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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. This collection provides a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:16am

The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age collection brings together 53,000 pages of full text, photographs, songs for listening online, and other primary materials, along with video interviews and twenty-five critical documentary essays. Each documentary essay poses an interpretive question and then illuminates it with dozens of annotated primary documents, introductions, and essays. The critical documentary essays have been created by leading scholars in the field, including Samuel Thomas of Michigan State University, Christopher Reed of Roosevelt University, Kim Warren of the University of Kansas, and Daniel Thorp of Virginia Tech.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:07am

North American Indian Thought and Culture

North American Indian Thought and Culture provides access to autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files that were previously unpublished. It includes fifty-four volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries with works by Cadwallader Colden, William Apes, Samuel G. Drake, and Benjamin Drake, as well as autobiographies by Black Hawk, Okah Tubbee, Kah-Ga-Gah-Bowh, and many others. Nations covered in depth, include the Eskimos and Inuit of the Arctic; the sub-Arctic Cree; the Pacific Coastal Salish; the Ojibwa, Cheyenne, and Sioux of the Plains; the Luiseno, Pomo, and Miwok of California; the Apache, Navajo, and...

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:08am

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes over 100,000 pages of material assembled from numerous bibliographies and from newly conducted research. Alongside the published material are 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.  British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:15am

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 presents materials from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s collection. The resource documents the history of ‘popular’ medicine in America during the nineteenth century, featuring a wide variety of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals, and which enabled the ordinary person to treat himself and his family at home using an array of inventive methods and fashionable techniques.

The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. The...

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 11:47am

Analyse Africa

Analyse Africa, a service from the Financial Times, provides access to macroeconomic data from global and local data sources on Africa from 2000-Present.

It includes access to key indicators in the following categories: political stability, banking and financing, infrastructure, education, economic potential, environment, social dynamics, trade, labour, and foreign direct investment.

Provider: Financial Times Ltd
Updated: Aug 24, 2015 12:17pm

Shen Bao newspaper (1872–1949)

The full run (1872–1949) of the Shanghai-based newspaper Shen Bao has been released in electronic format by Green Apple Data Center in China. It is distributed in North America by East View Information Services.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Aug 18, 2015 4:20pm

Izvestiia Digital Archive

Izvestiia Digital Archive covers the "complete archive" of Izvestiia (Известия), from its founding in 1917 through 2010. The database presents "the Kremlin’s newspaper of record" as full-image text searchable files.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Aug 14, 2015 12:06pm

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period is a collection of over 60 volumes of lyric poetry by Scottish women, written between 1789 and 1832.  Semantic indexing allows users to browse the authors, source works, individual poems, links to related web resource, or essays. Full text searches of words or phrases can be limited by fields such as year and place of birth or death; by the writer’s religion, nationality, and ethnicity; and by specifying an editor, publisher, or printer of the source work.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:09am

Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Twentieth Century Advice Literature brings together more than 150,000 pages of rare material to provide a reflection on historical American attitudes towards race, citizenship, education, work, sex, gender roles, life cycles, family, and religion. 

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:10am

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

North American Women's Letters and Diaries is a collection of approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries from Colonial times to 1950, including 7,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts—all in electronic format for the first time. The material is drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, and much of it is in copyright. Represented are all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous, and the not so famous. More than 1,500 biographies enhance the use of the database.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:08am

Digital Campus

Digital Campus by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. provides digital access to over 27,000 motion picture films distributed by Warner Bros., NBC Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, New Line Cinema, Screen Gems, Magnolia Pictures, Focus Films, Entertainment One, Image Entertainment, Miramax, Relativity, Oscilloscope, Questar, and The Weinstein Co.

 

Provider: Swank Motion Pictures, Inc
Updated: Jun 24, 2015 12:41pm

Independent Radio News Archive

"The London Broadcasting Company/Independent Radio News audio archive consists of 7,000 reel-to-reel tapes in a collection that runs from 1973 to the mid-1990s. It is the most important commercial radio archive in the UK and provides a unique audio history of the period. This digitised collection focuses on the most noteworthy content – approximately 3,000 hours of recordings relating to news and current affairs." -- Jisc eCollections for Higher Education Institutions 2014-2017. 

Provider: Independent Radio News
Updated: May 13, 2015 12:11pm

African Electronic Journals (SA ePublications)

A full-text online database of more than 350 South and Southern African journals.  The titles deal with business, education, the humanities, science, medical and health sciences, law, and theology. The journal content is largely the product of research carried out in Africa, and often does not deal with Africa as a subject.  

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: Apr 22, 2015 3:11pm

Pravda

East View Information Services has collected and digitized the archives of this historic Soviet and Russian newspaper title, starting with its first issue from April 22, 1912 and continuing through 2009. The archive was released to the public in early 2010. There are 29,449 issues in this database.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Apr 10, 2015 7:56pm

North American Indian Drama

North American Indian Drama from Alexander Street Press contains 244 plays by 48 playwrights of North American Indian identity (in current U.S. and Canada). More than half of the works are previously unpublished, representing groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, Hawaiian/Samoan, and others.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 1, 2015 12:00am

Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press provides access to primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content type for selected events, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.  It includes extensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:12am

South China Morning Post

This historical newspaper resource provides digitized access to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), an English-language paper published in Hong Kong, from its launch in  1903 up through 1995.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jun 16, 2015 12:00am

ProQuest Annual Register

The database includes every volume of The Annual Register from its founding in 1758 to the present. The Annual Register is a record of British and world events, published annually in London .Its coverage includes nternational diplomacy, trade, economics, the environment, science, law, religion, the arts, and sport, together with a chronicle of major events and selected documents. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 10:52am

Cambridge Archive Editions Online

Cambridge Archive Editions Online will bring together the 1,200-volume series of Cambridge Archive Editions in full-text, searchable format. Cambridge Archive Editions presents scholarly articles and facsimile editions of primary source documents (with full annotation) from the National Archives of the UK covering the Near and Middle East, Slavic and Balkan regions, and East and South East Asia. 

Cambridge Archive Editions is an imprint of Cambridge University Press. East View Information Services will develop and host the volumes on its "Universal Database" platform.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 11:58pm

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