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African American Communities focuses on Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina, and offers pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories.
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Age of Exploration focuses on the history of European maritime exploration from c.1420-1920, and includes rare manuscripts, early printed material, highly illustrated maps and documents, diaries, and ships' logs.
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AMExplorer allows users to search across multiple Adam Matthew collections that include millions of pages of social sciences and humanities primary sources spanning the 15th – 21st centuries.
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American History is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, and includes: Module 1 / Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 and Module 2 / Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.
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American Indian Histories and Cultures includes manuscripts, artwork, rare printed books, photographs, newspapers, original documents, maps, and travel journals from the earliest contact with European settlers up to the mid-twentieth century.
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American Indian Newspapers offers publications from historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada.
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Apartheid South Africa makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.
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China, America and the Pacific focuses on trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries, and includes manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps.
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China: Culture and Society includes pamphlets held in the Charles W. Wason Collection at Cornell University. The majority of pamphlets are written in English and published between c. 1750 and 1929.
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Church Missionary Society Periodicals encompasses publications from the CMS, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the South American Missionary Society. The periodicals include news, journals and reports from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.
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Colonial America includes the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering early 17th century to the late 18th century. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies. Temple U access includes four of the five available full-text modules: Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries; Towards Revolution; The American Revolution; Legislation and Politics in the Colonies.
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Confidential Print: Africa includes single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties that were circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.
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Confidential Print: Latin America includes single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. This collection consists of the Confidential Print for Central and South America and the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
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Confidential Print: Middle East includes single-page letters or telegrams, comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan.
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Confidential Print: North America includes single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America.
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East India Company includes India Office Records from the British Library, London, and contains royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions. Temple U access includes two of the five available full-text modules: Trade, Governance and Empire (1600-1947); Factory Records for South Asia and South-East Asia (1613-1830).
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18th Century Drama includes plays submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, and contextual documents featuring: John Larpent Collection of Plays from the Huntington Library, Anna Larpent Diaries, The London Stage (1660-1800), A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London (1660-1800).
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The First World War portal includes personal collections and printed materials, military files, artwork, and audio-visual files that highlight the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of The Great War.
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Foreign Office Files for China include the British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: (1919-1929) Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International; (1930-1937) The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis; (1938-1948) Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory; (1949-1956) The Communist revolution; (1957-1966) The Great Leap Forward; (1967-1980) The Cultural Revolution.
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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan includes files from the Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), including documents in the series DO 133, DO 134 and FCO 37, as well as all documents covering the Indian subcontinent in the FO 371 series.
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Foreign Office Files for Japan includes two British Foreign Office files collections: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific (1931-1945) and Occupation of Japan (1946-1952).
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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East include diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries, and personality profiles that address the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power.
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Frontier Life covers the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia from 1650-1920, and includes correspondence, diaries, government papers, business records, land transactions, legal documents, speeches, books and pamphlets.
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Gender: Identity and Social Change covers gender history, women’s suffrage, the feminist movement and the men’s movement, and includes pamphlets, speeches, newsletters, newspaper clippings and more.
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India Raj and Empire covers the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947. The material comprises diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works.
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Advertising America consists of publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork and advertisements created by the staff of J. Walter Thompson. The documents range from the late nineteenth century up until the late 1990s with the bulk representing the post-1945 world.
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Complimentary access to JSTOR A&S XII, XIII, XIV, XV and Lives of Literature collections has been made available by JSTOR through 12/31/20 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
JSTOR provides page images of back issues of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to current publication.
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Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture offers guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, and personal travel journals from the 1850s to the 1980s.
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Literary Manuscripts offers images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds.
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Literary Print Culture includes a range of material from the Stationers' Company archive including: constitutional records, court records, membership records, financial records, trade records, charities and property records. Topics include the workings of the early book trade, the establishment of legal requirements for publishing, especially copyright provisions, the printing and publishing community and the history of bookbinding.
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Literary Market Place (LMP) is the directory of America and Canadian book publishing. The listings include information on: Publishers, Literary Agents, Distributors & Sales Representatives, Wholesalers, Book Producers, Exporters & Importers, Manufacturers & Printers, Translators & Interpreters, Paper Suppliers, Remainder Dealers, Reference Books & Magazines, and Literary Associations, Societies & Awards.
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London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
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Macmillan Cabinet Papers provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) and memoranda of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees.
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Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.
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Mass Observation Online offers original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. Mass Observation was founded in 1937 to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain.
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Medical Services and Warfare material has been sourced from across the US, the UK and Canada to enable comparisons on key areas of systematic reform, improvements to sanitation and the treatment of disease, rehabilitation, nursing care, surgical techniques and wound treatment. Temple U access includes Module I: 1850-1927.
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Meji Japan includes the Edward Sylvester Morse papers (ca. 1858-1925), and covers malacology, zoology, ethnology, archaeology and art history. The collection offers diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, research files, drawings, manuscripts, publications and teaching materials.
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Note: Trial access to four new reports via the 'Report Viewer' tab is available until 9/30/20. Those reports include: Fundamental, London Stock Exchange (LSE), Industry/Subsector, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Data.
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Mergent Online provides business and financial information for US and international companies.
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Migration to New Worlds charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history, and covers the New Zealand Company, British, European and Asian migration. This resource includes personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organisational papers.
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Oxford Handbooks Online is a collection of the best Handbooks areas across many different subject areas. The Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.
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The Perdita Manuscripts include documents written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They have been sourced from archives and libraries across the United Kingdom and the USA.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/4/2018 - present) features full-page, full-color images that are full text searchable and offer keyword highlighting via Access World News.
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ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer Recent (2010-Recent; 3-month embargo) features full-page, greyscale images that are full-text searchable and offer keyword highlighting.
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Popular Medicine in America spans the nineteenth century, and offers a range of material aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. This resource includes an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
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ProQuest Central includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, trade and professional titles, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, case studies, and market reports across all major subject areas.
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PQDT Global offers millions of works from thousands of universities. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.
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Race Relations in America provides access to documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.
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RRIMO offers critical performing editions of music in seven series (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, 19th/20th centuries, American, and Oral Traditions). The series fall into two basic categories: editions that span the history of Western music, and editions with ties to specific cultural milieus.
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Service Newspapers of WWII consists of newspapers published during the war and its immediate aftermath (1939-1948). Temple U access includes Module I: Union Jack, Springbok, The Maple Leaf, Stars and Stripes London edition, Fauji Akhbar, Victory, and Eighth Army News.
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Shakespeare in Performance features prompt books (scripts of the plays marked up for performance) from the collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
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Socialism on Film is sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), and documents the communist world from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Cold War. Temple U access includes two of the three available modules: Wars & Revolutions, and Newsreels & Cinemagazines.
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Statista provides access to quantitative facts by market sector, encompassing agriculture, finance, and politics, and others. Statista is a statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform. Sources of information include market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
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Trial expires: 10/14/20
Symptom Media Film Library offers over 600 mental health simulations including Assessment Tools, DSM 5 and ICD 10 Guided Films. Symptom Media’s films provide viewers with visual guideposts to better understand mental health diagnoses and decrease the stigma for those facing psychological issues.
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The Grand Tour includes accounts of the English abroad (c1550-1850) and highlights the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy. This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works includes letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps.
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The Nixon Years provides complete Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO 7 and FCO 82) files from The National Archives for the entire period of Richard Nixon's presidency. These offer an opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, and his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers.
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Trade Catalogs and the American Home explores domestic consumerism, life and leisure in America between 1850-1950. This resource presents highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual record.
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Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History offers over two hundred accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century, and covers a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war.
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Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
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Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.
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Virginia Company Archive presents those Ferrar Papers which are in Magdalene College, Cambridge. The Virginia Company refers collectively to two joint-stock companies chartered under James I on April 10, 1606 with the goal of establishing settlements on the coast of North America.
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Women in The National Archives offers a finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives, as well as original documents covering the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962.
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World's Fairs offers official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts from multiple archives, and covers the Crystal Palace in 1851, the proliferation of North American exhibitions, fairs around the world, and twenty-first century expos.
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