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English 89: Reading and Writing Women's Lives
This is a short list of resources to help you learn more about your subject and the context of her life. Remember, depending on your subject you may research her in different ways - we will probably learn about family members differently than public figures. Have fun with your research!
Primary Sources come in all shapes and sizes - they can be images, newspaper articles, diaries, letters, and blog posts. Think about your subject and what is appropriate given the context of your subject's life.
- Proquest Historical Newspapers
Search articles, advertisements, reviews and more from major national newspapers such as the Atlanta Constitution, New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times.
- Vanderbilt Television News Archive
This is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news, including newscasts from ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN.
- North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Search the full text of Canadian and American women's diaries and correspondence through history. This covers Colonial history through the 1950s.
- Academic Search Complete
Remember - if you have a contemporary subject, newspaper and magazine articles might be good sources of information! This database lets you search major news publications easily.
- AP Images
A collection of approximately 500,000 current and archived photos from the Associated Press's 50 million image library.
Click for Online Access to view all the images and texts for Vogue from 1892 - present.