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Sabin Americana 1500 – 1926 offers vast collection of primary source material

Written by Leanne Strum, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the University Library

If you are a historian or researcher in American history, the U.S. Constitution, religious history, colonization, or the U.S. Civil War, to name only a few of the subjects covered in this vast collection, Sabin Americana 1500 – 1926 is an essential resource that you need to explore.

Drawn from Joseph Sabin’s famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana – A Dictionary of Books Relating to America From its Discovery to the Present Time, Sabin Americana covers four centuries of life in North, Central and South America, and the West Indies, from the discovery of the western hemisphere to the mid-1920s.

According to Gale, the database’s creator, “Sabin Americana 1500 – 1926 is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.” The database contains over 36,390 primary source titles, 43,991 volumes and 9,455,227 pages. Every six months over 2,000+ titles are added to this growing collection.

Sabin Americana offers basic and advanced search options. Researchers can search among or within specific works, view the results of their full-text searches on facsimile pages from the original works, save their lists of results, specific pages or works, e-mail citations of selected works, or print and download portions of the works themselves.

To access this resource, go to the University Library database page and click on the link to Sabin Americana. Available to all Regent University current students, faculty and staff.