Accessible Archives

From now until April 14th, the library is offering a trial of the historical newspaper database, Accessible Archives.  If you are looking for primary sources from the 18th and 19th centuries, look no further.  Browse individual newspaper titles such as The Pennsylvania Gazette or selected newspaper collections, like the African American newspaper collection.  Search across all of the titles for primary source articles that portray America’s biggest moments like the American Revolution and the Civil War from the actual eye-witnesses to history.  Results include the actual images of the source, as well as easily readable full-text.

Try it today and send us your comments about the  resource to Carol Hanan:


Weld, Hastings H. (1845, March). The Women of ’76. Godey’s Lady’s Book. Retrieved from 



Newspaper Database Trial

From now until Feb. 28th, the Arkansas Tech community is invited to help us test-drive a newspaper database called NewspaperDirect.  Featuring the digital editions of over 2,000 newspapers from around the world, this database allows you to search for news, sports, weather, and photographs published in the last 60 days.  Browse photographs, subscribe to RSS feeds, and share stories via email.  Search for specific topics within a specific range, or browse by country and date.   Read the online edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, including classifieds and editorials. Don’t have time to read?  Open the Interactive Radio icon and listen to the news via Windows Media Player.

During the trial period, the librarians at Arkansas Tech would like your feedback to help us shop for the best databases.  So try it out and tell us what you think.  Send your comments, suggestions, complaints, or compliments to Carol Hanan or just use the comment field below to tell us if you think this database is newsworthy.