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Some databases do not provide journal articles in full-text, but rather provide only citations, i.e. information identifying the article with author, article title, journal title, date, volume and issue numbers, page numbers, etc. To get the article, take this information and follow the directions below under "If you already know the title of the journal...".
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you can select the Journal Titles A-Z tab on the Library Homepage and enter the journal (not the article) title. If we have access to that journal, you'll find a list of full-text subscriptions or other print or microform choices for accessing the article. If the journal is not available at Bowdoin, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.
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America: History & Life Best Bet
Academic Search Complete
Historical Statistics of the United States.
Historical statistics of the United States: colonial times to 1970. Print.
Poole's Index To Periodical Literature (print)
Main Per Index
Online via HathiTrust.
Subject index to British and American periodicals of the nineteenth century. Bowdoin Library owns many of these nineteenth century periodicals in its collections. Coverage: 1802-1906
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Digitized : 1817 - 1994
Gov Docs Y1.1/2: (Print volumes)
The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is comprised of thousands of sequentially numbered volumes containing congressionally-produced reports and documents. In the 19th century, many executive agency documents were published in the Serial Set as well, making it an extraordinarily rich source of primary documents for American History and culture.
Full text of domestic and international news and legal information. Dates of coverage vary by title but many go back to the late 1980s.
Bibliography of Native North Americans
1989 - Present
Citations to literature published from the sixteenth century to the present. Includes books, journals, conferences, Canadian and US government documents
Writings on American history
Main Libr E11 .W72
Main Libr E11 .W73
Relatively comprehensive subject bibliography of articles and books on the history of the U.S. and of British North America. Coverage: 1902-1990
Washington Receiving a Salute on the Field of Trenton. 1776
National Archives and Records Administration