Database trials: Sac Bee, bunches of newspapers, primary source bonanza

For the month of April you can feast upon news content from NewsBank: thousands of news sources from the US and abroad via Access World News.

NewsBank is also showing us the Sacramento Bee Collection, which brings us our local paper all the way back to 1857.

We’re also taking a look at AM Explorer, which provides primary source collections: letters, diaries, photos, audio recordings, newspaper clippings, and all sorts of incredible whiffs of the past. Try a search from the landing page or, better yet, click the Collections link and explore titles such as African American Communities, American Indian Histories and Cultures, and Gender: Identity and Social Change.

Find these and, of course, many others, at the Research Databases page.

And let us know your thoughts! We might be able to subscribe to one or more of them in the future.