The Unprinted Page:  Working with Manuscripts

Fall 2011

Listed in: English, as ENGL-415; Karen J. Sanchez-Eppler (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Full Text

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

Arts & Humanities Full Text
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

ERIC (1966 to present)
Covers research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

Women's Studies International (1972 to present)
Interdisciplinary, covers the latest scholarship in feminist research.

JSTOR
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Reference

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Standard general encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present
Essays on all aspects of recent African American history: people, events, places, etc.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
Surveys of all aspects of black history from the arrival of the first African slaves through the 19th century.

Literature Resource Center
Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.

American Decades
10 volume reference work chronicling events and trends in American history, 1900-1999.

Historical Statistics of the United States 
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

Historical Census Browser
Access to data about population and more from every U.S. census from 1790-1960.

How Much Is That?
Calculators for comparative value of prices, purchasing power, earnings, and other economic variables over time.

American National Biography

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
An excellent collection of historical and current maps from UT-Austin.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Over 28,000 online maps and images, focusing on rare 18th and 19th century North and South American maps and other cartographic materials.

Full Text Collections

Ancestry Library
Access to more than 1.2 billion names, primary source documents, census records, and images and a variety of genealogical and historical research features.

African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives) (1827-1902)
Starting with Freedom's Journal in 1827, the database will eventually contain all major African-American newspapers published in the U.S. during the 19th century.

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

American State Papers (1789-1838)
Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice (1490-2007)
Thousands of pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images documenting the varieties and legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.

American Memory
Digitized documents, photographs, maps, and much more, all drawn from the vast collections of the Library of Congress.

Chronicling America (1860-1922)
Search or browse hundreds of newspapers through the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program. Includes descriptions of papers, and images are downloadable.

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction, from Univesity of Michigan and Cornell University.

OAIster
A union catalog of millions of records representing open-access digital resources.

National Archives online galleries and links to military records