America’s Historical Newspapers includes thousands of titles from all 50 states chronicling the evolution of American culture and society through eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries, and much more. Available here: African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998; African American Newspapers Series 2, 1835-1956; Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876; Early American Newspapers, Series 1: From Colonies to Nation; Early American Newspapers, Series 15: Immigrant Communities; Early American Newspapers, Series 18: Racial Awakening in the Northeast; Early American Newspapers, Series 19: Southern Newspapers, the Politics of Race in the South; Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980. -- Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
The digital Archive of Americana is a family of comprehensive historical collections that allows researchers to discover and explore the United States in depth and detail. The unique primary source materials offer opportunities for students and scholars to make original discoveries and new findings on nearly every aspect of the United States over nearly three centuries. The Archive allows full-text searching of four sources: - America's Historical Imprints (Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800); - America's Historical Newspapers (Early American Newspapers, Series I: 1690-1876); - American State Papers, 1789-1838; - U.S. Congressional Serial Set. -- Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. State Collections empower researchers to become eyewitnesses to local and regional history. From leading issues and events, like wars, immigration, industrial developments, and race relations; to international, local and regional politics, these collections reveal state and local news coverage valued by researchers. Each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page images in PDF format. For newspapers still publishing, coverage extends to within days of the current issue.
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. -- Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Gale Primary Sources combines Gale's digital humanities and social sciences archives in a single cross-search interface, providing access to millions of pages of content spanning many centuries and geographic regions. Users can explore a wide range of content including monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, maps, and more in the following databases: - 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection - 19th Century UK Periodicals - Archives Unbound - British Library Newspapers - The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2011 - Eighteenth Century Collections Online - The Illustrated London News Historical Archives, 1842-2003 - Nineteenth Century Collections Online - Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers - The Sunday Times Digital Archive - The Times Digital Archive - Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive - Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive.
History Vault provides access to primary source, cross-searchable, full-text/full-image documents on the most widely studied topics in 19th and 20th-century American history.
USF has perpetual access to the following collections:
- Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records
- Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1
- Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 2
- NAACP Papers: The NAACP's Major Campaigns--Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces
- NAACP Papers: The NAACP's Major Campaigns--Scottsboro, Anti-Lynching, Criminal Justice, Peonage, Labor, and Segregation and Discrimination Complaints and Responses
- Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Law and Order in 19th Century America (1636-1880)
- Office of Strategic Services (OSS)-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961
Try searching the internet for digital collections at state historical societies, archives, museums, and universities. many of the sites have been digitizing historical materials and making them available online.
Try searching your topic and the keyword 'archives,' 'digital', or other term.
If you know of a site, you can try using Google's 'site search' capability to search for items within that site. For example, typing this search into Google will give you a list of materials in the USF Digital collection concerning Tampa's Fort Brooke.
If you would like to search for transcripts of oral histories, try searching a search engine using keywords such as 'military', 'oral history', and 'transcript.' You can also try searching for a particular service branch or conflict. Try using the 'filetype:pdf' to limit to pdf files.
JSTOR (www.jstor.org) is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. USF has access to the following collections: Arts & Sciences I - XV Collections, Business IV Collection, Ecology & Botany II Collection, Ireland Collection, Life Sciences Collection, and Sustainability Extension. For more information on these collection, please refer to https://about.jstor.org/librarians/journals/multi-discipline/. -- Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
An index to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide (over 90% in the English-language) and 6,000 citations of book and media reviews and abstracts of dissertations.
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. There are more than 120 partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. -- Some books require a partner login for full access or whole book download. Login with your USF NetID, after selecting USF as your partner institution.