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Resources by Subject Resources for FYEC 142: Repairing Nature

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

Newspapers

Contemporary:

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

Historic:

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

Contemporary:

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

Historic:
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.: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/govdocs/
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

JSTOR
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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