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Slavery in Jamaica, records from a family of slave owners, 1686-1860

Slavery in Jamaica, records from a family of slave owners, 1686-1860 provides access to 6,139 pages of Papers relating to the Jamaican estates of the Goulburn family of Betchworth House.

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 4, 2017 12:48pm

Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865

Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865 provides access to 28,202 pages on the anti-slavery and pro-slavery movement in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 4, 2017 12:39pm

Smithsonian Collections Onlineoffer expires in 13 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 newest collection is the Evolution of flight, 1784-1991.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:38pm

Social Explorer

The Social Explorer database was launched in 2003 by Oxford University Press, and contains the entire U.S. census history as well as numerous other demographic and environmental study reports, as well as mapping tools. The website seamlessly integrates spatial and numeric data through an easy-to-use interface and makes working with socio-demographic data simple even for a novice user.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Sep 18, 2017 9:48am

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

Stalin Digital Archive

The Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) is planned to encompass almost 400,000 pages of unpublished materials from the archives of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, a central figure in Soviet and 20th-century world events. Items selected include personal correspondence, memoranda, log books, and internal reports. It also will include 25 monographs from the Annals of Communism (AOC) series from Yale University Press, providing translations of several hundred primary source documents, which will be presented in cross-searchable e-book format.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Sep 2, 2015 9:19pm

State Papers Onlineoffer expires in 13 days

State Papers Online is a comprehensive collection of primary source British documents. Four modules covering 1509 to 1714, the period of the Tudor and Stuart monarchies, have already been completed; a new collection for the 18th century (covering 1714 to 1782) will be released in three modules, beginning in summer 2013. This wealth of digitized documents includes manuscript correspondence, reports, Parliamentary drafts, and depositions on domestic and foreign affairs.

The latest part is: State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782: Part II: State Papers Foreign - Low Countries and Germany

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:42pm


The Statista database portal, maintained by the Hamburg, Germany-based Statista Inc., provides current statistical data and comparisons for an eclectic, wide-ranging, and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The open access portion of the database provides access to about 10 percent of the overall database content.

Provider: Statista
Updated: Feb 1, 2018 1:21pm


The Times of India

In 2010 ProQuest, LLC, released a digital version of the highest circulating English-language paper printed in India, The Times of India, covering the years from 1848-2001, to be made available in the ProQuest Historical Newspapers digital collection.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 4:43pm

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

Twentieth Century American Newspapers, Series 1 to 3

This three-part digital series succeeds Early American Newspapers, providing newspapers from across the United States from the early 1920s to the end of the Cold War.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 4, 2015 1:37pm


U. S. Declassified Documents Onlineoffer expires in 13 days

U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides online access to over 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond, this source enables users to locate key information for studies in international relations, American studies, United States foreign and domestic policy studies, journalism and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 3:42pm


UKPressOnline provides several major United Kingdom tabloid newspapers from 1835 to the present day.  The titles include historical and current issues of Daily Express & Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Star (& Sunday), Morning Star and Church Times. Additional historical content includes Daily Worker, The WatchmanYorkshire Post, British Union of Fascists press (Action! The Blackshirt & Fascist Week), and selected WWI & WWII-era resources.

Provider: Digitorial Ltd
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

US Hispanic Newsstream

US Hispanic Newsstream (Formerly knonw as ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand) provides access to 57 Hispanic newspapers from across the U.S., covering local, regional, national, and international news with an Hispanic perspective.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:09am



Launched in 2012, Verfasser-Datenbank (Database of Authors) features articles on literary authors in the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages to present. The database combines four literary studies reference works for a total of over 20,000 articles: Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, Deutscher Humanismus 1480-1520, Frühe Neuzeit in Deutschland 1520-1620, and the Killy-Literaturlexikon.

Verfasser-Datenbank is intended to be updated regularly, with ongoing revision of Literatur des Mittelalters (German Literature of the Middle Ages) overseen by an academic advisory board. The entries  will be updated quarterly; beginning in 2013, the publisher expects to update cited references as frequently as...

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jan 1, 2015 12:00am


voxgov, first launched for subscription access in January 2014, is a unique “discovery platform” which aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by individual representatives and organizations from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government, and links that content to publicly accessible government documentation.

voxgov developers indicated in 2014 that they then accessed content from over 10,000 government website locations in continuous daily indexing, and that they cache web content including “information that is no longer retrievable.” They assert that many governmental press releases, as well as social media posts, have “never before been aggregated, much less collected in real-time....

Provider: voxgov
Updated: Aug 1, 2016 12:00am


The Wall Street Journal

Digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal provides unlimited access to www.wsj.com, a business-focused, international online newspaper.  It is published by Dow Jones & Company. 

Provider: Dow Jones & Company
Updated: Jan 24, 2018 1:30pm

Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine (WM), created and maintained by the Internet Archive, is an open access online archive of website content, derived from periodic crawls of the open web and data donations from Alexa Internet and others.  

Provider: Internet Archive
Updated: Apr 25, 2017 9:09pm

The West Indies: slavery, plantations and trade, 1759-1832

The West Indies: slavery, plantations and trade, 1759-1832 provides access to 9,122 pages of Jamacian material in the Slebech papers. 

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 4, 2017 1:25pm

Women's Wear Daily (Fairchild Publishing LLC)

Women's Wear Daily  was founded on July 13, 1910 and it has often been referred as the "fashion bible," providing business news and trends impacting the fashion and retail industry.

Provider: Fairchild Publishing LLC
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 12:01pm


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