New database trials: Archival primary sources and Reference collections

New database trials: Archival primary sources and Reference collections

The following trials are active. Gateway to North American and the American Anqituarian Society are available from off-campus. The Gale Virtual Reference Collection is only available from campus computers.
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HISTORY

Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York
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Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York from the New-York Historical Society, features over 1500 residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources rich in names and places that present a history of the people of New York City from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. New York was long the country’s focal point of industry, trade, commerce and immigration, and this collection features materials that track the city's inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did. It also includes residential, trade, and occupational directories, membership lists for churches, professional groups, philanthropic and governmental institutions, ethnic organizations, and leisure clubs.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collections, 1691-1877
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The entire AAS collection features over 7500 titles from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century.

REFERENCE

Gale Virtual Reference Library
http://www.galetrials.com/default.aspx?TrialID=56986;ContactID=9143
Trial active through June 25, 2013. Gale Virtual Reference library contains full-text of over 7,000 reference books from Gale and other academic publishers.