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History Research


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Comprehensive, full text, history reference database designed for secondary schools and undergraduate research. Features full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.

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      Historic Newspapers

A wide variety of digitized historic newspapers including local papers covering nearly 100 years of Suffolk County history. 


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The entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851-2014. Each article is in PDF format and includes images. Find obituaries and death notices back to 1851.

      New York Amsterdam News

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New York Amsterdam News became one of the nation’s leading black newspapers and one of New York’s most influential black-owned institutions.