Primary Sources & Archives

Primary Sources & Archives

Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Ancestry Library (In-Library Access Only)

Provides access to hundreds of millions records. Includes U.S. Census, military, vital, and immigration records, and much more.

Digital ReeL - Newspaper Microfilm Collection

Digital ReeL provides access to SCCLD’s microfilm collection of historical local newspapers,with enhanced access and searching capabilities.

Fold3 Library Edition

Provides access to US military records from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, including stories, photos, & more.

HeritageQuest Online

Offers census records, family histories, published genealogies, Revolutionary war records, Freedman's Bank records, and more.

Archives

Mercury News Historical Archive (1886-1922)

Find full-text articles on local news, obituaries, announcements, events, people, and much more from archived issues of the Mercury News.

Mercury News (1985-Recent)

Provides current, full-text articles written by Mercury News staff on local news, business, sports, front, editorials and obituaries.

New York Times: Historic Issues

This online archive brings you the entire historical run of the The New York Times since 1851 - 3 years previous to the current year.

Primary & Secondary Sources

Primary Sources

Academic Search Complete

Supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.

Article Search

Obtain digital copies of magazine, newspaper, & journal articles. Search for specific topics or browse subject categories.

Britannica School Edition

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources. Games, & other learning resources for Elementary, Middle, & High School.

Explora (Subject Search)

Offers a collection of full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering a variety of subject areas.

Archives

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)

Explore both sides of an issue. Covers today's hot button social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana, and more.

Publication Title Search: Online

Use this interface to search for the title of magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, newsletters, and more!
Scientific American Magazine

Scientific American (2012 - Present)

Features articles by scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, and top journalists in all fields of science and technology.

U.S. History (Gale In Context)

Find historical data - topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America to the American Revolution, Civil Rights, 9/11, etc.

Archives

Archives

Architectural Digest Magazine (1922-Current)

Covers the history of design, offers inspirational ideas and provides a look at culture, art, unique homes and international design concepts

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (1929-2000 & Current)

Intended for business managers, the title has offered investment info, plus an annual survey of executive pay & best MBA programs.

Ebony Magazine (1945-2014 & 2014-2019)

Ebony Magazine Archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus.

Forbes Magazine (1917-2000 & 2014 - Current)

Forbes has been featuring articles on finance, industry, investing, & marketing. Today the magazine is well known for its lists & rankings.

Archives

Fortune Magazine (1930-2000 & 2014-Current)

Featuring vivid color illustrations & photos, Fortune has provided news & analysis of U.S. & international businesses, technology, & more.

Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)

Famous for its award-winning photojournalism, LIFE covers real people & real life situations as well as politics, popular culture, etc.

Maclean's Magazine (1905-2015 & Current)

A leading Canadian news & general interest magazine, it has provided investigative reporting, opinion & analysis on politics, economics, etc

Mercury News Historical Archive (1886-1922)

Find full-text articles on local news, obituaries, announcements, events, people, and much more from archived issues of the Mercury News.

Archives

Mercury News (1985-Recent)

Provides current, full-text articles written by Mercury News staff on local news, business, sports, front, editorials and obituaries.

Nation Magazine Archive, The (1865-Present)

Access 14 decades of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, & puzzles dating back to 1865.

National Geographic Virtual Library (1888 - Present)

Includes National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Kids, eBooks, and more!

New York Times: Historic Issues

This online archive brings you the entire historical run of the The New York Times since 1851 - 3 years previous to the current year.

Archives

People Magazine (1974-Current)

Provides a blend of celebrity and human interest stories. Taken as a whole, the archive chronicles popular culture and trends over time.

Science (AAAS) (1880-1996)

Access the digital archives of the journal Science from its first issue in 1880 - 1996.

Sports Illustrated Magazine (1954-Current)

Chronicles the weekly events in the world of sports including polo, boating, baseball, football, basketball and more.

The Atlantic Magazine (1857-Current)

Originally created with a focus on abolition & education, The Atlantic features articles on politics, foreign affairs, business, etc.

Archives

TIME Magazine (1923-Current)

The collection is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics & popular culture. Also a great resource for old ads.

U.S. News & World Report Magazine (1926-1984 & Current)

Great for researching 20th-century current events, politics & business, as well as the history of journalism, advertising & pop culture.

Vanity Fair Magazine (1913-1936, 1983-2015 & Current)

Beginning with the Jazz Age, Vanity Fair has chronicled popular culture, fashion, celebrity portraiture & politics through the years.

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