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People Magazine Archive

Digital version of People's magazine archive. People is a popular American weekly magazine featuring celebrity and human-interest stories, published since March 1974. The digital archive features more than 1,300 issues covering 1974 to 2000, fully indexed and text-searchable "in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format."

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

LIFE Magazine Archive

Digital version of LIFE magazine's backfiles. Life was an American weekly (later monthly) news magazine founded in 1936 with a focus on photojournalism. With a focus on national and international events, politics, and culture, Life featured award winning photographs covering major events and everyday people. The digital archive features more than 2,200 fully indexed and text-searchable issues covering 1936-2000. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Ebony Magazine Archive

Digital version of Ebony magazine's backfile. Ebony is a monthly magazinewith a focus on news, culture, and entertainment targeted at the African-American community. With coverage of the magazine from its first issue in 1945 through 2014, the full-text archive of more than 800 issues provides analysis on African-American business, history, politics, entertainment, fashion and culture.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930-2000

Digital version of Fortune magazine's backfiles; Fortune is an American business publication with articles covering: economics, industry, and technology. The database includes approximately 1,100 issues covering the first published in 1930 through the year 2000. The articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917-2000

Digital version of Forbes magazine's backfile; Forbes is an American business publication reporting on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. The database contains approximately 2,500 issues covering 1917 to 2000. The archive is full-text searchable.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

The New Republic Magazine Archive

The New Republic Magazine Archive is a digital collection of the prominent political and cultural opinion magazine, covering issues dating back to 1914. Providing full-text, indexing and abstracting, the archive is an essential tool for researchers of American politics, foreign policy, culture and arts. This collection includes more than 4,550 issues.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020

The Nation Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865. 

The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world. The archive includes perspectives on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights. The Nation Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the magazine's complete backfile, offering a 150-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014

The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought.

The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes,...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine Archive: 1929-2000

Digital version of Businessweek magazine's backfile, a weekly publication for marketing, financial and business information. The database coverage spans 1929 to 2000, beginning with the magazine's first issue. The product contains approximately 4,100 issues.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo)

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is an online subscription service that provides access to a collection of historical fire insurance maps.

Maps in their collection include publications by Sanborn, Perris, Hexamer, Whipple, Baist, Bromley, Hopkins and others. 

In 2014, The Library of Congress granted HIG access to scan over 500,000 maps to add to their online collection.

Provider: Historical Information Gatherers (HIG)
Updated: Dec 12, 2019 3:30pm

Global Press Archive

The Global Press Archive (GPA) is an initiative by East View Information Services in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles ranging in coverage from the late 19th century to present times. The GPA reportedly will digitally preserve and make searchable "more than 30 million pages of newspaper content" over several years. 

GPA includes stand-alone titles and databases aggregating multiple titles from a specific region and time period. As of October 2019, GPA includes 20+ newspaper titles and aggregated archives available for purchase through East View.

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Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jun 5, 2020 1:02pm

Al-Ahram (الأهرام)

Digital archive of Al-Ahram (الأهرام), Egypt's newspaper of record. It contains 6,201 issues dating from 1982 to the present.  The archive is full-image with searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:57pm

Rafu Shimpō (羅府新報)

Digital archive of Rafu Shimpō, a Japanese-American newspaper published in the United States. It contains 30,361 full-text issues dating from 1929 to the present. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:59pm

Neues Deutschland

Digital archive of Neues Deutschland, the official newspaper of the former German Democratic Republic, containing 25,251 issues. The content dates from 1946 to the present. The archive is full-image with searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:58pm

Afghan Serials Collection

Digital archive of serials from the Wahdat Library, featuring 46 newspapers and journals published in Persian, Pushto, Arabic, Urdu, and English from Afghanistan. This archive from East View contains 3,587 full text issues dating from 1968 to 2001. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and are hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:01pm

Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection

Digital archive of newspapers aggregated from two self-proclaimed independent states, Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic. The archive contains 848 issues dating from 2013 to 2015. The archive is full-image with searchable text.

This is a static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:05pm

Jiefangjun Bao (PLA Daily) (解放军报)

Digital archive of Jiefangjun Bao (解放军报), the official newspaper of the military of the People's Republic of China. The archive contains 22,443 full-text issues, dating from 1956 to the present. The archive is fully searchable by text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:08pm

The Current Digest of the Russian Press

Digital archive of the Current Digest of the Russian Press, an aggregated collection of Russian newspapers translated into English. Founded in 1949, the journal was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991), followed by The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (1992-2010), and now The Current Digest of the Russian Press. The digital archive from East View contains 3,547 issues dating from 1949 to the present. 

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:05pm

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Za Vozvrashchenie na Rodinu (За возвращение на Родину)

Digital archive of Za Vozvrashchenie na Rodinu (За возвращение на Родину) containing 401 issues of the Russian language newspaper published in Germany. The collection covers issues dating from 1955 to 1960. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

This is a static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:24pm

Sovetskaia Kul’tura (Советская культура)

Digital archive of Sovetskaia Kul’tura (Советская культура) containing 5,229 full-text issues of the paper that covers cultural events and developments within Russia. The collection covers issues dating from 1929 to the present. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:23pm

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