American West A digitized collection of of manuscripts, ephemera, and rare printed works on the history of the American West found in the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Collection in Chicago. Covers early pioneers and explorers, the gold rush, railroads, emigrant guides and travel journals, Native American history and culture and much more.
Calisphere Gateway to digitized images from the libraries and museums of 10 University of California campuses and more than 100 cultural heritage organizations in California. Includes more than 150,000 photographs, diaries, documents, oral histories and other resources. Serves as a single point of access for more than 300 UC-created websites and collections.
Chinese in California, 1850-1925 Illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials.
ProQuest Congressional One stop shopping for U.S. congressional publications. Provides index and abstracts of congressional publications back to 1789, including full text of published Congressional Hearings from 1824-present (unpublished
until 1979), full text Committee Prints from 1830-present, full text Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports from 1916-present, full
text United States Congressional Serial Set (and its various former titles) from 1789-present, and legislative histories from 1970-present.
Secondary Source Databases
Chicano Database Indexes materials about Mexican-American topics since 1967, and materials about other Latino cultures (Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants) since 1992. Coverage includes art, language, sociology, public policy, economics, history, literature, politics, and law.
HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) Indexes books, journals, conference proceedings, and official documents on Hispanic America (North, Central, and South), Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States.
Film Index International Indexes almost 100,000 international feature films and shorts, Hollywood entertainment shorts, documentaries, and television movies from all over the world. Includes references to critical and industry articles on films, articles on personalities from approximately 260 international film/TV journals, information about film awards and prizes, and searchable plot summaries with cast and crew lists. This database is produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text Indexes 150 scholarly and popular periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 300 other periodicals selectively for reviews and articles on the topic film and television. Search by keyword, production title and more or browse by some 2000 subject headings.
FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals Indexes scholarly and popular journals, books, book reviews, and proceedings worldwide on a wide range of topics within the fields of film and television studies. Includes complete data from all volumes of the Index to Film Periodicals , Treasures from Film Archives, Documentation Collections, and FIAF Affiliates' Publications.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) Over 500,000 citations to journal articles, books, and conference proceedings worldwide on the countries, histories, and cultures of East, South, and Southeast Asia.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century. Mexican American soldiers -- Texas United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Mexican American United States -- Foreign relations -- Mexico -- Sources. Hunters' Point Naval Shipyard Hunters Point (San Francisco, Calif.) Wyckoff, Florence, 1905-1983 -- Archives San Francisco Giants (Baseball team) New York Giants (Baseball team) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.) World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Japanese American. World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans. Japanese American soldiers -- History -- 20th century. Richmond (Calif.) Oakland (Calif.) Water -- Distribution
Historical guides to the world's periodicals and newspapers
California & Historic Newspapers
Please Note: A librarian at Bowling Green University has compiled a guide that, according to her, lists all publicly accessible digitized historical newspapers. This is new, so I haven't had a chance to explore it, but it looks like it might be very useful for some of you.
In News/Micro you will find microfilm of many California newspapers. Few of them are indexed so you should prepare before your visit a list of dates of issues that you want to look at.
The San Francisco Chronicle is available full text online only up to 1922. Indexes for other years are available in News/Micro:
1913-1949 San Francisco Newspapers Index (Also see Microfiche 10904 Guide) MICROFICHE 10904 NEWS/MICRO 1950-1980 San Francisco Newspapers Index MICROFICHE 10503 NEWS/MICRO July 1970-Sept 1975 California News Index AJ3.C16 NEWS/MICRO 1976- present San Francisco Chronicle Index AJ21. S25. N4 NEWS/MICRO
California Digital Newspaper Collection Offers over 200,000 pages of California newspapers spanning the years 1849-1911: the Alta California, 1849-1891; the San Francisco Call, 1893-1910; the Amador Ledger, 1900-1911; the Imperial Valley Press, 1901-1911; the Sacramento Record-Union, 1859-1890; and the Los Angeles Herald, 1905-1907. Additional years are forthcoming, as are other early California newspapers: the Californian; the California Star; the California Star and Californian; the Sacramento Transcript; the Placer Times; and the Pacific Rural Press.
Access World News Limit your search to California newspapers by selecting the state from the list of locations. Another option is to choose a specific publication from the Source List tab. The source list also shows the years of coverage for each publication.
LexisNexis Academic Limit your search to California newspapers by choosing the News option on the left of the screen, then choose All News. FUnder "Select Source" choose US Newspapers & Wires. Under "Article Location" choose US State and limit to California. When your results are displayed, there is an option on the left to see results only from Newspapers and from specific California news publications.
Ethnic News Watch Fewer publications are indexed in this resource than in the others listed here, but coverage goes back further, in some cases to the mid-1960s. The advance search allows you to limit by location of interest.
New American Media A national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. Includes news coverage from ethnic news outlets throughout the country. Scroll down the page until you find the link to Archives on the left.
Chronicling America This site allows users to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. To date, over 200,000 pages of California newspapers have been digitized. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
19th Century U.S. Newspapers Images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
Institute of Governmental Studies Library
When you search OskiCat or Melvyl for books and reports on public policy issues, you may find that many of your search results are located in the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Library in Moses Hall. The IGS library is a specialized library that focuses on California's governmental history and public policy, collecting materials like reports (governmental and non-governmental), campaign literature, local newspaper clippings, and more. Many of their items that you find in OskiCat are located on the web; click the title in your search results to see the link to the online version.
The IGS Library's website is a great source for information on recent and past California ballot measures and public policy issues, but sometimes the OskiCat information about IGS materials can be confusing. Here's an example:
What is this? It's an article called "Tyranny of the Majority" from the San Francisco Bay Guardian (San Francisco's free alternative weekly paper), from 2008. Usually, you won't find newspaper articles in OskiCat, because OskiCat only contains information about entire runs of magazines and newspapers (not about the specific articles published in those sources). But the IGS library maintains a collection of clippings from local newspapers, and they index each clipping individually and put that information into OskiCat.
How do you find the full article? You can do it two ways:
Go to the IGS library and ask to look at the clipping of the article (its call number is fA0257, v. 43, no. 9).
Google "san francisco bay guardian archives" and find the article online in the list of back issues (their archive is free on the web back to 2006).
You can also search OskiCat again with the title of the newspaper or magazine that the article appeared in, to see if we have a subscription. Or, just ask a librarian!