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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.

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Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 2:51pm

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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: Apr 9, 2020 11:39am

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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: Apr 5, 2020 5:55pm

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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: Apr 5, 2020 5:55pm

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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: Apr 5, 2020 12:38pm

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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: Apr 5, 2020 6:03pm

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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: Apr 5, 2020 6:03pm

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People Magazine Archive

Digital version of People's magazine archive. People is a popular American weekly magazine featuring celebrity and human-interest stories, published since March 1974. The digital archive features more than 1,300 issues covering 1974 to 2000, fully indexed and text-searchable "in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format."

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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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: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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Ebony Magazine Archive

Digital version of Ebony magazine's backfile. Ebony is a monthly magazinewith a focus on news, culture, and entertainment targeted at the African-American community. With coverage of the magazine from its first issue in 1945 through 2014, the full-text archive of more than 800 issues provides analysis on African-American business, history, politics, entertainment, fashion and culture.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930-2000

Digital version of Fortune magazine's backfiles; Fortune is an American business publication with articles covering: economics, industry, and technology. The database includes approximately 1,100 issues covering the first published in 1930 through the year 2000. The articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:01pm

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Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917-2000

Digital version of Forbes magazine's backfile; Forbes is an American business publication reporting on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. The database contains approximately 2,500 issues covering 1917 to 2000. The archive is full-text searchable.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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The New Republic Magazine Archive

The New Republic Magazine Archive is a digital collection of the prominent political and cultural opinion magazine, covering issues dating back to 1914. Providing full-text, indexing and abstracting, the archive is an essential tool for researchers of American politics, foreign policy, culture and arts. This collection includes more than 4,550 issues.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:01pm

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The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020

The Nation Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865. 

The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world. The archive includes perspectives on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights. The Nation Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the magazine's complete backfile, offering a 150-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:01pm

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Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014

The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought.

The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes,...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:01pm

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Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine Archive: 1929-2000

Digital version of Businessweek magazine's backfile, a weekly publication for marketing, financial and business information. The database coverage spans 1929 to 2000, beginning with the magazine's first issue. The product contains approximately 4,100 issues.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Apr 5, 2020 6:00pm

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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 6, 2020 4:30pm

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 6, 2020 4:34pm

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of public health policy and services from the late 19th century to the end of the 1960s. Content is drawn from the New York Academy of Medicine on topics including national health care, public health services, and other topics, as well as from the National Archive Records Administration featuring a range of collections reflecting federal, state, and city public health efforts as well as campaigns and initiatives from public health advocates to insurance providers and policymakers. The full-text collecatoin includes publications, unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, grey literature...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 10:25am

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