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HeritageQuest

This easy to search database includes over 25,000 family and local histories as well as the Federal U.S. Census through 1790-1930. Additionally this database allows you to search Periodical Source Index (PERSI), which covers genealogy and history periodicals, the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, which identifies more than 80,00 American military, naval, and marine officers and enlisted men and The Freedman's Bank Records, which documents more than 70,000 bank depositors and their dependants and heirs.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Historical Newspapers

The ProQuest Historical Newspapers database offers the original news articles exactly as they appeared to the original readers decades ago. The articles are PDF images that can be downloaded, printed or emailed.

This database includes the following newspapers:

These are available individually or in cross-searchable collections.

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History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 120 history periodicals, more than 59,600 historical documents, 49,600 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  This database is provided by EBSCO.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more. 
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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.
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Auto Repair Reference Center
Find repair information for most foreign and domestic cars.

African American Resources from Alexander Street Press (collage)

African American Resources
Beyond Black History Month: find answers to your research questions using our online databases.