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The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 1,300 or so titles of newspapers, pamphlets, books, and broadsides were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe, and India.
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19th Century British Library Newspapers contains full runs of 48 influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society.
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Includes digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement, and illustration.
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When complete, this collection will include approximately 600 periodical titles documenting British life in the 19th century. Currently available are Part 1: New Readership, which covers women, children, humor, and leisure/sport and Part 2: Empire, which covers travel and anthropology, economics, missionaries, and colonies.
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Full-text articles from more than 6,000 leading journals and reference sources, including many peer-reviewed journals. Also includes thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and CBC as well as links to hundreds of medical videos from OR-Live.
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Searchable archive of historic magazines and newspapers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including:
The Liberator, 1831-1865;
The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800;
The Virginia Gazette, 1736-1780;
Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1898;
• African American Newspapers; and
• The Civil War, Parts I-IV (Only part I of this series is currently available, the others are forthcoming.)
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This combination of two well-known databases, South African Studies and African Studies, includes nearly two million records from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. indexing articles, books, newspapers, government documents, radio and TV broadcasts, pamphlets, maps, theses, and music recordings. Topics covered include politics, history, economics, business, mining, natural sciences, environment, development, social issues, anthropology, literature, language, law, music, tourism, and much more.
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More than 170 periodicals by and about African Americans, published in 26 states. Includes popular magazines, academic and political journals, organization bulletins, and other genres. Selection is based on James P. Dankey's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998). Scanned from collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Biographies of African Americans, both famous and everyday persons, from 1790 to 1950.
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These books, pamphlets, and broadsides, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature, and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Subjects covered include the West's discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life -- slave and free -- throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama.
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Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Over 1,700 journals published from as far back as 1910 to the present are indexed.
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Watch full episodes of the PBS series American Experience, which "brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present". Includes transcripts and teacher's resources.
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American History in Video includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries that allow students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation, over time. It includes over 6,000 videos with a run-time of over 1,600 hours.
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Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
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American Indian Histories and Cultures is based on the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Included are manuscripts, artwork, American Indian newspapers from the 1960s to 1990s, rare printed books, photographs, and maps.
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American Indian History Online provides access to more than 5,000 years of culture, history, and leaders. 320+ Native American groups are presented through subject entries, biographies, primary source documents, maps and charts, and photographs. Updated semiannually.
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American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
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More than 1,000 periodicals that began publication between 1740 and 1900, with coverage extending to 1941. These include special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and other historically signficant periodicals.
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The American West is based on the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Included are manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.
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Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
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Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
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Annenberg Media videos are intended for use by teachers, but many are ideal for use in the classroom or for viewing at home. Videos with a VoD icon are available for streaming (click on the program title to see if it has the icon).
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All AP photos from the current year, plus selected past photos since 1844. Over 700,000 photos, including all AP photos added in the previous 365 days (800 per day) plus many selected older photos from 1844 to the present.
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More than 137,000 pages of original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office, and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-71.
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The Archaeology Channel is a streaming-media website for sharing the important messages of archaeology and indigenous peoples. The site includes a Teacher Resources area that includes lesson plans and other kinds of information designed to assist teachers in employing archaeology in the classroom.
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Includes ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland
ArchivesUSA is a current directory of more than 5,500 repositories and more than 161,000 collections of primary source material across the United States.
NIDS UK/Ireland is a major reference work that reproduces the finding aids to thousands of archive and manuscript collections in libraries and record offices, museums, and private collections throughout the UK and Ireland.
Read descriptions of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to your work as well as find the information needed to contact the repository directly.
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Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other publications from 1639-1876. A combined search of Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia, Early American Imprints Series I, Early American Imprints Series II, and Early American Newspapers Series I.
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Topically focused digital collections of historical documents such as Feminism in Cuba: Nineteenth through Twentieth Century Archival Documents and Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis. Collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward -- from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth century political history. Collections can be cross-searched or searched individually. Click for a complete list of available collections.
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Artemis is a full-text primary source database that cross-searches Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO), Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (NCCO), and The Making of the Modern World.
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Available through Web of Science, allows searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Indexes 1,600 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,000 major science and social science journals. Coverage since 1975.
Arts and Humanities Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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Artstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, and includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
ARTstor requires registration to download images and to use the software tools.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates.
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AtoZ Maps Online provides a diverse range of maps, including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic (including USGS), scientific, and animated maps, as well as tens of thousands of antique maps of the world, individual countries, U.S. states, and U.S. towns and cities.
A key benefit is that users can download, modify, and use any of the maps however they wish, including use in print and electronic reports, with no copyright restrictions.
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A unique online portal that offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections - including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in many disciplines will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world.
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A gateway to historical and current material for researching the past, present, and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It combines: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) Full Text, The Chicago Defender historical backfile (1909 - 1975), and Black Literature Index (1827 - 1940).
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Black Studies in Video features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Perspectives collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
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The non-fiction published works of over 400 leading African Americans. Monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to 1975.The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature and art.
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Book Citation Index allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. You can also search Book Citation Index - Science and Book Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities separately.
Book Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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Searchable and browsable books and encyclopedias primarily covering Religious Studies, Classic Studies, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, and Middle East & Islamic Studies.
The Brill E-book collection includes titles published since 2007 in the areas of Asian Studies; Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity; Classical Studies, European History and Culture; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy; and Social Sciences.
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Note: Coptic Gnostic Library Online - A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices requires a special font - see Help for more information.
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The most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers. Offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition, one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.
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CAIRN offers the most comprehensive collection of French and Belgian journals available online. The University of Michigan has subscribed to the French Studies bouquet, which covers topics in general interest, history, literature, and philosophy. Includes publishers such as PUF, Belin, Vrin, La Découverte, and Les Belles Lettres. Several journals of interest are Revue française d'histoire des idées politiques, Dix-septième siècle, Le Français aujourd'hui, and Médiévales.
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Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of the Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic, religious, and social history as well as literature about selected countries and topics.
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Interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions. Episodes and segments are available back as far as 1993.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates.
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Includes links to:
China Academic Journals Full-text - articles from 7,200 journals.
Century Journals Project - expansion of the China Academic Journals Full-text Database.
China Doctor Dissertations Full-text - 1999 - present.
China Master Dissertations Full-text - 2000 - present.
China Proceedings of Conference Full-text - Conference proceedings from academic institutions, industrial organizations, governmental agencies, and international bodies in China since 1999.
China Core Newspapers Full-text - Articles since 2000 of 1,000 publicly issued newspapers in mainland China
China Yearbook Full-text - Covers 1912 to present.
China Reference Works Online - About 2,000 titles of all types of reference works, such as dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, atlases, timelines, and handbooks.
China Statistical Yearbooks
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China: Trade, Politics & Culture includes English-language sources relating to China and the West from 1793 to 1980. It covers almost any aspect of Chinese history during two centuries of monumental social and political upheaval that ultimately recreated China into a modern power. Included are manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People's Republic. Also included are color paintings, maps, and drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as countless photographs, sketches, and ephemeral items depicting Chinese people, places, customs, and events.
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This fully searchable database covers approximately 10,000,000 articles in over 25,000 periodicals published between 1911 and 1949 in China. Language: Chinese.
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An index to the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology to zoology. You can also search Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science or Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities separately.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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This collection of materials from the National Archives, Kew, covers the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent from coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, through the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa, to the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy's defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence.
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This collection of materials from the National Archives, Kew, covers revolutions, territorial changes and political movements, foreign financial interests, industrial and infrastructural development (including the building of the Panama Canal), wars, slavery, immigration from Europe and relations with indigenous peoples, amongst other topics relevant to Latin America.
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This collection of materials from the National Archives, Kew, covers a broad sweep of history from about 1839 to 1969. Coverage includes the countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey, and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Sudan. It includes reports, dispatches, correspondence, descriptions of leading personalities, political summaries, and economic analyses issued by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices.
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This collection covers a broad sweep of history from c.1824 to 1961, including the U.S.A., Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America.
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Primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to present.
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Full text of declassified Presidential, Executive Branch, and Congressional documents since World War II. Subjects include foreign relations, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, civil rights movement, assassinations, and more.
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Deep Blue is the University of Michigan's permanent, safe, and accessible service for representing our rich intellectual environment. The primary goal of Deep Blue is to provide access to the work that makes Michigan a leader in research, teaching, and creativity. By representing our scholars, from faculty through students, as individuals and as members of communities, Deep Blue provides a framework for preserving and finding the best scholarly and artistic work done at the University.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates.
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The works of 16th and 17th century Protestant Reformers, in facsimiles and searchable full-text, in a variety of languages. When complete, it will include more than 1500 works by more than 300 authors from the full range of Protestant traditions.
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The works of 16th and 17th century Catholic authors, in facsimiles and searchable full-text, in a variety of languages. When complete, will include more than 1500 works, including catechisms, theological treatises, papal documents, and devotional works.
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Includes over 80,000 declassified government documents with more than 500,000 total pages. Exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century. Glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs are included.
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These large-scale plans of a city or town were created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property. This collection includes 660,000 maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.
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Scores of searchable, full-text German scholarly journals, 19th century to present, covering the subjects of arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
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Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. More than 6,250 journals are included in the directory with nearly 3,000 journals searchable at article level. DOAJ aims to cover all subjects and languages.
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OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of more than 1,800 academic open access repositories. As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. The current directory lists repositories and allows breakdown and selection by a variety of criteria (e.g., subject area, content type, and country).
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Page images and searchable full-text of books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the U.S./American colonies before 1801. Covers every aspect of American life including history, literature, religion, and foreign affairs. Includes 37,000 titles.
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Provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the 19th century, covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States.
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Cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. Based largely on Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820.
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Digital images of texts from the English Short Title Catalog, which includes English language texts from 1475 to 1700. More than 100,000 texts are available. Though images of the complete texts are available, searching is only on citations.
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ebrary Academic Complete is a collection of nearly 45,000 e-books in a broad range of subjects. Titles are available from more than 150 publishers, including Brill, Cambridge, Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Johns Hopkins University Press, MIT, Taylor & Francis, Palgrave-MacMillan, and more. The ebrary QuickView Reader works in a browser, so no software installation or download is required. Features include the ability to add titles to a personal bookshelf, highlight text, take notes, and integrate with RefWorks and EndNote.
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The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 (EHA) is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper that is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs, and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. In 8,000 issues and more than 600,0000 pages, EHA offers full-color images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers and a selection of exportable financial tables. Altogether this is an unrivaled multidisciplinary primary source for researching and teaching the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Information on the prehistory of the world. The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology provides researchers and students access to archaeolgical materials for comparative studies within and across regions. Archaeological traditions include "classics" such as the Maya in Mesoamerica and the Dawenkou in China.
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A multi-cultural collection of books, articles, and dissertations. eHRAF contains more than 300,000 pages of information about all aspects of cultural and social life with diverse topics ranging from religious beliefs, bringing up children, causes and cures of diseases, to economic and political behavior. Cultures included are mostly ethnic and indigenous groups from around the world.
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Images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th century. Covers many subject areas, including literature, fine arts, politics, history, philosophy, religion, and more. When complete, this source will include nearly every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom from 1701-1800, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
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More than 60,000 images of original manuscripts and printed material, 1492-1962, taken from libraries and archives around the world. Covers Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceania, and South Asia. Thematic sections: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969; Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire; The Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; and Race, Class and Colonialism, c1607-2007.
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Cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and other works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 300 volumes and 20 annual or serial publications indexed annually. Includes full bibliographic information for the titles in which the collected works are found. Coverage from 1985 to present; updated annually.
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Periodicals, books, and pamphlets from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture, Duke University & the New York Public Library. Includes 75 rare periodicals, such as Echoes of the South (Florida) and The Political Equality Series of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Includes a full run of Town Topics from the New York Public Library. Books cover all aspects of family life and diverse topics from politics to farming. Strong coverage of prescriptive and advice literature, and manuals for domestic management.
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This collection is a study on feminists and the feminist movement in Cuba between Cuban independence and the end of the Batista regime. In the decades following its independence from Spain in 1898, Cuba adopted the most progressive legislation for women in the western hemisphere. This collection provides a documentary explanation of how a small group of women and men helped to shape broad legal reforms, by describing their campaigns, the version of feminism they adopted with all its contradictions, and contrasts it to the model of American feminism.
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Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum — race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
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The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2006, is the complete searchable facsimile run of the world's most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every article and advertisement ever printed in the paper can be searched and browsed individually and page by page. This is an essential, comprehensive, and unbiased research tool for everyone studying public affairs, and economic and financial history of the last 120 years.
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A wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets, and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.
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Coverage (1947 - 1996) of the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe, and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Many of these materials are first-hand reports of events as they occurred.
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Indexes CIA translations of newswire and news broadcast services from around the world, 1975-1996.
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Foreign Office Files for China includes sources from The National Archives, Kew - the U.K. government's official archive. Major sections include:
• 1919-29, Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International
• 1949-56, The Communist Revolution
• 1957-66, The Great Leap Forward
• 1967-80, The Cultural Revolution
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The French Revolution at the Grassroots: A Critical Bibliography of Recent Works on Villages, Small Towns, and Small Rural Regions During the Revolutionary Period, by Peter Amann, professor emeritus of history at UM-Dearborn.
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Provides cross-searching of nine different historical newspaper and periodical archive collections, including: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Illustrated London News Historical Archive, Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, Sunday Times Digital Archive, Times Digital Archive, and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
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Search for full-text articles on topics such as U.S. history, European history, Asian history, cultural and social history, and other historical subjects. Sources include Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Encyclopedia of European Social History, Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, and many others.
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Books and articles reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and women's rights, from 1543 to 1945. Includes more than 4,700 publications from Europe, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and New Zealand. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist. Many other titles present a purely objective record of the condition of women at a given time.
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Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange brings together manuscript, printed, and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured have been transported, exchanged, and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption, and social practices.
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A Google search of scholarly sources, including articles, books, and papers. Also includes links to who cited articles. Use this link and you'll see UM-Dearborn availability for items and full text when available.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates of The Guardian and The Observer.
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A collection of prizewinning history books, published electronically. Topics include, but are not limited to Africa, Colonial Latin America, South Asia, Europe before 1800, Military History, and History of Foreign Relations.
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Harmathèque is a French language resource that contains more than 26,000 e-books, 17,000 articles, 400 films, and 600 audio files. A wide range of subject areas in the humanities and social sciences is covered, and novels and children's books are also included.
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Coverage of the history of the world from the 15th century to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). More than 2,300 journals published from 1955 to the present in more than 40 languages are covered.
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Quantitative facts of American history, collected from over 1,000 sources. Topics include population, work and welfare, economics, government, international relations, and more. Provides advanced features such as the ability to create custom tables and to download tables in Excel or CSV.
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The parliamentary papers are the most detailed primary source for 19th and 20th century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are a major part of the historical record. Includes searchable text and images of parliamentary papers from 1715 to present, with supplementary material back to 1688. Contains more than 200,000 documents.
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Covering 1907-1984, this is a good source for finding older articles. It includes references to specialized magazines and selected scholarly journals.
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Indexes about 600 periodicals from as far back as 1984. Covers feature articles; interviews; obituaries; bibliographies; original works of fiction, drama, and poetry; book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs; and more.
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Full-text, high quality books of importance to historical studies, selected and put online in a project organized by the American Council of Learned Societies.
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A full facsimile run of the illustrated newspaper. Includes more than 260,000 pages, including specials and presentation pieces.
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Indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history, in English, from around the world. Collections include letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and other personal narratives.
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References to journal articles, books, and conference proceedings on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Includes not only publications about the Middle East, but also the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities elsewhere.
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A scholarly encyclopedia that covers a wide range of topics in the social and behavioral sciences. Comprehensive articles put current knowledge in historical perspective, and show the relevance of the social and behavioral sciences for social policy.
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Includes a broad range of original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office, and Cabinet Papers covering the period from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974.
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Primarily includes citations for over 40,000 books and essays and articles from over 400 scholarly journals in all areas of Medieval and Renaissance studies (400 - 1700). Also includes full-text access to a few journals and several books. Included databases are:
• Baptisteria Sacra: An Iconographic Index of Baptismal Fonts
• Bibliography of English Women Writers (1500-1640)
• Iter Bibliography
• Iter italicum
• Medici Archive Project
• Milton: A Bibliography (1624-1799)
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Digitized version of the English-language daily The Jerusalem Post, 1932-1988. Covers Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World. The Jerusalem Post was called The Palestine Post from 1932 to 1950.
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Contains a rich variety of original manuscript collections from the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) in New York. Personal collections include a treasure trove of letters, scrapbooks, autobiographies, notebooks, and other materials relating to the late 17th through to the mid-20th century. Organizational content includes papers and documents from a variety of Jewish organizations. Also included are rare printed books and pamphlets from the Soble and Rosenbach collections at the AJHS.
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Comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. Journal Citation Reports can show you the most frequently cited journals in a field, highest impact journals in a field, and largest journals in a field.
Journal Citation Reports is a part of Web of Knowledge
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Journal articles from core scholarly journals in the liberal arts and sciences. Coverage extends from the first issue of journals included to 3 - 5 years before the present. Our JSTOR collections are:
Arts & Sciences I - Includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. Also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
Arts & Sciences II - This collection adds more titles to economics, history, and Asian studies. Includes core journals in archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.
Arts & Sciences III - Includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture.
New! Arts & Sciences IV - Has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration.
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New! Arts & Sciences VII - An eclectic range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that complements research in core disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, art and art history, and language and literature. This collection represents the largest cluster of health policy titles in JSTOR.
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Ecology & Botany - Includes the Ecological Society of America's premier research journals along with titles broadly focused on ecosystems.
Health & General Sciences - Features important historical scientific journals and top publications in the health sciences. Includes published scientific research dating as far back as 1665.
Also available: All articles in any JSTOR collection published in the United States before 1923 and published anywhere else before 1870. This is about 500,000 articles from 200 journals.
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A complete guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Other topics covered include the labor movement, ecology and environment, race and ethnicity, social and cultural theory, sociology, art and aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization.
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The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 offers researchers and students of 20th century studies digital access to one of the most popular American illustrated weekly magazines of the 1920s-1950s. Containing over 17,000 fiction and non-fiction articles and stories, the archive includes the complete 26-year run of the magazine - all scanned in full color and fully searchable.
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The Listener was a weekly publication established by the BBC for reproducing radio — and later, television — programs in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. The Listener also discussed major literary and musical program. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates.
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The Making of the Modern World provides digital images of 66,000 works of literature about economic and business published from 1450 through 1914. Full-text searching of this collection on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport.
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Time Inc.'s unique and controversial newsreel series that ran from 1935 to 1967. The newsreels have been restored to their original luster by HBO Archives, allowing viewers to experience these historic newsreels as audiences did in earlier decades. The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras.
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Books, DVDs, and other items in our library.
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Mass Observation was a pioneering social research organization whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965. The material in Mass Observation Online, offers insight into everyday life in the 1930s and 1940s. Material includes reports, images, diaries, and more.
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NBC's Meet the Press is broadcast television's longest-running program. Included are interviews, panels, and debates from across the political spectrum along with transcripts. Upon completion, the collection will include every surviving program from the show's beginning in 1947 through the end of 2013 — roughly 1,600 hours of programming.
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Comprises 428 digitized titles (many composed of multiple volumes) published before 1923. The collection offers all members of the community free keyword searching and page-by-page access to digitized reproductions of Michigan county histories and atlases as a resource for historical and genealogical research.
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Digital images of works of art, historical objects, natural history specimens, and related items from collections at the University of Michigan, including the Museum of Art. Selected external collections can also be searched and viewed. In some cases a digital image is not available, only a description.
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A selection of historical video clips from the National Archives. Includes NASA History, United Newsreel motion pictures, and Department of the Interior motion pictures.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates.
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NewspaperARCHIVE is a database of historical newspapers covering 1607 the present. The database consists of digital images of original newspaper pages, the largest number are from 1880-2010, and are mainly English-language from the United States, Canada, England, and Ireland, although there are some newspapers from other countries in other languages.
Note: The holdings will list broad ranges of dates but NewspaperARCHIVE does not necessarily contain all the issues in that time period.
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource of a wide variety of previously unavailable primary sources including: books and monographs, newspapers and periodicals, diaries and personal letters, manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, maps, sheet music, and more. NCCO currently contains 4 collections:
• Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
• British Politics and Society
• British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
• European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Mobile access: Available through the Gale AccessMyLibrary College Edition App.
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The Nixon Years includes Foreign & Commonwealth Office and British Embassy analyses of U.S. policy decisions, White House staff appointments and U.N. discussions, views on Europe, the deployment of F111 aircraft on U.S. airbases in the U.K., Nixon's battles over funding from Congress, and much more. There are also detailed assessments of all the changes brought about by the presidential elections of 1972.
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The English North China Herald is universally acclaimed as the prime printed source - in any language - for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s. It was published in Shanghai and was the official journal for British consular notifications and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council. It is the first - and sometimes only - point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.
NOVA  
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Watch full episodes of NOVA, PBS' series about science and technology. Included are episodes as far back as 1996 and teacher guides.
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Full text articles on a variety of topics, from general and scholarly periodicals, covering 1994 - present.
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Brings together current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated.
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PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Coverage is from 1915 and includes more than 120 countries.
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Collection of full-text electronic editions in philosophy, but also includes significant collections in political thought, religious studies, sociology, the history of science, economics, and classics. Original language texts are available in Latin, French, German, Danish, and Dutch, as well as English and English translation. Authors included are Aquinas, Aristotle, Austen, Austin, Descartes, Dewey, Engels, Hegel, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Leibniz, Locke, Machiavelli, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Plato, Sidgwick, Spinoza, Wittgenstein, Wollstonecraft, and Yeats.
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PBS Video Collection features films from the series Frontline, American Experience, NOVA, Great Performances, America in Primetime, American Masters, e2, and Odyssey. Includes works by Ken Burns, Michael Wood, and other filmmakers.
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An index to more than 14 million articles in more than 3900 humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 1995. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else. Includes full text for more than 300 of the journals.
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An index to over 20 million articles in more than 6,000 humanities and social science journals from their first issues (as far back as 1665) through recent times. Includes full text of articles for some of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.
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This collection documents the joint and individual work lives of life-partners Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, from the homophile movement of the 1950s to the 1980s. The collection is strongest in materials connected to Lyon and Martin's involvement with the Daughters of Bilitis, and for material from the 1960s and 1970s, particularly related to homophile and gay liberation organizations, lesbian mothers, and violence against women. The archive includes correspondence, manuscripts and manuscript drafts, organizational papers including minutes, constitutions, flyers and financial documents.
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The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 — all digitized from originals in full color. Picture Post provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things — from boys rolling a tire, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a roller coaster — all caught in a single moment in time.
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Indexes to and abstracts of Congressional committee publications, including hearings, committee prints, reports, documents, and public laws. It includes the full text of reports and documents (1789-1969), hearings (1833-2003), Congressional Record (1985-), Statutes at Large (1789-), and Federal Register (1980-) as well as the current U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations. ProQuest Digital U. S. Bills and Resolutions 1789 - 2013 is also included in ProQuest Congressional. You can now search for the full text of ALL versions of ALL U.S. public and private bills and resolutions from 1789 - 2013.
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ProQuest Digital U. S. Bills and Resolutions 1789 - 2013  
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Search all current ProQuest databases, including ProQuest Research Library for general and academic articles, ABI/INFORM for business and management, ProQuest Newspapers, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
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ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers  
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Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003),
The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988),
Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005),
New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and
Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers  
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Full-text searchable access to the complete backfiles of:
Atlanta Constitution (1868 - 1945)
Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1990)
Detroit Free Press (1831 - 1922)
The Guardian (1821 - 2003) and The Observer (1791 - 2003)
The Jerusalem Post (1932 - 2008)
Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1990)
New York Times (1851 - 2010)
Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1996)
Washington Post (1877 - 1997)
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ProQuest Research Library includes articles from scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. The broad range of subjects covered includes arts, business, education, general interest, health, humanities, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Included are more than 5,060 titles — over 3,600 in full text — from 1971 to the present.
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Provides geocoding and indexing by address for a selection of Sanborn maps. Searching can be done by address or by latitude/longitude coordinates. Maps from different years can be layered, including modern maps using the Google Map interface.
States included: Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Cities included: Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Richmond, Seattle and Washington DC.
For other all areas use Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, without geocoding.
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Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications, and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today. Coverage starts in 1934, with more complete coverage beginning in 1970.
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Sage Knowledge provides access to more than 180 authoritative and award-winning encyclopedias, handbooks, and e-books in many subject areas.
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The Visual History Archive contains 52,000 digitized video interviews with Holocaust survivors. The interviews were conducted in 56 different countries, in 32 different languages. Each interview is fully indexed and allows a viewer to search for relevant portions of interviews.
The Visual History Archive is only accessible on the UM Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. If you are off campus, you will be directed to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive Online, which allows searching of the full database and access to a small number of sample testimonies in English.
• Users must register and create a workspace to view interviews.
• Some interviews need to be requested 24 hours in advance.
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The Sixties brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics. The database currently has over 100,000 pages.
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery is a four-part collection devoted to the transatlantic history of slavery. It includes books, manuscripts, court records, and serials. The Part I documents the debates surrounding slavery and its abolition in the U.S. but also in the UK and other European countries, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa.
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This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.
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Access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Abstracting and indexing of over 625 periodicals from as far back as 1983.
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State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a searchable archive of 16th- and 17th-century State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council for research and teaching projects in politics, government, and social, economic, and religious history.
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Full digital edition of the weekly Sunday newspaper, published in London, England. The Sunday Times Digital Archive includes approximately 600,000 searchable pages.
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Search The Times (of London), with full page images digitized from microfilm. You can also search for more recent dates.
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Scholarly English translations of key historical sources from the time of late antiquity and the early middle ages. This digital library contains translations of historical sources, from the political letters and speeches of Ambrose of Milan to Zachariah of Mytilene's Chronicle. Texts span 300-800 CE and have been translated into English from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian, and Armenian. Each volume includes an introduction setting the text into context, and rigorous notes on content, interpretation, and debates.
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This collection of railroad material from the Transportation History Collection consists of more than 14,000 items relating to American, Canadian, Mexican, British, French, German, and Russian railroad companies and their rolling stock.
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Trench Journals contains a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organizations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full color or greyscale, and with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of publications.
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Records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court from 1832-1978.
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This collection contains images of maps from the Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data Services' map collection at the University of Michigan Libraries. The images in this collection are in the public domain, but please attribute access and use of these digitized maps to the Stephen S. Clark Library, University of Michigan Libraries.
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These photographs are from the collection of the Office of Communications & Marketing in the UM-Dearborn Archives. The pictures were taken for the Reporter, the staff and faculty newsletter and date from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s. The UM-Dearborn Archives welcomes any information users may have regarding individual images. Please contact us at umdphotos1ic-help@umich.edu.
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Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. The database features printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys, and other merchandise from the pre- and early-cinematic years. The printed books in this collection range from technical magic lantern manuals to children's shadow play, while the periodicals range from the scientific to early celebrity gossip.
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Virginia Company Archives documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-24. It then shows the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas. Virginia Company Archives is made up of four constituent parts:
• Previously unpublished transcripts by Dr. David Ransome of documents from the Virginia Company Archives. These are fully searchable and are linked to the original manuscripts.
• A fully searchable text of The Records of the Virginia Company of London.
• The complete Ferrar Papers from Magdelene College, Cambridge.
• A wide range of maps, illustrations, and other works.
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A complete archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every article, cover, photo shoot, illustration, and advertisement has been digitized enabling you to find images by designer and brand names.
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Dr. Sid Bolkosky, Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has interviewed over 150 survivors of the Nazi Holocaust of the Jews. His interviews with these survivors are recorded on about 330 hours of audio and 60 hours of video. Selected interview transcripts and audio files are available online.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates.
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Provides scholars, researchers, and genealogists with online, easily-searchable, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. You can also search for more recent dates.
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Combines several citation indexes (Science Expanded, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Conference Proceedings - Science, Conference Proceedings - Social Sciences & Humanities, Book - Science, Book - Social Sciences & Humanities), which permits searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Covers 12,000+ journals.
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Primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, etc. documenting women's activism in public life. Previously inaccessible data and statistics from the publications of local and state commissions on women since 1963 are also included as well as an indexed, searchable online edition of the highly respected, Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (5 vols, 1971-2004).
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Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women's social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.
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Access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. A rich survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Unparalleled geographical and chronological coverage delivers the sights, sounds, artifacts, and histories from around the world straight to your desktop. Included are many of the documentaries most frequently used today in university-level classes teaching history, civilization, and documentary film.
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World Newspaper Archive is a fully searchable, digital collection of historical newspapers from around the world. This is a gradually expanding digitized backfile of 19th and 20th century newspapers that includes: African Newspapers (1800-1922), America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1999), Latin American Newspapers (1805-1922), and South Asian Newspapers (1864-1922).
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The full run of newsreels on significant historical events from throughout the 20th century. Includes the "March of Time" series, and selected videos from American History in Video and World History in Video, but adds new material from France, Japan, the Netherlands, and other countries throughout the world.
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Contains primary source material from archives in the United States and Europe. The historical collections include original manuscripts, signed letters, expedition records, reports, maps, diaries, descriptions of voyages, ephemera, and more.

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