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Oral History: Library Resources

This collaborative guide features the oral history resources created by students, faculty and the Philadelphia community.

Oral History Books in the Catalog

Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

American Decades: Primary Sources

Newspaper Databases

Ethnic NewsWatch  

Interdisciplinary, multilingual, and comprehensive full text databases of newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.

New York Times, Historical, Extra Edition

Access to news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, stock photos, and advertisements. Coverage: 1851-2012.

New York Times, The

Coverage: June 1, 1980 - current. Through ProQuest Newsstand.

Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Coverage: January 1, 1983 - current. Through ProQuest Newsstand.

ProQuest Newsstand

ProQuest Newsstand – includes the following:
Chicago Tribune (1985-current)
Los Angeles Times (1985-current)
New York Times (1980-current)
The Philadelphia Inquirer (1983-current)
Wall Street Journal (1984-current)
Washington Post (1987-current)
Plus International newspapers

Summon Discovery Service

Summon Service

Books on Philadelphia Neighborhoods

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