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Engl 3990: American Literature II (Mullaney)

Database exploration

Database Exploration 

  1. Each group will spend a few minutes exploring a different database.
  2. Your search topic: industry (Note: think of additional/related keywords)
  3. Make note of the ways the database lets you search and limit results (if those ways aren't apparent, you can use the "Help" feature of the database to determine what they are).
  4. Come up with a tip or two on using the particular database and be prepared to share one with the class.


  • Under General U.S. Newspapers tab
  1. America's Historical Newspapers
  2. Chronicling America
  3. Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
  • Under Other documents/artifacts tab
  1. American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection
  2. The Making of the Modern World
  3. HarpWeek