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Primary Sources for Student Research

Collections of Materials at CSULB and Local Universities

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Online Journals and Newspapers

HarpWeek http://app.harpweek.com/
Full text with illustrations of Harper’s Weekly from 1857-1865, searchable by keywords, by literary genre, by occupations and role in society, and browseable by date. Free trial offered.

Internet Library of Early Journals http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/
A joint project of the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford to digitize substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals.

JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/
Digitized backfiles of some 117 core scholarly journals many of which go back to the 1800s. Available through CSULB website.

Making of America http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/index.html
A collection of approximately 1,600 full-text books and 50,000 journal articles from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Internet Library of Early Journals: Gentleman’s Magazine 1731-50, Notes & Queries 1849-69; The Builder 1843-52; Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 1843-64, and more to come:http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/

Penny Illustrated Paper
http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/collections/pip/

Godey’s magazine 1850
http://www.history.rochester.edu/godeys/

Penny Magazine
http://www.history.rochester.edu/pennymag/