ProQuest Day – Wednesday

ProQuestWednesday, 30 July, will be ProQuest Day at the conference. We will have special access to a large number of databases that most of us usually have little or no access to at all. ProQuest cannot be purchased by individuals, only libraries and universities, so get your research queries ready.

These databases will only be available on the conference computers in the Resource Room, which will have extended hours from 9am to 10pm. Biff Forsyth, the ProQuest Director of Product Management, will be in the Resource Room (hours to be determined) to help everyone get the most out of the databases.

We anticipate a lot of interest in using these databases. Keep in mind that the Resource Room will impose a time limit when people are waiting, so please prepare before you arrive, know what you want to look for, be gracious when other people are waiting, and be prepared to come back later in the day if required.

Here is a list of what will be available:

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – US and International (listed alphabetically)

    • The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922)
    • The American Israelite (1854-2000)
    • The Arizona Republican (1890-1922)‎
    • The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945)
    • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)‎
    • The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)‎
    • The Baltimore Sun (1837-1988)
    • Boston Globe (1872-1982)
    • Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
    • Chicago Tribune (1849-1990)
    • The Christian Science Monitor (1908-2000)‎
    • The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922)‎
    • Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991)‎
    • Detroit Free Press (1831-1922)‎
    • The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)‎
    • Hartford Courant (1764-1988)‎
    • Indianapolis Star (1903-1922)‎
    • The Irish Times (1859-2012) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958)‎
    • The Jerusalem Post (1932-2008)
    • The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990)‎
    • The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990)
    • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)‎
    • Los Angeles Times (1881-1990)‎
    • Louisville Courier Journal (1830-1922)
    • The Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922)
    • Newsday (1940-1985)
    • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)‎
    • The New York Times (1851-2010) with Index (1851-1993)‎
    • New York Tribune (1841-1922)‎
    • Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)‎
    • Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)‎
    • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)‎
    • San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922)‎
    • The Scotsman (1817-1950)‎
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-1922)‎
    • The Times of India (1838-2004)
    • The Wall Street Journal (1889-1996)‎
    • The Washington Post (1877-1997)‎
    • plus, the ProQuest Civil War Era newspapers collection (1840-1865)
      • Southern Titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana)
      • Northern Titles: Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal (Ohio)
      • Border State/Mississippi Valley Titles: The Kentucky Daily Journal, Memphis Daily Appeal

But wait, there’s more. We will also have…

ProQuest History Databases

  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War‎  (1914-1919)
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files:
    • Part 3: Ellis Island, 1900-1933
    • Part 4: European Investigations, 1898-1936
    • Part 5: Prostitution and White Slavery, 1902-1933
    • Part 6: Suppression of Aliens, 1906-1930
  • Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I‎

 ProQuest Map Databases

  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970)
  • ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (1867-1970)
  • ProQuest U.S. Serial Set High Resolution Maps (1789-1969) (This is part of the Congressional database where you can search by name to see if any of your ancestors testified in Congress.)

ProQuest Genealogy Databases

  • HeritageQuest Online
  • ProQuest Obituaries and Death Notices
  • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1922)
  • Boston Globe (1872-1922)
  • Chicago Defender (1921-1975)
  • Chicago Tribune (1852-1984)
  • Los Angeles Times (1881-1984)
  • New York Times (1851-1994)
  • Washington Post (1877-1950)

And finally, NewspaperArchive.com.