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HIST 4603 - History of the New South

Resources for researching Southern politics and political leaders in the New South:

Books

NSU Library Catalog
WorldCat (International library catalog)

Serials Solutions

To find out if a particular journal, magazine or newspaper is covered in full text on a library database, search the title of the publication (not article title) in Serials Solutions.

If a particular book or article is not owned by the NSU Library in print or electronic format, it can be requested free of charge through interlibrary loan.

Online Resources

America: History & Life (History journals)
American Memory (Historical documents, prints, images, etc.)
Biography & Genealogy Master Index (Biographical resource)
Chronicling America (Historic American newspapers)
Digital Library of Georgia (Newspapers)
Google Newspapers (Archive)
New York Times (ProQuest Newspapers) (1851-Present)
NewsBank (Includes many local U.S. newspapers typically going back from a few years to a few decades in time)
North Carolina Newspapers (DigitalNC project)
The Oklahoman Archives (Daily Oklahoman)
The Portal to Texas History (Includes access to the Brownsville Daily Herald)

To search for other open access newspaper files, try Googling combinations of terms such as newspaper or newspapers, archive or archives, edu, library, university, etc., along with the name of a state or newspaper. Since many online gateways to full text, archived newspapers are found through university library sites, including terms such as edu, university, or library should help to find them. Unfortunately, searching for full text newspaper databases outside the NSU Library will often return resources that require an institutional logon or password. On the other hand, the number of archived, open access newspaper databases is increasing as time passes.

Another approach to finding newspaper articles is to look at the notes and bibliography of a book or journal article on the topic. If the NSU Library does not provide access to a particular newspaper, request the article as a "photocopy" through interlibrary loan.

Selected Print Titles in Reference

American National Biography (Ref. CT 213 .A68)
Dictionary of American Biography (Ref. E 176 .D56)
Encyclopedia of Third Parties in the United States (Ref. JK 2261 .K78)
A Guide to Political Platforms (1830-1976) (Ref. JK 2261 .C48)
History of U.S. Political Parties (Ref. JK 2261 .S35)
The National Cyclopedia of American Biography (Ref. E 176 .N27)
National Party Conventions, 1831-2000 (Ref. JK 2255 .N373)
National Party Platforms, 1840-1976 (Ref. JK 2255 .J64)
Political Parties & Elections in the United States: An Encyclopedia (Ref. JK 2261 .P633) - Includes biographal information
Political Parties in America (Ref. JK 2261 .P636)
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (Ref. Index AI 3 .R48) - Indexes general national periodicals back to 1900
State Party Profiles: A 50-State Guide to Development, Organization, and Resources (Ref. JK 2261 .S83)
Who's Who in American Politics (Ref. E 176 .W6424)
Who's Who in the South and Southwest (Ref. E 176 .W645)

Oklahoma Newspapers on Microfilm

Daily Oklahoman on microfilm back to the turn of the 20th century (Microfilm cabinets on the Library's second floor)
Muskogee newspapers on microfilm back to the late 19th century (Special Collections)
Tulsa World on microfilm back to the early 20th century (Special Collections)

History Journal Indexes

(Print indexes for older volumes of these titles are on the shelf with the journals)

American Historical Review (Per. E 171 .A57)
Journal of Southern History (Per. F206 .J68)
Mississippii Valley Historical Review (Per. E 171 .J8)



Gary Cheatham

  • Department of History
  • College of Liberal Arts

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      Last Updated: 05/20/2014