Saturday, June 18, 2016

Quick Tip: Don't Forget to Look for Free Access To Journals from Historical Societies

The opium article was really interesting.  I've heard about opiate addiction being a problem lately in New England, but according to the article that problem has been an issue there for a few centuries!  From the Vermont History Journal.

I've started to notice a few historical societies and similar organizations offer free online access to their journals.  While this isn't too common, I have come across them.  What a great resource!  They can be used to get a good background history on people and places of interest to the society that publishes them.

San Diego researchers should be sure to check out "The San Diego History Journal," offered by the San Diego History Center, which  has an online archive that goes back to its first issue in 1955.

I stumbled across another journal yesterday when I was checking out the Vermont Historical Society's "Vermont History Journal."

I think I will start adding free journal links to my toolbox.  Part of my work this upcoming week will be checking out the main historical societies for the 50 states to see what other possible journals might be out there.

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  1. I would love to see the results of your link search.

  2. Cool, I'll probably do a post with a summary of what I find when I'm done! It's a work in progress, but I've already starting adding what journals I find to the links in my "State Specific" tab.