Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Database Trial - American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections

UVM currently has trial access to 2 full-text collections of historical periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society. Trial access will run through June 30, 2010. Please let me know what you think.

AAS Series 1 : Includes content from most major American periodicals published between 1691 and 1820.
Subject strengths include but are not limited to Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, eighteenth-century imprints, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women's literature.

AAS Series 2 : Includes over 1,000 periodicals published between 1821 and 1837.
Topics covered include: Jacksonian Democracy era -- agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.

If you currently use America's Historical Newspapers (see blog entry for May 20, 2009), which the library currently subscribes to, you may want to explore the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collections.

You may also find links to these resources on the Library Home page --> Services --> Database Trials.