ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary and EBL) is a multidisciplinary collection of ebooks from numerous academic publishers. Visit the help page. NOTE: Titles can be dropped by the publisher without prior notice.
This database includes the full text of over 250 volumes of the Cambridge Histories series on subjects such as Latin American, British, American, World and regional history; the history of philosophy, music, literary studies, religious studies, science, economics, language and linguistics, theatre and performing arts, political and social theory, and warfare.
Searches back runs of scholarly journals; art & architecture, language & literature, history, economics, social sciences, mathematics, ecology and music. JSTOR now includes some current issues for selected titles. Ebooks from scholarly publishers are also available.
The Social Science/Humanities Library is a collection of over 1,480 online social science/humanities journals spanning a broad range of academic disciplines. Use the search function to find titles and articles. The Social Science/Humanities Library title list also provides direct URL links to the individual journals. All currently subscribed journals are also available and accessible.
Content includes American history, history of science, medicine technology, history of banking, finance, and commerce, women's history, material culture, children's life, internal improvements, slavery and abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction, social movements, popular culture, and popular literature. From the Colonial and Early Republic Eras (1691-1820).
Content includes American history, history of science, medicine technology, history of banking, finance, and commerce, women's history, material culture, children's life, internal improvements, slavery and abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction, social movements, popular culture, and popular literature. From the Jacksonian Era (1821-1837)
Content includes American history, history of science, medicine technology, history of banking, finance, and commerce, women's history, material culture, children's life, internal improvements, slavery and abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction, social movements, popular culture, and popular literature. From the Reconstruction era (1866-1877)
Content includes American history, history of science, medicine technology, history of banking, finance, and commerce, women's history, material culture, children's life, internal improvements, slavery and abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction, social movements, popular culture, and popular literature. From the Antebellum and Civil War eras.
Content includes American history, history of science, medicine technology, history of banking, finance, and commerce, women's history, material culture, children's life, internal improvements, slavery and abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction, social movements, popular culture, and popular literature. From the era of Westward Expansion.
This primary source collection of the ACLU's records focuses on free speech, civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement, citizenship, race, gender, immigration, discrimination, and issues related to the U.S. Supreme Court and American legal history. Documentation includes information on the inner workings of the organization, case files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, political cartoons, manuscripts, and more, including the documents from the ACLU's Southern Regional Office.
American Indian Histories and Cultures provides a collection of materials related to Native Americans and indigenous peoples of Canada, Mesoamerica, and the Caribbean, including content from the earliest contact with Europeans to contemporary civil rights issues, in the form of books, legal and financial records, diaries, travel journals, photographs, maps, newspapers, artwork, treaties, and tribal records.
Content includes primary sources regarding African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies.
Includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Materials are diverse, including not only books and broadsides but also Bibles, tract books, sermons, and printed printed ephemera by many well-known and lesser-known authors. Captures the essence of the Enlightenment in Great Britain, and is essential in order to understand the context of the French, Industrial, and American Revolutions. Contains more than 32 million pages of text and over 205,000 individual volumes, all fully searchable.
Gale Primary Sources is an online collection of primary sources with access to books, newspapers, photographs, maps, and more. This resource includes access to: Archives Unbound, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Sabin Americana, History of the Americas (1500-1926), and The Times of London Digital Archive (1785-2014).
• Civil Rights and Social Justice: This database contains a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Containing hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislations, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, A curated list of scholarly articles, a varied collection of books on many civil rights topics, and a list of prominent civil rights organizations are also included.
• Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, scholarly articles and more.
• LGBTQ+ Rights: This database charts the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today. All titles in this collection have been assigned one or more title-level subjects relating to their scope, and are further divided into six subcollections: Marriage and Family; Employment Discrimination; Military Service; AIDS and Health Care; Public Spaces and Accommodations; and Historical Attitudes and Analysis.
• Open Society Justice Initiative : The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for Open Society's broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. The Justice Initiative publishes reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice. Beyond their publications, the Justice Initiative represents individuals before domestic and international human rights tribunals. Their advocacy work targets national and regional policymakers and governments to advance human rights and the rule of law, and they support local, national, and international efforts to expand access to justice.
• Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law: The database contains legal and non-legal materials regarding slavery in the United States. It includes colony status, federal statues, and state cases on slavery. Also provides access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880. Included are English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, modern histories of slavery, and modern law review articles on the subject. Much of the non-legal material in this collection is based on the holdings of the Buffalo Public Library which contains nineteenth century pamphlets and books on slavery.
This primary source collection focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of indigenous peoples from the 16th century through the 20th century. Documentation include newspapers, indigenous language materials, dictionaries, religious texts, photographs, maps, reports, and legal materials. Topics include delegations and federal relations, trade, communication, wars, laws, language/linguistics, education, assimilation, relocation, and civil rights.
An online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Covering a span of 400 years in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, this fully searchable digital archive is an essential tool for the study of the western hemisphere. It provides primary source material critical to the understanding of the society, politics, religious beliefs, literature, customs and momentous events of the times.
This primary source collection contains manuscripts, ephemera, documents, newspapers, journals, and literature related to women's movements, feminist theory and activism, the social, political, and professional achievements of women, women's education, women's health and mental health, and other gender issues throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The archives cover multiple geographic regions and multilingual content.
Primary source newspaper content from 1800-1899, featuring full-text content and images from about 500 newspapers from a range of territories and urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. Includes topics such as the American Civil War, the Confederacy, African-American culture and history, Western migration, immigration, elections and Antebellum-era life. Funded by the History Department.
American Indian Newspapers contains a collection of more than 200 years of Indigenous print journalism over more than 9,000 individual editions from the perspective of Indigenous peoples of the U.S. and Canada in both native languages and English.
Ethnic NewsWatch provides access to thousands of full text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from the ethnic and minority presses in America. Of the more than 1.8 million articles contained in the collection, nearly a quarter are written in Spanish.
Hispanic American Newspapers features hundreds of newspapers published by Hispanics, including many from the 19th century that have long since ceased publication as well as papers published bilingually in Spanish and English. Users can compare and contrast Hispanic views on most major themes in American life, beginning in 1808 when the first Spanish-language newspaper in the United States was printed in New Orleans.
Full-page and article images from the Los Angeles Sentinel, the oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S., covering issues concerning the African-American community and its readers. Searchable with full text.
Complete digital edition of The Times (London) newspaper. Use keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of a specific article or a complete page. To search full-text, change drop-down box from keyword to "text." The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Funded by the History Department.
The Endangered Archives Programme facilitates the “digitization of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration.” There is an amazing array of sources here (new projects announced in October 2020 include palace archives from the Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim, government and church records from the Turks and Caicos Islands, 19 th Century Bulgarian Manuscripts and the Ghana Railway Corporation Archive). You can search by language and geographic area.
The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. It focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation.
The IISH was founded in the 1930s in the Netherlands, and contains all sorts of archival material (not all of which has been digitized) about international socialist, anarchist, communist and other left-wing movements around the globe, from the 1920s to more recent times. Scroll to the bottom of the page to browse through their online collections, or to consult finding aids.
These collections (at Yale University) include a wide range of digitized materials on the history of Christian missionaries (of many denominations), ranging from annual reports and periodicals of mission agencies and church bodies, to selected materials from the archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education. Much of the material here concerns missionaries in Asia.
This project contains records and reports from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, which operated mission stations in the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans from 1820 into the 20 th century.
This is the digital portal for the archives of the Basel Mission, an inter-denominational Protestant missionary society (originally founded in 1815) that trained missionaries and established centers of its own in Africa and Asia. The digitized collections mostly included images and maps.
This is a digital library collection at Harvard University that includes digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets and manuscripts about the history of disease, ranging from cholera epidemics in the 19 th century to the London plague of 1665 to tropical diseases and the construction of the Panama Canal.
This digital archive contains collections of material related to the history of medicine. Particular collections include: the Medical Officer of Health Reports for London (from 1848 to 1972), the records of the Royal Army Medical Corps (which includes over 130,000 digitized pages of correspondence, reports, personal field diaries, memoirs, photographs and memorabilia by former officers and men of the Corps, from 17 th-century conflicts through the First and Second World Wars); and collections of recipe books and manuscripts from the 16 th century to the 19 th century.
This is apparently the largest repository of manuscripts, monographs, media, and artifacts relevant to the history of psychology and related human sciences. The collections document the history of psychology in all of its forms, tracing it from the laboratory rooms of the late nineteenth century to hospitals, schools, and businesses throughout the twentieth century
This is a collection of materials on public health efforts to prevent, control and eradicate global disease. It contains oral histories, photographs, and documents pertaining to smallpox, malaria, and guinea worm.
Through Duke University, this presents images and historical material for approximately 600 health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. Includes a wide range of products such as cough and cold remedies, laxatives and indigestion aids, and vitamins and tonics, among others. In addition to the advertisements themselves, the MMA website includes historical material that puts health-related advertising into a broader perspective.
This collection allows you to browse digitized American medical books from 1610-1920, historical anatomical atlases, digitized books on the cholera pandemics of the 1800s, an exhibition on Native Peoples’ concepts of health and illness, materials from the First World War, and more.
This is a digital archive of documents created by industries which influence public health, hosted by the University of California-San Francisco Library. It contains extensive collections of primary sources (documents, videos, images) about the tobacco industry, as well as the chemical, food and fossil fuel industries.
The Niels Bohr Library & Archives is a repository and clearinghouse for information in the history of physics, astronomy, geophysics and allied fields. See also the extensive oral interviews with prominent physicists.
This includes, among other materials, oral histories with prominent Caltech faculty, and the Paul McCready papers (documenting the work of the Caltech graduate who developed the first human-powered aircraft – the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross).
Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. It provides an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period.
This collection of primary sources on women in world history (poems, newspaper articles, etc.) includes material spanning the globe from Africa to Southeast Asia. It is probably aimed more at world history teachers than at researchers.
This archive contains primary source materials about 20 th-century Jewish and world history with a special emphasis on anti-semitism, World War I, World War II and Soviet Russia (including periodicals, posters, drawings and postcards).
The digitized newspapers at the National Library of Israel are mostly in Yiddish, Hebrew or other languages, but there are several English-language Jewish newspapers (including one from Los Angeles and one from Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s).
This digital archive is a freely accessible, comprehensive electronic edition of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900), the leading voice behind the rise of American Reform Judaism in the late 19 th century.
This archive, based in London, is “one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust, the Nazi era and genocide.” It contains published and unpublished accounts of the Holocaust (many recently translated into English), press cuttings, and photographs.
This Polish collection provides access to the Second World War accounts of Polish citizens (translated into English!) and their fate under German and Soviet occupation. While it doesn’t appear to contain testimonies from Polish Jews, it does have eyewitness accounts about the fate of Polish Jews and the extermination camp at Treblinka.
The archives of the main weekly American sports magazine are actually available online through the CPP library – simply search for “Sports Illustrated” in the main catalog, and one of the ensuing links will give you the option of online access back to 1954. (The other three links only give you access to the magazine from the early 1990s onward).
This is a marvelous site maintained by Brigham Young University. The main page provides links to official treaties and papers; documents by year; diaries, memoirs, etc.; other books; a biographical dictionary; images etc.
This collection includes all sorts of materials (from American and European observers) that cover war and its immediate aftermath. This collection also includes primary source accounts of the Armenian genocide.
Originally in the collection at Columbia University, now hosted by the Internet Archive, this contains fantastic pamphlets and tracts from the First World War. Most of the material here is from the United States.
This digital collection (at the University of Michigan) chronicles the experience of American soldiers who found themselves in Russia in 1918, fighting Bolshevik revolutionaries for months after the Armistice ended hostilities in France.
This is an astounding digitization project of the daily unit dairies, orders of the day, etc. for the French armed forces during World War I. It also includes the individual services records of some notable French soldiers (e.g. General Franchet d’Esperey)(In French)
This digitization project allows you to search for all five million individual prisoners detained during the First World War. It also includes (in French and German) the official Red Cross reports on prisoner of war camps.
This link to the main page of University of Chicago Special Collections contains multiple collections of maps: 19th century maps of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia; Asian Cities; 18th century Central Europe; Digital South Asia; Ethnographic Maps of the 19th century; European Transportation Maps of the 19th century; Late 19th-Century European City planning maps; Late 19th-and early-20th-century Latin American Cities; Chicago; 19th-century Paris; Urban Rail Transit maps.