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Adams Papers Digital Edition

  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

John Adams's complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers.

African American Communities

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary source material on aspects of the African American community, culture and identity in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and towns and cities of North Carolina.

African American Experience: The American Mosaic

  • Vendor: ABC-CLIO

Primary sources (speeches, ads, interviews, court cases, statistics, media, etc.) and reference works. Fully searchable Federal Writer's Project WPA slave narratives. Classics in Black scholarship from 67 historically Black college and university presses. Early 1800s-present.

African American Newspapers

  • Vendor: Accessible Archives

Full-text of articles from major African American newspapers published in the United States in the 19th century. Includes: Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper, The Christian Recorder, Freedmen's Record, and The Negro Business League Herald. Coverage 1827-1909.

African American Newspapers 1827-1998

  • Vendor: Newsbank

Newspaper content from more than 35 states. Covers topics from life in the Antebellum South to the long Civil Rights Movement, and beyond.

African American Poetry

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition.

African Diaspora, 1860-present

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Digitized books, government and personal papers, journals, and letters document the migrations, communities and ideologies of people of African descent. 1860-Present.

Age of Exploration

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

A collection of primary source documents from 1420-1920 covering world exploration. Documents include diaries and journals, manuscripts, maps, scientific papers & surveys , logbooks, documents, film and audio.

AM Explorer

(Adam Mathew Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

AM Explorer provides access to all of primary sources collections from the publisher Adam Matthew. These include collections from European History, US History, Asian History, Religious Studies, African History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, English Literature, and Economic history.

American Consumer Culture

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary source materials: catalogs, marketing material, market research reports, photographs, pilot studies and letters –from the 19th-20th century.

American History, 1493-1945

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

A large collection of primary source documents from American History from 1493-1945, including books, broadsides, business and financial documents, correspondence, diaries, government documents, pamphlets and photographs.

American Newsreels in Video

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

American Newsreels in Video has newsreels from Universal Pictures and Universal Newsreels from the year 1929 to the year 1946.

American West

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary source documents from and about the American West. Digitized from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago.

Ancestry.com

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Census, immigration, military service and other civil records. Focus is on US and UK and on their colonies/territories. U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930. Also includes 1930 Mexico Census.

Anthropological Fieldwork Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Digitized archives from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific; includes field notebooks, images, and recordings from early- to mid-20th century.

Anthropology Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Full text of published ethnographies, seminal texts, memoirs, contemporary studies and archival material covering human culture and behavior around the world.

Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents from The National Archives in the UK including letters, Police and Embassy reports, Diplomatic Dispatches, reports, trial papers, biographies of activists and first-hand accounts.

Archives Unbound

  • Vendor: Gale

Primary source documents relevant to Latin American, Asian European and US history.

Art & Architecture Archive

  • Vendor: ProQuest

An Archive comprised of full-color scans of art magazines, coverage ranges from the late 19th century to the 21st century. Scans are searchable and full-text.

Art Law & Cultural Property

(IFAR, International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation (ICPOEL), Case Law and Statutes (CLS))
  • Vendor: International Foundation for Art Research

International legislation and U.S. case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks. International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation (ICPOEL) contains international legislation governing the export and ownership of cultural property. Case Law & Statutes (CLS) contains U.S. case law, including litigated cases and out-of-court settlements regarding cultural property including Holocaust art theft, art fraud, looting, etc.

Asian American Drama

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Plays, with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, from 19th Century and contemporary Asian American playwrights.

Bible in English

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Twenty versions of the Bible, including William Tyndale's New Testament, Pentateuch, and Jonah translations

Black Abolitionist Papers

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Correspondence, speeches, sermons, lectures and other primary sources by African-American abolitionists in the US and other Europe from 1830 until the end of the Civil War in 1865

Black Drama Third Edition

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Full text of over 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s - present by over 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many are rare, hard to find, or out of print.

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century

(History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

4 modules: 1 & 2) Federal Government Recods & Supplement - FBI files and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan presidencies; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 1 - from 3 major civil rights organizations: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 2 - records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, and the Robert F. Williams Papers.

Black Loyalist

Primary, biographical, and demographic sources about African Americans who were promised freedom and were loyal to British Crown during the American Revolution

Black Short Fiction and Folklore

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Stories and folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora. Over 11,700 short stories and folktales ranging from oral traditions to contemporary tales of modern life. Includes complete runs of selected literary magazines such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon.

Black Studies Center

  • Vendor: ProQuest

A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, images, and much more. Includes the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, citations and abstracts from the International Index to Black Periodicals, and index to the Black Literature Index microfiche collection.

Black Thought and Culture

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes non-fiction writings such as monographs, letters, speeches, interviews, etc., by major figures in Black America, covering 250 years of history. Features unique and never-before-published materials. Includes full-text of the Black Panther newspaper.

Border and Migration Studies Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera related to significant border areas and events from the 19th - 21st centuries.

Caribbean Literature

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes more than 100,000 pages of poems, drama, novels, stories and related material produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries.. Features works in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch as well as various Creole languages. Translations of major works, dictionaries, and reference materials are included.

CCDL (Claremont Colleges Digital Library)

  • Vendor: The Claremont Colleges Library

Digitized archive of material produced by and/or owned by The Claremont Colleges. Includes artworks, college photo archives, videos of lectures, rare books, etc.

China, America and the Pacific

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Archival materials such as manuscripts, rare books, visual images, objects and maps documenting the cultural and trading relationships between America, China and the Pacific region, 18th-early 20th centuries. Themes include: Old China Trade (roughly 1783-1844); Early commercial development of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Salem, Providence, Baltimore; Maritime routes between East and West Coasts (before overland trails); Development of Hawaii as key American trading post before annexation; Chinese-American cultural exchange (including 19th century Chinese immigration); Commodities of the China trade; Fur Trade in Northwest Pacific; Diplomacy and politics of America and the Far East.

China: Culture and Society

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary documents such as addresses and speeches, annual reports,Guides and manuals, meeting minutes, notes and records, etc. that record various aspects of Chinese culture and society, 1750-1929. Themes include Chinese diaspora; foreign presence in China; foreign relations and diplomacy; international conflict and invasion; missionaries and Christianity; opium: trade, consumption, policy; rebellion and revolution; language and writing; arts and artefacts, literature, poetry, folklore, etc.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Manuscript, missionary periodicals, atlases, and books detailing China's interaction with the west, and key historical events from multiple perspectives: politicians, diplomats, missionary, businessmen, and tourists.

Church Missionary Society Periodicals

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Includes publications from the Church Missionary Society which was integrated into to the South American Missionary Society. Documents missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports.

Colonial America

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Includes Diaries, broadsides , landholding documents, legal documents and legislation, petitions, from the Colonial Office files in the National Archives, UK. Covering the period 1606-1822 .

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files

(History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Official records, reports and correspondence from State Department personnel describing political, military and socioeconomic matters and interactions with foreign government officials. Modules cover Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East (1940-1975 - dates vary by country)

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files

(History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Official records, reports and correspondence from State Department personnel describing political, military and socioeconomic matters and interactions with foreign government officials. Modules cover Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East (1940-1975 - dates vary by country)

Contemporary World Drama

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

At completion, the collection will include the full text of 1,000 contemporary plays, from 2000 - present.

CQ Library

(CQ Weekly; CQ Researcher; Press, Congressional Quarterly)
  • Vendor: CQ Press

Full text articles published in Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Weekly and CQ Researcher. CQ Weekly includes floor votes by keyword, bill date, and bill number. CQ Researcher includes a history, pro & con, and bibliography for each current issue. 1983-present for CQ Weekly, 1991-Present for CQ Researcher. Has full text of other publications such as Congress and the Nation; CQ Almanac and The Political Handbook of the World.

Dance Online: Dance Studies

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Historical context of 20th and 21st century dance history, with photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference materials.

Database of Chinese Historical Local Archives

  • Vendor: China International Book Trading Corporation

The archives are categorized into 13 genres: contracts, account books, tax and corvée, administration, litigation, letters, daily books, reference books, family etiquettes, religion, genealogy, dramas, education and examination, and medicine. June 22 - September 30, 2020.

David Rumsey Map Collection

  • Vendor: Cartography Associates

Maps from North and South America, 1550-present. Includes a variety of digitized cartographic materials, including atlases, globes, books of exploration, and maritime charts.

Diaolong Full-text database of Chinese and Japanese ancient books 雕龍 -- 中日古籍全文資料庫

Consists of 10 sub-databases covering Chinese and Japanese historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents, such as Daozang 道藏, Daozang jiyao 道藏辑要, Sibu congkan 四部叢刊, Yongle dadian 永樂大典, Gujin tushu jicheng 古今圖書集成, Siku quanshu 四庫全書, and more. Full text searchable across databases. May 18 - September 30, 2020.

Digital Loeb Classical Library

  • Vendor: Harvard University Press

Greek and Latin literature with English translations - epic and lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, history, travel, philosophy, oratory, medical writers, mathematicians, and Church Fathers.

Digital National Security Archive

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Declassified U.S. government documents related to critical world events, from 1945-present. Includes contextual information for each topic.

Digital Sanborn Maps for California (1867-1970)

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized large-scale fire insurance maps. have the ability to easily manipulate the maps.

Includes the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Seven or eight different editions represent some areas. Can magnify and zoom in on specific sections.

Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution

  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

Historical and legal scholarship that traces the Constitution's progress through each of the thirteen states' conventions, 1776-1787. Can search by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and preserves the annotations of the print edition.

Earl George Macartney Collection

(Archives Unbound)
  • Vendor: Gale

A collection of letters , journals and other documents from the diplomatic mission of Earl George Macartney, who was sent to China by George III from 1792-1794. Provides a picture of both China and English diplomacy during the late 18th Century.

Early Encounters in North America

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Personal accounts and perspectives from traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials. Documents include narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.

East India Company

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering 1600-1947, primary source documents from the British East Indian Office, including Charter, Commission reports, correspondence, diaries, financial documents, legal documents, and inventories.

Economist Historical Archive

  • Vendor: Gale

Full-text from 1843-2014. Includes full-color images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers.

Education Magazine Archive

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Archival runs of 11 major education magazines and trade publications of the 20th Century (1910-2015)

Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Over 2,500 plays from the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library with access to The London Stage 1660-1800, a biographical dictionary of London actors, musicians, dancers, managers, and stage personnel, 1660-1800, and Ana Larpent’s diaries 1790-1830. Also includes personal papers of theatrical figures including; David Garrick, Charles Kemble, Priscilla Kemble, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Thomas Sheridan, Sarah Siddons, James Winston.

Electronic Enlightenment

  • Vendor: Center for Research Libraries

Correspondence from the early 17th to the mid-19th centuries from authors linked with the Enlightenment in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Emiliano Zapata, 1901 – 1919

(Archives Unbound)
  • Vendor: Gale

Digitized documents related to the activities of Emiliano Zapata and the Liberation Army of the South, including correspondence exchanged between headquarters and regional commands and revolutionary and civil trial proceedings.

Empire Online

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering 1492-1969, documents from the UK Archives and many other institutions, including exploration journals and logs, letter books and correspondence, government papers, missionary papers, travel writing, slave papers, memoirs, fiction, folk tales, marketing poster and maps.

English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

  • Vendor: British Library

Citations for works printed in England or its dependencies in any language as well as works printed in English anywhere in the world from 1473 to 1800.

FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns. You will need to copy and paste publications and search for them in the main search box

Environmental Issues Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Full text primary sources, archives, films, articles, and photographs related to major environmental issues from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Ethnic Newswatch

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Covers 1960-present

Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Produced in collaboration with the UCLA and University of Washington ethnomusicology archives, this collection includes thousands of audio field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage, field notebooks, slides, correspondence and ephemera.

Europe and the Ottoman World

(Arcadian Library Online)
  • Vendor: Bloomsbury

Correspondence, treaties, travel accounts and books from 1475 to 1874 on the relations and interactions between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Languages include English, French, German, Ottoman Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian and Latin.

Film Scripts Online, Volume 1

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Over 1,100 authorized versions of copyrighted film scripts. Scripts from Warner Bros., Sony, RKO, MGM, and other major film studios; rights holders such as Faber & Faber, Newmarket Press, Penguin Putnam, StudioCanal, and Vintage Anchor are available, 1900-2000s.

First World War Portal

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents from Institutions in the UK, Germany, and North America. Includes Diaries and Journals, Films, Leaflets, Memoirs, Notebooks, Official Papers, Pamphlets, Reports, Tribunal Cases, Trench Literature, Posters, Ordinances, Camp Newspapers, Aerial Photographs, Greeting Cards and other Ephemera.

Food and Drink in History

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary source materials of printed and manuscript cookbooks, advertising ephemera, government reports, films, and illustrated content revealing the evolution of food and drink from 16th century- present.

Food Studies Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Videos, books, articles, and primary sources covering the implications of food in social, historical, economic, cultural and religious contexts.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1910-1980

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Includes diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events. In six parts: 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International; 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis; 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory; 1949-1956: The Communist revolution; 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward; 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution.

Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan, 1919-1952. In three parts: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945;
Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952; Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930. Includes diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents, covering documents from the British Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) including reports, diplomatic dispatches, economic analyses, correspondence, maps , photographs, minutes of meetings, and statistical tables.

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

  • Vendor: Yale University Press

Videotaped testimonies of those with first-hand experience with the Nazi persecutions, including those who were in hiding, survivors, bystanders, those who resisted, and liberators. Note: you must create an account with Aviary. Once you have logged in, you will have to request access to one testimony and agree to the conditions. After you have received access to the first testimony, you will request access to additional testimony, but you will receive access permission almost instantaneously

Gale Literary Sources

  • Vendor: Gale

Cross-search literary research databases including: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online; Literature Criticism Online; LitFinder; and Literature Resource Center (LRC).

Gale NewsVault

  • Vendor: Gale

Includes the Economist Historical Archive (1843-2010); Times Digital Archive (1785-2008); and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive (1902-2009).

Gale Primary Sources

  • Vendor: Gale

Cross-searchable primary resource collections including: 17th and 18th Century Burney and Nichols collections; 19th Century UK Periodicals; ACLU Papers; Archives Unbound; Archives of Sexuality & Gender; Eighteenth Century Collections Online; Economist Historical Archive; Making of the Modern World; Times and Sunday Times archives; and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.

Gender: Identity and Social Change

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia from the 19th century-present.

GPO FDSYS

(Federal Digital System, US Government Publishing Office)
  • Vendor: Government Publishing Office (GPO)

Official Government resource for selected Executive and Congressional documents. Provides access to multiple government databases, including the Federal Register, the Budget of the United States, the Code of Federal Regulations, Economic Report of the President, the Government Manual, historic Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975), and other various Congressional databases. Primarily 1976 - present, some titles go back further.

HarpWeek

(Harper's Weekly)
  • Vendor: HarpWeek

Full text of Harper's Weekly, 1857-1889. One of the most important general news and culture magazines of mid - late 19th Century America.

HathiTrust Digital Library

  • Vendor: Hathitrust

Digitized books and magazines. Full-text available of out-of-copyright works. To download as a PDF, click Log In button and select your college.

HeinOnline

  • Vendor: HeinOnline

Access to law journals (back to the 19th century), international and US treaties (back to 1776), out-of-copyright legal classics, the federal register (back to 1936), and Supreme Court slip opinions from 2002. All material is fully searchable and in PDF format, including all charts, graphs, pictures, photographs, and footnotes.

Historical Statistics of the United States

  • Vendor: Cambridge

Statistics on population, work, health, education, elections, industry, and economics. Some back to 1790, up through 2004. Most data updated by the Census Bureau web site. Can create custom tables which can also be downloaded, printed, or graphed.

History Vault

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized primary sources on a wide range of topics

Human Rights Studies Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Documentation, videos, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and crimes of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Coverage includes Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, and others.

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective

  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Covers the most important scholarly Humanities and Social Sciences journals published throughout the early to mid twentieth century in North America, including some important scientific journals through the 1950s. Broad coverage 1907-1984.

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930

(History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized files covering Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930; and European immigration, and files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery.

India, Raj and Empire

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering 1615 – 1947, from the founding of East India Company to the independence of India and Pakistan, this manuscript collection includes diaries, journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings, and original Indian histories and literary documents.

Indian Claims Insight

(History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full text of Court of Claims and Indian Claims Commissions docket histories related. In addition to court documents docket histories also cite treaties, related congressional publications, and maps.

Indigenous Peoples of North America

  • Vendor: Gale

Manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, census reports, letters photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and other primary sources relevant to the study of Indigenous people from North America (most from the areas of Canada and the United States) from the mid-seventeenth century through the late twentieth century.

IPoll

(Roper Center)
  • Vendor: Roper

U.S. survey poll data since 1935. Covers opinions and behaviors with topical coverage on crime, politics, diplomacy and social behavior. Links from questions to study abstracts and questionnaires.

J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America

  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary source materials on the history, operation, policies and accomplishments of one of the world's largest and oldest advertising firms covering aspects of 20th-century cultural, social, business, marketing, consumer and economic history.

Japan Advertiser

  • Vendor: Eastview

Digital archive (1913-1940) of the English newspaper published in Japan. Includes news articles, stories , and advertising that introduces Japanese culture, and reflects the social and economic climate of those times. Full image/full text searchable.

Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Materials from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York about Jewish communities in America from the arrival of the first Jews in the 17th century to the mid-20th century. The database features the history of Jewish communities in America including the communal and social aspects of Jewish identity and culture, while tracing Jewish involvement in the political life of American society as a whole.

John Johnson Collection

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Large collection of printed ephemera -- posters, broadsides, pamphlets and other documents -- from the 18th, 19th and 20th Britain.

Kikuzo II Visual Database

  • Vendor: Kinokuniya Bookstores of America

Contains full text of Asahi Shimbun, from its first edition in 1879 (Meiji 12) to today; Shukan Asahi, AERA, 1985 to present; and the Image Database of Post-WWII Showa Period (1945-1989) and Heisei Period (1989-1999) of the Asahi Shimbun Reduced-size Facsimile Edition; and Contemporary Dictionary Chiezo, updated annually.
Limited to 2 simultaneous users.

KRpia

  • Vendor: Nurimedia

Reference and primary sources in Korean history, literature, medicine and philosophy. Image files of original texts in classical Chinese, with searchable translations in Korean. Includes dictionaries, encyclopedia, and archival materials.

Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

(Global Press Archive, CRL)
  • Vendor: Eastview

Chinese newspaper published in China, late 19th century - 1949. Reflecting Chinese life, culture, and politics throughout the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the years of provisional government and civil war, and the birth of the People’s Republic. Including 華北新報,實報,東南日報,立報,鉄報,時事新報,新申報,群力報,中央日報,新華日報,武漢日報,大公晚報,西南日報.

Latino American Experience

(American Mosaic)
  • Vendor: ABC-CLIO

Reference and primary sources covering the history and culture of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries.

Primary sources include: editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items. Includes historical newspapers published in Latin America and South Asia.

Latino Literature

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes novels, short stories, poetry and plays inspired by the intersection of cultures between the United States and six different countries and regions that constitute the Latino world. The majority of the works are in English with selected works of particular importance presented in Spanish. 19th century to present.

LexisNexis State Net

(LexisNexis State Capital; State Capital Universe)
  • Vendor: LexisNexis

See Services Desk for user name and password. State-by-state access to bills and bill tracking, legislative calendars, state statutes, constitutions, regulations, select state newspapers of record (non-Calif), and state legislative directories. Coverage from 1990-present.

LGBT Magazine Archive

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized backfiles and full color scans of many of the leading, well established, and long-running LGBTQ periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue of each publication, with the earliest content dating from 1957 and the default termination point for each title is 2015 (or the journal ceased date).

LGBT Thought and Culture

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera.

Literary Manuscripts Leeds

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Facsimile images of 17th and 18th century poetry manuscripts from the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds. Includes essays, biographies, and a paleography section.

Literature Online

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full-text of 17th-21st century works of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English; includes literary criticism and reference works.

Making of the Modern World

  • Vendor: Gale

Books in many English and in other European languages from the second half of the 15th Century to the Early 20th Century.

Manchester Medieval Sources

  • Vendor: Manchester Medieval Sources

Primary sources from the Manchester Medieval Sources book series; includes first hand accounts, many translated into English, of medieval sources

Margaret Sanger Papers

(History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digital archive of the papers of the principal founder and leader of the American and the international birth control movements. Digital scans of her personal papers (correspondence) and records from the American Birth Control League, founded in 1921 and later evolved into Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Mass Observation Online

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organization, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features on everyday life in Britain from 1937-1950s

Medical Services and Warfare

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

1850-1970. Hospital Reports and register, correspondence, memoirs and diaries, printed books and periodicals, maps, charts and hospital plans, photographs, postcards and illustrations and objects. Conflicts included: Crimean War, the American Civil War, The First World War. Topics include: impact on medicine during peacetime, influenza epidemic, 1918 post-war rehab, Women at War, sanitation, surgery, mental health, personal experience, hospital care, public health, systems and more. Features include interactive data visualization, medical developments, biographies and essays.

Medieval Family Life

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Family letters in their original manuscript form from Medieval England with transcripts and searchable text when printed editions are available. From the manuscript collections from the Paston, Stonor, Cely, Plumpton and Armburgh collections. Also includes family trees, a glossary, a map and a chronology.

Met Opera On Demand

  • Vendor: Metropolitan Opera

Streaming video and audio of Metropolitan Opera performances; limited to 5 simultaneous users.

Migration to New Worlds

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents, mostly from 1800-1924, for the study of immigration from Great Britain, Ireland, continental Europe and Asia to the Americas and Australasia. Documents include books, newspapers, maps, shipping papers, ship plans, correspondence, ephemera, reports, manuscripts, maps, and postcards. Also included are oral histories.

NAACP Papers

(ProQuest History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized papers related to the NAACP in 6 modules: 1) : Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files; 2) Branch Department, Branch Files, and Youth Department Files; 3) Special Subjects; 4) Major Campaigns: Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces; 5) Major Campaigns: Anti-Lynching, Criminal Justice, Peonage, Labor, Segregation and Discrimination Complaints and Responses; 6) Major Campaigns: Legal Department Files

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

(NCJRS)
  • Vendor: Office of Justive Programs

Summaries of U.S. and International publications, including federal, state, and local government reports relating to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Links to full-text when available.

New Deal and WWII

(History Vault)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Office files and records of the Roosevelt White House from 1933-1945 highlight the domestic and foreign concerns of the President and his administration.

New Jacoby Online

  • Vendor: Brill

Surviving fragments of Greek Historians from Felix Jacoby's "Die Fragemente der Griechishen Historiker" (English: "Fragments of the Greek Historians") and other sources. Includes summaries and citations for historians whose work has not survived.

New Oxford Shakespeare

  • Vendor: Oxford

Electronic access to complete Shakespeare works in a modern critical edition (modern spellings), critical reference edition (original spellings), and authorship companion (essays of authorship and chronology); complete texts, notes, and scholarly resources; words can be searched across the set of editions

Nexis Uni

(LexisNexis Academic, Lexis)
  • Vendor: LexisNexis

Law, News and Business Database.
Full text news articles, law journal articles, court cases, briefs, legal codes, and SEC filings. Users can Shepardize court cases and then read the full text of the related decisions. Most publications are covered 1980-present. The best place to find interview transcripts from television and radio.

North American Indian Thought and Culture

  • Vendor: ProQuest

This database includes autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, audio files , and other documents relevant to Native American history, thought and culture from the sixteenth century through the mid to late twentieth century.

Old Bailey Online

  • Vendor: Old Bailey

Full text of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 - 1913, detailing trials held at London's central criminal court.

Papers of John Marshall

  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

Full text of correspondence, judicial opinions, and other writings by the 4th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Past Masters Full Text Humanities

  • Vendor: Intelex

Full-text literature, philosophy, and theology classics online in scholarly editions, in addition to the correspondence of selected authors.

Patrologia Latina

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Online access to 1st ed. of Jacques-Paul Migne's text (1844-1855) and indexes 1862-1865); works of Church Fathers from Tertullian (200 AD) to Pope Innocent III's death (1216).

People's Daily 人民日报图文数据库 (1946-)

(Ren Min Ri Bao)
  • Vendor: People's Daily Archive

The official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. Contains government policy information and resolutions as well as major domestic and international news, 1946-present. Full text searchable and browsable. Original layout of the newspaper browsable and presented in image format.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Focus on early modern European women’s writing, including digitized manuscripts encompassing subjects such as cookery and medical recipes, accounts, advice, travel writing, autobiographical material, and devotional writings.

Periodicals Archive Online

(PAO)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full-text archive of the backfiles of scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Late 1800s-2000.

Political Extremism and Radicalism

  • Vendor: Gale

Primary Sources (books, pamphlets, newspapers, newsletters, posters) from far-right and far-left groups of the 20th Century in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia.

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, posters, trade cards and visually-rich advertising ephemera from the United States, 1800-1900. Topics include: herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, commercial advertising, folk medicine, materia medica and apothecaries. Browse, search or explore themes and popular searches. Aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Good for historic context.

Presidential Recordings Digital Edition

  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

Recordings and transcripts of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Includes transcripts of President Nixon's conversations appearing in Ken Hughes's Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection (among others).Includes interactive charts.

Proquest Congressional

(LexisNexis Congressional, Serial Set)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Citations and abstracts to hearings, committee reports, bill files, witness testimony, and more issued by Congress from 1769-present. Full-text is available through 2004, later for some titles. Full-Text Hearings 1824-2004; (CRS) Reports 1916-present, committee prints from 1830-current; Serials Set documents from 1789; the Congressional Record (1969-1994 in print); and Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations, 1789-2017.

Proquest Historical Black Newspapers

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Contains: Atlanta Daily World, (1931-2003); Baltimore Afro-American, (1893-1988); Chicago Defender, (1909-1975); Cleveland Call and Post, (1934-1991); Los Angeles Sentinel, (1934-2005); New York Amsterdam News, (1922-1993); Norfolk Journal and Guide, (1916-2003); Philadelphia Tribune, (1912-2001); and Pittsburgh Courier, (1911-2002).

Proquest Historical Newspapers

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Contains: Atlanta Daily World, (1931-2003); Baltimore Afro-American, (1893-1988); Boston Globe (1872-1986); Chicago Defender, (1909-1975); Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832-1953); Cleveland Call and Post, (1934-1991); The Globe & Mail (1844-2014); The Guardian & The Observer (1791-2003); Korea Times (1956-2016); Los Angeles Sentinel, (1934-2005); Los Angeles Times, (1881-1993); New York Amsterdam News, (1922-1993); New York Times, (1851-2013); Norfolk Journal and Guide, (1916-2003); Philadelphia Tribune, (1912-2001); Pittsburgh Courier, (1911-2002); and the San Francisco Chronicle, (1865-1922). South China Morning Post (1903-1998); Times of India (1838-2008)

Race Relations in America, 1928-1976

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary sources including survey material, interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes from 1943-1970.

Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive

  • Vendor: Eastview

The oldest currently published Japanese American newspaper, from 1904-2018, with a link to current issues. In Japanese and English; mostly in Japanese before 1947 and mostly in English since 1947. Suspended publication during the internment of Japanese American citizens from 1942-1945.

Readers' Guide

  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations and links full text of articles from over 250 major popular magazines and periodicals from 1890-present.

Religions of America

  • Vendor: Gale

Primary and secondary materials on America’s new religious and spiritual groups, churches, temples, and associations, 19th - 20th centuries.

Revolution and Protest Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Videos, images, books, articles, and digitized primary sources focused on how revolutions, protests, resistance, and social movements have shaped and transformed the human experience globally from the 18th - 21st century.

RIdiM

  • Vendor: Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale

Examples of and information about music iconography

Routledge Performance Archive

  • Vendor: Routledge

Streaming videos of dance and theatre performances as well as documentaries, interviews, and master classes in the performing arts.

Only 1 user can access at a time

Sacramento Bee (1857-current)

  • Vendor: Newsbank

Full page scanned images of the entire newspaper (articles, photos, ads, etc.), from 1857-1983; 1984 - present includes text of articles only (no images or ads).

San Diego Union-Tribune (1871-current)

  • Vendor: Newsbank

Full page scanned images of the entire newspaper (articles, photos, ads, etc.), from 1871-1983; 1984- present includes text of articles only (no images or ads).

Scripta Sinica

  • Vendor: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Full-text classics of Chinese history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Compiled by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Search or browse subjects and titles using the traditional Chinese siku classification.

Security Issues Online

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

A curated multimedia collection on key issues affecting our world today— borders and migrations, human rights violations, security, revolution and protest, and environmental issues. Contains 575,000 pages including rare, previously-unpublished archival material, 900 hours of video, 3,000 photographs.

Service Newspapers of World War Two

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Newspapers published for English and English Colonial Troops for all theaters during – and for a few years after -- World War Two. ncludes newspapers for Canadian, Indian, and South African troops.

Sex and Sexuality

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary sources of unpublished professional papers, correspondence between professional and private individuals, autobiographical accounts and official records encompassing all aspects of sex, sexuality and gender identity.

Shakespeare's Globe Archive

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

20th and 21st century documents about performance practice in the reconstructed Globe Theatre, London (1997): prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery : A Transnational Archive

  • Vendor: Gale

Includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe.

State Papers Online : Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe

(Parts I, II, III, IV, and 18th Century Part I)
  • Vendor: Gale

Gathers together 16th-, 17th-, and 18th- century British State Papers and links these historical manuscripts to their fully text-searchable Calendars. Full text of various British and Scottish Calendars (of Papers, Letters, Patent Rolls), Accounts, Acts, Histories, and Registers. It's an ongoing project. many titles are partially complete and others have yet to be added.

SUR, 1931-1992.

  • Vendor: Gale

Digital images of the complete Latin American Literary magazine (cover, photos, ads, etc.)

Taiwan Minpao (1920-1932) 台灣民報

  • Vendor: Transmission Books & Microinfo Co., Ltd

Newspaper published in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era. Includes the different incarnations of the newspaper, 台灣青年,台灣民報, and 台灣新民報. The database allows browsing by issue and searching for article titles, authors and keywords. June 17 - September 30, 2020.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

  • Vendor: UCI

Greek literature from antiquity to the present.
Note: Create a personal account in order to use the database.

Times of India, Historical

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized full text of English daily newspaper founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India. (1838 - 2008)

Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library 1-4

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

4 volumes of digitized primary sources, along with in-copyright or difficult-to-find texts and authors.: 1) Christianity, 2) Islam, 3) Judaism, 4) Eastern Religions

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

(20th Century African American Poetry)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Features collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Coverage begins with the key writers of the early decades, continues with major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement of the 1960s, and concludes with a considerable body of writing of the 1980s and 1990s.

U.K. Parliamentary Papers: House of Commons Papers, 1801-2005

  • Vendor: ProQuest

The documents and reports used by Parliament from the nineteenth though the twentieth century. Also includes Hansard, which summarizes Parliament’s day to day debates and activities. Contains Bills and Acts (1801-2004) Command Papers (1883-2004), House of Commons Papers (1801-2004) and Hansard (1803-2005).

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume I

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes full reproductions of graphics novels and comics starting from the 1950s. Besides digitized comics and graphic novels, this database also has interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism pertaining to the medium from various journals, books, and magazines.

United Nations Treaty Collection

  • Vendor: United Nations

Full text of over 30,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties in their authentic language(s), along with a translation into English

Virginia Company Archives

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Brings together archives of the Ferrar Family, including business records and business and non-business correspondence, as well as Records of the Virginia Company.

Vogue Archive

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Complete, searchable, full-text archive of American Vogue, including ads, 1892 - present

Voxgov

  • Vendor: Voxgov

Links to official and ephemeral information issued by all branches of the U.S. Federal Government.

Western Water Archives

  • Vendor: The Claremont Colleges Library

The Western Water Archives (WWA) offers digital primary sources from the water archives of 7 partner institutions; the bulk of which focus on Southern California and include blueprints, correspondence, ephemera, ledgers, legal papers, maps, pamphlets, photographs, plans, reports, scrapbooks, and technical documents.

Westlaw Campus

  • Vendor: Thomson Reuters

Full-text access to law cases, federal and state, legal subject guides, law reviews, statutes and administrative materials, legislative materials and legal encyclopedias. Most data 1996- present. Cases go back to 1945, Federal Register back to 1980. Key search allows searching by Westlaw's keynote system of indexing.

Women and Social Movements, International

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Digitized primary sources from 300 international repositories. Showcases the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of international women's conferences.

Women and Social Movements, Modern Empires since 1820

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

Women Writers Online

  • Vendor: Northeastern University

Full-text access to important books by and about women published from 1400 to 1850.

Women's Magazine Archive

  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full text of: Better Homes & Gardens (1922 to 2005), Chatelaine (1928 to 2005), Cosmopolitan (1926-2004), Essence (1970-2005), Good Housekeeping (1885 to 2005), Ladies' Home Journal (1885 to 2005), Parents (1926 to 2005), Redbook (1903 to 2005), Seventeen (1944-2005), WIN News (1975-2003), and Women's Day (1937-2001).

Women's Studies Archive

  • Vendor: Gale

Archival content of social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives, looking at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society from the 19th to 20th centuries.

World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents relating to over 200 World’s Fairs from the Chrystal Palace in London to Montreal’s Expo ’67. Documents include artifacts, catalogs, diaries, government reports, periodicals, plans, pamphlets, postcards, programs, books, official records, and photographs and slides. Documents from the entire world, with a majority from Northern Europe, North America, Australia and East Asia.

Zhongguo Di Fang Li Shi Wen Xian Shu Ju Ku (Chinese Historical Local Archives Database) 中国地方历史文献数据库

  • Vendor: China International Book Trading Corporation

Contains Chinese archival documents at local levels from Wanli period of Ming dynasty1573-1620) to the Republic era (1911-1949). Includes land contracts, account books, administration records, tax and litigation documents, personal correspondence, daily accounts, family etiquettes, religion, genealogy, and reference tools for daily life and civil service examination. Full text searchable by resource categories, dynastical periods, household regions, and family names. May 13 - September 30, 2020.

Zhonghua Zai Zao Shan Ben Shu Ju Ku 中華再造善本數據庫(China Rare Book Reprinted Collection)

Contains more than 1,300 facsimiles Chinese rare books covering the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing periods. These books were selected by experts from the unique editions and manuscripts housed in more than 50 domestic and overseas institutions including the National Library of China, Shanghai Library, Peking University Library, and the British Library. High-resolution color images very close to the original, including the specific details of the edition. The collection is organized chronologically into five divisions by dynastic sequence, from Tang to Qing dynasties. Each division is classified per the four-fold classifications of Jing Shi Zi Ji 經史子集. May 13 - September 30, 2020.

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