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America: History and Life
America: History and Life is the major database for history related articles on topics from the United States and Canada (see Historical Abstracts for non-North American topics). You will probably find this database very helpful as you search for the historical background information on your topic. Here is a reminder of the many ways that you can control and limit your searches in order to get the best results.
Good coverage of history journals and also nice for searching for more obscure things that might be buried in the full text of an article.
RILM Music Abstracts
A good database for searching on Fanny Crosby