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RetroNews

RetroNews, the Press Archive of Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) provides free access to over 400 newspapers, journals, magazines and reviews published between 1631-1950. 

RetroNews also provides subscriptions to exclusive editorial content and advanced features and search tools used to search through the archival content.

Provider: Bibliothèque nationale de France
Updated: Jul 14, 2020 11:27am

OpenEdition Freemium For eBooks

OpenEdition is an academic publishing portal for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences with four platforms presenting publications and current information:

OpenEdition Journals OpenEdition Books Calenda Hypotheses

The OpenEdition publishing initiative focuses on providing open access content. They characterize the funding model as “hybrid”, where library subscriptions derive value added services in addition to directly funding publishing efforts.

Provider: OpenEdition
Updated: Jul 10, 2020 10:49am

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

The New York Times

The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. The Times has long been an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad, with special emphasis on international news and the New York metropolitan area. 

The online version of the Times, at www.nytimes.com, activated on January 19, 1996, includes not only the same articles, features and images that appear in the print edition, but a wealth of additional still image, video, audio, graphics, and database content.  It also includes much of the content of the...

Provider: New York Times Company
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:47am

Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)offer expires in 16 days

Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering journals in the humanities and social sciences. It includes over a million indexed articles related to social sciences, including book reviews. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:34am

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)offer expires in 16 days

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is a digital archive of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. The archive offers all information from 44 Readers’ Guide annuals.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:33am

People Magazine Archiveoffer expires in 16 days

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:33am

The New Republic Magazine Archiveoffer expires in 16 days

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:33am

The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020offer expires in 16 days

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:33am

LIFE Magazine Archiveoffer expires in 16 days

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:32am

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)offer expires in 16 days

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering important humanities and social sciences journals published from 1907 to 1984. Indexing includes articles and book reviews.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:32am

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Indexoffer expires in 16 days

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:32am

Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930-2000offer expires in 16 days

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:32am

Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917-2000offer expires in 16 days

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: Jul 2, 2020 10:31am

Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)offer expires in 16 days

Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index chronicling over a half a century of education literature covering all levels of education and education specialties.  Many of the indexes are peer-reviewed.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:31am

Sabin Americana, 1476-1926

Based on Joseph Sabinʼs bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, this digital collection from Gale Cengage provides a variety of material published about the Americas between 1500 and 1926. Included are works from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:30am

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 UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial provides access to 91 periodicals from Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The collection was sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Australia.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:29am

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women's, Children's, Humour, Leisure

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women's, Children's, Humour, Leisure provides access to full text of 100 titles and 1.2 million pages from periodicals published in the UK between 1800 and 1900. The resource also offers an extensive library of newly captured images.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:29am

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

Gale's Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to a collection of 500 U.S. newspapers from the 19th century.

Newspapers included are:

New York Herald (NY) Lynchburg Virginian (VA) Pacific Commercial Advertiser (HI) Rocky Mountain News (CO) Southern Illustrated News (VA) Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago) Milwaukee Sentinel (WI) The Bee (OH) The Mountaineer (SC)
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:28am

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