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Databases in History and Political Science 

Academic Search Complete.   Indexes both popular and academic periodicals in all subject areas, including many related disciplines in history and politics.  

Academic One File indexes peer-reviewed, full text articles available in HTML or PDF formats from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Also has full text New York Times content back to 1995, hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from radio and television broadcasts. Funded by the Massachusetts Regional Library System.

 JSTOR - a database of back issues of scholarly journals, many in the behavioral and social sciences

Massachusetts History Online - a database with over 50 sources that pertain to MA history

ProQuest Research Library: History - publications for researchers in history at all levels, including U.S. and military history

Military and Government Collection (EBSCO Host) - Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other pertinent content. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 - EBSCO Host

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Contains full text of 20 standard reference titles; extensive sources such as American Decades Primary Sources (10 vols each set), American Eras (8 vols), and several multi-volume titles on Modern Asia, Middle East, U.S. Immigration - more. Funded by Massachusetts Regional Library System.

 Lexis-Nexis Academic Full text for over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. There is wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services.

Public Affairs International. Selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, web content and more. Covers 1972 - present. While this title can be searched on its own, it is more useful to search it through the ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection where there is more full text available.

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