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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: Oct 30, 2020 4:28pm

Electronic Enlightenment

Developed by University of Oxford faculty and staff under auspices of the Bodleian Libraries and first released in 2008, Electronic Enlightenment is a comprehensive collection of letters and other correspondence with scholarly annotations providing a unique viewpoint of the early modern time period and its residents. Covering Europe, the Americas, and portions of Asia from the 17th through the 19th centuries, the EE project is, in its own words, “reconnecting the first global social network”.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Oct 22, 2020 1:46pm

VoxGov

VoxGov, first launched for subscription access in January 2014, is a unique “discovery platform” which aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by individual representatives and organizations from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government, and links that content to publicly accessible government documentation. It is an online subscription-based service primarily used for Political Science and Public Policy research.

VoxGov's 62M documents come from approximately 8500 sources and located from across 600,000 + website locations, including approximately 45,000 unique government web locations as well as social media sites of government representatives and agencies. The provider...

Provider: voxgov
Updated: Oct 5, 2020 8:16am

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: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

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: Aug 1, 2020 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 6, 2020 2:38pm

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

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

Gale Cengage has designed Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) to be an extensive database with multiple content types, covering most regions of the world. The collection is in a rolling release of twelve modules over several years, with the initial four collection modules (called “Archives” by Gale) released in spring 2012.

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

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

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

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

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

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

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity is a three part collection which will provide access to documents (government and non-government), grassroots newsletters and journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond.

Part I (LGBTQ History and Culture, 1946-2000s) will provide access to approximately 2 million pages of newsletters, personal papers, government documents, and more, represent the Gay Rights Movements between 1946-200s.  (Expected publication March 2016) Part II (Human Sexuality) will focus on 18th century to late 19th century erotic literature, diaries of key figures, and have a broader focus on sexuality. (Expected...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 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

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 provides access to the complete archive of the British Magazine, Picture Post.  It includes 38,000 pages and 95,000 articles featuring stories of British life during World War II, postwar reconstruction, and other major social and political events.

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

Associated Press Collections Online

The Associated Press Collections Online (AP Online) consists of an extensive collection of archival files and internal communications from various bureaus of the Associated Press (AP), in six parts, anticipated to total around 2.7 million pages.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 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

Indigenous Peoples: North America

The publisher has assembled an extensive grouping of archival materials related to Indians of North America, dating primarily up through the early twentieth century, with some material extending through the 1980s.

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

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: a transnational archive

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: a transnational archive provides access to four series devoted to the history of slavery in America, slave trade, and anti-slavery movement.

The four series are:

Slavery and Anti-Slavery 1: Debates over Slavery and Abolition Slavery and Anti-Slavery 2: Slave Trade in Atlantic World Slavery and Anti-Slavery 3: Institution of Slavery Slavery and Anti-Slavery 4: Age of Emancipation

 

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

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