Databases and Indexes
Online Indexes
  • LexisNexis Primary Sources in U.S. History
    • Search by subject using the following terms:
      "Presidency of the U.S."
      "Presidential communications and messages"
      "Presidential elections"
      "Presidential studies"
      Any President's last name
  • Making of America: Full text of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction (1850-1877).
    • Search for keywords, proper names, places, etc.  Use Advanced Search options to focus your search.
  • EBSCO Megafile: citations, abstracts, and full text articles
    • Search the following subjects:
      United States -- Congress
      Presidents -- United States
      Executive Power -- United States
      Legislators -- United States
    • Use the browse People feature in Indexes to locate articles on specific elected officials and/or candidates.
  • Proquest: citations, abstracts, and full text articles
    • Search for specific names or search the following subjects in Advanced search mode:
      "Presidents"
      "Congress"
      "Presidential Elections"
  • US Congressional Bibliographies
    • This site, maintained by NCSU Libraries, includes Congressional committee meetings held since 1985 are ennumerated and described, along with information as to which meetings have been transcribed and printed, and which remain unprinted, and which documents have been released.
  • JSTOR: full text articles
    • Search for keywords, proper names, places, etc.  Use Advanced Search options to focus your search.
  • New York Times Historical: full text articles from the New York Times newspaper
    • Search for keywords, proper names, places, etc.  Use Advanced Search options to focus your search.
Print* indexes available in McGovern Library
  • Essay and General Literature Index
  • International Index to Periodicals/Social Science & Humanities Index
  • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
  • Social Sciences Index
* Note: print indexes are useful in locating articles on topics relating to Congress and the Presidency for years not covered by databases.
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