Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Database: 'Current Events and History Periodicals, 1691-1912 '

The Sawyer Library has recently added an online collection of periodicals which cover the period 1691-1912. The vendor, Ebsco, describes the collection as follow:

"The Current Events and History Periodicals 1691-1912 collection consists primarily of publications about the current events of the 18th and 19th centuries. These include regular reports on economics and government affairs, with titles such as:
  • the New England Post Office Record,
  • the Political State of Great Britain,
  • and the Social Science Review.
Also strongly represented in this collection is as group of periodicals dedicated to local news and interests, including:
  • Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society,
  • Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
  • Mad River Valley Pioneer,
  • and Bowen's Boston News Letter.
In addition, there are many titles that take the country's history as their main subject:
  • Lexington and Concord Centennial 1775,
  • Stars and Stripes in Rebellion,
  • The Scorpion: A Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Privateersman,
  • the Historical Family Library,
  • the Picture Gallery of the New and Old Worlds,
  • and the Antiquarian and General Review,
to name but a few."

Students who are looking for contemporaneous accounts of events from that time period may find something of use here.

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