Primary Sources

Most Important Databases:

Accessible Archives

This is an archive of full-text American periodicals and primary documents of the 18th and 19th centuries of particular interest to researchers in American history

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

CQ Weekly Archives 

Published by Congressional Quarterly, Inc, this resource covers United States government, politics and commerce. Archive content includes articles, vote charts, legislation and congressional calendars.

Coverage: 1983-2009          Paid for by Greenlease Library

CQ Public Affairs Collection

This full text document and image database covers public affairs and public policy, social work, government, political science, journalism, education,and communications. Chronologies, case studies,bibliographies, links to websites legislative analysis, primary documents, maps, voting records are just some of the items types available.

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

Hertiage Quest Online

Six core datasets for American historical or  genealogical research including:  1790 - 1940 U.S. federal censuses, digital ebook titles, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions.

Coverage: 1700s-1940s          Paid for by Greenlease Library

LexisNexis Academic

Full-text access to general, regional and international news, company news and financial information, legal information, and other topics such as biographical information.

Coverage: Varies. Some files back to 1970s         Paid for by Greenlease Library

Literature Resource Center

Literary criticism and  information on authors, works and literary movements. Some full text of short works and interviews. 

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

MasterFile Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this general interest multidisciplinary database provides coverage of periodicals, reference books, primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of photos, maps & flags.

Coverage:  1975 to present         Paid for by Greenlease Library


Full text of articles from the Kansas City Star (1991-present) and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1988-present), as well as additional domestic newspapers in the United States and newspapers from around the world

Coverage:  varies by title         Paid for by Greenlease Library

Newspaper Source

U.S. and international newspapers, television, and radio news transcripts.  

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

Statistical Insight

Access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. The service allows users to search summaries of statistical publications, then link to the full-text of selected publications or government Web sites.

Coverage:  Varies.          Paid for by Greenlease Library


19th Century British Library Newspapers

 A collection of national and regional newspapers of Victorian Britain available. This full-text, fully searchable digital archive currently includes papers originating in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Coverage: 1800-1900          Paid for by Greenlease Library

19th Century UK Periodicals

A collection of British periodicals covering nineteenth-century literature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, the professions, in short, of all aspects of nineteenth-century life that the press encompassed. 

Coverage:1800-1900           Paid for by Greenlease Library


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