Academic OneFile

(dates vary) - see WARNING below.
Designed for researchers, Academic OneFile indexes and abstracts articles from a broad array of research journals, magazines, and reference sources. Some of the major subjects covered include the arts, literature, medicine, the physical sciences, technology, social sciences, and theology. Additionally Academic OneFile provides full text coverage to the New York Times from 1995 to the present. Many of the resources are available in full text in both PDF and HTML formats.

Academic Search Premier

(1970+) - see WARNING below.
As its name implies, Academic Search Premier's target audience is college and university students and faculty. It is a large multidisciplinary database, which indexes and abstracts journals in the social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc. Many articles are available in full text. NOTE: Search ADVANCED mode by clicking tab at top of screen.

America: History & Life

(1964+) - see WARNING below.
American and foreign journals are indexed and abstracted for articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Dissertations, reviews of books and films are also included. For help using America: History & Life, view the Introduction to Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life

Boston Globe

Fulltext access to the whole Globe - except advertisements. The online version covers local, regional, national, and international news including community events, business, government, people, schools, sports, and more.


  • Full text scholarly journal articles dating back to the 19th century
  • Covers History, Law, Women's Studies, and much more
  • For help using JSTOR, view the JSTOR Tutorial

New York Times

(ProQuest Historical Newspapers,(1851-2004)
The New York Times (1851-2003) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. NOTE: Search ADVANCED mode by clicking tab at top of screen.

Project MUSE

  • Current scholarly journals from 1993 to present; all full text
  • Similar coverage as JSTOR
  • For help using Project MUSE, view the Project Muse Tutorial

American Periodical Series

  • 1,100 periodicals spanning nearly 200 years-from colonial times to the advent of American involvement in World War II.
  • Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.

History Resources from the Boston Public Library

Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences Citation Indexes

  • A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Covers Classics, History, Philosophy, Political Science and more
  • Current information and retrospective data from 1956
  • For help using these indexes, view the CSA Tutorials

Historical Abstracts