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Subject: History databases

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History titles

  • Academic Search Premier   

    Multidisciplinary indexing/full-text database that covers scholarly journal articles back to 1975. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Adam Matthew Digital Collections   

    Database platform of thematic archival collections with digitized primary source materials; sometimes done in coordination with the National Archives (UK).

  • African American Communities   

    Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories.

  • African American Heritage   

    African-American genealogy database that includes full-text census, marriage and cohabitation records, military records, registers of slaves and freedmen, etc. On a ProQuest platform.

  • Afro-Americana Imprints   

    Full-text database of Afro-Americana imprints, 1535-1922, from the Library Company of Philadelphia.

  • Age of Exploration   

    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    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.

  • Alt-PressWatch   

    Alternative press indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newspaper articles from independent publishers. On the ProQuest platform.

  • AM Explorer: Americana   

    Covers American history, literature and culture. Resources include manuscript and typescript letters, diaries, notebooks, journals, newspapers, plus incredible art works, illustrations, photographs, video and 360-degree objects.

  • America in World War Two   

    Database containing stories of American military personnel and civilians during the Second World War through their oral histories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and military records. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • America: History & Life   

    History indexing database that covers American and Canadian journal articles back to 1910. On the EBSCOhost platform. Access limited to 6 simultaneous users.

  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting    UW login not required

    The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The Library and WGBH are overseeing the digitization of approximately 40,000 hours of programs selected by more than 100 public broadcasting stations throughout the nation, dating from the 1940s to the 21st century. This collection includes local news and public affairs programs, local history productions that document the heritage of local communities, and programs dealing with education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, dance, poetry, religion, and even filmmaking on a local level.

  • American Business: Mercantile Newspapers   

    Historical newspapers covering business, industry, and international trade. Supports research of early American history, environmental studies, quantitative historical analysis, labor history, ethnic studies, and economics. Includes newspapers from more than 40 states published between 1783 and 1900.

  • American Consumer Culture   

    Searchable database containing “Market Research and American Business” and “Trade Catalogues and the American Home.” On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society Collections 1-6 (Gale)   

    American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society provides a history of the American people and a testament to the growth of the nation from the colonial period through to the twentieth century. The periodicals focused on American concerns and were predominantly published in the United States or Canada, though some were published overseas by Americans living abroad. On the Gale platform.

  • American History in Video   

    History streaming media database that includes primary sources (newsreels and archival footage and educational videos from PBS, History Channel and other sources. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • American History, 1493-1945   

    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 Indian Histories and Cultures   

    Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from early contact with European settlers to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • American Memory    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.

  • American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820-1922   

    Key to the study of race, ethnicity, and gender in the 19th and early 20th centuries, these pamphlets span 100 years of American life, from the Jacksonian Era through the dawn of the Jazz Age. Researchers will find outstanding coverage of contentious topics related to politics and government, religion and religious movements, art and entertainment, business and economics, health and medicine, education, immigrants and ethnic groups, American Indians, slavery and the Civil War, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, women, and science and technology. Content includes speeches, orations, debates, sermons, treatises, tracts, narratives, poems, songs, memoirs, announcements, legal notices, and more.

  • American Underworld: The Flash Press   

    19th Century newspaper collection of crime, scandal, and blackmail papers. The Flash Press covered the seamier aspects of urban life in the mid-19th century. Topics covered include prostitution, gambling, urban gangs, illicit sporting activities, and sensational crimes. To many of their readers, the Flash Press also conveyed an implicit threat of blackmail, which often led to very ephemeral print runs. Unlike the “low-life” characters that they covered, the Flash Press journalists were often members of the cities’ wealthy class, and many of them were accomplished writers. Both their articles and their literary efforts are noteworthy examples of 19th-century American satire and humor.

  • American West   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces selected manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed materials from the Everett D. Graff collection at the Newberry Library. On the Newberry Library platform.

  • Ancestry Library Edition   

    Genealogical indexing/full-text database providing primary research material including census data, immigration records, vital records, military records and other reference materials. On the Ancestry platform.

  • Annual Register   

    History reference database with a record of British and world events, back to 1758. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980   

    Historical digital archive that reproduces available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices. On the Archives Direct/Adam Matthew platform.

  • Archive Finder   

    Archive directory database that combines a number of separate databases to list primary source collections in the US, UK and Ireland. On the Chadwick-Healey platform.

  • Archive of Americana   

    Archive of Americana enables students and scholars to explore virtually every aspect of United States history, culture, and daily life across three centuries. Providing online access to newspapers, books, broadsides, ephemera, government publications and more, the Archive of Americana puts tens of millions of pages of primary documents at researchers' fingertips.

  • ArchiveGrid    UW login not required

    Database of records of archival materials held in over 1000 institutions worldwide.

  • Archives Unbound   

    Group of digital collections of historical documents covering a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. On a Gale platform.

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index   

    Arts and humanities indexing database covering journal articles and citation information back to 1975. Part of Web of Science on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Arts & Humanities Database   

    The contents reflect the full interdisciplinarity of contemporary study in the arts and humanities, covering art, design, crafts, and photography; archaeology, anthropology, and classical studies; architecture, interior design, and urban planning; history, philosophy, geography, and religion; modern languages and literatures; and music, theatre, film, and cultural studies.

  • Biography (Gale in Context)   

    Biography In Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

  • Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865   

    African American archival database that provides primary sources from those that worked on abolition of slavery from 1830 to 1865. Part of the Black Studies Center on the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Black History   

    Full-text collection of original military records, photos, stories and historical primary texts of interest to historians and genealogists.

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    African American reference database that includes encyclopedia articles, speech transcripts, primary documents and links to other sources for the general public. On its own platform.

  • Border and Migration Studies Online   

    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.

  • Brazilian and Portugese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library   

    This collection brings together over 80,000 pages of pamphlets from 1800 to the late twentieth century. These pamphlets cover history, politics, literature, and other important subject areas in the form of speeches, flyers, official decrees, sermons, poems, plays, concert and theater programs, and more pertaining to Latin America's largest and most influential power. Topics covered include colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature.

  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries   

    British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. The collection includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.

  • British Library Newspapers   

    Collection of digitized British regional and local newspapers from the mid-eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. On the Gale platform.

  • British Periodicals   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that includes magazines from the late 17th century to the early 21st. On the ProQuest platform.

  • C19: The 19th Century Index   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines 13 other databases (all of which are listed separately). Collectively it covers 19th century books, journals, documents, newspapers and archives. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive   

    Caribbean Studies in Video presents more than 1,000 hours of edited and unedited footage from the Banyan Production company, the first Caribbean enterprise to produce original TV content in the 1970s. Available for the first time in streaming format, their programs are filled with interviews of key personalities across disciplines; theater, music and dance performances; documentaries on rituals and cultural practices; political events and much more.

  • Carlyle Letters Online    UW login not required

    Literature manuscript archive that reproduces letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle from 1812 to 1859. On the Duke University Press platform.

  • Cecil Papers   

    English history archival database of the papers and documents of William Cecil and Robert Cecil, both involved in administration during the reign of Elizabeth I. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Chatham House Online Archive   

    Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable.

  • China, America and the Pacific   

    Includes manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images, objecs, and maps from international libraries and aims to cover the trading relationships between America, China, and the Pacific.

  • China: Culture & Society   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that reproduces pamphlets from 1750 to 1929. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • China: Trade, Politics & Culture   

    Historical full-text database that covers papers of major British and American figures and diplomatic missions, missionaries and two magazines as well as maps and other illustrations from 1793 to 1974. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals   

    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.

  • Civil War Era   

    History archival database that includes primary sources including newspaper articles and pamphlets from 1840 to 1865. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Civil War Primary Source Documents   

    Includes letters, diaries, administrative recores, photographs, and illustrations from the New-York Historical Society's Civil War collection.

  • Colonial America   

    Colonial America will make available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies. Modules will consist of: Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries; Towards Revolution; The American Revolution; Legislation and Politics in the Colonies; and Growth, Trade and Development. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Colonial State Papers   

    History indexing/full-text database that covers primary sources on British colonial activities in the western hemisphere from 1574 to 1739. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Cornell Open    UW login not required

    Cornell Open is an open access portal for classic out-of-print humanities titles published by Cornell University Press.

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive   

    The Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004, provides digital access to one of Britain’s most influential papers. With nearly 1.2 million pages of content from the paper, it includes all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images. As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

  • Defining Gender   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British ephemera, pamphlets, college records and exam papers, books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, account books, government document from 1450-1910. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Digital National Security Archive   

    History archival database that includes declassified documents on U.S. national security from 1945 to the 21st century. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Digital Schomburg    UW login not required

    Information, interpretation, and scholarship on the global black experience. Includes exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora. On the New York Public Library platform.

  • Documents on British Policy Overseas   

    English history archive database that includes primary documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office back to 1898. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Duke University Digital Collections    UW login not required

    Advertising digital collections that reproduce ads, handouts and other copy. On the Duke University Digital Collections platform.

  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database, based on Charles Evan's American Bibliography, that reproduces all books, pamphlets and broadsides published the American colonies and the United States between 1639 and 1800. On the Readex platform.

  • Early Encounters in North America   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces narratives, diaries, journals, letters, drawings and published accounts about relationships of North American people from 1534 to 1850. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Early English Books Online   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that provides every book published in English between 1475 and 1700. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Early European Books   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database includes facsimile images of books published before 1700.

  • Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901   

    Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, we are able to hear the voices of the time and understand the experiences of those who took the great challenge in new lands.

  • East India Company   

    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.

  • EconLit   

    Major economics indexing/full-text database that covers journals, books, book reviews and theses back to 1969. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports Archive   

    Full-text archive of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s quarterly country reports, from their beginning in 1952 up to 1995. The reports combine detailed statistical information with commentary and analysis. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that provides books, pamphlets, essays and broadsides from England and English-speaking lands based on the English Short Title Catalogue. On the Gale platform.

  • Eighteenth Century Journals, Collections I - V   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces English magazines and newspapers from 1632 to 1800 that are not included in other newspaper or journal collections. On the Adam Mathew platform.

  • Ellis Island    UW login not required

    Genealogy full-text database that allows searching immigrant passenger lists from 1892 to 1924. On the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island website.

  • Empire Online   

    Historic full-text archive covering primary source materials on colonialism from 1492 to 1969. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Family and Society Studies Worldwide   

    Major family and human development indexing database that covers journals, books, conference papers, theses and government documents back to 1970. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • FBI Case Files   

    Full-text collection of original military records, photos, stories and historical primary texts of interest to historians and genealogists.

  • Filmakers Library Online   

    Multidisciplinary video-streaming platform presenting award-winning documentaries and independent films. The collection contains 1,019 films and 806 hours of content. Transcripts are available for 87% of the collection. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Fold3   

    Full-text collection of original military records, photos, stories and historical primary texts of interest to historians and genealogists.

  • Food and Drink in History   

    Primary source collection including printed and manuscript cookbooks, advertising ephemera, government reports, films, and illustrated content revealing the evolution of food and drink within everyday life and the public sphere. Includes materials from the 16th century to the early 21st century, sourced from institutions across the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Forest History Society (FHS) Database    UW login not required

    Forestry indexing database that covers books, journal articles and dissertations back to 1633. On the Forest History Society platform.

  • Fuente Academica   

    Multidisciplinary indexing/full-text eJournal database that covers scholarly journal articles from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Gale Literary Index   

    Gale Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for titles of works into one source.

  • Gale Literature   

    A database provided by Gale that combines many of Gale's literary databases such as Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner, Twayne's, and several others.

  • Gale Primary Sources   

    A database provided by Gale that combines several of Gale's primary source databases such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Indigenous Peoples: North America, and several others.

  • Gender: Identity and Social Change   

    Primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.

  • GenderWatch   

    Gender studies indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newsletter articles, books, government documents and reports back to 1970. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Genealogy Connect   

    A collection ebooks covering topics such as genealogy best practices, research methods and sources, immigration, and royal and noble ancestry.

  • General Land Office Records    UW login not required

    Land records database from the General Land Office (GLO) that provides conveyance records, titles records, and survey plats and field notes back to 1820. On its own platform.

  • Gerritsen Collection   

    Women's studies full-text database that provides books, pamphlets and journal articles from 1542 to 1945. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Gilded Age   

    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 Commodities   

    Database includes manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history.

  • Global Issues Library   

    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.

  • Grand Tour, The   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British responses (diaries, drawings, books and tour guides) to touring Europe from app. 1550 to 1850. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Hansard UK Parliament Reports    UW login not required

    Hansard Online is an ongoing project involving the Commons and Lords Hansards and the Parliamentary Digital Service.

  • HeinOnline   

    Law indexing/full-text database that covers journals, session laws, congressional documents and other legal documents. On the HeinOnline platform.

  • HeritageQuest Online   

    Genealogy indexing/full-text database that covers census, books, family histories, magazines, government documents, military records and other historic records. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Historic Map Works   

    Geography indexing/full-text database that includes property maps, antique and directories maps from 1500s to present. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Historical Abstracts   

    Major world history indexing database that covers journal articles (since 1955) on history from 1450. On the EBSCOhost platform. Simultaneous user limit of 6.

  • History Reference Center   

    History indexing/full-text database that covers history encyclopedias, other reference sources and journals. It is intended for secondary schools and undergraduate research. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • History Study Center   

    History Study Center is an online resource of primary and secondary sources for the study of history. It is suitable for a wide range of users, from high school students looking for quick and reliable facts on a historical topic, to researchers examining hard-to-find primary source texts. History Study Center covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics. History Study Center provides over 40,000 documents and articles, with over 50 reference works, 3,000 images and links to 2,000 Web sites.

  • History Vault   

    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.

  • History World    UW login not required

    History reference database that provides interactive narratives, timelines and quizzes. On its own platform.

  • Holocaust Encyclopedia    UW login not required

    History reference database from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that provides summary articles and supporting documents and media. On its own platform.

  • Home Economics Archive - "Hearth" (1850-1950)    UW login not required

    Home economics indexing/full-text database that provides books and journal articles published between 1850 and 1950. On a Cornell University-Mann Library platform.

  • Human Rights Studies Online   

    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.

  • Humanities Index   

    Humanities indexing database that covers journal, magazine and newspaper articles published in the UK and other English-speaking countries back to 1962. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts   

    Images of America: A History of American Life in Images in Texts is a unique new resource cultivated from Arcadia Publishing's award-winning series of local history books. At completion, it will include over 1 million historical images and texts, celebrating the places and faces that give America its spirit and life. All of the images and texts have been indexed to provide an unprecedented level of access into the contents, enabling users to explore the depth of a town's history or to compare the histories of various towns, cultures, ethnic groups, architectural features, and more.

  • Independent Historical Archive   

    Online archive of the Independent, a major British daily national newspaper, launched in 1986 as an antidote to its often overtly politicised rivals.

  • Index of Medieval Art   

    Medieval art reference database that allows searching by subject, work of art and bibliographic records. Includes many images. On the Princeton University platform.

  • India Database   

    A specialized set of full-text, scholarly journals across major subject disciplines, including business, medical, science, technology, social sciences, and humanities. It provides a foundation of around 200 academic journals published entirely in India.

  • India, Raj & Empire   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British and Indian manuscripts from 1615 to 1947. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Indigenous Peoples of North America   

    A database containing monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and photographs that are relevant to the history of American Indian tribes. On the Gale platform.

  • Jewish Life in America c1654-1954   

    American history full-text archive that reproduces manuscripts and records on Jewish life from 1654 to 1954. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • John Johnson Collection   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database of British printed ephemera from 18th to early 20th centuries. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)   

    Multidisciplinary eJournal platform that provides complete back runs of journals in the following licensed collections: Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII, Life Sciences, Plant Sciences, Current Scholarship and Early Journal Content. On the JSTOR platform.

  • Kansas Memory    UW login not required

    History full-text archive that include digitization projects coordinated by the Kansas State Historical Society. Inspired by the Library of Congress' American Memory archive. On its own platform.

  • Latino American Experience   

    Chicano studies database with full-text articles, documents, media, speeches, maps, songs, interviews, and photographs. On the ABC-CLIO platform.

  • Latino Cultures in the US    UW login not required

    The platform brings more than 2,500 Latino cultural artifacts online and—through immersive storytelling, 360-degree virtual tours, ultra-high-resolution imagery, and visual field trips—offers first-hand knowledge about the Latino experience in America.

  • Leisure, Travel & Mass Culture: The History of Tourism   

    This resource presents a multi-national journey through well-known, little-known, and far-flung destinations unlocked for the average traveller between 1850 and the 1980s. Guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, and personal travel journals provide unique insight into the expansion, accessibility, and affordability of tourism for the masses and the evolution of some of the most successful travel agencies in the world.

  • Liberty Magazine, 1924-1950   

    Liberty: A Weekly for Everybody was founded in 1924 and focused on the most sensational and popular issues. During the following 26 years the magazine charted the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle America through its three most significant decades.

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections    UW login not required

    Gateway to over 300 digital collections maintained by the Library Of Congress including documents, photographs, motion pictures, sheet music, sound recordings, and more.

  • Listener Historical Archive   

    The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio--and later, television--programs in print. It is the only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets; W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples. As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programs. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books. What united the often diverse articles was the BBC's cultural mission of educating the masses.

  • Loeb Classical Library   

    This virtual library contains all important in Greek and Latin literature: Eepic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 530 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

  • London Low Life   

    English history full-text archive that reproduces books, maps and ephemera about London crime from 18th to early 20th century. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963   

    English history full-text archive that reproduces the Prime Minister's papers and reports from 1957 to 1963. On the Archives Direct/Adam Matthew platform.

  • Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990   

    This important collection of papers spans the majority of the twentieth century, from 1912 to 1990. Law and humanities libraries serving scholars and students in twentieth-century American social history and politics will find this archive of special interest because of its focus on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. For most of the twentieth century the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was the principal defender of the rights that citizens can assert against government. Its primary aims have been the defense of the freedoms of speech and press, the separation of church and state, the free exercise of religion, due process of law, equal protection of the law, and the privacy rights of all citizens.

  • Making of the Modern World I, II, & III   

    The Making of the Modern World provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth.

  • Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries   

    Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society 1750-1950 brings together 105,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, extensively indexed and online for the first time. The collection is drawn entirely from the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. Thousands of letters and diary entries from less well known women vividly document even the smallest details of their lives and shed light on the roles women played within their families, their communities, and the social and political movements of their times. In many cases, we also include the replies, from both men and women, placing the letters in their full context. Additionally, materials such as the letters and diaries of three generations of women within the same family illuminate the lives of the authors, their family history, and the evolution of one group's culture.

  • March of Time   

    The March of Time From 1935-1967 is a groundbreaking American short-film series now available as online streaming video. Most covered poltical, economic, and military events or current affairs.

  • Mass Observation Online   

    British history full-text archive that reproduces social history print and media materials collected at the University of Sussex. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Medical Services and Warfare, 1850-1927   

    Full-text resource concerning the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Includes hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Medieval Family Life   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British medieval letters from the 15th century. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Medieval Travel Writing   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces medieval books and maps from the 13th to 16th centuries. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Meet the Press   

    Meet the Press from Alexander Street makes over 1,500 hours of footage—the full surviving broadcast run to date—available online in one cross-searchable interface. Meet the Press specializes in interviews with national leaders on issues of politics, economics, foreign policy, and other public affairs, along with panel discussions that provide opinions and analysis.

  • Meiji Japan   

    Historic full-text archive of Edward Sylvester Morse's notebooks, letters and drawings about Japan from 1877-1925. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Migration to New Worlds   

    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.

  • Montana History Compass    UW login not required

    History reference database that access guides and website links to various projects under the general auspices of the Montana Historical Society. On its own platform.

  • Montana Memory Project    UW login not required

    History full-text archives of various Montana digitization projects. Patterned after the Library of Congress's American Memory. On its own platform.

  • Mountain West Digital Library    UW login not required

    History full-text archives that includes digitization efforts in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii. On its own platform.

  • National Geographic Magazine   

    National Geographic Virtual Library provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine—every page of every issue—along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

  • National Geographic Virtual Library   

    Complete electronic archive of National Geographic magazine. Includes the the 1888-1994 archive, 1995-current subscription, and People, Animals and the World. On the Gale platform.

  • National Security Archive   

    History indexing/full-text database that includes declassified documents on U.S. national security from 1945 to the 21st century. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Native American Collection   

    Full-text collection of original military records, photos, stories and historical primary texts of interest to historians and genealogists.

  • NewsBank   

    Collection of searchable databases containing American books, newspapers, government documents and ephemera spanning three centuries. On the Readex platform.

  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online   

    This database includes the following collections: Europe and Africa Digital Archive, Photography Digital Archive, Science, Technology, and Medicine, Women Digital Archive, Corvey Collection of European Literature, British Theatre, Asia & West, Diplomacy & Cultural Exchange, British Politics and Society

  • Nineteenth Century Literary Society   

    Primary source collection of items from the archive of the historic John Murray publishing company, housed at National Library of Scotland. Materials span the entirety of the long nineteenth century and document the golden era of the House of Murray from its inception in 1768. Includes a collection of the manuscripts and personal papers of Lord Byron. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals, Parts 1 & 2   

    Collection of digitized periodicals published in Britain and its colonies during the nineteenth century. Part 1 focuses on New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humor, and Leisure/Sport; Part 2 focuses on Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonia. On the Gale platform.

  • Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue   

    Database indexing all printed works published in Britain, its colonies and the United States of America, all printed works in English wherever published, and all translations from English from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War. Ona Chadwyck-Healy platform.

  • Nixon Years, The, 1969-1974   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British documents during the Nixon presidency. On the Archives Direct/Adam Matthew platform.

  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories   

    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.

  • North American Indian Thought and Culture   

    American Indian full-text archive that reproduces biographies, autobiographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, oral histories and images from 17th to the 21st centuries. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • NYPL Digital Gallery    UW login not required

    Searchable database of NY Public Library images including photographs, maps, posters, and manuscripts. On the NYPL platform.

  • Online Archive of the Japanese American Relocation during World War II    UW login not required

    History full-text archive from Occidental College Library of government documents magazine articles, newspaper clippings, community, civil liberty and church publications about Japanese-American relocation from 1941 to 1946. On an Occidental College platform.

  • Oxford African American Studies Center   

    African American reference database that provides a number of full-text encyclopedias, primary documents, images, maps, etc. 5 user limit. On the Oxford platform.

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography   

    British biographical database that includes illustrated essays on prominent U.K. and Commonwealth figures. On the Oxford platform. Simultaneous user limit of 1.

  • Oxford Reference   

    Multidisciplinary reference database that combines sources in archaeology, art, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, English, history, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine, music, performing arts, philosophy, quotations, religion, science and technology and social sciences. On the Oxford platform. Simultaneous user limit of 5.

  • Oxford Scholarship Online   

    Oxford platform featuring academic ebooks on subjects such as religion, economics, classical studies, political science, physics, literature, and linguistics.

  • Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces works by British women authors whose work exists only in manuscript format in the 16th to 19th centuries. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Periodicals Index Online   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that indexes journal articles from 1665 to 1995. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Pickering & Chatto Women's Studies Collection I (Intelex Past Masters)   

    Collection of texts by English women writers of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including Joanna Baillie, Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Gaskell, Eliza Haywood, Elizabeth Inchbald, Caroline Lamb, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, Mary Robinson, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Smith and Mary Wollstonecraft. On the Intelex Past Masters platform.

  • Political Reference Suite   

    A collection of reference titles on American government, politics, history, public policy and current affairs. On the CQ Press platform.

  • Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile)   

    Pop culture is all around us and influences our lives every day. For any social sciences, history, art, or liberal arts researcher, the Popular Culture Collection provides useful information from over two million articles found in over 100 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

  • Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900   

    This unique collection showcases the development of 'popular' medicine in America during the nineteenth century, through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.

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    Historic preservation directory database that list North American historic societies, historic museums, state historic preservation offices, downtown and main street societies, historic buildings for sale, information on grants, job listings, restoration professionals and historic buildings. On its own platform.

  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913    UW login not required

    Legal indexing/full-text databases that provides information on London's Central Criminal Court trials from 1674 to 1913. On the HRI Online platform.

  • Project Muse   

    Multidisciplinary ejournal and ebook platform that provides full-text of library-licensed journals and ebooks. On its own platform.

  • ProQuest Congressional   

    Political science full-text database collection that includes congressional publications back to 1789. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Race Relations in America   

    Archive of speeches, reports, surveys, and analyses produced by the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute at Fisk University from 1943-1970.

  • Revolution and Protest Online   

    Collection of videos, digitized printed materials (personal papers, organizational documents, government documents, journals, reports, monographs, and speeches), and images documenting protest movements, revolutions, and civil wars from the 18th century through the present. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Revolutionary War Collection   

    Full-text collection of original military records, photos, stories and historical primary texts of interest to historians and genealogists.

  • Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books Collection   

    Developed in conjunction with the New York Historical Society, this resource contains handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817. The content provides detailed accounts of troops’ daily lives, documenting everything from court martial cases to the price of necessities charged by locals.

  • Sabin Americana   

    ased on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and more.

  • Security Issues Online   

    Collection of videos and documents on security-related themes including terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, cybersecurity, ethnic conflicts and resolution, and nuclear threats. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Service Newspapers of World War Two   

    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.

  • Silent Film Online   

    Silent Film Online brings together films which represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. The database covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s.

  • Sixties, The: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives   

    Interdisciplinary full-text archives that reproduces diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, government documents, memorabilia and scholarly commentary on the American sixties. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Smithsonian Collections Online   

    Smithsonian Collections Online contain two magazines: Smithsonian (April 1970 to present), and: Air & Space Smithsonian (April/May 1986 to present). Other collections are: World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow (1834-1940), and: Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry (1820-1926).

  • Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda   

    Collection of documentaries, newsreels and feature films by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, British and Latin American filmmakers, dating from the early twentieth century to the 1980s. Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI) archives. Modules include: Wars and Revolutions; Newsreels and Cinemagazines; and Culture and Society.

  • State Papers Online: Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe   

    State Papers Online offers original historical materials across the widest range of government concern, from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning a dozen or more people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators present a full picture of Tudor and Stuart Britain, and of the period of Henry VIII to the reign of George III.

  • Thomas A. Edison Papers   

    Full-text historical database of the papers of Thomas A. edison, including correspondence, laboratory notebooks, and other papers, as well Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors from 1894-1908 . Part of ProQuest History Vault.

  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British women's manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, drawings, guidebooks and photographs from early 19th to late 20th centuries. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Treaty of Fort Laramie with Sioux, etc., 1851    UW login not required

    The Treaty of Fort Laramie with Sioux, etc., 1851 was an important transaction formed by the federal government with a number of prominent American Indian tribes of the Great Plains. Its creation and provisions were a demonstration of the growing need for less animosity among the tribes themselves, in part to yield increased security for an ever-growing flow of settlers into the western United States who traversed in the process the tribes' historical lands. However, over the years, a true version of the final transaction — reflecting intervention by the Senate after the original signing — has never been published. A proposed correct text is presented here.

  • Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family   

    Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. The collection contains fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave. The collection currently includes 152,489 pages.

  • U.K. Parliamentary Papers   

    History full-text database providing House of Commons Parliamentary papers from 1688-2012. On the ProQuest platform.

  • U.S. Declassified Documents   

    Full text of Presidential, Executive Branch, and Congressional documents since World War II declassified under the Freedom of Information Act. Subjects include foreign relations, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, civil rights movement, assassinations, etc. On the Gale platform.

  • U.S. History (Gale in Context)   

    History indexing/full-text database that combines journal articles, documents, reference sources, primary sources and media into research topics. On the Gale In Context platform.

  • Union Pacific: History and Photos    UW login not required

    Historical website that presents historic pages, historic photos, maps and other sources. On the UP website.

  • USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive   

    Video collection of testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Armenian Genocide and events in Nanjing, Guatemala, Myanmar (anti-Rohingya mass violence), Rwanda (genocide against the Tutsi), Cambodia, South Sudan, and Central African Republic. Also includes interviews about contemporary antisemitic violence.

  • Victorian Popular Culture   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British and American works. Modules include: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Virginia Company Archives   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces company records from 1559 to 1800. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires Since 1820   

    Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. Includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000   

    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.

  • Women in the National Archives, UK   

    Historic full-text archive that provides a women's studies finding aid to National Archive collections and reproduces documents on women's suffrage in Britain and its colonies. On the Archives Direct/Adam Matthew platform.

  • Women's Studies International   

    Major women's studies indexing/full-text database that covers journals, books, theses and other formats back to 1972. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Women's Studies Manuscript Collections   

    The Schlesinger Library's Woman's Suffrage Collection contains documents from the libraries extensive holdings on women's rights. On the ProQuest History Vault platform.

  • Women's Wear Daily Archive   

    The Women's Wear Daily Archive allows users to explore trends and influences on the fashion and beauty industry through the years. It contains the full run of past print issues and supplements and will be updated biannually with more recent issues.

  • World History (Gale OneFile)   

    World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines, covering events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

  • World History in Video   

    World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. Its broad geographical and chronological coverage captures longer-term and multiple perspectives, so students can make connections across cultures and over time, incorporating people, places, events, and artifacts from around the world and across the centuries.

  • World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean   

    World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean provides a rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more.

  • World War II   

    Full-text collection of original military records, photos, stories and historical primary texts of interest to historians and genealogists.

  • World's Fairs   

    Official records, monographs, personal accounts and ephemera for more than 200 fairs from 1851 to 1967, with a focus on the golden age of expositions, 1880-1920.

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