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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.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the primary source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle is published every weekday.
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):
"Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents."
Oxford Art Online (formerly known as Grove Art Online, previous to that The Dictionary of Art and often referred to as The Grove Dictionary of Art)
includes access to:

  • Benezit Dictionary of Artists

  • Grove Art Online

  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art is a statistics portal that integrates data on over 80.000 topics from over 18.000 sources onto a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

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.