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Databases Courtesy of the BPL
Provided by the city and state! Use from home with your BPL library card ; if you don't have one yet, apply online for the BPL e-card for immediate access. A full list of online BPL resources is available here.
Index to Early American Periodicals (1700-1935)
Electronic index to articles the BPL's microfilm set of American journals and magazines published between 1700 and 1935. Use this index to find article citations, then view the full articles at the BPL.
Index to English Literary Periodicals (1681-1941)
Electronic index to articles the BPL's microfilm set of English literary journals and magazines published between 1681 and 1941. Use this index to find article citations, then view the full articles at the BPL.
A database of archives collections. Will not get you to the full text, but will instead tell you where a particular author's papers are scattered, or particular manuscripts are held. Uncovers the existence of archives that are hard to find other ways. (Formerly called ArchivesUSA.)