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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
  • Off-campus access restricted to current McDaniel students, faculty, and staff
A comprehensive news collection for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people
The subject matter covered in The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection is broad in scope and covers all aspects of American society during these time periods:

  • Series 1 : 1691 through 1820. (early colonial imports and titles published on American soil during the Revolution and early republic)

  • Series 2 : 1821 through 1837.

  • Series 3 : 1838 through 1852.

  • Series 4 : 1853 through 1865. While the Civil War is a focal point of this collection, subject matter includes science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion during this period.

  • Series 5 : 1866 through 1877.

NOTE that the default setting for this database is to search all 5 sections. You can change this by clicking on "Choose Databases" and selecting the specific section or sections that you want to search.
Education Week is the primary source of news, information, and analysis on American precollegiate education. Online access comprises 4 titles (accessed along the menu bar at the top of the site, or at the links below):
This database indexes periodicals, compiled legislative histories, Congressional Research Services reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.
Legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

Unger Contribution

W. Byers Unger and Katherine Leidy Unger Bookplate

These databases are made possible through the generous contribution of W. Byers Unger and Katherine Leidy Unger.