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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Find news articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources . Search using either the timeline or topic search to easily find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, Vietnam War, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War, globalization and other eras. Also included are illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and other articles exactly as they appeared in print .
With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Thomas Nelson's subscription includes the Daily Press Newspaper.
  • Multimedia content available
Contact us or your instructor to receive a username and password for off-campus access. Digital Theatre Plus gives students and teachers access to feature-length interviews with actors, directors and creatives and exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries.
A custom collection of select titles from America's Historical Newspapers. Includes Richmond Times-Dispatch content from 1903-1986.
Current and recent editions of the Richmond times-Dispatch, 1985-present.

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