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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

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: Apr 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: Jan 1, 2020 12:05am

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic Magazine Archive provides access to fully searchable issues of National Geographic

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

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society provides access to amateur publications that were written, edited, and published primarily by young people, aged 12-20, during the second half of the 19th century.  This collection comprises of 3,000 titles and includes editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry, and more.

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

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016

According to Gale,The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016 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: Apr 1, 2020 12:05am

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970, with contributions from New York Academy of Medicine and the National Archive Records Administration, provides access to unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, grey literature, and more.

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

China and the Modern World

China and the Modern World is a series of digital collections of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondences, and more.  This collection covers the period of 1800s to 1980s.

The collections in this series:

China and the Modern World: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals China and the Modern World: Records of the Maritime Customs Service and China 1854-1949 China and the Modern World: Hong Kong, Britain, and China, 1841-1951
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jan 1, 2020 12:05am

Archives of Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II

Archives of Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II provides access to approximately 700,000 pages of unpublished manuscript records that document the causes, effects, and responses to refugee crises across the world immediately before, during, and shortly after World War II. Government records, refugee agency files, and correspondence reveal the hidden history of those uprooted within and across national borders as well as the relief, resettlement, and repatriation efforts that followed. This archive can be searched by nationality and ethnicity, country fled, and settlement and resettlement destinations.       

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

Religions of America

Religions of America provides access to more than 660,000 pages of manuscripts, pamphlets, newsletters, ephemera, and visuals that follow the development of religion in North America. 

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

VoxGov

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's 46.4M documents come from over 8500 sources and are located across 600,000 + unique website locations. The provider facilitates continuous daily indexing, and cache web content including “information that is no longer retrievable.” VoxGov assert that many governmental press releases, as well as social media posts, have “never before been aggregated...

Provider: voxgov
Updated: Dec 14, 2019 12:05am

Social Explorer - OUP

The Social Explorer database was launched in 2003 by Oxford University Press (OUP), 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.

In April 2019, OUP announced that OUP and Social Explorer, Inc. mutually agreed to end its partnership.  Beginning on April 22, 2019, Social Explorer. Inc. began to provide subscriptions and services to Social Explorer directly with subscribers.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 10:45am

East India Company

East India Company is a digital collection of the official records of the East India Company (1595-1858) and the India Office (1858-1947) held at the British Library. Adam Matthew is digitizing the IOR archive over the next five years in conjunction with the British Library, . 

This collection will include the charters and minute books of the East India Company and the minute books of the post-1858 governing agency, the Council of India. 

The  modules are as follows:

Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947 Modules II and III: Factory Records for South Asia, South-East Asia, China, Japan and the...
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 10:41am

Europa World Plus

Europa World Plus is the online version of The Europa World Year Book and The Europa Regional Surveys of the World.  The database includes economic, political, and geographic background information and statistical data by country. 

Provider: Taylor & Francis Group
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:54am

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive provides access to more than 1,100 hours of both edited programs and unedited footage from Banyan Productions in Trinidad & Tobago.

Founded in 1974, Banyan Productions provided entertainment programs in the Caribbean.  It featured a mixture of documentaries, drama and music entertainment, and social commentary for, about, and by the Caribbean people.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: May 30, 2019 4:30pm

The Churchill Archive

Bloomsbury Publishing launched a digital version of the Winston Churchill archives in October, 2012. The archive is held in the Churchill Archives Centre (CAC) at Churchill College, in Cambridge.

Provider: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 3:56pm

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, 1475-1900 is a full-text searchable digital collection of early printed books in Arabic script.  This collection covers Islamic and Christian literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature.  It also includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of Christian religious works.

The collection will be available in three modules:

Module 1: Islamic literature, Christian literature and Islamic law Module 2: Sciences, History, Geography and Periodicals Module 3: Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 1, 2020 12:05am

British Newspapers IV, 1780-1950

British Newspapers IV, 1780-1950 provides access to national, regional, and local newspapers published in Britain between the late 18th to mid-20th centuries, reflecting the social, political, and cultural events of the times.  This group of titles extends the previous digital collections Gale created from the British Library collections.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 11, 2018 5:23pm

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950 is a series of collections of national and regional newspapers of Britain.  The archive includes newspapers originating in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

The series includes:

British Library Newspapers: Part I, 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 1)

British Library Newspapers: Part II: 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 2)

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

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