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Genealogical and historical records, including images of US federal census documents.
Historical newspaper collection (covering 1849-2016)—including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post—with easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.
Full-text historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents.
Detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas for hobby enthusiasts of all kinds, with full-text articles from leading hobby and craft magazines.
More than 319,000 ebooks, 73,000 audiobooks, 15,000 comics, 13,000 movies, 22,000 TV show episodes, and 252,000 albums. Available on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HD/HDX, and in browser on laptop/desktop; stream on Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, and Alexa enabled devices.
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- Movies and TV shows: 3 days
- Music: 7 days
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