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Brooklyn History

This is a guide to primary and secondary resources on local Brooklyn history.

Databases, Jounals and Articles

DatabasesSome of the databases that the library subscribes to contain historical newspaper collections; a great way to find primary resources on Brooklyn.

Also listed are several databases which contain history journals.


  • contains full-text access to the New York Times from 1851 to the present
  • also contains full-text access to hundreds of local and national historical newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe
  • also contains full-text access to scholarly history journals


  • contains full-text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers
  • contains full-text access for thousands of history journals


  • Full-text articles from 2,000 scholarly journals, books and primary resources spanning the arts, humanities, general science and social sciences.

Project MUSEProject MUSE

  • Full-text to 600+ scholarly journals covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more.

ILL Articles

If you can't find an article you need in our database or journal collection we can request a copy from another library.  Just fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form to request an item.