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Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900offer expires in 5 days

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900 is a full-text searchable digital collection of early printed books in Arabic script.  This collection covers Islamic and Christian literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature.  It also includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of Christian religious works.

The collection will be available in three modules:

Module 1: Islamic literature, Christian literature and Islamic law Module 2: Sciences, History, Geography and Periodicals Module 3: Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2018 2:53pm

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950offer expires in 5 days

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950 is a series of collections of national and regional newspapers of Britain.  The archive includes newspapers originating in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

The series includes:

British Library Newspapers: Part I, 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 1)

British Library Newspapers: Part II: 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 2)

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Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 11, 2018 5:13pm

Smithsonian Collections Onlineoffer expires in 5 days

Gale is working with the Smithsonian Institution to expand access to archival content on selected materials held at various Smithsonian repositories, including: the Smithsonian Libraries, Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, and the National Museum of American History's Archives Center and Library.

The collections available through this series are:

Smithsonian 1: World's Fair and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature and Merchandising America, 1820-1923 Smithsonian 3: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 Smithsonian: Smithsonian (1970-current) + Air & Space (1996-current) ...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 12:31am

China and the Modern Worldoffer expires in 5 days

China and the Modern World is a series of digital collections of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondences, and more.  This collection covers the period of 1800s to 1980s.

The collections includes:

China and the Modern World: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals China and the Modern World: Records of the Maritime Customs Service and China 1854-1949
Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 12:21am

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990offer expires in 5 days

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 provides access to the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), covering the years from before the ACLU’s official founding in 1920 through the 20th century.

This digital collection contains more than 2 million pages held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, and it is available as a two part collection:

American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU) I, 1912-1990 American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU) II, 1912-1990

 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:11pm

Women's Issues and Identities, Part of the Women's Studies Programoffer expires in 5 days

Women's Issues and Identities, Part of the Women's Studies Program provides access to a collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more material tracing the path of women's issues from past to present.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 11:13pm

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2013offer expires in 5 days

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2013 provides access to over 300,000 reviews, letters, poems, and articles on literature and the arts.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 11:10pm

Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2016offer expires in 5 days

Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2016 provides access to nearly 600,000 pages of the British newspaper The Sunday Times.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 11:07pm

Times Digital Archive, 1785-2012 offer expires in 5 days

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2012 provides access to full-text facsimile of the historical newspaper the Times (London).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 11:11pm

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013offer expires in 5 days

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 provides access to the full run of the daily newspaper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:50pm

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collectionoffer expires in 5 days

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection provides access to seventeenth and eighteenth century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. 

Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers more than two hundred years of accounts, explanations, and points of views. More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational and economic situations -- including English provincial, Irish, Scottish and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:07pm

American Fiction, 1774-1920offer expires in 5 days

American Fiction, 1774-1920 provides access to works taken directly from Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography (San Marino, California, 1965-69); post-1900 works from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction; and "American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography" by Geoff Smith from the holdings of the William Charvat Collection of American Fiction at The Ohio State University Libraries.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:15pm

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collectionoffer expires in 5 days

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection contains the collection of newspapers from John Nichols (1745-1826).  This collection over 150,000 pages of printed text gathered from the newspapers that span over 100 years of history.

Through a partnership with the Bodleian Library, Gale has digitally scanned each page of this collection.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:09pm

The Economist Historical Archiveoffer expires in 5 days

The Economist Historical Archive provides access to issues of The Economist between 1843-2012 - from cover to cover.  It includes news, analysis, commentary, editorials, statistics, demographics, letters to the editor, obituaries, and historical photographs.

This collection is updated annually (2012 content added in 2016, 2013 to be added in 2017, etc.).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:44pm

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissanceoffer expires in 5 days

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance provides access to a collection facsimile images of literary manuscripts from roughly 1120 to 1660.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:37pm

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900offer expires in 5 days

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900 provides access to facsimile images of literary manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era.

The collection includes letter and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, essays, journals, and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:34pm

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790‐1920offer expires in 5 days

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 is a digital archive that provides access to: trial transcripts documents related to the development of forensic techniques, detective agency records, prisoner photographs, newspaper reports, true crime literature, police force records, prison postcards, Penny Dreadfuls, dime novels, detective fiction and mysteries, manuscript collections from well-known figures (police, criminals, detectives), and crime related broadsides and prints.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 12:24am

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Libraryoffer expires in 5 days

Gale is digitizing portions of the Oliveira Lima Library collection of historic Brazilian and Portuguese materials. Now housed at Catholic University of America, the collection is wide ranging, covering various colonial areas while emphasizing the Portuguese-speaking world.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:31pm

World Scholar Historical Archive: Latin Americaoffer expires in 5 days

World Scholar Historical Archive: Latin America provides access to 1.3 million pages of primary and secondary sources from Latin America from the 15th century to present day.

It includes:

US State Department records on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico and more Conquistadors: The Struggle for Colonial Power in Latin America, 1492-1825 Newspapers and journals from Latin Ameria and more
Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 11:15pm

Eighteenth Century Collections Onlineoffer expires in 5 days

Consisting of significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, Eighteenth Century Collections Online bears witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history — The American Revolution, The French Revolution and The Industrial Revolution.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 12:45am

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