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Collections Corner: New Databases Available in the Library!

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Visitors to the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library now have free access to two new databases for researching their family history:

American Periodicals (1740-1940):

“This database contains 1509 periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.”


The Louisville Courier Journal Newspaper (1830-1922): 

“This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.”


Both new resources can be accessed for free while visiting the library (onsite) through your own device, or through one of the library computers. The addition of these resources brings the total number of databases available to four: Ancestry.com (Library Edition), Heritage Quest, American Periodicals, Louisville Courier Journal.

Just remember, both resources are full-text searchable, which means you can search for an individual, location, event, or keyword to discover little history treasure nuggets for your research. So far, we have seen wonderful results in the area of obituaries, commentaries, criminal court cases, and organizational honors of individuals. Their are some other great features, such as:

Timeline view of search results – Just click on the bar that represents the year range you are focusing on to narrow your results!


Timeline view: Click pic to get a closer look.

Search term highlights in the text + downloadable PDF versions of the article.

Text Results

Text highlights: Click pic to get a closer look.

Citation generation – Just select the type of citation you want to generation and poof – instantly formatted citation! Sorry, academic standards only – Evidence Explained is not one of the choices.


Citation Generator: Click pic to get a closer look.

Document type filtering – looking for just an obituary? Select this to narrow your results to preferred type!

Doc Type

Document Type Filter: Click pic to get a closer look.

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