U.S.History in Context

Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. Includes full text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Access level: CUNY
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Ulrich's Global Serials Directory

A source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types.

Access level: John Jay

Umbra Search

A searchable collection of over 500,000 primary source documents relating to African American history and culture digitized by over 1,000 libraries libraries and archives across the country.

Access level: Freely available to the public

Uniform Crime Reports (FBI)

The FBI's compendium of crime statistics. It includes volumes from 1995 to the present. The print version is available at the Reference Desk.

Access level: Freely available to the public

Urban Studies Abstracts

Articles and reports as well as book abstracts about crime and other urban problems, possible solutions, studies of police departments, social welfare agencies, and more.

Access level: John Jay
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US Major Dailies (formerly National Newspapers Core)

Provides full text access to

  • The New York Times (1980-present)
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
  • Washington Post (1987-present)
  • Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
  • Chicago Tribune (1985-present)


Access level: John Jay