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English and American Literature Subject Guide — Historical Text Databases: American Literature

Resources for researching English and American literature

Selected Databases

These databases contain the images of books and broadsides published in America from 1639 to the early 20th century, and sometimes beyond.  Most of these materials are accessible by keywords as well as by author and title, and researchers can also search by place of publication, imprint, and language of publication.  For best results, be certain to use alternative spellings.
The newspapers and periodicals listed below were published in the United States from 1690 until the present.  Although a few of the resources separately index by authors and subjects, most are best searched by keywords.  For best results, be certain to try alternative spellings.
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