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Weapons of Mass Destruction Primary Source Collection

Weapons of Mass Destruction, The Top Secret History of America's Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare Programs and Their Deployment Overseas, is an online collection containing over 2,600 formerly classified U.S. government documents, many of them classified as Top Secret or higher. The collection covers the period from the end of World War II to the present day and includes unpublished reports, memoranda, cables, intelligence briefs, classified articles, PowerPoint presentations, military manuals and directives.

The collection content was brought together from the U.S. National Archives, ten U.S. presidential libraries, the NATO Archives in Brussels, the National Archives of the UK, the National Archives of Canada, and the National Archives of the...

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 2, 2017 5:05pm

Factiva

Database of global news sources on finance and business; Factiva provides full-text to many major national and regional newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Financial Times. The resource also provides text from newswires and television and radio news transcripts. 

Provider: Dow Jones & Company
Updated: Nov 2, 2017 4:44pm

U.S. Intelligence on Asia

U.S. Intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991, is a online collection providing students and researchers with declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War (1945-1991). Particular emphasis on: China, North Korea, and North Vietnam, but also covers: Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. The resource is comprised of 4,281 documents across 25,000 pages. 

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 2, 2017 1:30pm

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations (1959-) is the Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Americas, Part 1, "Casa y Cultra". The resource holds articles, newspaper clippings, cable messages, interviews, and conference memorabilia collected from 1959 onward which collectively document the activities of the institution both in Cuba and outside of it. The archive is comprised of 45,000 documents covering almost 60 years of cultural relations between Revolutionary Cuba and abroad. 

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 2, 2017 10:48am

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a full-text, searchable database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China's long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. The collection is comprised of several publications, including: Peking Gazette, Indo-Chinese Gleaner, Canton Register, Chinese Repository, and the North China Herald. 

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 4:36pm

Manchurian Daily News Online

The Manchurian Collection from Brill is an online database of The Manchurian Daily News, founded in 1908 in the wake of Japan's victory in the war against Russia. The Manchurian Daily News and the associated titles in the collection consistute a record of Japanese policy on Manchuria and the Manchoukuo project. The collection includes the full run of the title from 1908-1940. 

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 2:48pm

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a definitive, historical newspaper archive and includes  The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian  and The Observer, The Irish Times  and other leading American,m British and Irish titles of broad research importance.    ProQuest Historical Newspapers is available as a subscription or perpetual purchase.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 12:48pm

The SHAFR Guide Online

The SHAFR Guide Online, An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600, is an annotated bibliography of historical work covering of U.S. foreign relations. It was created by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and is comprised of 30 chapters covering all eras in U.S. history and all geographical areas of the world. Sources from the collection include: government documents, biographies, monographs, book chapters, journal articles, web sites, and others. 

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 11:06am

The Guatemala Collection

The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepequez (1587-1991) spans over 400 years with concentration on the national era, particularily 1824-1948. The collection documents (correspondence, annual reports, statistics, letters, litigation) are mostly copies from the Archivo General de Centroamerica in Guatemala City. The Collection is comprised of ten series. 

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 10:10am

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online (EEBO) provides online access to 22.5 million pages from more than 125,000 books from 1473 to 1700. EEBO is being further enhanced through the JISC-funded Text Creation Project*, that is re-keying 20% of the titles in the collection to make them fully searchable for the first time. *The EEBO-TCP project is an international scholarly collaboration and partnership between Oxford University, the University of Michigan, JISC, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and ProQuest.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 10:05am

Colonial America

Colonial America is a five-module resource expected to incorporate all 1,450 files form the CO 5 class at The National Archives, UK.  CO 5 contains the original correspondence between the Board of Trade and Secretaries of State and the English, later British, colonies in North America and the Caribbean from 1606-1822.

This is a five-module resource, with Module 1: Frontier Life, Early Expansion and Rivalries expected to be released in September 2015.

Module 1: Frontier Life, Early Expansion and Rivalries Module 2: Towards Revolution: Disputes and Origins of the Conflict Module 3: The...

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 12:05am

Church Missionary Society Periodicals

Church Missionary Society Periodicals provides digital access to two hundred years of serial publications from the British-based Church Missionary Society (CMS) and the South American Missionary Society. The collection consists of two modules.

Module 1: Global Missions and Contemporary Encounters was released in April 2015 and features a wide range of titles from the collection at the Crowther Mission Studies Library in Oxford. It includes the Church Missionary Gleaner, CMS Outlook, CMS Intelligencer, Ruanda Notes (MAM News) and the South Missionary Magazine, encompassing issues from 1804-2009. 

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Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:59am

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries contains more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs, to provide access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war. Collection includes 200 letters written by Amos Wood, his wife Clara, and their three-year-old son, Freddie, illustrating what life was like for a Massachusetts family separated by the war. 

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:53am

60 Minutes: 1997-2014

The 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 collection from Alexander Street Press provides access to the CBS News archives from this period.  This online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition videos from 17 years of broadcasts, and includes 175 hours of bonus segments from the CBS News program Sunday Morning.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:50am

Independent Voices

Independent Voices, the initial collection offered by Reveal Digital (a limited liability company based in Ann Arbor, MI), is a set of digitized U.S. newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press during the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Digitization of the collection is financed through tiered contributions from participating libraries over four years (2013 to 2017). The collection is available only to subscribers during the funding/digitization campaign, and for a two-year embargo period thereafter. Following this period, the collection reportedly will become open access if the funding threshold is achieved. 

Independent Voices, initially launched in 2013, is accessible via ...

Provider: Reveal Digital
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:43am

African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) provides access to 40 newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 4:18pm

FDsys

FDsys is an open access repository of U.S. federal government agency and legislative branch publications. According to a 2006 GPO presentation, FDsys "will be a world class system for managing official Government content. The system will verify and track versions, assure authenticity, preserve content, and provide permanent public access." The system was largely developed by Harris Corporation under a contract let by the GPO in 2006. In 2016 the GPO announced that  "govinfo", a new system in beta, will eventually replace the FDsys website.   
Provider: Government Publishing Office
Updated: Oct 18, 2017 9:39am

Platts Map Data Viewer

The Platts Map Data Viewer is a web-based database of spatial and operational data and information with a user-friendly map interface. The product's map layers cover natural gas, electric power, and NGL markets that enables analysis of operational data and spatial relationships between infrastructure. 

Provider: Standard & Poor (S&P)
Updated: Oct 13, 2017 3:48pm

iPoll Databank

The iPoll database is a data source for U.S. public opinion questions and answers. 

Provider: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Updated: Oct 6, 2017 3:42pm

World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939

World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939 provides access to 37,288 pages in 8 volumes of Papers of Sir Esme Howard, 1863-1939.

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 4, 2017 3:13pm

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