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Find Articles

  • Academic Search Complete
    Scholarly journal articles and popular magazines covering all topics. A great database for beginning searches. 1980s-present.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
    Articles in communication, mass media, and advertising. Coverage varies, but some back to early 1900s.
  • America's News
    Over 1,200 U.S. newspapers including many regional newspapers. Includes some local television news. 1990s to present.

Find Full-text of Newspapers

Search for a newspaper here - get free full-text through UNC libraries!

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Find Sound Recordings and Images

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We Interrupt This Broadcast - Joe Garner, Bill Kurtis (Narrated by)
Garner, Joe. We Interrupt This Broadcast : the Events That Stopped Our Lives-- from the Hindenburg Explosion to the Virginia Tech Shooting. 10th anniversary ed. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2008. Print.

Audio clips and great visuals of events that happened in the US in the 20th century.

Graphic Information

These two sources are great for just about every topic! 

  • Historic Newspapers
    Full-text and images of several newspapers:
    • The Atlanta Constitution (1868 to 1945)
    • The Baltimore Sun (1837-1987)
    • The Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1986)
    • The Los Angeles Times (1881-1989)
    • The Louisville Courier-Journal (1830 – 1922)
    • The Nashville Tennessean (1812 – 1922)
    • The New York Times (1851 to 3 years ago)
    • The Wall Street Journal (1889-1995)
    • The Washington Post (1877 to 1996).
    great visuals!
  • Associated Press Images
    Features notable figures and images from significant events of the 20th and, occasionally, the 19th centuries (an 1844 photograph of Abraham Lincoln; 1880 photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge). mid-19th century-present. great visuals! Note: Images are covered by U.S. copyright law and can only be used for class projects.

Find Books Online

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Dictionary of American History
Kutler, Stanley I. Dictionary of American History. 3rd ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003. Online.

Brief essays on thousands of events in American history. Online. Also: 10 volume print version at Davis Library Reference, Call Number E174 .D52 2003

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Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime
Hickey, Eric W. Encyclopedia of Murder & Violent Crime. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2003. Online.

Brief essays on violent events in American and world history. Includes list of references for more information.

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Encyclopedia of the Modern World
ISBN: 9780195176322
Stearns, Peter N. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Oxford ;New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Online.

Brief essays on various aspects of the "modern" world including historical events and social phenomena.


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