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HIST 423: 1877-1920 (Hunnicutt): Primary source articles and specialized databases

Historical Magazine and newspaper databases

Example: I need articles on Japanese farmers and landowners during the 1900-1920 era.

  • Type Japanese into the first box
  • Type farmers or landowners into the second box
  • Choose Specific Date Range for the date with the pull-down menu and set the range from 1900 to 1920
  • Click Search 

Example: I'm looking for magazine articles written by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis written between 1900 and 1920

  • Type Louis Brandeis into the search box and change Select a Field to SU Subject. with the pull-down menu
  • Scroll down to Publication Date and enter the date range of 1900 to 1920
  • Click Search
  • Many of the articles won't have PDF's. Click Find Full Text to see if another database has the full article, If the other databases don't have the full-text, click the link for Request through Tipasa ILL to get request an interlibrary loan which will arrive in 1-2 business days as a PDF.

Example: I'm looking for articles on Ida Wells written between 1890 and 1920.

  • Type Ida Wells into the magnifying glass and clic
  • Click Date Range and set the range from 01/01/1880 to 12/31/1920

Example: I'm looking for information on Congressional attitudes on Chinese immigrants during the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882.

  • Click the link for U.S. Serial Set
  • Type Chinese AND immigration (the word AND is a command and must be in all caps)
  • Click search
  • On the left-hand side, go to date and set the range from 1881-1883 and click Go
  • House Reports and Presidential documents will be retrieved

Example: I need primary source documents relevant to African Americans written between 1870 and 1920.

  • Click the links for either "Civil War and Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)"  or  "Jim Crow Era to the Great Depression (1878-1932)"
  • You can click the magnifying glass at the top to search the documents
  • The Documents are high quality and available in the full-text