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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

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Consisting of significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, Eighteenth Century Collections Online bears witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history — The American Revolution, The French Revolution and The Industrial Revolution.

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

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

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

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

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index, from the renowned Frick Art Reference Library, is an archive of indexed art history journals. The arcive covers Western European and American fine arts and international art history periodicals from the mid-1850s through the 1960s.

Journals covered in this index were published in a broad selection of languages that include English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and Scandinavian.

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

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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

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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

Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press provides access to primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content type for selected events, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.  It includes extensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:12am

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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

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

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 provides access to the full run of the daily newspaper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.

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

Irish Historical Newspapers

Irish Historical Newspapers provides access to a collection of fully searchable newspapers from Irish Newspaper Archives, Ltd in Dublin.

The regional and national titles found in the collection provide reports of national and international news and events between 1738-2004.

A link to the full title list is available in the Appendix.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 2:51pm

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LIFE Magazine Archive

Digital version of LIFE magazine's backfiles. Life was an American weekly (later monthly) news magazine founded in 1936 with a focus on photojournalism. With a focus on national and international events, politics, and culture, Life featured award winning photographs covering major events and everyday people. The digital archive features more than 2,200 fully indexed and text-searchable issues covering 1936-2000. 

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

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 provides access to the historical archive of Liberty: A Weekly for Everybody.

Founded in 1924 by Joseph Patterson and Robert McCormick, this illustrated American magazine provided art, stories, articles, and advertisements from the United States during the Depression era and World War II.

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

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991 provides access to a collection of archived issues from BBC's weekly magazine, The Listener

This weekly periodical reproduced and reported on BBC broadcasts in radio and television.  The archive consists the complete 62 year run of the publication covering new films and books, major literary and musical programs, daily life during World War II, 20th Century poetry, science broadcasting, politics, and more.

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

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Manchester Medieval Sources Online

Manchester Medieval Sources Online provides access to a collection of 33 ebooks that contain texts from the terror of the Black Death to the drama of the Norman invasions. 

The collection includes the following titles:

Monasticism in Late Medieval England, c.1300-1535 Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages Popular Protest in Late Medieval Europe Late Merovingian France

A full title list is available in the Appendix section.

Provider: Manchester University Press
Updated: Jan 1, 2019 12:05am

Manchester Security, Conflict & Peace 2018

Manchester Security, Conflict & Peace 2018 provides access to eBook collection of 58 books. 

According to Manchester University Press, the collection of books are written by leading names in the field covering key issues and debates on international, regional and national security, domestic and international terrorism as well as conflict management and resolution and practices of peace building.

Provider: Manchester University Press
Updated: Oct 1, 2018 12:05am

Mass Observation Project, 1981-2009

For many, thoughts of the 1980s in the UK conjure images of the miners' strikes, Freddie Mercury at Live Aid, and the Royal Wedding, likely accompanied by a soundtrack of enduring pop classics.

But the 1980s is not only a pop culture treasure-trove, it was also a transformative decade socially, politically, and technologically.

The first module of Adam Matthew Digital's newly-published Mass Observation Project: 1981-2009 resource allows historians and social scientists to explore how the events and changes of the 1980s, both large and small, impacted the everyday lives of those living in Britain at the time.   

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Jul 1, 2021 12:05am

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