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American Business: Agricultural Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Agricultural Newspapers will reportedly contain nearly 270 historical agricultural newspapers from 33 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1788 through 1894. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 12,000 issues from 31 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences (Sacramento, CA), Grand Valley Star (Grand Junction, CO), Florida Agriculturalist (Jacksonville, FL), Maine Farmer (Augusta, ME), Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture (Boston, MA), Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate (St. Louis, MO), Miners...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:58pm

EconLit

EconLit is a comprehensive bibliographical indexing dabase in the field of Economics.  It includes peer reviewed journals in English or with English summaries, books over 60 pages, articles in collective volumes, selected working papers series, North American dissertations, book reviews with economic content. Coverage omits articles on non-economic subjects from 1969-2005, when our policy changed to cover-to-cover indexing. .

Provider: American Economic Association
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:57pm

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity offer expires in 7 days

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity is a three part collection which will provide access to documents (government and non-government), grassroots newsletters and journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond.

Part I (LGBTQ History and Culture, 1946-2000s) will provide access to approximately 2 million pages of newsletters, personal papers, government documents, and more, represent the Gay Rights Movements between 1946-200s.  (Expected publication March 2016) Part II (Human Sexuality) will focus on 18th century to late 19th century erotic literature, diaries of key figures, and have a broader focus on sexuality. (Expected...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:17pm

The Economist Historical Archiveoffer expires in 7 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

American Fiction, 1774-1920offer expires in 7 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

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010offer expires in 7 days

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 provides access to more than 900,000 fully searchable pages of the Financial Times.  This digital collection includes the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to the end of 2010.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:45pm

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 10:50am

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000offer expires in 7 days

According to Gale,The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 provides access to approximately one million pages of one of the United Kingdom's major national newspapers.  Launched in 1855 as The Daily Telegraph and Courier, this broadsheet morning paper claimed to be "the largest, best, and cheapest newspaper in the world", gaining a circulation of more than 300,000 by the late nineteenth century.

This archival collection also includes access to the Sunday Telegraph from 1961. 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 11:09pm

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790‐1920offer expires in 7 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period is comprised of more than eighty volumes of poetry by Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842, such poets as Henrietta Battier, I. S. Anna Liddiard, Adelaide O’Keeffe, Elizabeth Ryves, and Melesina Trench.  Along with the poetic texts are biographical and critical essays contributed by the foremost scholars in the field.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:06am

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

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

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

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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