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Accessible Archives

  • Full text databases of early American periodicals and books including The Liberator, Godey's Lady's Book, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.
    Connect to Accessible Archives from any AAS terminal



America: History and Life

  • Index of articles and reviews relating to U.S. and Canadian history from over 1,700 journal titles.
    Updated monthly.
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America's GenealogyBank


American Archives: Documents of the American Revolution, 1774-1776


American Periodicals Series Online


Americana Exchange


Ancestry Library Edition



Gale's Literary Index

  • Gale's Literary Index is a master index to Gale's literature series, including more than 130,000 author names, pseudonyms and variant names.
    Connect to Gale's Literary Index



    Harper's Weekly, scanned as images, together with a series of controlled-vocabulary indexes
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Heritage Quest Online



History Cooperative

  • Includes full text of scholarly journals, including the Journal of American History and the William and Mary Quarterly.
    Connect to History Cooperative from any AAS terminal


Literary Reference Center

  • Literary Reference Center on EBSCOhost is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a full text database that combines content from major respected reference works, mongraphs, classic books and anthologies, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
    Connect to Literary Reference Center from any AAS terminal


Massachusetts Newsstand

  • Berkshire Eagle 2005-current
  • Boston Globe 1980-current
  • Boston Herald 1991-current
  • BusinessWest (Chicopee) 1992-current
  • North Adams Transcript 2005-current
  • Patriot Ledger (Quincy) 1991-current
  • Plymouth County Business Review 1991-current
  • Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg) 2005-current
  • Sun, The (Lowell) 2004-current
  • Telegram & Gazette (Worcester) 1989-current
  • Gazette (Haverhill, Mass.) 12/31/92 - 8/9/97
  • Standard Times (New Bedford) 1/4/92 - 8/19/97


NEBib: The on-line version of the Bibliographies of New England History

  • This database is an electronic version of Connecticut: A Bibliography of Its History, volume 6 of the Bibliographies of New England History (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1986). The Connecticut Bibliography contains approximately 10,000 citations to books and journal articles that discuss Connecticut history and identity. These citations reference material published from the early 18th century until the early 1980s. They offer access to material relevant to the study of the sciences and social sciences as well as to research in history, women's studies, Native American studies, African-American studies, fine arts, literature, religious history, local history, urban studies, and geography.
    Connect to Connecticut Bibliography from any terminal


  • This database is an electronic version of volume 9 of the Bibliographies of New England History (Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1995). It contains 4,231 citations to books, dissertations, pamphlets, and magazine and journal articles, most of which were published between 1989 and 1994, on the history of New England as a region or on any aspect of New England state and local history.
    NEBib is no longer available online


New England Historical and Genealogical Society databases


New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vols. 1-150



  • WorldCat is the OCLC database
    See Readers' Services for access to FirstSearch

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Sabin Americana 1500-1926

  • Joseph Sabin's Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time has been heralded as a cornerstone in the study of the history of the Western Hemisphere. Gale's Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 takes the works currently captured from that bibliography and makes them available online.
    Connect to Sabin Americana 1500-1926 from any terminal

Wright American Fiction

  • This is a collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently 2,340 texts included (2,040 unedited, 300 fully edited and encoded) by 1,128 authors.
    Connect to Wright American Fiction 1851-1875 from any terminal


Online journals available at AAS

AAS Digital Collections

AAS has produced the following digital collections:

The Archive of Americana in cooperation ReadexEAI with Readex, a division of NewsBank, Inc.

The Evans Text Creation Partnership ReadexEAI in cooperation with the University of Michigan and Readex, a division of NewsBank, Inc.

The Farber Gravestone Collection in cooperation ReadexEAI with Cartography Associates, David Rumsey

A New Nation VotesA New Nation Votes in cooperation with Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives

CD-ROMs are cataloged in the online catalog


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