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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

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:09am

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: Jul 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: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:30am

China and the Modern World: Diplomacy and Political Secrets

China and the Modern World: Diplomacy and Political Secrets provides access to records from the Political and Secret Department, the Burma Office (created as a separate entity in 1937) and the Military Department.  This collection includes: intelligence and diplomatic mission reports, correspondence, official diaries, memoranda, pamphlets, gazetteers and maps

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:43am

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

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: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 provides access to the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), covering the years from before the ACLU’s official founding in 1920 through the 20th century.

This digital collection contains more than 2 million pages held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, and it is available as a two part collection:

American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU) I, 1912-1990 American Civil Liberties Union Papers (ACLU) II, 1912-1990

 

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

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

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection contains the collection of newspapers from John Nichols (1745-1826).  This collection over 150,000 pages of printed text gathered from the newspapers that span over 100 years of history.

Through a partnership with the Bodleian Library, Gale has digitally scanned each page of this collection.

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

Digital Scholar Lab

Gale's Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research tool "that enables students and researchers to apply natural-language processing tools and raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources collections in a single research platform." This resource is a tool that can be used for data mining and digital scholarship.

The Digital Scholar Lab is currently in testing with universities and is scheduled for full release in early 2018.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:25am

Making of the Modern Law (MoML)

Making of the Modern Law (MoML) series includes:

MoML 1:  US & UK Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 MoML 2:  US Sup. Ct. Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 MoML 3:  Trials, 1600-1926 MoML 4:  Primary Sources I, 1620-1926 MoML 5:  Primary Sources II, 1700-1970 MoML 6:  Foreign, Comparative, International, c. 1600-1926 MoML 7:  Foreign Primary Sources I, 1600-1970 MoML 8:  Foreign Primary Sources II MoML 9: Papers of American Civil Liberty Union
Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 3:43pm

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

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance provides access to a collection facsimile images of literary manuscripts from roughly 1120 to 1660.

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

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900 provides access to facsimile images of literary manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era.

The collection includes letter and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, essays, journals, and more.

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

World Scholar Historical Archive: Latin America

World Scholar Historical Archive: Latin America provides access to 1.3 million pages of primary and secondary sources from Latin America from the 15th century to present day.

It includes:

US State Department records on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico and more Conquistadors: The Struggle for Colonial Power in Latin America, 1492-1825 Newspapers and journals from Latin Ameria and more
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

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