United States History

American Periodicals (APS)

Alternative Titles
American Periodicals Series, APS Online, APSO
Description

American Periodicals Series Online™ (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The DialPuck, andMcClure's.

APS Online chronicles the development of America across 150 years. The journals in this collection cover three broad periods:

  • 89 journals published between 1740 and 1800 offer insights into America's transition from colonial times to independence. The journals support research for a range of academic fields. Titles include Massachusetts Magazine, which published America's first short stories, and Thomas Paine'sPennsylvania Magazine, which reported on inventions. One of the first mass printings of the Declaration of Independence, a letter by George Washington on the crucial Battle of Trenton, and the thoughts of Benjamin Franklin are among the highlights of content from this period.
  • The first 60 years of the 19th century became the golden age of American periodicals, with general interest magazines, children's publications, and more than 20 journals for women. Many of the publications reflect on the growing debate over slavery, including the serialization of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in National Era that preceded the novel. Also available are hard-to-find materials, such as Edgar Allan Poe's contributions to the Southern Literary Messenger, as well as the first appearances of Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories in New England Magazine, and Margaret Fuller's contributions to The Dial.
  • 118 periodicals published during the Civil War (1861-1865) and Reconstruction (1865-1877) eras reflect the nation in turmoil and growth, and titles from the 1880s through 1900 capture the settling of the West and the emergence of modern America. Early professional journals, including Publications of the American Economic Association and Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, popular titles such as Scribner'sand Lippincott's issued by publishing houses, celebrations of Americana in Ladies’ Home Journal, and the incisive political and social commentary ofPuck and McClure's illustrate the variety of the American experience. Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.
Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1740-1900
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9275
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Periodicals Index Online

Alternative Titles
PIO. Full text portion also called Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT).
Description

An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1665 - 2000. (Dates of coverage vary by journal title--most are from first issue to 2000.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9193
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American Women's History Online

Description

Biographies, historical and topical subject entries, speeches and other documents, maps and charts, photographs, and timelines that cover the broad spectrum of American women's history over the past 500 years. Updated seminannually

Type
Database
Coverage
Current editions
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9103
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CQ Historic Documents

Description
Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents Series now contains 32 volumes of primary sources. Each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1972-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9101
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Historical Index to The New York Times (DLPS)

Alternative Titles
Historical Index to The NYT (DLPS)
Description

The Historical Index to the New York Times is a collection of electronic records keyed from 30,000 pages of the New York Times Index which cover the years 1851-1923 inclusive. The collection is searchable by keyword in the title and/or in article main heading.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9059
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CQ Voting and Elections Collection

Alternative Titles
America Votes, America at the Polls, Politics in America, Guide to U.S. Elections
Description
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9055
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CQ Supreme Court Collection

Description
Provides historical analysis and commentary of Supreme Court decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9053
Access
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Bentley Image Bank, Bentley Historical Library

Alternative Titles
Bentley Historical Library Images Collection
Bentley Image Bank, BHL
Description

This collection contains over 1,700 digitized images of original photographs, maps, paintings, and other documents illustrating the history of the University of Michigan, the city of Ann Arbor, and the state of Michigan.

Type
Images
Coverage
1830 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9019
Access
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Making of America (MOA)

Alternative Titles
MOA
Description

Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1850 - 1870
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8911
Access
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