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"Free Access" databases can be used from any computer. All others are "Paid" databases which can be accessed only from a networked computer at the Smithsonian Instititution.
Databases
Abstracts in Anthropology [Free Access]
Aluka
America: History and Life
American National Biography
American Periodicals (ProQuest)
Ancestry (Library Edition)
Berg Fashion Library
Bibliography of Native North Americans
Bibliography of the History of Art [Free Access]
Chicago Manual of Style Online
CHOICE REVIEWS Online
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers [Free Access]
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online [Free Access]
Digital Commons Network
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
FirstSearch Databases
Fold3 Holocaust Archives (See Librarian for assistance)
Gordon's Print/Photography Prices
Historical Statistics of the United States
In the First Person: an Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories ... [Free Access]
International Architecture Database [Free Access]
International Index to Black Periodicals. IIBP Full Text.
JSTOR
JSTOR 19th Century British Pamphlets
JSTOR Auction Catalogs
Modern Inventors Database [Free Access]
National Library of Medicine's LOCATORplus [Free Access]
Oxford music online
ProQuest Dissertation Express [Free Access]
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Smithsonian Institution Contributions and Studies Series [Free Access]
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers [Free Access]
Ulrichsweb (TRIAL ACCESS through 8/19/2013)
World's Fairs: A Bibliography [Free Access]


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