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Databases: Louisiana Studies

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Academic Search Complete **:
Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

America: History & Life **(Linked):
An index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is a bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

America's Historical Newspapers: Louisiana State Package **:
Searchable American newspapers enable users to explore America's past.

America's News (formerly NewsBank) **:
Find information on topics related to business, communications, education, government, history, nursing, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content. Subscription includes access to the Advocate, Times-Picayune and USA Today.

America's News: Louisiana State News **:
Find information on topics related to Louisiana state issues, business, education, politics and more. Provides access to several local, smaller newspapers, as well as major papers including The Advocate and Times-Picayune.

Bayou State Periodical Index:
A subject guide to some 50 periodicals published in Louisiana on topics of particular interest to the people of this state.

Biography in Context **:
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography in Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA newspaper) **:
Covers local and regional news from Lafayette, Louisiana.

Dissertations & Theses A&I:
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.

Dissertations & Theses @ UL Lafayette **(Partial):
This database gives access to the dissertations and theses produced by students at UL Lafayette. Some full text is included.

eBooks on EBSCOhost **:
Provides access to an extensive collection of e-book titles online. (Uses free versions of Adobe Digital Editions. Due to privacy and security issues with Adobe Digital Editions 4.0, the library currently recommends Adobe Digital Editions 3.0.)

History Reference Center **:
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for 60 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 12,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

JSTOR **:
The library’s subscription to JSTOR includes the Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, and VII Collections. The Arts & Sciences Collections represent the building blocks of an multi-disciplinary archive of journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

LexisNexis (Academic) **:
Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.

Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index:
The Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index references obituaries and death notices published in New Orleans newspapers from 1804-1972 and biographical information published in older Louisiana collective biographies. The original index, housed in the Louisiana Division of New Orleans Public Library, is an alphabetical card file of more than 650,000 names.

LOUISiana Digital Library **:
An online library that provides electronic access to unique historical collections from Louisiana libraries, museums, and other repositories. Contains over 144,000 digital photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and other reserouces that document Louisiana history and culture.

NewsBank: America's News (see America's News)

Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 **:
Sanborn Maps provide digital access to historical Sanborn fire insurance maps. With repeated and detailed mapping of more than 100 cities and towns in Louisiana, the maps chart community changes across the century.