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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

First World War: Different Perspectives

First World War: Different Perspectives is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). 

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jun 20, 2017 10:42am

Food Studies Online

At completion, Food Studies Online will contain 80,000 pages of primary archival materials, images, reference materials, and secondary works, in addition to 200 hours of food-focused documentaries. Content has been licensed from a variety of producers, including Berghahn Books, Wiley, Green Planet Films, and the Prendismo Collection.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:18am

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Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule

Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919Gambia under colonial rule, in Government...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

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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

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IMF eLibrary

IMF publications and data are now fully available online through the IMF eLibrary. The content is divided into three collections: Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals, and Statistics. Statistical data is fully searchable in one database compiled from data going back to the 1940s. Altogether IMF reports that the eLibrary covers more than 13000 titles and five databases.

Provider: International Monetary Fund
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 12:05am

Indigenous Peoples: North America

The publisher has assembled an extensive grouping of archival materials related to Indians of North America, dating primarily up through the early twentieth century, with some material extending through the 1980s.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 12:53pm

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LLMC-Digital

LLMC-Digital, the online platform of the nonprofit Law Library Microform Consortium, makes a wide range of legal and governmental publications available online for the use of the academic community. The content and interface of LLMC-Digital are reviewed here; its value for use in historical research is compared to other databases in a CRL topic guide.

Provider: Law Library Microform Consortium
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 3:21pm

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Making of the Modern Law (MoML)

Making of the Modern Law (MoML) series includes:

MoML 1:  US & UK Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 MoML 2:  US Sup. Ct. Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 MoML 3:  Trials, 1600-1926 MoML 4:  Primary Sources I, 1620-1926 MoML 5:  Primary Sources II, 1700-1970 MoML 6:  Foreign, Comparative, International, c. 1600-1926 MoML 7:  Foreign Primary Sources I, 1600-1970 MoML 8:  Foreign Primary Sources II MoML 9: Papers of American Civil Liberty Union
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 3:43pm

The Making of the Modern World

The Making of the Modern World (MOMW) is a very large digital collection of over 60,000 works primarily on economics written in Europe and the United States. It is comprised of two parts: MOMW I (1450-1850), and MOMW II (1851-1914).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 3:44pm

Migration to New Worlds

Migration to New Worlds provides access to documents related to emigration to the United States, Canada and Australasia during the ‘century of immigration’ from 1800 to 1924.  Documents from the eighteenth century and some later material are also included.

This resource provides access to manuscript correspondence, diaries and travel journals, providing first-person accounts of the experiences of emigrants from various countries. It features material on English, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish and Scottish migrant experiences, along with some documents covering Chinese and Japanese migration to the United States. Primary source documents...

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Jun 16, 2016 12:00am

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National Security Archive Virtual Reading Room

The National Security Archive's Virtual Reading Room provides access to a collection of primary-source documents the National Security Archive has published. Documents in the collections include documents on major topics in international affairs. NSA has secured these documents through Freedom of Information and declassification requests to more than 200 offices and agencies of the U.S. government. 

As of November 2018, the Virtual Reading Room provides access to 3778 documents. 

Provider: National Security Archive
Updated: Nov 16, 2018 11:25am

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Representing Britain: International relations and diplomacy

Representing Britain: International relations and diplomacy is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Military tactics discussed in letters to and from military leaders, 1881-1935British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador's letters, 1909-1962...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

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SabinetLaw

An open access database of South African legal information, compiled from information contained in Sabinet's paid legal databases.    

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:56pm

Sabinet Legal Access

A set of online subscription databases of historical and current South African legal publications aggregated by Sabinet.  The collection includes official gazettes, journals, bills of the South African Parliament, municipal bylaws, acts and provincial and national legislation, and labor judgements in the courts, dating from 1910 to the present.

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: Feb 14, 2015 8:38pm

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: a transnational archive

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: a transnational archive provides access to four series devoted to the history of slavery in America, slave trade, and anti-slavery movement.

The four series are:

Slavery and Anti-Slavery 1: Debates over Slavery and Abolition Slavery and Anti-Slavery 2: Slave Trade in Atlantic World Slavery and Anti-Slavery 3: Institution of Slavery Slavery and Anti-Slavery 4: Age of Emancipation

 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 1:35pm

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

South Asia Archive

South Asia Archive is a fully searchable digital archive of materials relating to South Asia, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. The interdisciplinary collection (covering culture & society, industry & economy, science, technology & medicine, politics & law, and other subjects) includes reports, rare books, and journal runs sourced from collectors and archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation.
Provider: Routledge
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:27am

State Papers Online

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: Oct 25, 2019 11:37am

Statistical Insight

Statistical Insight is a database provided by ProQuest (formerly provided by LexisNexis) with access to indexed statistics and data on demographics from federal agency government publications. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:44pm

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