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HIS600 - Computerized Historical Research Methods - Dr. Godshalk

Dictionaries | Newspapers and Magazines | Indexes | Internet Resources

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

General

  • Oxford Companion to United States History - (Oxford Reference Online)
  • American National Biography (24 vols. + 2 suppl.) - Ref. CT213.A68 1999 - Sample Pages
  • Encyclopedia of American History (11 vols.) - Ref. E174.E53 2003
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies (4 vols.) - Ref. E169.1.E625 2001
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life - Ref GT31.G74 2004

Time Period

  • Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America (3 vols.) - Ref. E188.E63 1990
  • Encyclopedia of the American Civil War (5 vols.) - Ref. E468.H47 2000
  • Encyclopedia of the Confederacy (4 vols.) - Ref. E487.E55 1993
  • Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century (3 vols.) - Ref. E169.1.E626 2001
  • Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century (4 vols) - Ref. E740.7.E53 1996
  • American Decades (10 vols., [1900-1909] - [1990-1999]) - Ref E169.12.A419 - (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
  • American Decades Primary Sources  - (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Intellectual History

  • Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (3 vols.) - Ref. E169.1.E624 2001
  • A Companion to American Thought - Ref. E169.1.C685 1995

Specialized

Statistical Sources

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

Specialized Dictionaries, Directories

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography - Ref. PN451.N5O96 1997
  • American Periodicals, 1741-1900, A Index to the Microfilm Collections
  • Descriptive catalog and index of three collections of 18th and 19th century American periodicals. SU owns APS I: 18th Century (88 periodicals); APS II: 1800-1850 (923 periodicals). Commonly called American Periodial Series.

General Newspapers

    Periodicals Room

    • Carlisle Gazette, 1785-1817 (Microprint 7, Box 2)
    • Carlisle Spirit of the Times, 1817-1819; Carlisle Republican, 1819-1820 (Microprint 7, Box 3)
    • Chambersburg Democratic Republican, 1815-1817 (Microprint 7, Box 3)
    • (Chambersburg) Franklin Repository, 1808-1809, 1813-1815, 1863-1865, 1884-1901 (Microfilm)
    • (Chambersburg) Public Opinion, 1901-1931, 1931-1974 (merged with above title) (Microfilm)
    • (Chambersburg) Valley Spirit, 1866 (Microfilm)
    • (Newville) Times, 1897-1902 (Microfilm)
    • (Newville) Valley Times, 1927-1971, 1983 (Microfilm)
    • Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, 1791-1795 (Microprint 7, Box 5); Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser, 1796-1800 (Microprint 7, Box 11); Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, 1800-1820 (Microprint 7, Box 17,18)
    • New York Times, (1851 - present) (Microfilm)
    • Pennsylvania Gazette, (1729 - 1778) (Bound Periodicals); 1790-1815 (Microfilm); Online 
    • (Philadelphia) America Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746 (Microprint 7, Box 10)
    • Philadelphia Inquirer, (1860 - present) (Microfilm) (Title varies slightly)
    • (Philadelphia) Tickler, 1807-1913 (Microprint 7, Box 19), also APS Box 45 (Microfilm)
    • (Philadelphia) Pennsylvania Evening Post, 1775-1784 (Microprint 7, Box 15)
    • (Philadelphia) Porcupine's Gazette, 1797-1800 (William Cobbett) (Microprint 7, Box 16)
    • Shippensburg Valley Sentinel, (1874 - 1882) (Microfilm)
    • (Shippensburg) Spirit of the Times & Carlisle Gazette, (1817-1819) (Microprint 7, Box 3)

General Periodicals

    Periodicals Room - Microfilm Collection (Unless otherwise noted)

    • American Mercury, 1924-1974 (H. L. Mencken)
    • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, (1890- present); also, (1890-1905) LAC 20848-70
    • Arena, (1889-1909); also, (1890-1895) LAC 30626-39
    • Atlantic Monthly, (1857- present); also, (1857-1905) LAC 30001-98; also, (1857-1901) Making of America
    • Century, (1882-1913) LAC 30930-77; also (1870-1879, 1881-1930) Compact Shelving -Government Documents - Lower Level; also (1881-1899) Making of America
    • Forum, (1886-1896) LAC 30606-25; also, (1892-1930) Compact Shelving - Government Documents - Lower Level
    • Harper's Magazine, (1913-1976)
    • Harper's Monthly Magazine, (1900-1913); also, LAC 30208-18 (1900-1905)
    • Harper's New Monthly Magazine, (1850-1900); also, LAC 30102-07; also (1850-1899) Making of America
    • Harper's Monthly Magazine Index, (1850-1892), LAC 30984
    • Ladies Home Journal, 1884-1986
    • McClure's Magazine, (1893-1926), LAC 30777-816; also, (1894-1914) in Compact Shelving - Government Documents - Lower Level
    • Newsweek, (1933 - present) (Microfilm - 2005); (Bound 2004- )
    • North American Review, (1815-1979) (Microfilm), 1984-1999 (Compact Shelving, Lower Level)
    • North American Review, (1821-1939, 1964-1979); also, (1815-1901) LAC 30273-400; also (1815-1900) Making of America
    • Outlook, (1893-1928); also, (1901-1928) LAC 31394-439
    • Scribner's, (1887-1905); also, (1906-1938) Compact Shelving - Government Documents - Lower Level; also (1887-1896) Making of America
    • Time, (1923- present)

    Library of American Civilization - Wooden Card Catalog in Microfilm Area

    • ScanPro 2000 - Next to Reference Desk to view and copy.
    • Contents of Collection listed in: The Microbook Library of American Civilization (5 vols.) - Ref. Z1236 .L45

PERIODICAL AND NEWSPAPER INDEXES

Periodical Indexes

Periodical Indexes - Scholarly Literature

Newspaper Indexes

INTERNET RESOURCES

Primary and Secondary Source Collections