Subscription Databases

The compelling and comprehensive 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.

Accessible Archives was founded in 1990 with the goal of utilizing computer technology to make available vast quantities of archived historical information, previously furnished only on microfilm. Highlights include thePennsylvania Gazette, South Carolina and Virginia Newspapers, the Liberator, African American Newspapers, and an extensive Civil War collection.

African American Poetry contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides a comprehensive survey of the early history of African American poetry, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition. It includes work by Jupiter Hammon, Phillis Wheatley, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

This growing collection of fully searchable historical American and Hispanic American newspapers is the most extensive resource of its kind. Features nearly 2,000 titles from all 50 states. See the product page for more information.

This collection searches a unique set of primary sources from African Americans actively involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States between 1830 and 1865. The content includes letters, speeches, editorials, articles, sermons, and essays from libraries and archives in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. Over 15,000 items written by nearly 300 Black men and women are available for searching.