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China: Empire to Republic, 1817-1949

China: Empire to Republic, 1817-1949 provides access to 17 English-language periodicals published in or about China between 1817-1949.

This collection features historical events, such as: the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the second Sino-Japanese War, and the Chinese Civil War among other events.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 8:58am

Church Missionary Society Periodicals

Church Missionary Society Periodicals provides digital access to two hundred years of serial publications from the British-based Church Missionary Society (CMS) and the South American Missionary Society. The collection consists of two modules.

Module 1: Global Missions and Contemporary Encounters was released in April 2015 and features a wide range of titles from the collection at the Crowther Mission Studies Library in Oxford. It includes the Church Missionary Gleaner, CMS Outlook, CMS Intelligencer, Ruanda Notes (MAM News) and the South Missionary Magazine, encompassing issues from 1804-2009. 

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Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:59am

The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991

The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991 provides access to CIA monitored, recorded, and translated coverage of the Cold War in foreign media and government publications during the period of 1945-1991.  It covers newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, books, government reports, and more.

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

Provider: Readex
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 9:02pm

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790‐1920

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: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Cumhuriyet Digital Archive

Cumhuriyet Digital Archive provides access to the Turkish daily newspaper, Cumhuriyet (“The Republic”).  The archive contains published issues from 1924-2019, with additional years added on an annual basis. 

This title is part of the East View Global Press Archive.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Feb 17, 2021 3:48pm

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Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 provides access to the archive of the regular editions of the British newspaper, Daily Mail.

This archive also includes access to the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the cruise ships that sailed between New York and Southampton from 1923-1931.

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

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Early State Records

Early State Records, contains a compilation of the microfilm collection Records of the States of the United States of America that was created in the 1940's.

Included in the original project were: constitutions, the debates of constitutional conventions; statutes and early versions of compiled laws; journals and debates of the legislative bodies of the thirteen original states; administrative, executive, and court records; local, county, and city records; broadsides; records of the Native American nations; and newspapers covering British Colonial America and post-Revolutionary development.   The entire collection totals roughly 2,500,000 pages or images (approximately 1900 reels including at least one supplement.)

Provider: Law Library Microform Consortium
Updated: Jun 2, 2019 12:05am

The Economist

The online edition of The Economist or Economist.com, provides insight and opinions on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.

Provider: Economist Intelligence Unit
Updated: Apr 1, 2017 12:05am

The Economist Historical Archive

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: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971

Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, features more than 130 fully searchable newspapers in 10 languages from 25 states.  It provides newspapers on American of Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Welsh descent.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Aug 11, 2014 12:06pm

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Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010

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: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

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Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources is a universal research experience that combines Gale's digital archives in a single cross-search interface. Users may select one, all, or a combination of accessible databases to search.

The platform allows the use of multiple search options and research tools to search across the variety of archives accessible to the subscribing institution. Features include a wide range of search indexes (keyword, author/creator, document title, subject, place of publication) and limiters (date ranges, content types) to construct searches that best suit the user’s needs. Subject indexing aids content discovery across collections, drawing connections that simple search and retrieval may not achieve.

Digital tools included...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:28am

Global Press Archive

The Global Press Archive is an initiative by East View Information Services in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles ranging in coverage from the late 19th Century to present times. 

Launched in 2016, the Global Press Archive features stand-alone titles and databases aggregating multiple titles from specific regions and time periods, and includes over 1,500 newspapers, 450,000 issues, and 4.7 million pages of content, with 17 countries and 12 languages represented. Most Global Press Alliance titles have been released on East View’...

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jun 2, 2023 12:14pm

Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Phase 2

Launched in 2018 by East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries, Phase 1 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance developed a series of thematically designed newspaper collections to meet the priorities of CRL members. Phase 1 of the CRL Alliance will features hundreds of titles across nine thematic collections (six of which are completely open-access totaling 4.5 million pages of content. 

To build on this groundbreaking academic-commercial partnership, planning for Phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance is underway. Like the previous iteration of the Alliance, Phase 2 highlights the same commitment to open-access and contemporary content,...

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jun 2, 2023 12:13pm

Global Press Archive Charter Alliance

The Global Press Archive Charter Alliance is an initiative by East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries to develop a special series of thematically designed collections to meet the priorities of the CRL members. Launched in 2018 as a sub-component of the broader Global Press Archive, the Charter Alliance will culminate in the creation of nine collections, encompassing hundreds of newspaper titles, totaling over 4.5 million pages. A successful academic-commercial partnership, the Global Press Archive Charter Alliance serves the shared values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and continues to extend access to global newspaper collections to...

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jun 2, 2023 12:17pm

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

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

Granth Sanjeevan

Granth Sanjeevan provides access to over 25 million pages of digitized material from The Asiatic Society of Mumbai.  The collections include digitized copies of old and rare books from the 15th Century onwards, newspapers like Bombay Chronicle, Bombay Times and others, manuscripts, journals, maps and government publications. 

Provider: The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
Updated: Mar 8, 2021 9:34am

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Historic Chinese Newspapers Collection

Provides access to 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers from 1832 to 1953.  Titles include: North China Herald, Canton Times, The China Press, Peking Daily News, Peking Gazette, Shanghai Times, and more.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jun 16, 2015 12:00am

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Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 provides access to more than 7,000 issues of the illustrated weekly newspaper.

Founded by Herbert Ingram in 1842, it became the first fully illustrated weekly newspaper covering British and world events from 1842-2003.

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

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

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