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History, United States

The goal of this guide is to highlight some key resources for researchers interested in the history of the United States of America from prehistoric times to today.

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This search engine searches for journal articles (chiefly those that are available electronically and subscribed to by Ryerson), books, e-books, theses and dissertations, and newspaper articles from some recent and a selection of archival newspapers. It indexes digitized content such as out-of-copyright books and journals that are available from sources such as The Internet Archive and The Hathi Trust.

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For more advanced searching across a more targeted set of resources, you may want to try a discipline specific indexing/abstracting database or collection as listed in the next box.

Key Indexing Resources and Digital Collections

Archival Newspapers

Black Studies Center includes two African American newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975) and Daily Defender (1956-1975)

There are numerous digitization initiatives for local newspapers around the world.  See for example the website created by the Library of Congress entitled  Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

See also Carol Singer's archived guide at Bowling Green State University to Historical U.S. Newspapers Online

Utah Digital Newspapers

Current and Recent Newspapers

Search for individual newspapers and journals by title from our A-Z list of journal titles