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Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996 provides access to firsthand reports and global analysis on human migration during the 20th Century.  It includes: government documents and books, English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, reports gathered by the Central Intelligence Agency, and more.

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports and the...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Feb 29, 2016 9:39am

Eighteenth Century Parliamentary Papers

As part of the JISC Digitisation Programme, this resource provides online access to over 1,400 volumes and 0.5 million pages of documents from core 18th century official Parliamentary publications that include Parliamentary Papers, Bills, registers and Journals going back to 1688. Institutions which have renewed their subscription to the 19th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers will not need to renew their subscriptions to the 18th or 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:52pm

Declassified Documents Reference System

Declassified Documents Reference System is a digital collection of U.S. government documents.  It includes original documents from the the White House and a variety of U.S. government agencies, such as: the CIA, FBI, Defense Department, Justice Department, National Security Council, State Department, and Commerce Department and International Trade Administration.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 24, 2015 1:23pm

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The Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) is planned to encompass almost 400,000 pages of unpublished materials from the archives of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, a central figure in Soviet and 20th-century world events.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

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

Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980

Provides materials from the National Archives of the United Kingdom.  It includes official correspondence, diplomatic dispatches, profiles of leading political figures, and minutes of meetings for South Africa during the period 1948-1980.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: May 2, 2014 4:37pm

Parker Library on the Web

This significant collection of medieval manuscripts accumulated by Archbishop Matthew Parker and housed in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, has been digitized in a joint project between the College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University, completed in 2009. The database is maintained by Stanford and distributed exclusively through Otto Harrassowitz GmbH & Co.

Provider: OTTO HARRASSOWITZ GmbH & Co. KG
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 5:32pm

The First World War: Personal Experiences

The First World War: Personal Experiences allows researchers to explore the individual accounts, trench literature, and images of war collected from the citizens, soldiers, and military leaders serving on various sides in World War I.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 5:02pm

Mass Observation

Mass Observation Online is a digital collection of unpublished reports on everyday life and culture in Britain between 1937 and  1972. The collection was digitized from selected portions of the archives of Mass Observation, the organization that originally produced these materials, with some updates.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:37pm

Confidential Print series

Adam Matthew Digital Collections has released four collections in the Confidential Print series. These collections are full-text searchable databases of British Government documents generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices based in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America from 1820 to 1970. All items marked “Confidential Print” were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad. These materials range from letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports, and texts of treaties.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Oct 16, 2013 1:13pm

American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures, scheduled for release in fall 2013, will present material from the Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection, an extensive archival collection on American Indian history. The content ranges from early contacts with European settlers through the expanded occupation of the American west, up through the Indian political movements of the mid-20th century. The collection covers a wide geographic area with a primary focus on North America and Mexico. This digital resource will complement The American West, an earlier digital collection from Adam Matthew compiled from the Newberry Library’s Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Oct 12, 2013 12:00am

Nineteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Access to 6,000 volumes and 4 million pages of documents from core 19th century official Parliamentary publication. This includes debates, proceedings and reports of their committees and more going back to 1801. The content can be accessed via the publishers’ server.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:07am

Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets

As part of the JISC Digitisation Programme, this resource provides online access to some of the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. The digitisation of some twenty six thousand paper copy pamphlets, has created over one million page images that focuses on the political, economic, and social issues that fuelled the great Parliamentary debates and controversies of the 19th century.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:06am

British Periodicals Collections I and II

The British Periodicals Collections I and II provides online access to nearly 6.1 million pages from over 460 journals published from the 1681 to the 1937 covering subjects such as archaeology, architecture, art, the fine arts, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, science and the social sciences.  

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:02am

India Raj and Empire: Manuscript Collections from the National Library of Scotland

India Raj and Empire is a digital collection of unique manuscript sources from the National Library of Scotland from 1615 through 1947. First-hand accounts from journals and diaries document events including the foundation of the East India Company and the independence of India. Letters and reports from government, military, and business officials provide further insight into this significant historical period for India.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 3:49pm

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

During 2011-2012, Adam Matthew Digital Collections is releasing as digital collections selected contents from the British National Archives documenting three periods in the modern history of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan:

Independence, partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964 South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971 Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 3:22pm

British History Online: premium content

British History Online – Premium Content is a digital library of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and early modern history of Britain made up of 122 volumes of the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic and the Calendars of State Papers for Scotland and Ireland, the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, and the National Archives Calendar of Close Rolls;    The online calendar texts are fully cross-searchable with a range of other material for the early modern period, and offer scholars the opportunity to comment on, and correct, the recognised shortcomings of some volumes.

Provider: Institute of Historical Research
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:33pm

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