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Subject: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders databases

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Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders research guide

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders titles

  • Age of Exploration  additional information about this title  

    Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.

  • Alliance for Historic Wyoming additional information about this title    UW login not required

    The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) was organized in 2005 to assist people in becoming better advocates for these irreplaceable historic and cultural resources. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming speaks out on behalf of preserving our cultural resources, especially those that are located on public lands.

  • American History, 1493-1945  additional information about this title  

    This unique collection of documents brings to life American History from the times of the earliest settlers until the end of World War II. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American history. Its quantity and quality offers a wonderful overview of American history alongside some deep research strands. It is divided into two modules: Module 1, Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859, and Module 2, Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945. The collections feature over 60,000 primary source documents, including correspondence, diaries, government documents, business records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, artwork and maps. Secondary resources include chronology, essays, video lectures and interactive features.

  • American Memory additional information about this title    UW login not required

    History full-text archive that reproduces print, spoken words, sound recordings, photos, films, prints, maps and sheet music from the Library of Congress collections. On the free American Memory platform. NOTE: Most of the original American Memory collections have been migrated to the Library of Congress Digital Collections site.

  • Asian Film Online: Volumes I and II  additional information about this title  

    Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity.

  • Asian Newsstream  additional information about this title  

    This database provides access to more than 60 of the most respected national and regional sources of news and current affairs information in Asia and the Far East. Many titles are available in full text and are updated within 24 hours of publication. Publications include The Wall Street Journal Asia, China News, and The Bangkok Post.

  • Australasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands  additional information about this title  

    Australasian Literature brings together creative works from throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Starting in the 1930s and spanning up to the present, these in-copyright fictional and poetry works will be cross-searchable for the first time. With 120,000 pages at completion, and enriched with interviews, Australasian Literature covers the fields of Literature, Creative Writing, Post-Colonial Studies, Immigration Studies, Social Studies, Anthropology, and more.

  • Border and Migration Studies Online  additional information about this title  

    Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues.

  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals  additional information about this title  

    A database containing publications from the Church Missionary Society. The rich and diverse publications of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) shed light on key events in global history since the beginning of the 19th century. With active mission stations in every continent, the published journals, letters and reports represent a global perspective on not only evangelism and mission history but conflict, colonialism and globalization. Modules include: Global Missions and Contemporary Encounters, 18004-2009, and: Medical Journals, Asian Missions and the Historical Record, 1816-1986.

  • East India Company  additional information about this title  

    A collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1595 to 1947. Modules include: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947; Factory Records for South Asia and Southeast Asia, 1595-1830; and Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East, 1596-1870.

  • Gilded Age  additional information about this title  

    The Gilded Age brings together primary documents and scholarly commentary into a searchable collection. When complete, the collection will contain over 50,000 pages of fully searchable text and associated audio and video material. These materials are frequently rare and hard-to-find, and include songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. In addition, the collection features numerous critical documentary essays that provide scholarly commentary and annotations to selected primary sources. Spanning from 1865 to 1902, The Gilded Age provides insight into the key issues that shaped America in the late nineteenth century, including race and ethnicity, immigration, labor, women's rights, American Indians, political corruption, and monetary policy.

  • Global Issues Library  additional information about this title  

    Collection of digitized primary source material, government documents, publications, and videos covering issues, topics, and events from the late 1890s to the present including border and migration, atrocities and human rights violations, peacekeeping, climate change, terrorism, revolutions, and human trafficking. Specific events explored include the U.S. and Mexico Border, the Rwandan Genocide, the Arab Spring, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and climate migrants in the Asia-Pacific region. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • History Vault  additional information about this title  

    Searchable database of primary source materials. Has different modules including American Indians and the American West, American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate, American Politics in the Early Cold War, Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century, Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records, Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Law and Society since the Civil War, Margaret Sanger Papers, NAACP Papers, New Deal and World War II, Office of Strategic Services (OSS)-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Records, Progressive Era, Reconstruction and Military Government after the Civil War, Records of the Children's Bureau, Slavery and the Law, Slavery in Antebellum Southern Industries, Southern Life and African American History, Struggle for Women's Rights, Students for a Democratic Society, U.S. Diplomatic Post Records, U.S. Military Intelligence Reports, Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, Women at Work during World War II, Women’s Studies Manuscript Collections, Workers, Labor Unions, and the American Left in the 20th Century, World War I: British Foreign Office Political Correspondence, World War I: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces, and Diplomacy in the World War I Era, World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Human Rights Studies Online  additional information about this title  

    Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.

  • International Newsstream  additional information about this title  

    International Newsstream provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.

  • Migration to New Worlds  additional information about this title  

    From the century of immigration, through to the modern era, Migration to New Worlds charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history. Explore the rise and fall of the New Zealand Company, discover British, European and Asian migration and investigate unique primary source personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organizational papers supplemented by carefully compiled teaching and research aids. Modules include: The Century of Immigration, and: The Modern Era.

  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories  additional information about this title  

    North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, the series provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines. In selected cases, users will be able to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants.

  • Service Newspapers of World War Two  additional information about this title  

    This digital resource reveals the story of war as told by the newspapers that brought information, entertainment and camaraderie to the forces at home and overseas. Explore over 200 titles from key nations across the globe that took part in the world-changing conflict. The collection consists of newspapers published during the war years and the immediate aftermath (1939-1948). Titles from all the key theatres are featured, including some non-English material in German, Czech, Hindi, Russian, French, Italian, Afrikaans, Swahili, and other African dialects. Key topics: news coverage of key events, victories and battles; the soldier’s experience; the role and portrayal of women; activity on the home front and the civilian experience; identity and belonging; morale and propaganda; light entertainment; local news and customs; education and welfare; and empire.

  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000  additional information about this title  

    Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history generally and at the same time make those insights accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 123 document projects and archives with 5,100 documents and more than 170,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,700 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.


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