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The library has access to a number of different databases that will help you with your historical research.
Use the article databases to search for citations, abstracts and full-text articles.
The newspaper databases will help you find historical newspaper articles.
Video databases provide access to videos on American History--a great source for primary information!
If full-text is not available in your database, first check the Journal Finder to check for access in one of our other databases. If still not available, you can request articles through Interlibrary Loan.
November 1860-December 1865. There are currently 1384 issues of the paper available online,
Chronicling AmericaThis site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. The data is open and can be used outside of the platform.
"Virginia Cavalcade, a handsomely illustrated magazine of Virginia history and culture, was published quarterly (January, April, July, and October) by the Library of Virginia from 1951 to 2002. Each issue contained 48 pages of engaging, authoritative articles, and illustrations in color and black-and-white, depicting Virginia history from the age of exploration to the mid-twentieth century."
Find online at Library of Virginia, or in the Periodicals Room in Grafton Library.
History Notes: the newsletter of the Virginia Historical Society
1991- present. Located in the Periodicals Room in Grafton Library.
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
1893-1936, 1940-1942, 1944- present. Located in the Periodicals Room in Grafton Library.