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A-Z Databases

An alphabetical listing of Preston Library's research databases. Search by Subject or Type to narrow your results.

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New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
New
Coverage: 1883 -1922
1,000+ fully searchable printed works critical for insight into African-American culture and life from the beginning of Jim Crow to World War I and beyond.
New
Coverage: 1865-1883
1,400 fully searchable printed works essential for understanding the African-American struggle for identity from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of Jim Crow.
New
Coverage: 1997 - present
Barron's accounts are only available to current VMI students, faculty, and staff. Access will end when you leave the university and accounts must be renewed annually. To create an account, click on the link above and create an account with your VMI email address.
New
Coverage: 1993 - present
2,700+ Video oral history interviews of individual African Americans and African-American-led groups and movements.
New
Coverage: Varies
Content sourced from both American and Canadian institutions and has received direct-from-source permission to digitize newspapers from various tribes and organizations. This archive also features indigenous language materials, including dictionaries, religious texts, and primers.
New
Coverage: 1973 - present
New research by NBER affiliates, circulated for discussion and comment. The NBER distributes more than 1,200 working papers each year. These papers have not been peer reviewed.
New
Coverage: 4 years. Use the advanced search function to go back to 1997.

WSJ accounts are only available to current VMI students, faculty, and staff. Access will end when you leave the university and accounts must be renewed annually. To create an account, click on the link above and create an account with your VMI email address.
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