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HIST 6210: Seminar in Early American History: Articles

A guide to BGSU Library resources that may be useful in studying early America.

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)


Accessible Archives: Pre-1820 Newspapers

We have access to the following newspapers from the Accessible Archives database:

  • Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800
  • Virginia Gazette, 1736-1780

South Carolina newspapers 1732-1780:

  • South Carolina Gazette, 1732-1775
  • Gazette of the State of South-Carolina, 1777-1780
  • South Carolina Gazette & Country Journal, 1765-1775
  • South Carolina & American General Gazette, 1777-1780
  • Charlestown Gazette, 1778-1780

Other Sources of Pre-1820 Online Newspapers

Identifying Newspapers

You can identify newspapers that were published in a particular place at a particular time by using the historical U.S. newspaper directory at the Chronicling America web site.