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Selecting ProQuest Historical Databases
- Go to the ProQuest "Advanced Search"
- Click on "Searching ...Databases"
- Uncheck "Select All"
- Scroll down until you see the database(s) you want
- Check the databases you want
- Click the "Use selected databases" button
Types of Databases
- Historical Annual Reports -- 150 years of annual reports from more than 800 leading North American companies.
- American Periodicals Series -- digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century.
- ProQuest Civil War -- nine regionally balanced cover-to-cover newspapers and nearly 2,000 pamphlets offer comprehensive coverage of a vast range of Civil War Era research topics. The newspapers:
- Boston Mass.: Boston Herald (1846-1865)
- Charleston, S.C.: Charleston Mercury (1840-1865)
- Columbus, Ohio:
- Daily Ohio State Journal (1840-1853) [title varies]
- Columbus Gazette (1858-1865)
- Louisville, Ky.: Louisville Daily Journal (18401865)
- Memphis, Tenn.: Memphis Daily Appeal (1840-1865)
- New Orleans, La.: Daily Picayune (1840-1865)
- New York. N.Y.: New York Herald (1840-1865)
- Richmond, Va.: Daily Dispatch (1852-1865)
African American Newspapers:
- Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
- Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
- Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
- New York Amsterdam News ((1922-1993)
- Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
Major Metropolitan Newspapers:
Major International Newspapers
- Jerusalem Post (1932-1988)
- Times of India (1838-2001)
The Historical Databases use same searching software as the "regular" ProQuest Databases. However, the are two key differences:
- There are no subject searches. You have to use keywords.
- There are just two "More Search Options":
- Document Type -- limit your search to sections of a publication, such as "Comic" or "Review." Use this option with care. You can inadvertantly limit the results of your search.