Resources by Subject Resources for FYEC 142: Repairing Nature

Locating Federal and State Publications
Other Historic Indexes & Books
Maps & Geographic Sources



Factiva (full text; 1968 to present)
Covers global news and business information, including newswires, newspapers, magazines, and company reports.

LexisNexis Academic (full text; dates vary, most 1980 to present)
Includes international, national, and regional newspapers, newswires, transcripts of news programs, and business and legal information.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (current issue only)
For earlier articles: Library has current 3 months in print and 1950 to 3 months ago on microfilm; 1995 to present available full text in LexisNexis Academic database


Virginia Gazette – microfilm, 1736-1780, index at REF F 221 .V45 1950

Ashland Herald-Progress – microfilm, 1919-present, no index

Richmond Daily Dispatch (1860-1865)
Electronic full-text access to primary Ricmond newspaper during Civil War years.

Richmond Times-Dispatch – microfilm, 1950-present, no index

Richmond Christian Advocate – microfilm, 1869-1939, index on first reel of microfilm

Locating Federal and State Publications


FirstGov:   This portal to federal web materials also will search state and local websites.

Index is called Monthly Catalog, available at federal depository libraries (see below)

Federal Depository Libraries in and around Richmond:

University of Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University

College of William and Mary

***University of Virginia (catalog)
Government Documents Dept.:
Regional Depository; includes historic documents and have received virtually everything. Documents published after 1976 will be in VIRGO, the UVA library catalog

Library of Virginia – State document depository. Check online catalog. Indexes are: Calendar of Virginia State Papers (11 volumes covering 1652-1869), Check-list of Virginia State Publications (1927-1992), and Virginia State Papers (contemporary).

(State documents also held at University of Virginia)

Virginia Historical Society – collections of papers and other historical materials

Other Historic Indexes & Books

Virginia Historical Index (Swem Index)   REF F 221 .S93

Bibliography of Virginia History since 1865 REF F 226 .C3 1930

Hanover County, Virginia 1850 Census REF F232 .H3 I56 1974

Old Homes of Hanover County Virginia REF F232 .H3 O43 1983

This database includes the full-text of the William and Mary Quarterly back to its beginning and is fully searchable.

Maps & Geographic Sources

see library’s Map page in the Web Reference section

Library of Congress American Memory - Maps

Library of Congress American Memory - Built in America
This is the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present. Begun by the WPA and now administered by the NPS, this project identifies and photographs notable structures in the U.S. Searchable by city and county.

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