehensive idea of the holdings, you may still have to look at card catalogs and card files. These libraries, especially the main branch in Oakland, are a particularly valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Pittsburgh, for they have many historical Pittsburgh newspapers and journals, as well as census materials and older reference works. Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and students can borrow materials by getting a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card at the Main Library lending desk. Library Cards are free to residents of Allegheny County (bring proof of address), as well as out-of-town college students residing in the county (bring your Carnegie Mellon ID card and proof of local address).

  • CRL Catalog (Center for Research Libraries)
    The CRL Catalog contains more than 350,000 records for books, newspapers, serials, archival sets in microform, and other research materials collected at the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago. The Center exists to lend these materials to member institutions. Since Carnegie Mellon is a member, you can borrow these materials via ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system.

  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
    A non-circulating collection of books, newspapers, manuscripts, and maps documenting life in Western Pennsylvania. Archival materials include personal and family papers, associations' records, and records of business and industry.

  • The Library of Congress

  • Pittcat (University of Pittsburgh Libraries)
    Catalog of the University of Pittsburgh Library System, including all branch campus libraries. Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and students can borrow materials by getting a Special Borrower's card at the Hillman Library circulation desk with their Carnegie Mellon ID cards and proof of current Carnegie Mellon affiliation. See University of Pittsburgh Library System Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement for details.

  • Worldcat (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1200-present (updated daily).
    Records of books, titles of journals, manuscripts, and other materials in libraries throughout the United States, as well as some international libraries. Each record will let you know which libraries have that item.
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Media

  • Vanderbilt Television Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1968-present.
    The world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. Individuals request loans of items from the collection for reference, study, classroom instruction, and research. Also available are DVDs that are duplications of entire broadcasts as well as compilations of individual news stories specified by the borrower. Borrowers pay fees for the items loaned to cover the costs of providing this service.
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    Newspapers

    See Newpapers


    To find names of newspapers in particular cities at particular times, use

    • Brigham, Clarence Saunders. History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820. 2 vols. Worcester, Mass.: American Antiquarian Society, 1947.
      HUNT REF-1 Z6951 .B86

    • Search Newpaper Directory (Library of Congress)
      Find newspapers published in a particular place and time. From
      Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress), a site that also provides information about historic newspapers and selectively digitizes newspaper pages.

    • Gregory, Winifred, ed. American Newspapers, 1821-1936; A Union List of Files Available in the United States and Canada. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1937.
      HUNT REF-1 Z6951 .A498 1967

    • United States. Library of Congress. Catalog Publication Division. Newspapers in Microform: United States, 1948-1972. Washington, Library of Congress, 1973.
      HUNT REF-1 Z6951 .U469

    • United States. Library of Congress. Catalog Publication Division. Newspapers in Microform: Foreign Countries, 1948-1972. Washington: Library of Congress, 1973.
      HUNT REF-1 Z6945 .U515 1973

    • Library of Congress. Catalog Publication Division. Newspapers in Microform. Washington: The Library,
      HUNT REF-1 Z6945 .U515B
    Once a title is identified, you can use Illiad, the interlibrary loan service, to try and obtain the newspaper(s) you need.

    For Pittsburgh newspapers, see Pittsburgh History: Newspapers.
    For American colonial newspapers, see American History: Colonial and Revolutionary History: Newspapers.
    For Irish newspapers see European History: Ireland: Newspapers

    Some newspapers for historical periods are also available via the Google News Archive Search. Read more about it.

    You can also use the Newspaper digitization projects (ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers) to see if newspapers from a particular country or state havea been or are being digitized.

    • African American Newspapers: the 19th Century (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: ca. 1820-1870s.
      Major 19th century African-American newspapers published in the United States. An ongoing project, new text is added to the database each month. Newspapers included are:
      • Freedom's Journal (New York, NY) 1827-1829.
      • Colored American (Weekly Advocate) (New York, NY) 1837-1841.
      • North Star (Rochester, New York) 1847-1851.
      • National Era (Washington, D. C.) 1847-1960 (complete through 1853).
      • Provincial Freeman (Chatham, Canada West) 1854-1857.
      • Frederick Douglass Paper (Rochester, N. Y.) 1851-1859 (complete through 1852).
      • Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1861-1902 (complete through April, 1862).

    • Brooklyn Daily Eagle
      Full text: 1841-1902.

    • Chicago Defender (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      1910-1975
      Search, browse, and display the full text of one of the leading and most influential newspapers of the African American community, with about two thirds of its readership outside the Windy City. With an estimated readership of about 500,000, the newspaper was a major voice in African American history. Read more about the Chicago Defender.

    • Chicago Tribune (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      1849-current minus 24 years.
      Search, browse, and display the full text of one of America’s leading newspapers. The Tribune has a reputation for investigative and public service journalism earning 24 Pulitzer Prizes since 1932. Additional content is added on a yearly basis.

    • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)
      Full text, exact dates vary by newspaper. Ongoing project to provide information about historic newspapers and to selectively digitize newspaper pages. Read About Chronicling America. Digitized newspapers can be searched or browsed. See All Available Newspapers. The site also has a Search Newpaper Directory feature, so you can see which newspapers were published in a particular place and time. You can use ILLiad to try and get newspapers not locally available.

    • Ethnic Newswatch (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: ca. 1990-present.
    • Ethnic Newswatch: History (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: ca. 1959-1989.
      Search and display the full text of ethnic, minority, and native press.

      For additional titles of ethnic publications, see:
      • American Council for Nationalities Service. The Ethnic Press in the United States; Lists of Foreign Language, Nationality and Ethnic Newspapers and Periodicals in the U.S. New York [1974]. Request from OFFSITE.

    • Google News Archive Search
      Full text: Dates vary by newspaper title.
      Search and display the images of older U. S. newspapers. An ongoing project, newspapers covered and dates of coverage are constantly changing. Read more about it. for Pittsburgh newspapers see:
      For Pittsburgh newspapers, see Pittsburgh History: Newspapers.

    • Jerusalem Post
      Print: vol. 53-v. 57, 1967
      HUNT MFILM-3

    • LexisNexis Academic (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: ca. 1990s-present. Use the News section to search newspapers from the United States or different regions of the world. Exact date coverage of newspapers will vary, but most only go back to the 1990s.

    • Los Angeles Times
      Print: 1980-present.
      HUNT MFILM-3
      Full text: 1985-present
      Available via Proquest (Carnegie Mellon users only
      )

    • New York Times via ProQuest Direct (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: June, 1, 1980-present.
      Historical New York Times (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: 1851-ca. current - 3 years.
      The text of the New York Times is also available on microfilm from 1851-present (the paper is kept until the microfilm arrives) on HUNT MFILM-3. Paper indexes are available in Hunt Reference.

    • Newspaper citations via via 19th Century Masterfile (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      ca. 1875-1906.

    • 19th Century British Library Newspapers (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Search and display the full text of 48 newspapers from England, Scotland, and Ireland from the 19th century. Examples of titles included are: Brighton Patriot and South of England Free Press, the Caledonian Mercury, the Champion, Daily News, the Examiner, Lloyd’s Illustrated London Newspaper, the Manchester Examiner, the Northern Liberator, and the Western Mail.

    • 19th Century U. S. Newspapers (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Search and display pages from 500 U. S. newspapers from the 19th century.

    • Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers (Pennsylvania State University)
      Full text: ca. 1855-1870 (dates vary by newspaper)
      Search and display the full text of 17 Pennsylvania newspapers.

    • Pittsburgh Courier (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      1911-2002
      Search, browse and display the full text of the city editon of the Pittsburgh Courier and the New Pittsburgh Courier. The Pittsburgh Courier was "once the country's most widely circulated black newspaper with a national circulation of almost 200,000." Read more.

    • Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Project
      Exact dates vary by newspaper.
      Search and display issues of the The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present).

    • Proquest (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: ca. 1990s-present. Use Databases Selected to search only newspapers or a particular newspaper. Exact date coverage of newspapers will vary, but most only go back to the 1990s, with some going back to the 1980s.

    • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection (Carnegie Mellon users only) Search and display the text of 1000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers. Most of the newspapers are from England, Ireland, and Scotland, with a handful from the British colonies in the Americas and Asia. Examples of newspapers included are: British Journal, British Chronicle, Evening Post, General Advertiser, Hoey’s Dublin Mercury, London Chronicle, London Morning Penny Post, Original Weekly Journal, Whitehall Evening Post.

    • Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full text: 1785-1985.
      Search and display the full text of the Times (London).

    • Wall Street Journal via ProQuest Direct (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full Text: 1984-present (updated daily).
      Historical Wall Street Journal (Carnegie Mellon users only)
      Full Text: 1890-ca. current-17 years.
      Search and display the full text.

    • Washington Post
      Print: 1979-present.
      HUNT MFILM-3
      Full text: 1987-present.
      Available: Proquest (Carnegie Mellon users only)

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    History
    July 2011 -- http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sc24/History/databases.html
    Sue Collins, Senior Librarian, sc24@andrew.cmu.edu