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Background Information

Reference Universe Restricted Resource
Customized search engine for the library's print and online reference works, with some full text.
Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.

Bibliography

American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature
Print Location: Ref D20 .A43x 1995
 
Watergate Investigation Index
Print Location: KF26.5 .P7 1973 Suppl.3
A guide to the Senate Select Committe hearing and reports.

Scholarly Articles

America: History and Life with Full Text Restricted Resource
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
An extensive multidisciplinary database providing full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journals.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

New York Times Historical (1851-2013) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains newspapers
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2013. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
New York Times Index
Print Location: Burling Reference Indexes
Print index for the New York Times newspaper. Coverage includes the years 1851-2009.

PAIS International Restricted Resource
1915-present. Index of scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports, and more, covering global public policy and social issues, from the Public Affairs Information Service.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.

Government Information

Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection Restricted Resource
Complete text of the Congressional Record from 1789 to 1999.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Restricted Resource
1817-1994. Online access to the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, with numerous images and statistical tables. Print version, approximately 13,800 bound volumes, available upon request.
ProQuest Congressional Restricted Resource
1789-present. Provides access to the CIS Index, a comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications, plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents, including the full text of the Congressional Record. Also contains an extensive collection of Executive Branch documents.
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Subject Specialist
Picture: Chris Jones

Chris Jones
Special Collections Librarian and Archivist of the College
Tel: (641) 269- 3364

Catalog hints
Use the subject Watergate Affair, 1972-1974

To locate primary sources, use terms like "sources" "personal narratives" "recollections" "documents" combined with "Watergate"