American Periodical Series

USC researchers interested in late 18th century and 19th century topics now have access to the American Periodical Series from their homes and offices.

Contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals. With the digitized page images researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published. In addition, a Search for Periodicals function in APS leads to bibliographic information and a summary of the historical significance of all the periodicals represented in the database.

Acquired by the University Libraries with generous contributions from the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, USC-Columbia.

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Establish a permanent link to a Lexis Nexis Academic document

Permalinking is now available for documents in LexisNexis Academic! This means that you can now obtain a Permanent URL to retrieved documents. In document view, you will now see a permalink icon in the top right corner. Click on that icon to obtain the Permanent URL.

For more information, please visit the wiki article about the new Permalinking Icon:

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Investext now Thomson One

Locate and analyze 20+ years of U.S. and international public company financial information, historical and current financial statements, stock prices, estimated earnings, deals, and analyst reports (formerly Investext). The Excel Add-In feature  includes pre-formatted templates for data analysis.

*only works with Internet Explorer browser*

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World History in Video

Video content is pulled from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.  Historical eras range from prehistory through the late 20th century.  There is more content for Europe, Asia, and Africa than other regions.

You may also be interested in the University Libraries own Moving Image Research Collections.

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Black Women Writers

With over 100,000 pages of fiction, poetry, and essays, Black Women Writers brings together the many voices of African, African American, and African Diaspora women.

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Short Story Index Retrospective

Cites short stories published from the 1830s to the 1980s; sources indexed include some 350 periodicals and collections of short stories.  Complements the University Libraries’ previous subscription to Short Story Index.  

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Essay and General Literature Index, 1900-1984

Index to essays published in books focusing primarily on the humanities and social sciences.  More current indexing is available in print.  Cooper Reference AI3 .E752.

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Biography Index back to 1946

Coverage for Biography Index extends back to 1946 with the addition of Biography Index Retrospective, 1946-1983.  Access to this “retro” title is limited to one searcher at a time.


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Blackwell Companion to Phonology

Documents major insights into human language gathered by phonologists in past decades; highlights interdisciplinary connections, such as the social and computational sciences; and examines statistical and experimental techniques.  The online version includes sound files and links to external web content.

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Illustrated Civil War Newspapers & Magazines

See the full pages as readers from the time would have.  You can limit a search to sources supporting particular 1860 or 1864 presidential candidates or publications sympathetic to the Confederacy or the Union.  You can also limit a search to a type of feature (ex. advertisement, cartoon, editorial, illustration, etc.)

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