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Library Resources for J300: Writing and Power in Early America

Authorized IU Bloomington Users America: History and Life: electronic index to journal articles about American history. Includes links to full text of articles from core journals. Articles from more specialized journals are usually available in print in the Main Library. Search IUCAT by the title of the journal (not the title of the article) to locate.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users JSTOR: searchable full text journal archive; includes core history journals.

Electronic resource available in the IUB 
Main Library Letters of delegates to Congress, 1774-1789 (on CD-ROM): Searchable full text. Location: IU Main Library, Government Information, Microforms, and Statistical Services (GIMSS) (second floor: take the "up" escalator from the main lobby).

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Bloomington Users Pennsylvania Gazette on CD-ROM: Searchable full text; 1728-1800. Location: IUB Main Library, LETRS (Research Collections, first floor, between the circulation desk and the reference desk). Also available online through Accessible Archives. (Click on Search, then select Pennsylvania Gazette).

Authorized IU Bloomington Users North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Searchable full text of letters and diaries of hundreds of North American women, from the 16th century to 1950.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users Early Encounters in North America: digitized collection of materials documenting encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, 15th century to 19th century.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users Evans Digital Edition: Digitized version of a huge collection of works published in North America, 1639-1800. Page images and searchable full text. (Only a third of the collection is currently available online, but the entire collection is available on microfilm. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms Z1215 .E13.)

Authorized IU Bloomington Users Early English Books Online: Digitized version of nearly every book published in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States between 1475-1700. Page images of the originals, with searchable full text for a small number of titles.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users Early American Fiction: Searchable full-text database of 440 American novels and short stories written before 1820.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users American Poetry Database: Searchable full-text database of English-language American poetry.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users African-American Poetry, 1760-1900: Searchable full-text databaseof African American poetry.

Unrestricted Access Library of Congress: American Memory (resources from 1700-1799) - Digitized collections of primary sources on many topics. See especially Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, Thomas Jefferson Papers, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates and George Washington Papers. Page images, with searchable text for some documents.

Celestina Wroth (
Librarian for History, Religious Studies,
and History & Philosophy of Science
Main Library E560, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405, (812) 855-1336

Last updated February 5, 2003