Franklin &  Marshall College Library

AMS 300: Urban Experience

Online Resources

Library Catalog
Try Keyword and Subject (LC) searching to see the range of materials found in the library. As an example, here are the Subject Headings that were included in the full record for the Ric Burns video, New York: a documentary film

Corporate subject Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
Corporate subject Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
Corporate subject Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
Subject term Depressions--1929--New York (State)--New York.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--1898-1951.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--Commerce--History.
Geographic term United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945.
Geographic term Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)

America History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Covers 1964 to the present.

A collection of abstracts and full-text articles from over 100 scholarly journals considered primary representatives of their disciplines. Coverage is from initial date of publication, up to the last 4 or 5 years.

Accessible Archives
Primary source material from 18th and 19th century periodicals. Includes Godey's Ladies Book (1830-80), PA Gazette, Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, African American Newspapers: The 19th Century, PA Newspaper Record: Delaware County (1819-70), and PA Genealogical Catalog: Chester County (1809-70).

Poole's Plus
A reference service covering the Nineteenth Century, providing indexes to major indexing and information sources of that period.

HarpWeek: the Civil War Era 1857-77
Access to a 21-year period of Harper's Weekly covering the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Provides both full-text and image searching capabilities.

The OCLC Online Union Catalog. Over 40 million records of many types of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries around the world. Updated daily. There's a good chance you will need to use Interlibrary Loan for materials found in plan ahead!

Connections to newspaper articles, including New York Times and Washington Post. Coverage is only within the last 10-15 years.
Comprehensive PBS websites to compliment television shows. New York Underground is a terrific resource for the history of the New York City subway.

911/library resources
Book (and one video) bibliography of resources found in our Library.

Indexes, Microfilm and Films

New York Times
Ref AI21 .N44
Date coverage of 1851- present. Print indexing can be found in Reference Room. Microfilm can be found in microfilm reading room.

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
Ref Index AI3 .R48
Date coverage from 1899- present. Excellent source for periodical literature. Wide coverage of disciplines from 1899-1950. Also online, choose Reader's Retrospective.

Lancaster Newspapers
Date coverage from 1799-1900. No index available. May want to browse known date periods for relevant information. Microfilm format found in microfilm reading room.

New York [videorecording] : a documentary film
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.1:The country and the city.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.2:Order and disorder.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.3:Sunshine and shadow.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.4:The power and the people.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.5:Cosmopolis.

Print Suggestions

American National Biography
Ref CT213 .A68 1999, and online

Encyclopedia of North American Colonies
Ref E45 .E53 1993

American Eras
Ref E162 .A5144

American Decades
Ref E169.12 .A419

American Immigrant Culture
Ref E184 .A1 .A63448

Encyclopedia of New York City
Ref F128.3 .E75 1995

New York : an illustrated history
Ref F128.3 .N585 1999

The Black New Yorkers
Ref F128.9 .N4 D63 2000

The baseball encyclopedia : the complete and definitive record of major league baseball.
GV877 .B27 1996

Encyclopedia of urban America
Ref HT123 .E5 1998

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Ref ML 100 .N48, and online

Grove Art Online
Ref N31 .D5 1996, and online

The Eyewitness visual dictionary of buildings.
Ref NA31 .E97 1992

The encyclopedia of the New York stage, 1920-1930
Ref PN 2597 .W52

Landscape architecture sourcebook
Science Reference SB470.53 L36 1997

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Last updated: 9/26/02 ag, contact Andy Gulati - 291-4261 for assistance