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American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries (APCRL)

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries (APCRL) is a digital collection of 375 popular and trade journals from Center for Research Library collections, digitized in collaboration with ProQuest.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jul 2, 2015 10:10am

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British Humanities Index (BHI)

BHI indexes over 320 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK. Regular monthly updates ensure subscribers can retrieve the latest material on a wide range of arts and humanities subjects

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:47pm

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

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Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) provides access to declassified U.S. government documents from 1945-2013.  The resource now includes 48 collections consisting of approximately 120,000 indexed documents focusing on national security topics, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. Intelligence after 9/11, and the Vietnam War.

The collection contains policy documents including presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters and other secret material. 

 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jan 1, 2017 12:05am

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Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online (EEBO) provides online access to 22.5 million pages from more than 125,000 books from 1473 to 1700. EEBO is being further enhanced through the JISC-funded Text Creation Project*, that is re-keying 20% of the titles in the collection to make them fully searchable for the first time. *The EEBO-TCP project is an international scholarly collaboration and partnership between Oxford University, the University of Michigan, JISC, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and ProQuest.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 10:05am

Early European Books

Early European Books provides the history of printing in Europe before 1701 with access to the early printed books.  This collection complements Early English Books Online (EEBO).

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Nov 21, 2016 10:41am

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

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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

History Study Centre

History Study Centre is an online resource of digitised primary and secondary sources with over 40,000 documents and articles.    It is a general history resource covering British, American, European, and world history, and includes over 50 reference works, 60 journals, 3,000 images, and a multimedia section.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 5:54pm

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Literature Online

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose from the 8th to the 21st century, with thousands critical articles, essays, biographies and encyclopedia entries.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:28pm

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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

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ProQuest Annual Register

The database includes every volume of The Annual Register from its founding in 1758 to the present. The Annual Register is a record of British and world events, published annually in London .Its coverage includes nternational diplomacy, trade, economics, the environment, science, law, religion, the arts, and sport, together with a chronicle of major events and selected documents. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 10:52am

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

With more than 2.7 million entries, and 1.2 in full text, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) is the database of record for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,700 graduate schools and universities in North America and from around the globe. Over 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:56am

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a definitive, historical newspaper archive and includes  The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian  and The Observer, The Irish Times  and other leading American,m British and Irish titles of broad research importance.    ProQuest Historical Newspapers is available as a subscription or perpetual purchase.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 12:48pm

ProQuest Indian Journals

Intedisciplinary, full-text databases of current, English-language journals published in India.  Topics include: economics, agriculture, finance, information science, medicine, and musicology.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:26am

ProQuest Periodicals Archive Online

Builds on the collection of 80 journals from Periodicals Archive Online already purchased on behalf of the UK academic community by JISC Collections.    A growing online archive of digitised, full image journal articles Periodicals Archive Online is made up of 8 multidisciplinary collections. Subjects covered in each collection span the arts, humanities, and social sciences;  politics, and psychology. Periodicals Archive Online can be purchased in collections for permanent ownership and online access by subscription.     Subjects spanning the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including business, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, politics, and psychology.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 10:58am

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South China Morning Post

This historical newspaper resource provides digitized access to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), an English-language paper published in Hong Kong, from its launch in  1903 up through 1995.

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

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Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War is an archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organizations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 30, 2014 10:14am

Twentieth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

This resource consists of filmed images of over 100,000 papers and 5.2 million pages of documents going up to 2004 from 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers.

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

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The Women's Wear Daily Archive (Proquest)

The Women's Wear Daily Archive provides online access to the fashion and retail publication, Women's Wear Daily.  The archive provides the full run of past print issues and supplements since 1910. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 23, 2016 1:54pm


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