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Drawn from archives across the globe, this wonderful collection of primary source documents offers a remarkable window on the lives and experiences of men and women during the First World War. The three available modules are 'Personal Experiences', 'Propaganda and Recruitment', and 'Visual Perspectives and Narratives'.
Useful Content on the War
Almost every database that includes the time period will have information on the First World War. These are just a few possibilities.
AccessScience is a collection of introductory reference materials relating to the major scientific disciplines. Users will find definitions, articles, images, videos, and curriculum maps drawn from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms.
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.
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.
Indexes literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes 1,700 journals and also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages. Publication dates of coverage: 1964 to present.
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.
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.
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 current year's photo report and historical images dating from the 1500s. Photos and audio may be downloaded or printed.
Art Museum Image Gallery includes good quality images of paintings, drawings, sculpture and other media. Many images are accompanied by bibliographic references to works that illustrate and/or discuss the subject artwork. Content is provided by major museums.
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.
This historical newspaper provides insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers. Included are critical perspectives on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history.
The Columbia Gazetteer of the World is an encyclopedia of geographical places and features. Most entries have details on where the place is located, its dimensions and borders, and information on economic activities, demographics, history, and former or alternate names and different spellings and pronunciations.
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.
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.
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.
Film & Television Literature Index is a comprehensive index covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing and produced for a broad target audience, from film scholars to general viewers. Subject coverage includes: film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Dates of coverage: 1914 to present.
Film Index International is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. With a scholarly, inclusive approach to all areas of film studies - from the very first silent movies, to art house classics or the latest blockbusters - Film Index International provides truly international coverage, indexing films from over 170 countries.
This collection consist of the British Government's files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980. The papers in the files cover such issues as economic and industrial development, trade, migration, visits to South Asia by British politicians and by South Asian politicians to Britain and elsewhere, education, administrative reorganization, conflict over language, aid, political parties, agriculture and irrigation, and television and the press.
This digital collection makes available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980. Allows access to eye-witness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses, economic assessments, synopses on Chinese personalities, and more.
This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection also provides immediate access to many primary sources from around the world that were previously available only in a limited number of rare book rooms.
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. Indexes more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages. Publication dates of coverage: 1955 to present.
Search the PDF full text and image archives of more than 100 major U.S. and African American newspapers.
Highlights include: Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945), Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Tribune (1849-1986), Christian Science Monitor (1908-2004), Los Angeles Times (1881-1995), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), The Chicago Defender (1910 - 1975), The New York Times (1851-2014), The New York Tribune (1841-1922), The New York Tribune (1900-1910), San Francisco Chronicle (1869-1922), The Wall Street Journal (1889-2000), The Washington Post (1877-2001), St. Petersburg Times / Tampa Bay Times (1901-2009), Korea Times (1956-2016)
International bibliography of the history of science, technology and medicine.Search for journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews and dissertations in all scientific disciplines and related fields. Dates of coverage: 1975 to present.
This resource consists of a few collections which can be cross-searched, these collections are: -Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records -Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1 -Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975 -NAACP Papers: Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files -NAACP Papers: The NAACP's Major Campaigns--Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces -Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records, Part 1 -Slavery and the Law -Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Records, Temperance & Prohibition Movement.
Index Islamicus is the main index in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. It indexes academic literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Records included in the index cover almost 100 years of publications on the world of Islam. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level. Dates of coverage: 1906 to present.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is a multilingual index to articles and book reviews in publications appearing worldwide. The collection provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia. IFLP also analyzes the contents of individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Mélanges, and congress reports each year. Dates of coverage: 1985 to present.
Legal Source provides access to an extensive range of full-text legal content. It offers information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical law, labor and human resource law, ethics, and the environment. Legal Source includes the Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective and the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books.
Literature Online includes full text of literary works in English from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. It also includes the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, together with biographic and bibliographic reference materials for each author.
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose. LION is the single most extensive and wide-ranging online collection of English and American literature.Resources included in this resource are: Bibliographies Biographies Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Encyclopedia of African Literature Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003 Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 vols.) Encyclopedia of the Novel Handbook of African American Literature New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Oxford Companion to Irish Literature Penguin Classics Introductions Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory Routledge Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (2nd Edition)
Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926 provides access to international and foreign law, including monographs on the laws of foreign jurisdictions. This resource includes titles from the 19th and early 20th century, as well as classics in European international law since the 17th century.
Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 complements the collection of treatises found in Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600-1926. Importantly, it provides an interpretive analysis with books on codes, the “primary sources” of law.
Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources 1620-1926 is a fully searchable digital archive of the published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests and more from 1620-1926.
Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 includes transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements and other official papers of the most-studied and talked-about cases, including many that resulted in landmark decisions. It serves the needs of students and researchers in American legal history, politics, society and government, as well as practicing attorneys.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, so providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Contains contemporaneous letters, diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives.
PAIS International contains journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies for public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations.
ProQuest Congressional allows you to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research. You can perform in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest.
This resource is not part of the depository library program.
PsycINFO via Ovid indexes core academic and professional literature in the psychological and behavioral sciences and their related disciplines. Coverage is from 1806 to the present. **Note that the database PsycINFO is also searchable on APA PsycNET platform.
Enter world war i (all lower case) in the search box and you will get over two thousand entries. Not everything is on the war, some deal with postwar.
To search only a specific database (e.g., PsycINFO) within the PsycNET interface, use the "Select Databases" features at the top of the PsycNET landing page and check (or uncheck) the database(s) that apply. To access PsycTHERAPY, click on its hyperlinked title.
Provides indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.Dates of coverage: 1890-1982. Use the Readers' Guide Full Text for 1983 forward.
Sociological Abstracts represents the core database for sociological scholarship, covering literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It indexes scholarly journals, dissertations and theses, books, and conference papers and proceedings, and is international in scope.
Provides full-text access to the Parliamentary Papers. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed. Dates of coverage: 1688 to the present.
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. With a focus on bringing the voices of the colonized to the forefront, this curated archive and database 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.
This full text resource consists of primary materials from 1840 to the present. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.
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. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 91 document projects and archives with more than 3,600 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and more than 2,060 primary authors. The scholar's edition also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration.