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This guide is intended to help people doing research in the History of the United States of America, defined broadly. It is not intended to be comprehensive. The focus is on topics of research in History Department.
NYU's subscription provides the full text of several periodicals (and a few publically available books). It is particularly strong on African American and abolitionist newspapers, the history of the United States before Reconstruction, and the campaign for women's suffrage in the United States.
AdForum offers access to thousands of streaming television advertisements broadcast nationally and internationally, as well as some digital and print content. Coverage dates focus on the most recent decade but include some historical content from the 20th century. Searchable by keyword, ad agency, brand, industry, country, and people credits.
The AFI Catalog, is produced by the American Film Institute and contains credits, production information and reviews/articles related to American movies. The database is compiled and updated by the AFI film experts with dates of coverage 1893 to 1973.
African American Communities explores multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, visual images, and oral histories.The collection focuses predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina.
Full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora. Features access to full-text content from more than 400 titles, 3,000 slave narratives, over 2000 images, 5,000 primary sources, and 250 vetted Web sites.
A database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring thousands of poems by some of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.
The African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest collection covers many topical categories such as the growing body of work by African- American writers; the portrayal of African-Americans in art and literature; religion; race; early histories of slavery; the Civil War; Reconstruction; and others.
The African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle collection covers many topical categories such as Reconstruction by state; works by African- American writers on race, slavery, and civil rights; the portrayal of African Americans in the Arts; early histories of the Civil War and slavery; and others.
African Diaspora, 1860-Present provides an understanding of Black history and culture, and allows scholars to study the migrations, communities, and ideologies of the African Diaspora through the voices of people of African descent. With a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France, the collection includes digitized primary source documents, including personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera.
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, including journal articles, book chapters, short reports, and reprints as far back as the 15th century.
This database includes AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.
Alexander Street Literature is a cross-searchable package of full-text literature collections, focused on place, race, and gender. The collections include poetry, short fiction, novels, full-text plays, and film scripts.
Alexander Street Press Central Search allows users to search all of the content available through Alexander Street Press collections. The collections include a range of video collections, archival items, ebooks, and reference resources.
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online is one of the world's largest, and most comprehensive reference works on artists' biography. It includes essays on visual artists, architects and designers active from antiquity through the present day.
Alternative Press Index (API) is a database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Coverage dates begin in 1991, for earlier content use the Alternative Press Index Archive database.
Alternative Press Index Archive (APIA) contains journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from international alternative, radical, and left periodicals from 1969-1990. For more recent content see the database Alternative Press Index.
America's Historical Newspapers includes articles from local and regional American and Hispanic American newspapers from all 50 states. Coverage dates from 1690 to the early 20th century. Articles have been scanned as PDFs and include images and advertisements, and are full text searchable.
America in World War Two includes the stories of American military personnel and civilians during the Second World War through their oral histories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and military records. This digital resource offers an insight into the personal experiences of those involved in the conflict, both on the United States home front and on deployment overseas in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, China, Burma and India.
Provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877. Included digitized images of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the American Antiquarian Society. The collection is available in five series: Series 1 (1691-1820) - Series 2 (1821-1837) - Series 3 (1838-1852) - Series 4 (1853-1865) - Series 5 (1866-1877)
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a digital video and audio archive, curated by the Library of Congress in collaboration with WGBH, and dedicated to preserving for posterity the most significant television and radio programs from the U.S. public broadcasting system from the 1960s to the present.
This database contains 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs. Includes 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland Planter William Claytor. The collection also includes biographies, an extensive bibliography of the sources in the database, and material licensed from The Civil War Day-by-Day by E.B. Long.
American Drama contains more than 1,500 dramatic works from the early eighteenth century up to the beginning of the twentieth, American Drama 1714–1915 contains plays in verse, farces, melodramas, minstrel shows, realist plays, frontier plays, temperance dialogues and a range of other genres are represented.
American Fiction, 1774-1920, demonstrates the utility of having more than 18,000 works of fiction in one place, in a consistent format. Titles up until 1900 are sourced from Lyle H. Wright's American Fiction: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography. Titles after 1900 are sourced from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction and the Geoffrey D. Smith bibliography.
American Film Scripts Online contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts along with facsimile images many of which are unpublished and nowhere else available online.
A wide-ranging digital resource presenting a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library's extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection. Includes manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books, photographs and newspapers. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.
American Indian Newspapers includes historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, covering nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada. With newspapers representing a variety in publisher, audience and era, users can research how events were reported by and for Indigenous communities.
American Indians and the American West consists of one module on American Indians and the American West from 1809-1971. This module contains several collections focusing on the interaction between American Indians and the U.S. government in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Notable collections in this module from the 19th Century focus on Indian Removal from 1832-1840, the U.S. Army and American Indians in the years from the 1850s-1890s, including detailed coverage of Indian Wars. The featured collections on the 20th Century are Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and records from the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes.
Search a selection of periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources from the Graff Collection about the American West, including tales of frontier life, Native Americans, vigilantes, and outlaws, and the growth of urban centres and environmental impact of westward expansion and of life in the borderlands.
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of names by aggregating a variety of genealogical databases, immigration records, census surveys, passenger lists, religious registries, and UK and Ireland records.
Anthropological Fieldwork Online is a fully indexed, primary source database that unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective, bringing together the work of early scholars who shaped the theories and methods students learn about, critique and re-shape today.
Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography, the database will contain more than over 100,000 pages of full-text material at completion, including tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished material from major archives.
Anthropology Plus indexes core journals plus local and lesser-known journals in social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology; ethnology, archaeology, folklore, and material culture; and interdisciplinary studies. Users can search both Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature. Dates of coverage: Anthropological Index (1957 to present); Anthropological Literature (early 19th century to present) .
A searchable database containing the past, present and future American Anthropological Association publications; more than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs; and cross-disciplinary resources for all things anthropological.
AP Newsroom (formerly AP Images) contains photos and audio gathered by Associated Press reporters around the world. Content is updated daily and continuously. The archive also includes the NYC Associated Press Daybook (the AP Daybook), the current year's photo report, and historical images dating from the 1500s. Photos and audio may be downloaded or printed.
Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective: 1913-1983 (H.W. Wilson) enables searching of citations to important historical sources in the applied science and technology field including magazines and peer-reviewed journals
To search for articles post 1983, search Omnifile Full Text (Wilson).
Provides extensive coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. This resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals, citations to millions of articles. The content derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings. ** Applied Science & Technology Source is a combination of following databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson:'Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective', 'Applied Science & Technology Abstracts', 'Applied Science & Technology Full Text', and 'Computers & Applied Sciences Complete'.
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) covers journal article literature in health, social services, economics, politics, race relations, and education. It focuses on the practical problems of society and covers both sociology and psychology, with a central focus on social problems, social and psychological issues, health care, and social services.
This family of historical collections contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. Includes America's Historical Newspapers, American Broadsides and Ephemera, Early American Imprints (Series I and II), House and Senate Journals (Series I, 1789-1817), and Senate Executive Journals (1789-1980)
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history. The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program consists of four archives: 1. LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I, 2. LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II, 3. Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century, and 4. International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture.
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.
** NYU is currently subscribing to the following collections: African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress; American Indian Movement And Native American Radicalism; Black Liberation Army And The Program Of Armed Struggle/1970-1980; Federal Response to Radicalism; Federal Surveillance of African Americans; Feminism in Cuba ( 19th through 20th century archival document); Global Missions and Theology; India from Crown Rule to Republic; SUR, 1931-1992; Testaments to the Holocaust (Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London); The Hindu Conspiracy Cases (Activities of the Indian Independence Movement in the U.S.); The Indian Army and Colonial Warfare on the Frontiers of India; The International Women’s Movement (The Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women’s Association of the USA); The Middle East Online (Arab-Israeli Relations and Iraq); Minutes Of The Shanghai Municipal Council; Policing The Shanghai International Settlement and Shanghai Municipal Police Files 1894-1945; Shanghai Municipal Council: The Municipal Gazette, 1908-1942; The Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party (Papers of James and Esther Cooper Jackson); U.S. and Iraqi Relations (U.S. Technical Aid); and, Witchcraft in Europe and America;India-Pakistan Conflict: Records of the US State Department February 1963-1966; and Pakistan from Crown Rule to Republic: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1945-1949, Dean Gooderham Acheson Papers, Public Housing, Racial Policies, and Civil Rights: The Intergroup Relations Branch of the Federal Public Housing Administration, 1936-1963, U.S. Operations Mission in Iran, 1950-1961, The U.S. and Castro's Cuba, 1950-1970: The Paterson Collection, Records of the Office of the Reich Commissioner for the Strengthening of Germandom, The Global War on Terrorism, The War on Poverty and the Office of Economic Opportunity: Administration of Antipoverty Programs and Civil Rights, 1964-1967, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Nonproliferation, The Minority Voter, Election of 1936 and the Good Neighbor League, The International War on Drugs, FBI File on Harry Dexter White, FBI File on Nelson Rockefeller, Records of the Deutsche Ausland-Institut, Stuttgart: Records on Resettlement, Election of 1948, Rise and Fall of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, FBI File on America First Committee, The Global Financial and Economic Crisis, International Climatic Changes and Global Warming, Spiro T. Agnew Case: The Investigative and Legal Documents; Etiquette and Advice 1631-1969; United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: Study Prepared by the Department of Defense; Records of the U.S. State Department: Subject Files of the Office of Special Political Affairs; Service Lists and Reports of the Chinese Maritime Customs and Whangpoo Conservancy Board; Shanghai International Settlement: Urban Planning and Development; Shanghai International Settlement: Shanghai Municipal Council Reports, Minutes of Ratepayers Meetings, and Shanghai Volunteer Corps; American Urban Life and Health, 1883-1914 **
ARTbibliographies Modern provides indexing to art, architecture and design journals, essays, books, exhibition catalogs and dissertations. Publications indexed date from approximately 1973 through the present, while the subject focus is late 19th-century to the present.
Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection is an archive of publications focused on U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture from colonial times until 1960. Available in two series, Series 1 focuses on the creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics. Series 2 focuses on Hispanic American civil rights, religion and women’s rights from the 18th through the 20th century. Content is written, indexed and searchable in Spanish and English.
Art Source covers a broad range of topics in the fine and decorative arts, architecture, urban planning, landscape and other aspects of design.Coverage includes subject and author indexing to the contents of journals, museum bulletins and other art documentation formats dating from the late 1920s to the present day.
ARTstor is a repository of images of art, architecture, and design. It includes a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching. ARTstor is supplemented by additional content, including thousands of licensed images (primarily art and architecture) ; additional supplemental images include locally-produced NYU collections: United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Photographs Collection - Part I: Negatives and the Tamiment/Wagner Poster and Broadside Collection.
In order to download images, users must create an artstor account. Faculty members may request special privileges that allow the creation of image groups, personal collections, and more.
Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed information on productions, theaters, production companies. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera. Some 50% of these plays have never been published before.
Associated Press Collections Online is a database of primary source historical newswires from the Associated Press. Content includes images and original PDFs from the Middle East Bureaus (1967-2005, in English and Arabic), U.S. City Bureaus (post WWII), and Washington D.C. Bureaus (1938-2009), as well as the AP Internal Communications module (personal papers of AP staff members, consisting of wire copy, correspondence, journals, reporters' notebooks, and other materials).
Provides history and religious studies researchers with over 10 million pages and 29,000 documents focused on religious thought and practice. Eleven thematic series provide researchers with specialized content spanning from the 13th century through 1922. The eleven series include: Biblical Research Perspectives, 1516-1922; Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487-1918; Christian Preaching, Worship, and Piety, 1559-1919; Global Religious Traditions, 1760-1922; Global Theological Perspectives, 1322-1922; Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1918; Jewish Studies Perspectives, 1800-1918; Missions and Missionaries Around the World, 1611-1922; Perspectives on Ancient Civilizations, 1200-1922; Religion and Social Change, 1723-1921; Religious Leaders and Thinkers, 1516-1922.
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The Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas redefines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers, representing all the urbanized areas of North America. It has been developed by Bill Labov, one of the world’s leading sociolinguists, together with his colleagues Sharon Ash and Charles Boberg.
The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is published by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. It offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. It contains American and international journals including not only scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
Benezit Dictionary of Artists is a standard reference collection of artists' biographies. It is international in scope, and covers all periods and styles. In addition to biographies, many entries include bibliographies, auction sales data, and images of signatures, monograms, or other marks of identification.
The Berman Jewish DataBank acquires, archives and provides open online access to quantitative studies and related materials on North American Jews and Jewish communities. The DataBank makes available questionnaires, reports and data files from the National Jewish Population Surveys (NJPS) of 1971, 1990 and 2000-01. Also provides access to other national Jewish population reports and approximately 200 local Jewish community studies from the major Jewish communities in North America.
The Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford University is the central open access repository on Jewish communal policy. It includes more than 20,000 policy-related Jewish communal documents from leading authors, journals, and organizations.
The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55 BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, available online from 2002 to 2009. The complete database now contains just over 600,000 records, and is updated three times a year, usually in February, June and October.
This database combines the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and the Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA). It indexes published material related to the visual arts from the years 1975-2007. BHA indexes articles within its scope from over 1,200 journals, regardless of the subject focus of a particular journal. Therefore, many of the journals are covered partially, as only some of their articles are within BHA's scope. BHA is succeeded by the International Bibliography of Art (IBA) which can be accessed through Proquest Art, Design and Architecture Collection.
Online biographical reference database in the fields of literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, history, current events and the arts.Biographical information on over one million people throughout history, around the world.
Biological & Agricultural Index Plus provides indexing and abstracting for domestic and international journals in Biology, Agriculture, and related fields, with coverage beginning in 1982. Full text is available for selected titles.
Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, Black Authors, 1556-1922, is the most complete and compelling collection of its kind. It offers more than 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe and Africa, expertly compiled by the curators of Afro-Americana Imprints collection, the largest existing collection of its kind. Found within are wide-ranging genres, including personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.
Black Drama, now in its expanded third edition, contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays.
Collection of stories from Africa and the African Diaspora. When complete, it will offer more than 8,000 short stories and folktales, ranging thematically from oral traditions that date back many hundreds of years to contemporary tales of modern life. In addition to these works, the database includes complete runs of selected literary magazines, such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon.
Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, the Schomburg Studies, and much more. It combines several resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), historical black newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.
Contains 1297 sources with 1100 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African-Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.
Provides access to fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries, representing voices of women from Africa and the African diaspora. Currently features over 50,000 pages of poetry and prose
Book History Online (BHO) is a comprehensive international bibliography covering scholarly monographs, articles, and reviews in the fields of book and library history, focusing on the production and distribution of printed books in their economic and socio-cultural contexts, as well as their preservation and description. It is the online continuation of the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries.
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 text, video, and images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues.
Includes 10,000 pages of diaries and letters revealing the experiences of approximately 500 women. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment contains full-text books and bibliographies with links to WorldCat holdings. The collection also contains federal and state documents, including legislative histories; House and Senate hearings and reports; committee prints; and reports from the Comptroller General, the Congressional Research Service, and the Government Accountability Office. The editors also provide carefully selected lists of court decisions important for researching particular issues in both sports and entertainment. The lists include citations and brief annotations describing the significance of each of the highlighted decisions.
The C2ER Cost of Living Index crosswalks the expense of moving from cities across the United States to Manhattan, NY. Users can export data and locate COLI data in scholarly publications. C2ER COLI data are recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNN Money, and the President's Council of Economic Advisors. COLI's data and methodology are reviewed by an Advisory Board composed of academic researchers and government officials.
C19: The 19th Century Index provides bibliographic coverage of nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives from the English-speaking world. This database includes the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900), Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, Palmer's Index to The Times, the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, and more.
Over 250 of these well-known, used and trusted volumes published since the 1960s are available online; covers 14 subject areas, including General History, Regional History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
The Campbell Collaboration promotes positive social and economic change through the production and use of systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis for evidence-based policy and practice. It provides an online, peer-reviewed monograph series of systematic reviews, which follow structured guidelines and standards for summarizing the international research evidence on the effects of interventions in crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare.
The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) is a collection of digital objects and other content related to the digital heritage of Canada. It includes Artifacts Canada Humanities which contains more than 3 million object records and 580,000 images from hundreds of museums across the country.
Canadian Newsstand offers access to the full text of nearly 300 newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including The Globe and Mail. The database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Newsstand content is updated daily.
The Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections database contains several searchable, full-text digital collections of British and American literary works from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including fiction, poetry, and drama. This database also includes access to The Bible in English, the Annual Bibliography of American Literature (ABELL), and Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare.
Chicano Database indexes monographs, journal articles, book chapters and other material related to the study of Mexican-American and Chicano history and culture; some materials also may be relevant for U.S. Latino studies more broadly. The database is produced by the Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley, with extensive coverage from the 1960s to the present and selective coverage to the early 20th century.
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) provides reviews and information for children's books, ranging from board books to YA novels and nonfiction. Find books based on genre, reading level, age range, awards won, and additional categories.
Church Missionary Society Periodicals encompasses publications from the CMS and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter.
City Readers (Digital Historic Collections at the New York Society Library) is a database of historic records, books, and readers. Search, browse, and visualization tools support the discovery and analysis of over 100,000 biographic, bibliographic, and transaction data, derived from digitized content from the New York Society Library’s archives. Circulation records from 1789 to 1805, when the Library shared Federal Hall with the first American Congress, have been fully digitized and transcribed, and the data is now available for free through City Readers.ledgers to provide a virtual reconstruction of the Library as a social and literary institution in New York at the turn of the eighteenth century.
ProQuest History Vault's coverage of the Black Freedom Struggle offers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. This category consists of the NAACP Papers and federal government records, organizational records, and personal papers regarding the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century. The NAACP Papers collection consists of 6 modules. The NAACP Papers collections contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP's work and delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues. With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, the NAACP Papers document the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond.
The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century consists of four modules: two modules of Federal Government Records, and two modules of Organizational Records and Personal Papers, offering unique documentation and a variety of perspectives on the 20th century fight for freedom. Major collections in these modules include Civil Rights records from the Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush presidencies; the Martin Luther King FBI File and FBI Files on locations of major civil rights demonstrations like Montgomery and Selma, Alabama or St. Augustine, Florida; and the records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), African American Police League Records
Colonial America consists of over thousands of volumes of the CO 5 series of Colonial Office files held at The National Archives in London, plus extracted documents associated with them. This collection covers aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American history, the early-modern Atlantic world, the Caribbean and the nascent British Empire. Covering the period 1606 to 1822, CO 5 constitutes the original correspondence of the the colonial governments with the Board of Trade, the Secretary of State for the Southern Department and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, together holding responsibility for the British possessions in mainland North America and the Caribbean.
Provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.Also includes a digitized version of The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739, which contains bibliographic records and extracts for thousands of additional documents.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry contains citations for poems that appear in anthologies and collections, as well as poet biographies, commentaries, a glossary of poetic terms, and full text for some poems. Users can search poems by title, first line, author gender, genre, and more.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a source for theory and research in international affairs. It includes scholarship, working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals, case studies for teaching, and policy briefs.
The Commercial Pattern Archive database (CoPA) provides a unique tool for researchers and designers to recreate or date clothing from 1868 to 2000. The cornerstone of CoPA is the Betty Williams Collection. Betty Williams, a theatrical costumer in New York City, pioneered research on commercial patterns in the early 1980s. The Betty Williams Collection is now housed at the University of Rhode Island and is combined with the URI and Joy Spanabel Emery Collections in the Commercial Pattern Archive in URI Library Special Collections.
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Communication and Mass Media Complete indexes and abstracts academic and trade journals in communications and mass media. Full-text is included for some titles. Conference proceedings are also available, including those of the International Communication Association.
The Communist Historical Newspaper Collection covers historical local, regional and national news. The collection includes: The Daily Worker, Daily World (1968-1986), The Ohio Socialist, People's Daily World, People's Weekly World, Sunday Worker, The Toiler, The Worker, and The Worker.
The Confidential Print series issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since c1820 originated out of a need for the Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. Some of these were one page letters or telegrams – others were large volumes or texts of treaties. In this resource one can review documents from the North American Confidential print series from 1824-1961.
Contemporary Women's Issues is a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, the alternative press, and "gray" literature (including hard-to-find newsletters, NGO research reports, and ephemeral publications from research institutes and grass roots organizations), with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. It includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. The records are indexed by 17 categories, including subject, region, article type, and publication type.
CQ Almanac offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes the full year in Congress and in national politics.
The CQ Press Library at SAGE Knowledge (formerly the Political Reference Suite of Online Editions) aggregates reference materials, encyclopedias, and primary source documents on legislative history in the United States.
CQ Press Electronic Library (CQEL) is a reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Titles included are: CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Guide to Congress, Guide to U.S. Elections, Guide to the Supreme Court, Guide to Political Campaigns in America, Guide to the Presidency, Historic Documents Series, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, Vital Statistics on American Politics and Washington Information Directory.
CQ Public Affairs Collection, organized by 22 key public affairs subject headings like Advocacy and Public Service, Education, Energy, the Environment, Health, and Transportation, features in-depth reporting on vital issues, statistical and historical analyses, historic documents and primary source materials, as well as a directory of key government, nonprofit, and private organizations in each of the major policy areas.
CQ Supreme Court Collection blends historical analysis with timely updates and expert commentary of Supreme Court decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution.
CQ Voting & Elections Collection integrates a wealth of data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a powerful research and reference tool on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships.
Criminal Justice Abstracts contains bibliographic records and select full text of leading journals and magazines in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. It covers a wide range of topics, including corrections and prisons, policing, history of crime, criminal investigations, forensic sciences and investigations, forensic psychology, substance abuse and addiction, probation and parole, criminal law, and more.
Data.Census.Gov, the interface that replaces American FactFinder, is the portal to US Census data and includes data from the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys. Users can generate simple visualizations, extract reports, and explore census data by theme or topic.
Provides online access to more than 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond, this single source enables users to locate key information underpinning studies in international relations, American studies, United States foreign and domestic policy studies, journalism and more.
Defining Gender explores the study and analysis of gender, leisure, and consumer culture from 1406 to 1917. This collection of original primary source materials from British archives includes ephemera, pamphlets, college records and exam papers, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, account books, educational practice and pedagogy, government papers from the Home Office and Metropolitan police, illustrated writings on anatomy, midwifery, art and fashion, manuscript journals, poetry, novels, ballads, drama, receipt books, literary manuscripts, travel writing, and conduct and advice literature. This broad range of documents is organized around the following themes: conduct and politeness, domesticity and the family, consumption and leisure, education and sensibility, the body. Manuscripts, printed works, and illustrations combine to address the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives.
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) represents American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco. It is consulted by scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool for both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to scanned fire insurance maps and other maps of cities and towns in the United States. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, or anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The maps include information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors.
Digital Theatre Plus offers full-length filmed stage performances of classic and modern plays, along with interviews and workshops with playwrights, directors, designers, actors, musicians, and others involved in the playmaking process.
Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is a landmark online collection that fills a gap that is largely absent from the scholarly record, with a comprehensive and international set of resources to enrich study in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy. At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is important for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.
The Documenting White Supremacy and Its Opponents in the 1920's database collection, previously named Understanding Hate in America, includes papers promoting as well as those opposing white nationalism. It brings together local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers from across the U.S. It also includes key anti-Klan voices from newspapers published by ethnic, Catholic, and Jewish organizations.
Docuseek2 is a collection of 1800 documentary films from the catalogues of Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, KimStim, the National Film Board of Canada, and Terra Nova Films.
DRAM (Digital Recorded American Music) is a recorded music collection with a particular focus on the American experimental tradition, with recordings from the catalogs of New World Records, Composers Recordings Inc, Deep Listening, Experimental Intermedia, Lovely Music, Mode, Wandelweiser, and other independent record labels.
Drama Online contains full texts and full-length filmed performances of plays ranging from Aeschylus to the present day, with supplementary material including first night program texts, critical analyses, and images from the Victoria and Albert Museum's archive of production photos. Includes the Core Collection, Critical Studies and Performance Practice, Nick Hern Books Modern Plays, National Theatre Collection, RSC Live Collection, and Aurora Metro Books, among others.
E&E contains journalistic analysis on policy, legislation, science, legal, and regulatory affairs across the environment and energy spectrum. E&E Publishing's Suite of Services are ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire, and E&ENews PM, EnergyWire and E&ETV's OnPoint.
Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Material has been indexed so that it can be used in new ways. For example, one can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. Searchable full text is also available for a subset of the collection.
Early European Books Online encompasses European printed material, and material printed in European languages, from the early modern period. The contents are drawn from major repositories including the Danish Royal Library, the National Central Library in Florence, the National Library of France, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the Wellcome Library in London. The works encompass all the major fields of human endeavor, including science, medicine, philosophy, theology, literature, history, political science, travel and exploration. The database features full-color, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each book has been captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages and any loose inserts, providing scholars with a wealth of information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artifacts. The database also allows users to search for and zoom in on specific pages that feature illuminated lettering, marginalia, maps, portraits or other graphic features.
Education Source with ERIC provides access to research on all levels of education from early childhood to adult education. The content includes peer reviewed journal articles, ebooks, book reviews, dissertations, conference papers and policy reports on all topics in the realm of education.
eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
Searches numerous indexes and web-based resources from 1106 until 1930 CE. It provides references and links out to periodicals, books, artworks, and government documents (US and UK). These cover all subject areas.
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online provides access to facsimile page images and full text of works published in the British Isles (plus some from North America) during the 18th century. The collection includes books, pamphlets, and broadsides. Users can search within texts keyword and download them as PDFs.
Eighteenth Century Drama is an archive of plays and documents associated with plays licensed between 1737 and 1824. The collection provides correspondence, playbills, and other documents that provide social context for the plays, and also includes the London Stage open access collection.
Eighteenth Century Journals brings together rare journals printed between 1685 and 1835, primarily in the British Isles (with some publications from India, the Caribbean, and Europe). Users can view and download page images and search transcribed full text for all journals in the collection.
Electronic Enlightenment is a wide-ranging, online collection of edited correspondence from the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The database provides immediate access to 70,057 historical documents, covering everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.
The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive offers digitized primary sources for studying the history of the film, music, theater, and broadcast industries from 1880 to the near present. Magazines include American Cinematographer, Back Stage, Billboard, Broadcasting, Hollywood Reporter, Mix, Musical Express, Radio and Records, Reggae & African Beat, Spin, Stage, Variety, and Writers Guild of America.
Environmental Issues Online brings together multimedia materials (text, archival primary sources, video and audio) around key environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more.
Essay and General Literature Index allows users to locate essays published in anthologies, annual and serial essay collections, and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. The Index covers essay collections published from 1985 to the present.
Essay & General Literature Index Retrospective contains citations for essays in collections and anthologies from 1900 to 1984. Coverage focuses on the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film and publications from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.
Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, multi-lingual (English, Spanish, French, German, and more) database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority, and native presses. Full-text content ranges from the 1940s to present day.
Everyday Life and Women in America showcases unique primary source material circa 1800-1920 for the study of American social, cultural, and popular history. Sourced from the collections of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University, and The New York Public Library, it is comprised of fully searchable images of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social, and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes. The collection is especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, offering vivid insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban, and rural cultures.