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Article Databases Helpful in North Carolina Research

North Carolina Periodicals Index

The North Carolina Periodicals Index, prepared and published by East Carolina University, indexes many of the magazines and journals published in the state, including popular titles such as Our State, Wildlife in North Carolina, and Business North Carolina.

Tobacco Farmer Image Tobacco farmer pausing for water. [North Carolina], 1930s. Photograph by Bayard Wootten. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, WM-166-3 1365-7.

LINC (Log In to North Carolina)

Log In to North Carolina (LINC) gathers statewide statistical data. This is an excellent source for recent statistical information from agencies such as the Census Bureau, and the state departments of labor and education.

America: History and Life

America: History and Life is the primary index to academic journals in American History. This database indexes several North Carolina titles, including North Carolina Archaeology, North Carolina Folklore Journal, and The North Carolina Historical Review. (Note: this resource is available only to UNC students and staff and researchers in the UNC Library.)

Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South includes the full text of historic books, pamphlets, and other primary sources related to Southern history and literature. Researchers studying North Carolina will find the collection The North Carolina Experience, Beginnings to 1940 especially helpful.

North Carolina Information Resources

North Carolina Information Resources is a helpful compilation of North Carolina government resources.

Sanborn Maps North Carolina

Sanborn Maps are detailed maps of cities and towns in the 19th and 20th centuries. This online collection spans the years 1867-1970 and includes maps of 158 North Carolina communities. (Note: this resource is available only to UNC students and staff and researchers in the UNC Library.) For an index to the Sanborn Maps available on microfilm in the North Carolina Collection, please see the Sanborn Map Index on this website.

Hillsborough Military Academy Military Academy at Hillsborough, ca. 1860. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Image no. 43.68.1. Negative no. 86-471.
Lexis-Nexis

Lexis-Nexis contains full-text articles from several North Carolina newspapers including the Raleigh News & Observer, the Durham Herald-Sun, the Greensboro News & Record, and the Wilmington Star-News. (Note: this resource is available only to UNC students and staff and researchers in the UNC Library.)

Factiva

Factiva contains full-text articles from North Carolina publications including the Greensboro News & Record, the Durham Herald-Sun, the Asheville Citizen-Times, and Business Journal. (Note: this resource is available only to UNC students and staff and researchers in the UNC Library.)

Early American Imprints

The Early American Imprints online resource contains the full text of every available non-serial title printed in the American colonies, and, later, the United States from 1639-1800. Series II, based on the Shaw/Shoemaker bibliography, contains imprints from 1801-1819. These two resources currently include more than 400 North Carolina imprints. (Note: this resource is available only to UNC students and staff and researchers in the UNC Library.)

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Based on the English Short Title Catalogue, Eighteenth Century Collections Online is one of the largest digitization projects to date. This resource includes nearly all non-serial titles published in English during the eighteenth century, many of which relate to North Carolina and the American colonies. (Note: this resource is available only to UNC students and staff and researchers in the UNC Library.)

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online contains all non-serial titles published in England and its colonies between 1475 and 1700. The full text of the earliest accounts of exploration along North Carolina and the North American coast can be found here. (Note: this resource is available only to UNC students and staff and researchers in the UNC Library.)


Image Sources:

Tobacco farmer pausing for water. [North Carolina], 1930s. Photograph by Bayard Wootten. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, WM-166-3 1365-7.

Military Academy at Hillsborough, ca. 1860. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Image no. 43.68.1. Negative no. 86-471.