History Databases

History Databases

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American Civil War: Letter and Diaries contains diaries, letters, and memoirs from over 1,000 published and unpublished sources, providing primary source material on almost every aspect of the Civil War. The collection also includes biographies, an extensive source bibliography, and E.B. Long’s almanac, The Civil War Day by Day. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://cwld.alexanderstreet.com/cwld.about.html 1855-1875 Biographies, Primary Sources
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American Film Scripts Online contains over 1,100 authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays (mostly unpublished), along with detailed information on scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. This resource allows researchers to use film scripts to study a broad range of subjects, including popular culture, diversity and gender issues, language and linguistics, writing, American history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://afso.alexanderstreet.com/afso.about.html 1903-2007 Primary Sources
This collection includes primary source materials documenting the interaction of American Indians, white settlers and the U.S. government during the 19th and 20th centuries. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/amerindians 1809-1971 Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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American Newsreels in Video comprises news footage provided by newsreels shown at the beginning of feature films during the years leading up to and during World War II. Newsreels produced by the U.S. Office of War Information and Universal Newsreel contain over 200 hours of video (with full transcripts available), allowing researchers access to primary source materials that had significant social and political impact. 1929-1946 Primary Sources, Videos
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American Periodicals Series Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries contain digitized images of pages from historically significant American magazines and journals (with original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts). This collection provides researchers access to primary source materials that chronicle American culture and thought as represented in special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, trade journals, and children’s and women’s magazines. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/about and https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/apsconstruction 1740-1940 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Primary source materials from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies, various federal agencies, and the Associated Press, support academic research in women’s rights, environmental policy, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, the War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/politics1960 1960-1975 Primary Sources
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The Annual Register provides a detailed, yearly summary of British and world events. It serves as a reference work for current events, and primary source material for researchers interested in history, popular culture, political science, social science, and the humanities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/annualregister 1758-present Articles, Government Documents, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Black Studies Center contains collections of primary and secondary source materials that document the black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. Includes the following collections: -Schomberg Studies on the Black Experience: 30 scholarly overviews on black studies themes -International Index to Black Periodicals: database of titles pertaining to black studies and culture from 1902-present, with almost half available in full text -Chicago Defender backfiles: full text coverage from 1910-1975 of one of the most influential black newspapers in the US -Black Literature Index, 1827-1940: over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in black periodicals and newspapers. -The HistoryMakers: filmed oral history interviews of historically significant 20th century African Americans -Dissertations: over 1,000 doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses written between 1970 and 2004 related to Black Studies More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/bsc/home 1827-2010 Articles, eBooks, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Theses/Dissertations, Videos
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Black Thought and Culture contains non-fiction works, published and unpublished, of leaders within the African American community, allowing researchers access to previously inaccessible material that documents the development of black culture. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://bltc.alexanderstreet.com/bltc.about.html 1700-2001 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries contains published and unpublished letters and diaries from almost 500 British and Irish women of all age groups, ethnicities, and social classes. This primary source material provides researchers with a view of women’s day-to-day lives over three centuries. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://bwld.alexanderstreet.com/bwld.about.html 1558-1950 Primary Sources
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British Periodicals contains digitized images of content from nearly 500 British magazines and journals from the late seventeenth century through the beginning of the twenty first century. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/britishperiodicals and https://search.proquest.com/britishperiodicals/productfulldescdetail 1681-2005 Articles, Primary Sources
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The Cecil Papers is a digital archive of approximately 30,000 sixteenth and seventeenth-century manuscripts from the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I/VI, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). The collection includes state papers, grants from the Crown, legal documents, treaties, correspondences, and political memoranda, and is a valuable resource for the study of significant events and individuals of the 16th and 17th centuries. More information available at https://search.proquest.com/cecilpapers/productfulldescdetail? 1520-1668 Images/Photos, Primary Sources
This collection of digitized primary source materials includes federal government records, organizational records of major civil rights organizations and personal papers of their key leaders, and the papers of the NAACP from 1910-1972. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/hps/northcentral (see individual guides under “Black Freedom Struggle” and “NAACP Papers”) 1900-1996 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Collection of histories and personal narratives compiled between the end of the Civil War and 1920. Diaries, letters, and personal narratives of soldiers. Regimental histories with sketches, company rolls, officer biographies, diaries of marches, and descriptions of daily life in Civil War military camps. Full-text searchable. 1860 - 1865 Biographies, Primary Sources
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Colonial State Papers provides access to primary source documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, including over 7,000 hand-written documents and more than 40,000 bibliographic records covering the earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves, and English conflicts with the Spanish and French. Researchers looking for information regarding early American history, British colonial history, Caribbean history, maritime history, Atlantic trade, plantations, and slavery will find this resource useful. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/colonial 1574 - 1757 Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Digitized records of the U.S. State Department provide primary source material for researchers interested in U.S. foreign relations as well as country studies. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault (see individual guides for “Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files”) 1960-1969 Government Documents, Primary Sources
Congressional Hearings Digital Collection contains published and unpublished hearings held by Congress, and is a valuable resource for researchers interested in political science, history, social science, law, and other academic disciplines. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/hearings 1824-2003 Government Documents, Primary Sources
Congressional Research Digital Collection provides access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and Congressional committee prints. CRS, an agency within the Library of Congress, provides impartial research reports for the United States Congress. Congressional committee prints are publications (often partisan in nature) issued by Congressional committees on topics related to their legislative or research activities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/crdc and https://www.proquest.com/libraries/academic/databases/ProQuest-Congressional-Research-Digital-Collection.html 1830-2003 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides access to the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Search and browse 25 billion data points in over 4.3 billion datasets sourced from over 75 authoritative government and private sources. Manipulate datasets, compare multiple indicators, chart trends over time, spatially represent data, and export content. 1788 - present Data/Statistics, Government Documents
Simple, refined searching of the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Designed to allow quick navigation of the over 25 billion points of data. Users can quickly search and view charts, maps, and rankings of over 4.3 billion datasets at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels, complete with source information and statistical abstracts. All of the data are drawn from authoritative sources and are citable. The product provides high-level summary information as well as detailed line item views. 1788 - Present Articles, Data/Statistics
The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts provides electronic access to works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that shaped the development of Protestant thought. The collection, developed in collaboration with Reformation-period scholars, includes theological writings, confessional documents, biblical commentaries, polemical treatises, catechisms, liturgical works, sermons, church histories, disputations, and personal letters. Researchers interested in history, theology, political science, and sociology will be able to use these primary source materials to gain insight into social and religious change that shaped Western Europe. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://tcpt.alexanderstreet.com/tcpt.about.html and https://alexanderstreet.com/products/digital-library-classic-protestant-texts 1500-1700 Primary Sources
The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation provides electronic access to works written in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by authors whose writings influenced reform in the Catholic Church. The collection includes papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors’ manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, saints’ lives, and devotional literature. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://dlcr.alexanderstreet.com/DLCR/dlcr.about.html 1500-1700 Primary Sources
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This resource contains over 124,000 indexed, declassified government documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy. Content is curated by foreign policy experts and organized into more than 40 topic-based collections, providing access to primary source materials for researchers interested in history, political science, and international relations. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/dnsa 1945-present Government Documents, Primary Sources
Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is a digitized collection of primary source materials from the disability community. This resource contains interdisciplinary content for researchers interested in disability history and disability studies. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/disa/about and https://proquest.libguides.com/disa 1630-present Primary Sources
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Documents on British Policy Overseas contains digitized primary source documents from Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This resource provides insight into Britain’s foreign policy and diplomatic history throughout the twentieth century. More information available at https://search.proquest.com/dbpo/productfulldescdetail? 1898 – 1990 Government Documents, Primary Sources
Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment provides electronic access to content documenting how the peoples of North America interacted with each other and their environment. This collection of published and unpublished primary source materials from the mid-sixteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century is notable in providing perspectives of diverse groups, including European, African, and Native peoples of both genders. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/EENA 1534-1850 Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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Early English Books Online contains over 132,000 digitized texts, from the first book published in English through the English Restoration. This collection is a research resource for scholars across multiple subject areas, including English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/eebo 1473-1700 eBooks, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
More than 5,800 entries, including essays on major themes, maps, photographs, statistics, and chronologies. Published 2008 eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive contains cover-to-cover scanned images from key trade and consumer magazines from the US and UK which document the history of the film and entertainment industries. The main focus of the collection is on film, music, TV/radio, and theatre, but content related to more narrow topics, such as music halls, circuses, jukeboxes, gambling machines, and computer games is also included. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/eima 1894-2000 Articles, Primary Sources
Indexes articles from >500 journals that relate to women, gender, sexuality in medieval Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 1995 - Present Articles
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Food Studies Online provides electronic access to archival content, ephemera, monographs and video that document the role food plays in shaping cultures. The content, interdisciplinary in nature, represents subject areas such as food history, food movements, marketing and consumerism, food and identity, policy, and diet trends. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/food/about 1650-present Articles, eBooks, Images/Photos, Primary Sources, Videos
The Gerritsen Collection is a cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history, documenting the development of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights. Anti and pro-feminist arguments are represented, and the condition of women can be traced over the four centuries covered by this resource. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/gerritsen 1543-1945 Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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This resource provides full text access to the US (1867-present) and UK (1930-2015) editions of Harper’s Bazaar, which chronicles American, British, and international fashion, culture, and society. The US edition is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine, and contains some of the most influential work of noted designers, photographers, stylists, and illustrators over the last 150 years. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/harpers 1867-present Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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This collection of 21 databases provides access to the full text of over 2,400 law-related journal titles, as well as U.S. Congressional and other government documents, constitutions for every country, and classic legal texts. Also includes content focused on women and the law, religion and the law, and international law history. The scholarly and primary source materials are a resource for research across a diverse range of subject areas such as Ethnic Studies, History, Immigration, Criminal Justice, International Studies, Political Science, Constitutional Law, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, and more. 1500-Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Government Documents, Legal, Primary Sources
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers provides researchers with digitized primary source documents detailing the historical record of Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. Includes House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, also known as Sessional Papers or Blue Books. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/parliamentary/commons 1800-1899 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Human Rights Studies Online contains primary and secondary materials documenting and interpreting major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900-2010. The collection provides researchers with a broad view of these events, including historical context, international response, prosecution activities, and rebuilding and reconciliation. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/huri/about 1900-2010 Articles, Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
This collection of primary source materials documents the investigations and regulatory efforts of the Immigration and Naturalization Service during the period of large-scale Asian, Mexican, and European immigration from 1880-1930. Also includes 185 oral histories of Ellis Island immigrants. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/ins 1880-1930 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Digitized collection of U.S. newspapers, journals and magazines published by alternative presses from the 1950s through 2015, with an emphasis on titles published through the end of the 20th century. Includes material produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press, and alternative literary magazines. 1951-2015 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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LGBT Thought and Culture contains digitized books, periodicals, and archival content documenting the development of the LGBT community from the twentieth century through the present. The collection includes foundational works from LGBT political and social movements, as well as letters, speeches, interviews, ephemera, memoirs, biographies, poetry, and literature. International in scope, researchers will find material covering cultural studies, history, women’s and gender studies, political science, and sociology. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/lgbt_tc 1920-present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Two documents integral to shaping Native American policy in the United States during the mid-20th century. The Problem of Indian Administration, also known as the Meriam Report, and the 41-part report to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs describe the impacts of governmental policies and programs on living conditions of Native Americans, including the Sioux, Navaho, Apache, Ute, Cheyenne, Klamath, and many other major tribes. Full-text searchable. 1928 - 1943 Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Digital access to the backfiles of 15 consumer magazines provides primary source materials for researchers interested in history, political science, economics, law, and international relations. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/nppma 1918-2015 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Full-text, fully searchable content from primary source documents focused on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late 18th century to the era of suffrage in the early 20th century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection offers deep coverage of European and North American movements, but also includes collections from other regions. Includes content related to social reform movements, culture, literature and the arts, immigration, daily life, religion, race, medicine, and more. Late 18th - early 20th centuries Articles, eBooks, Images/Photos, News
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories contains digitized primary source materials documenting the experience of immigrants in the United States and Canada. The collection includes letters, diaries, pamphlets, political cartoons, Emigrant Guides, advice books, autobiographies, and oral histories, which provide an account of the immigrants’ experiences in their countries of origin as well as their lives in North America. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://imld.alexanderstreet.com/imld.about.html 1840-present Biographies, Primary Sources
North American Indian Thought and Culture provides electronic access to biographical information on indigenous peoples from almost 500 North American nations. The collection contains biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, manuscripts, and photographs that document the experiences of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples from their point of view. Seminal reference works included in the collection provide supporting historical materials. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/ibio/ibio.about.html and https://proquest.libguides.com/IBIO/home 1600-present Biographies, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries provides electronic access to digitized diaries and correspondence of North American women from the mid-seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Although some biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs are included, the focus of the collection is on diaries and letters written contemporaneously that provide researchers with a detailed account of women’s daily experiences. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://nwld.alexanderstreet.com/nwld.about.html 1675-1950 Biographies, Primary Sources
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online provides a number of learning tools. The site is, first and foremost, a reference center, with over 5,000 articles from a number of sources. Various eBooks, Images/Photos, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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**Single user platform** Please close out of browser session when done. Collection of over 500 ebook titles providing concise introductions to topics across a wide range of subject areas, including the Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Law, and Medicine and Health. Each title is written by experts in the field, and presents a big picture of the topic as well as a more detailed discussion of key controversies, influential people, and new directions and ideas. Factual content is supplemented with analysis to help place the topic in a broader context. 2000-Present eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Citations from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals as well as monographs, theses, dissertations, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. 1936 - Present eBooks, News
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Periodicals Archive Online contains the full text backfiles of over 700 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The content is international in scope, and covers 37 subject areas. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/pao 1802-2005 Articles, Primary Sources
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Periodicals Index Online contains citations to over 7,000 journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Deep coverage of each journal is available, with every article indexed. Content covers 37 subject areas and 66 languages. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/pio 1665-2005
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations
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This collection of primary source materials, including digitized runs of 8 regional newspapers (Southern, Northern, and border states) and over 2,000 pamphlets, documents the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the post-war treatment of African-Americans. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/hnp/civilwar 1840-1918 Primary Sources
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides electronic access to digitized issues of 9 titles. Each issue is available in its entirety, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, and editorial cartoons. Titles include: • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) • Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988) • Chicago Defender (1910-1975) • Cleveland Call & Post (1934-1991) • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) • Norfolk Journal & Guide (1921-2003) • The Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001) • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002) 1893-2005 (coverage varies by title) Articles, Primary Sources
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides electronic access to digitized issues of 9 international titles. Each issue is available in its entirety, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, and editorial cartoons. Titles include: • Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953) • Irish Times (1859-2015) & Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958) • Jerusalem Post (1932-2008) • The Korea Times (1956-2016) • The Globe and Mail (1844-2013) • The Scotsman (1817-1950) • South China Morning Post (1903-1998) • Times of India (1838-2008) • Toronto Star (1894-2015) 1817-2015 (coverage varies by titles) Articles, Primary Sources
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides electronic access to digitized issues of 4 titles. Each issue is available in its entirety, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, and editorial cartoons. Titles include: • American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922) • The American Israelite (1854-2000) • The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990) • Jewish Exponent (1887-1990) 1854-2000 (coverage varies by title) Articles, Primary Sources
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides electronic access to digitized issues of 15 regional titles, as well as 8 Civil War era titles. Each issue is available in its entirety, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, and editorial cartoons. Titles include: • The Arizona Republican (1890-1922) • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984) • Austin American Statesman (1871-1978) • The Baltimore Sun (1837-1991) • The Boston Globe (1872-1985) • The Christian Science Monitor (1908-2005) • The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922) • Dayton Daily News (1898-1922) • Detroit Free Press (1831-1999) • Hartford Courant (1764-1991) • The Indianapolis Star (1903-1922) • Louisville Courier-Journal (1830-1922) • Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922) • New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (1841-1962) • Newsday (1940-1989) • San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922) Civil War Era Titles: • The Charleston Mercury (1840-1865)-- Charleston, South Carolina • The Daily Picayune (1840-1865)-- New Orleans, Louisiana • The Daily Dispatch (1852-1865)--Richmond, Virginia • The Boston Herald (1848-1865)--Boston, Massachusetts • The Columbus State Journal (iterations include: Ohio State Journal (180-1841), The Daily Ohio State Journal (1841), Weekly Ohio State Journal (1841-1849), Daily Ohio State Journal (1849-1853), The Columbus Gazette (1856-1865)) • The New York Herald (iterations include: Morning Herald (1840) and The New York Herald (1840-1865) • The Louisville Daily Journal (1840-1865) - Louisville, Kentucky • Memphis Daily Appeal (1847-1965) - Memphis, Tennessee 1764-2005 (coverage varies by title) Articles, Primary Sources
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This platform provides access to millions of digitized archival materials, including letters, papers, photographs, financial records, diaries, and other primary source materials. Available collections include: • American Indians and the American West --American Indians and the American West (1809-1971) • American Politics and Society --American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate (1960 -1975) --Immigration: Records of the INS (1880-1930) --Thomas A. Edison Papers (1850-1919) • Black Freedom Struggle --Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century (1895-1996) --NAACP Papers (1910-1972) • International Relations/Military History --Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy (1960-1975) • Women's Studies --Struggle for Women’s Rights (1880-1990) --Women at Work During WWII (1918-1965) • Workers & Labor Unions --Workers, Labor Unions, and the American Left in the 20th Century (1900-1990) 1809-1996 Articles, Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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Collection of 120 historical periodical titles chronicling the African American experience during the 19th century, with an emphasis on slavery and abolition. Titles include both abolitionist and pro-slavery publications. Additional subject areas include religion, literature, and agriculture. 1789-1887 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law contains primary source and current materials documenting the history of slavery. Researchers have access to: Pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century Colony, state, and federal slavery statutes All state and federal slavery cases Legal commentary on slavery published prior to 1920 Contemporary histories and law review articles 1700-2017 Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Social Theory provides electronic access to the most influential works of sociological theorists from the eighteenth century through present times, documenting the development of modern social theory. Comprehensive subject indexing with key sociological terms allows researchers to track concepts across multiple authors and time periods. Advanced search features are available for scholars interested in textual analysis. More information available at https://alexanderstreet.com/products/social-theory 1787-2008 Articles, eBooks, Primary Sources
Reference source for social, political, and economic statistics. Information compiled from 400 public and private data sources and presented in 1400 line-item indexed tables. Data updated monthly and downloadable in XLS format. Also useful as source guide for statistical information. Some international data included. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/statisticalabstract/contents 1878-Present Data/Statistics, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
This collection contains digitized records of the National Woman’s Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s Action Alliance. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/womens_rights_organizational_records 1880-1990 Primary Sources
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The Gilded Age contains digitized primary source materials and scholarly commentary that supports academic research into the development of society, government, and culture in the United States between 1865-1902. The collection includes songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera, many accompanied by critical essays and scholarly annotations providing commentary on the primary sources. Key issues addressed in this collection include race and ethnicity, immigration, labor, women’s rights, American Indians, political corruption and monetary policy. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/gild/gild.help.aspx?dorpID=1000351059 1865-1902 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974 provides electronic access to digitized materials documenting a period of intense social, political, and cultural change in the United States. The collection includes primary source materials such as diaries, letters, autobiographies, memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and primary video footage. Scholarly commentary and secondary documentaries are also included. Much of the content is from previously unpublished personal archives, allowing researchers insight into how social movements during this time period affected people across all races, classes, and genders. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/sixt/sixt.help.aspx?id=1002090174 and https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/browse/sixt-title 1960-1974 Articles, Biographies, Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974 provides electronic access to digitized materials documenting a period of intense social, political, and cultural change in the United States. The collection includes primary source materials such as diaries, letters, autobiographies, memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and primary video footage. Scholarly commentary and secondary documentaries are also included. Much of the content is from previously unpublished personal archives, allowing researchers insight into how social movements during this time period affected people across all races, classes, and genders. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/sixt/sixt.help.aspx?id=1002090174 and https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/browse/sixt-title 1960-1974 Primary Sources, Videos
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Digitized copies of Edison’s laboratory notebooks, diaries, business records, correspondence, and related papers, provides researchers with access to primary source materials documenting the history of science and technology as well as popular culture during the latter half of the 19th century. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/edison1 1850-1919 Primary Sources
Twentieth Century Advice Literature provides electronic access to digitized popular culture materials that chronicle the evolution of American values and behavior during a time of rapid societal change. The primary source materials include instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature, with a focus on content that provides insight into the family dynamics, gender roles, sexual relationships, and race relations of the time. Over a third of the collection comprises materials from personal collections that were previously inaccessible to scholars. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/adli/adli.help.aspx?dorpID=1000690860 and https://alexanderstreet.com/products/twentieth-century-advice-literature 1859-2007 Primary Sources
The U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection provides access to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers. The Serial Set contains House and Senate Documents and House and Senate Reports. These documents, which provide detailed information across a broad range of subjects, are useful for researchers across many disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/serialset and https://www.govinfo.gov/help/serial-set 1789-1969 Government Documents, Primary Sources
Digitized primary source materials, including foreign policy government records, Associated Press records, and U.S. Armed Forces reports and records, document U.S. activities in Southeast Asia from the Kennedy administration through the removal of U.S. troops. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/vietnam 1960-1975 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Vogue Italia provides digitized content of what is considered the least commercial and most artistic edition of Vogue. Content extends beyond fashion, to include art, film, literature, music, cuisine, architecture/design, beauty/health, travel, social commentary, and discussion of current issues. More information available at https://search.proquest.com/vogueitalia/productfulldescdetail 1964-current Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 provides access to a collection of digitized primary source materials that document the history of modern empires as experienced by women, with a focus on colonized populations. International in scope, the materials are organized by region and time period. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/wasg 1820-present Articles, Biographies, Images/Photos, Primary Sources, Videos
Digitized records of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor and Correspondence of the Director of the Women’s Army Corps, document women’s participation in the labor force and military during World War II. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/womenatwork 1918-1965 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Women’s Wear Daily provides digital access to the trade magazine considered the publication of record for the fashion and beauty industry. This resource contains information for researchers interested in fashion, marketing, retail, women’s studies, and twentieth –century material culture. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/wwd 1910-present (with a 6 month delay) Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
This collection of digitized government records documents American workers and the development of labor unions within a framework of government policy, intervention, and surveillance. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/americanleft20 1900-1990 Government Documents, Primary Sources

Databases With History Resources:

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Peer-reviewed, full-text articles, citations and abstracts from journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. 1980 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
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Multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in searchable PDF format. Cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. Broad subject coverage. 1887 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, TRAILS consortium logo
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This full-text archive of magazines, comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first, provides an historical record of the art and architecture industries. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. Detailed information regarding this resource available at https://proquest.libguides.com/artarchitecturearchive 1895 - 2005 Articles, Data/Statistics, Images/Photos, News, Primary Sources
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. 1976 - Present Government Documents, Legal
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to open access, peer-reviewed journals. Articles
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Non-fiction e-book titles from leading academic publishers. eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Search and view the full text of eBooks. eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Critical and historical commentary on the texts of the Bible and other literature closely related to the Bible. Employs tools such as textual criticism, genre and prosodic analysis, and the history of religion to provide insight regarding the ancient meaning of a biblical work and its human relevance. eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Periodical articles in almost 1000 scholarly journals. 1665 - Present Articles
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Search U.S. federal government databases simultaneously. Government Documents

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Comprehensive index of over 93,000 doctoral dissertations accepted by American Universities from 1933-1955. 1933 - 1955 Theses/Dissertations
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The Center for Research Libraries makes available approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the CRL's interlibrary loan requests were sent by two-day express within one business day, and 90 percent of copies were delivered within one business day as well. CRL resources include: * 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s-the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America * 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles * Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries * More than 800,000 dissertations * Area Studies: major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other areas. 1700 - Present Articles, Images/Photos, News, Primary Sources, Theses/Dissertations
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Content from over 250 publishers, with an aggregated database of over 13,500 publications and over 4.5 million articles, including both journals and eBooks. Very little full text content available for free. Others are available through document delivery for a fee. Various Articles, eBooks
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Complete archives, full text of Harpers Magazine, Dissent, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review, The Progressive, The Weekly Standard, Moment, The Washington Monthly, Orion, The New Leader and The New York Review of Books. 1850 - Present Articles, News
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The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English. Various eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Citations from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals as well as monographs, theses, dissertations, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. 1936 - Present eBooks, News
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations