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19th Century US Newspaper Digital Archive
Trial ends 11/19/2008.
The comprehensive 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from newspapers from throughout the U.S. More info at

Periodicals Archive Online
Trial ends 11/30/2008.
Periodicals Archive Online offers unprecedented access to international, scholarly literature in the humanities and social sciences disciplines from 1802 to 1995 including over 1.9 million articles and over 12.9 million pages of text. More info at

Colonial State Papers
Trial ends 11/30/2008.
ProQuest has worked in association with The National Archives to create Colonial State Papers. Up until now, researchers have only been able to view these documents in their authentic full-color detail. However, the agreement with ProQuest to digitize this first collection will vastly improve access to these valuable hand-written documents that give a fascinating insight into British trade, history and overseas expansion between the 16th and 18th centuries. More info at

John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera
Trial ends 11/30/2008.
The John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera is the first-ever electronic research collection of its kind, offering color access to materials from the John Johnson collection at the Bodleian Library of Oxford, England. The database provides direct access to rare primary source materials and evidence of Britain’s cultural, social, industrial and technological heritage. More info at