History 397F                                                             University of Massachusetts, Amherst

L. Lovett

Research Resources

Search Tools

America: History and Life

            For most publications in US history.

            Directions:  Go to the Database Locator webpage at the UMass Library


            Search for America: History and Life

            Click on the link then provided

            You may need to enter your Username and Password

            You can then search most US history publications by keyword.

                        Advanced search will give you more options.


For most published resources of any kind.  Worldcat can search for different types of media held by most research libraries world wide.
Directions: Same as above, only search for Worldcat.

LexisNexis Academic   

For most newspaper articles. Good for recent items.

Direction: Same as for America: History and Life, only search for LexisNexis Academic.


Primary Source Collections:

American Memory 

Online resources from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions that include "written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience."

Historical Boston Globe

Searchable image files of all issues from 1872 to 1922.

Historical New York Times

Searchable image files of all issues from 1851 to 2001.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Diaries and correspondence of 1,325 women from Colonial times to 1950.
Disability History Museum

Online database of historical document on disability.

Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina Library)

Texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the twentieth century. Seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.