Pacific Northwest historical newspaper archive (TRIAL)

Trial Access through June 30, 2009

A digitized version of the historical Seattle Times (1896-1984) will soon be added to NewsBank’s Pacific Northwest Historical Newspaper Archive, a unique collection of digitized newspapers from Washington state and surrounding areas. The expanding collection currently includes the Bellingham Herald (1903-1922), Morning Olympian (1891-1922), Olympia Record (1902-1922), Tacoma Daily News (1890-1898), Idaho Statesman (Boise, 1864-1922), Oregonian (Portland, 1861-1922) and even a rare Japanese and English-language title from Seattle. users of all ages and skill levels will find it easy to search and browse a wide range of important newspapers that capture the region’s fascinating past.

Contemporary world music

Contemporary World Music will contain 50,000 tracks that deliver the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music – Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. This release includes 1,082 albums, equalling 14,235 tracks.

Archive Grid

ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

Alexander Street Press downtime 4/9/09

Please note that we will be performing scheduled maintenance on all Alexander Street Press full-text collections on Thursday, April 9, 2009. Services may be disrupted sporadically between the hours of 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM PDT. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. No disruption is expected for any of the streaming music or streaming video collections.

If you have any questions prior to the scheduled maintenance, or if you experience problems after times listed above, please contact Customer Support at or +1 703.212.8520.

American History in video (TRIAL through 4/30/2009)

This new online resource for teaching and research is growing to include thousands of rare newsreels from 1929 through the 1960s, including the entire series of both Universal and United. You’ll also find the historic Longine Chronoscope broadcasts and hundreds of hours of documentaries from leading producers such as The History Channel®.