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  • The largest collection from British news media from these centuries.

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  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life among other subjects.

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  • See: Alexander Street Press 

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  • Search the full text of eight African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1902.  Frederick Douglass' Paper is among the included titles. 

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  • Search the full text of over 270 African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1998.

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  • Educational science and history DVDs....plus the BBC Shakespeare Collection and other

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  • Indexes and abstracts the world's scholarly literature in the history of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. 

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  • This collection contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries covering all aspects of American history.

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  • Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 American magazines and journals published from 1741 through 1940.

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  • Search or browse U.S. congressional materials originating from 1789 and covering through 1838, including 1st Congress, 1st Session through 25th Congress, 2nd Session.

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  • This digital collection of primary sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library contains over 300 manuscripts, broadsides, maps, and rare printed works. Material in the collection ranges from 1722 to 1939, with the majority covering 1830 to 1839.

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  • News Features & Internal Communication:  The news features, dating from 1940, include news analysis, human interest stories, and entertainment and sports reporting.

    Bureau Collection: This collection offers access to records from the AP's Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh bureaus, dating from 1931 to 2004.

    Washington, D.C. Bureaus Collection: Washington D.C Bureau provides access to records covering the years 1952-2009.

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  • C19 Index includes the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online, and American Periodicals Series.  It indexes books, government publications, archival collections, and serials. 

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  • Contains full text of major articles gleaned from the New York Herald, the Charleston Mercury, and the Richmond Enquirer.

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  • The Evans collection covers virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from one of the most important collections ever produced on microform, Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans' renowned American Bibliography and Roger Bristol's supplement. Including more than 36,000 printed works and 2.3 million pages, Series I also offers new imprints not available in microform editions. This link also includes access to Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800. To search Early American imprints Series 1 and 2 together, see America's historical imprints.

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  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 provides a comprehensive set of American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century. It is based on the noted -American Bibliography, 1801-1819 by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. With more than four million pages from over 36,000 items, including 1,000 catalogued new items unavailable in previous microform editions. This link also includes access to Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819. To search Early American imprints Series 1 and 2 together, see America's historical imprints.

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  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), Parts I and II, comprises over 200,000 printed volumes. It includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom in the 18th century, thousands of important works from the Americas produced in the same period, along with contemporary titles that debate and analyze those works.

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  • Collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. 

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  • Transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that have been translated into English by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, a U.S. government agency.  This fully searchable digital edition is the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence. The dates of coverage are 1941 to 1996.

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  • Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in the database, America: History and Life). Indexes the journal and book literature.

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  • Provides a quantitative view of American history from colonial times to the present.  Data is available for export in Excel or CSV formats for analysis.  Major sections include: Population; Work and Welfare; Economic Structure and Performance; Economic Sectors; and, Governance and International Relations.

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  • A full text history reference database featuring content from almost 2,000 reference and non-fiction books.

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  • Provides image and full-text online access of core academic journals in a variety of disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The following collections are accessible: Arts and Sciences Collections I-XIII; Business IV; Life Sciences Collection; Public Health Reports, and Global Plants.

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  • Provides full-text searching and digital images of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. These legal history resources cover many topics of interest to general researchers.

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  • Provides full-text searching and digital images of thousands of books and pamphlets covering major and minor trials of English-speaking jurisdictions and English-language trials in other jurisdictions. Materials include unofficially published accounts of trials, as well as briefs, arguments and other trial documents where these were printed as separate publications. These legal history resources are also useful in the social sciences and reveal elements of the lives of ordinary people. Topics covered include: adultery, commercial law, conspiracy, constitutional law, crimes against persons, domestic relations, dueling, elections, impeachment, international law, land, libel, military offenses, murder, slavery, theft, torts, treason and wills, among many other subjects.

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  • The Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge contains 538 Old English and medieval manuscripts. This database provides full digital copies of each manuscript along with thousands of citations to the relevant secondary literature on the manuscripts.

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  • Executive branch publications from 1789 to 1932 covering topics that span business and industry, foreign trade, navigation, immigration and population, health, causes of death, religious affiliations, military operations, and weather conditions.

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  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides searchable access to full-text and full-images from some of America's most important newspapers.

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  • Consists of personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations. Among the collections are: Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM); Mary McLeod Bethune Papers; Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC); Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Bayard Rustin Papers; Claude A. Barnett Papers.

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  • Covering years 1909 through 1972, this collection contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People throughout the country.

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  • Texts from the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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  • Provides indexing to the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.

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  • An online collection of books, pamphlets, serials, and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Covers a span of 400 years in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

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  • Letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories; accounts from official, radical, and alternative organizations; posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and rare materials; and Universal newsreel footage of the times.

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  • A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Issues after 2012 are published by Proquest. Issues before 1900 are available from HeinOnline.

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  • Contains hundreds of personal letters, diaries, photos, and maps from the collections of the Kansas State Historical Society and the Kansas Collection of the Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas. Includes a tutorial for Territorial Kansas history, with lesson plans.

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  • Full-text and full-image articles from the Times of London for the years 1785-2006. To search Times Digital Archive, Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, and Sunday Times Digital Archive together, please click here.

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  • Covers 1902 to 5 years ago with access to book reviews, film reviews, play reviews and more. To search Times Digital Archive, Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, and Sunday Times Digital Archive together, please click here.

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  • Records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978. 

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  • Contains a wide range of material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain, and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930.

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  • Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities, organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. This full-text resource also provides learning modules in the form of document projects, each of which is organized around a specific question about a single social movement.

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  • Streaming video collection overing Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. To search American History in Video and World History in Video together, please click here.

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