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Atla Historical Monographs Collection

Atla Historical Monographs Collection (11 Series) provides history and religious studies researchers with over 10 million pages and 29,000 documents focused on religious thought and practice. Eleven thematic series provide researchers with specialized content spanning from the 13th century through 1922.  The eleven series include:

Biblical Research Perspectives, 1516-1922 Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487-1918 Christian Preaching, Worship, and Piety, 1559-1919 Global Religious Traditions, 1760-1922 Global Theological Perspectives, 1322-1922 Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1918 Jewish Studies Perspectives, 1800-1918 Missions and Missionaries Around the World,...
Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 2 provides access to rare manuscripts, books by Latino-Hispanic Americans, and historical newspapers. The archive contains over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscripts, over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, and more.  Content available is written in 80% Spanish and 20% English.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 is an archive that provides access to historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. The archive contains approximately 60,000 historical articles, texts of over 1,100 historical books, and more.  Content available is written in 80% Spanish and 20% English.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Art Index Retrospective, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering fine, decorative and commercial art, it indexes hundreds of publications, plus thousands of book reviews, interviews, anthologies and more.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

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Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.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: Jul 2, 2020 10:10am

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 1-6

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 1-6 provides access to periodicals that highlight that history of the Colonial Americans in the twentieth century.  The periodicals were predominantly published in the U.S., Canada, and by Americans living abroad

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:09am

African American Historical Serials

The African American Historical Serials Collection is an archive of periodicals that document the history of African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. It includes newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations, including churches and social service agencies.

Title list (from publisher's site): Excel | HTML

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Classic Brazilian Cinema Online

Brazilian cinema gained international acclaim through the Cinema Novo of Glauber Rocha, Nelson Pereira dos Santos and other directors in the 1960s. Yet Brazil produced numerous films throughout its various regions since as early as 1896. Until now, a proper appreciation of early Brazilian cinema has been hampered by the loss of a significant number of the films, as well as a lack of available printed sources pertaining to Brazil’s movie industry. 

The present collection remedies this situation by providing easy online access to more than sixty Brazilian movie magazines, from the earliest ones published in the 1910s to later magazines covering the 1960s and early ‘70s. Many of them survive in only a few or even single copies and have not been available to...

Provider: Brill
Updated: Jun 9, 2020 2:25pm

Classic Mexican Cinema

Classic Mexican Cinema  is a small, specialized digital collection of around 40,000 pages issued as one of the Brill Primary Sources collections. The five periodicals featured are from the Archives of the Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). In addition to periodicals the collection includes the personal scrapbook of filmmaker Fernando de Fuentes, as well as 50 rare lobby cards. 

Provider: Brill
Updated: Jun 8, 2020 1:12pm

Washington Post Online

National Digital Edition of www.washingtonpost.com provides national and world news on the web for computers, tablets and smart phones. 

Provider: WP Company LLC (The Washington Post)
Updated: Sep 24, 2020 3:20pm

British Online Archives

British Online Archives, distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP), consists of eleven thematic series, each containing individual collections of archival contents. New collections are added to each series as they become available.  Two of the series within this digital archive have also been reviewed separately by CRL: British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900, and Communist Party of Great Britain.

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: May 22, 2020 12:05am

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection provides access to seventeenth and eighteenth century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. 

Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers more than two hundred years of accounts, explanations, and points of views. More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational and economic situations -- including English provincial, Irish, Scottish and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

RetroNews

RetroNews, the Press Archive of Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) provides free access to over 400 newspapers, journals, magazines and reviews published between 1631-1950. 

RetroNews also provides subscriptions to exclusive editorial content and advanced features and search tools used to search through the archival content.

Provider: Bibliothèque nationale de France
Updated: Sep 1, 2020 12:05am

African Elections Database

The African Elections Database is an archive of past and present election results for the 49 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Link to resource

Provider: African Elections Database
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 10:10am

ORCID

ORCID provides two core functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication. ORCID makes its code available under an open source license, and will post an annual public data file under a CC0 waiver for free download.

For more information on how a research institution can use ORCID, click here.

Provider: ORCID
Updated: Feb 7, 2020 8:46am

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo)

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is an online subscription service that provides access to a collection of historical fire insurance maps.

Maps in their collection include publications by Sanborn, Perris, Hexamer, Whipple, Baist, Bromley, Hopkins and others. 

In 2014, The Library of Congress granted HIG access to scan over 500,000 maps to add to their online collection.

Provider: Historical Information Gatherers (HIG)
Updated: Dec 12, 2019 3:30pm

Global Press Archive Charter Alliance

The Global Press Archive (GPA) Charter Alliance is an initiative by East View Information Services and CRL to develop a special series of thematically-designed collections to meet the priorities of CRL members. Charter Alliance will result in the creation of nine collections over a period of three years, encompassing hundreds of newspaper titles and totaling over 4.5 million pages.

The CRL/East View GPA Charter Alliance is a sub-component of the broader Global Press Archive initiative by East View to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 21, 2020 7:39pm

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 provides access to full-text searchable archive of The Mirror, a daily UK National newspaper.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jan 1, 2020 12:05am

Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia

Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia provides access to primary source material related to far-right and fascist movements.  It includes material from the National Archives, such as: Security Service personal files on right-wing extremists, suspected communists and terrorists as well as Home Office papers on detainees, such as Oswald Mosley, who were related to far-right groups including the British Union of Fascists, British National Party, Imperial Fascist League, the Nordic League and The Link.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Women's Studies

The Women's Studies collections provide access to a collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more material tracing the path of women's issues from past to present.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

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