Resource of the Month - Accessible Archives

News item published on: 2022-03-29 09:57:00

Banner with American flag in each corner. Text reads Accessible Archives. To the left of the text is a tree with an open book propped against the trunk

Each month, University Libraries highlights a resource from its collections. April's featured item is the research database Accessible Archives.

Accessible Archives is a full-text database that contains a growing collection of books, images, newspapers, and periodicals connected to the history of America from the 18th to the early 20th century. The database provides a growing number of collections, ranging from America during World War I to Invention and Technology in America. The three largest collections the University Libraries can access are the African American Newspapers, The Civil War Collection, and the Woman’s Suffrage Collection. As you search through the database, you are provided the option to view the digital copy of the primary resource and also a transcribed copy. The benefits of the transcribed copy are keyword searching and the ability to print the transcribed text. Accessible Archives has helped expand the number of primary resources the University Libraries can offer on the history of America.

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