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HIST 4250: Early National U.S. 1789-1848: Articles

A guide to BGSU library and Internet resources for researching the United States 1789-1848.

Magazine Articles

American Periodicals Series Online, 1741-1900, 1741 - 1940's

Searchable database of full text articles from a wide variety of American periodicals published between 1741 and the mid 1940's (despite the dates in the title).  This a great place to find articles, illustrations, recipes, poems, ads, etc. published during 1741-1815. 

Internet Library of Early Journals

Free Internet site with browsable and searchable of six British magazines: Annual Register (1758-1778), Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1843-1863), Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1750), Notes and Queries (1849-1869), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1757-1777), and The Builder (1843-1852)


A monthly antislavery newsletter published in Jonesborough, TN in 1820.

Making of America (Cornell University)

Collection of digitized periodicals from the 19th century.

Newspapers in the Center for Archival Collections

The Center for Archival Collections has copies of some early Ohio newspapers.  For more information see their Guide to Newspaper Holdings.

Databases with Full Text Historical Newspapers

These databases are available only to students, faculty and staff of Bowling Green State University and walk-in users.

Newspapers -- Free & Full Text on the Internet

There are hundreds of free, full text U.S. newspapers available on the Internet that were published before 1849. To find a list, organized by state and place, see:

Historical U.S. Newspapers Online