Subject: Social Science, History
17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers 1600 1800 [Electronic Journals Collection]
The most important and comprehensive collection of early English-language newspapers, dating from 1603. A full-text digital archive of nearly 1,270 newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsides collected by the Reverend Doctor Charles Burney (1757-1817), preserved and augmented by the British Library.
19th Century British Library Newspapers 1800 1900 [Electronic Journals Collection]
Complete runs of 48 newspapers specially selected to best represent 19th Century Britain: London's national and regional newspapers; those from established country or university towns as well as the new industrial centers of the Midlands; and from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.
19th Century British Pamphlets 1545 1900 [Primary Sources]
Digital primary source collection of more than 20,000 pamphlets digitized from research universities in the United Kingdom. A wide range of topics are covered, focusing on political and economic life in 19th century Britain. While the bulk of the collection is from the 19th century, there are some pamphlets included going back to 1545. Specific collections include: Bristol Selected Pamphlets, Cowen Tracts, Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection, Hume Tracts, Knowsley Pamphlet Collection, and LSE Selected Pamphlets.
A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns, 1787-1825 [Indexes and Abstracts]
A New Nation Votes is a searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy. The data were compiled by Philip Lampi. The American Antiquarian Society and Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives have mounted it online with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Abbreviationes Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
A database of medieval abbreviations to assist in deciphering and transcribing medieval Latin manuscripts.
ACLS Humanities E-Book [Indexes and Abstracts]
A collection of scholarly e-books in the Humanities. Strongest in history, the collection also includes works in Art History, Folklore, Literature, Musicology, Philosophy, and Religion.
Africa-Wide Information [Indexes and Abstracts]
Offers multidisciplinary information and provides the opportunity to search across 40 integrated databases sourced worldwide. Combining South African Studies and African Studies, NiPAD provides access to two million records with full-text links.
African Newspapers, 1800-1922 1800 1922 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Provides access to more than 40 fully searchable African newspapers covering issues and events between 1800 and 1922
Aluka Struggles for Freedom, Southern Africa [Database]
The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century, with far-reaching consequences for people throughout Africa and around the globe. Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.
Aluka World Heritage Sites - Africa [Database]
World Heritage Sites: Africa links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. The materials serve researchers in African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Diaspora studies, folklore and literature, geography, and history, as well as those focused on geomatics, advanced visual and spatial technologies, historic preservation, and urban planning.
America's Historical Newspapers 1690-1922 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Includes Early American Newspapers series 1 through 12, 1690-1922, and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980. Series 1 (1690 - 1876) provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers listed in Clarence Brigham's authoritative bibliography and in additional subsequent bibliographies. Series 2 (1758 - 1900) focuses on the 18th- and 19th-century newspapers. Series 3 (1829 - 1922) focuses on the 19th- and 20th-century newspapers including Civil War, Reconstruction, the Progressive Era and beyond. Series 4 (1756-1922); Series 5 (1777-1922); Series 6 (1741-1922); Series 7 (1773-1922); Series 8 (1844-1922); Series 9 (1832-1922); Series 10 (1730-1900); Series 11 (1803-1899); Series 12 (1821-1900)
America: History and Life 1964 - [Indexes and Abstracts]
Scholarly literature on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada.
American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies 1939 present [Indexes and Abstracts]
Provides information on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Sources indexed include journals, books, dissertations, online resources and selected government publications published in the U.S. and Canada.
American Broadsides and Ephemera [Indexes and Abstracts]
Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900, and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900.
American Indian CD-ROM [CD Rom]
A research source on Native Americans, containing the text and graphics from several books, documents, letters, census data, and graphic material.
American Indian Histories and Cultures [Primary Sources]
The range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents 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- to late-twentieth century.
American National Biography Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
The American National Biography Online has biographical information on over 17,000 notable Americans from colonial times to the present.
American State Papers 1789-1838 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Legislative and executive documents originating from the period between 1789 and the beginning of the "U.S. Congressional Serial Set" in 1817.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 [Primary Sources]
Digital primary source collection on the social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from newsletters, organisational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.
BBC Shakespeare Plays [Indexes and Abstracts]
Streaming video plays of William Shakespeare.
Black Studies Center [Database]
A portal to several resources in black studies (African American Studies, African Studies, and Diaspora Studies) including essays from Schomberg Studies on the Black Experience, indexes and full-text from black journals and periodicals covered by the International Index to Black Periodicals, the Marshall Index (formerly A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature), and the Black Literature Index. Also includes the full-text of the Chicago Defender newspaper, 1912-1975.
Black Studies in Video [Primary Sources]
Black Studies in Video includes streaming access to seminal documentaries, interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience in the United States. Highlights include footage from the 50th anniversary reunion celebrating the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, documentaries of major black figures (e.g. Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Huey P. Newton), and the Hatch-Billops Collection on black American art, drama, and literature.
Cambridge Core [Database]
Cambridge Core, the platform for Cambridge University Press's academic content, contains over 1 million journal articles and 30,000+ books in Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, Social Sciences, and Science.
Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease 2003 [Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks]
Interdisciplinary history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today.
Civil War CD-ROM [CD Rom]
A compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Contemporary Middle East: A Documentary History [Indexes and Abstracts]
The Contemporary Middle East: A Documentary History brings together more than 120 primary source documents that allow the region's modern history to be told by the people who made it. Each chapter begins with an overview and features speeches, charters, diplomatic agreements, UN resolutions, and other texts that have influenced or were the product of major events and movements. An essay providing historical context precedes each document or set of related documents. A chronology covering the period 1917-2007 complements the narratives and documents.
Early American Imprints I, Evans: 1639-1800 [Indexes and Abstracts]
An online collection reproducing every extant book, pamphlet, and broadside published in America from 1639 to 1819 - the complete printed, non-serial source materials of American culture for the 17th and 18th centuries. Covers titles in the Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker bibliographies. Available also in microform: TISCH MICROFORMS F700.
Early American Imprints II: Shaw Shoemaker, 1801-1819 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the distinguished bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker
Early Encounters in North America [Indexes and Abstracts]
An expanding source of letters, diaries and other accounts of early encounters between Europeans and Native Americans from the mid-1600s through the mid 1800s. This resource is fully indexed and can be searched in a wide variety of ways, and should be of interest to historians, anthropologists and environmental scientists.
Early English Books Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
Over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), comprising all known English language books from the beginning of printing to 1700.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online 1701 1800 [Indexes and Abstracts]
ECCO aims to deliver every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the Eighteenth Century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas: books, directories, Bibles, scientific treatises, almanacs, laws, court cases, sheet music, sermons, advertisements, speeches, handbills, parish registers, pool books, cookbooks, etc.
Expanded Academic ASAP [Indexes and Abstracts]
Articles from more than 1,500 scholarly, trade, and general-interest publications, including national news and commentary. Coverage is from 1980 to current and is updated daily. Some full text is available.
Financial Times Historical Archive [Database]
Provides access to the Financial Times (Global News - London) from 1888-2010.
Food Studies Online [Primary Sources]
Food Studies Online is a multi-format online resource that includes archival content, visual ephemera (e.g. advertisements), text, and video covering the topic of food from social, historical, economic, cultural, religious, and political perspectives.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941 1996 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports presents translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the globe.
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 [Primary Sources]
This primary source collection draws from British Foreign Office files and contains a wide variety of formats including diplomatic dispatches, telegrams, newspaper cuttings and transcripts, maps, photographs, political and economic reports, accounts of visits and tours, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, letters, leaflets and other ephemera focused on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, but also covering Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kashmir. The collection is organized into three sections: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era 1947-1964; South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh 1965-1971; Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civil Rule in Pakistan.
Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 [Primary Sources]
Sourced from the UK’s National Archives, Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 is a collection of primary sources, including analyses, annual reviews and diplomatic correspondence, on topics such as the Arab-Israel and Iran-Iraq wars, as well as civil conflicts in Lebanon, Iran, Cyprus and Yemen. It is organized in three parts. (1) The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis (1971-1974) and (2) The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords (1975-1978) are currently available, and (3) The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (1979-1981), will be released in 2017.
Gerritsen Collection [Indexes and Abstracts]
Begun in the late 19th century, the Gerritsen Collection represents books and periodicals tracing the development of feminist consciousness through 4 centuries and 15 languages. The Collection is one of the most important single sources in the study of women's history.
HAPI Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
Scholarship on Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States: citations to articles, book reviews, documents, literary works, and other material in more than 500 international social science and humanities journals, published from 1970 to the present. Many citations are linked to full-text.
Historical Abstracts 1450 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Scholarly literature in history from 1450 to the present, excluding the United States and Canada. Database coverage starts in 1955.
Historical Statistics of the US Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
Fully searchable and downloadable compendium of statistics that includes over 37,000 data series on various topics. Allows users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets.
History Universe [Indexes and Abstracts]
Index to the guides of 127 microform collections on 19th and 20th century American history.
Immigration to the United States 1789-1930 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Part of Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program, this free web resource contains several thousand digitized books, pamphlets, photographs, maps, and pages from manuscripts detailing the experience of voluntary immigrants to the United States from the country's beginnings to the Depression era.
Digitized collection of documents from the U.S. State Department Central Classified Files relating to the internal affairs of India and U.S. relations with India during the critical period of transition to formal independence. Includes special reports on political and military affairs, socioeconomic studies, interviews and meeting minutes with foreign government officials, documents received by U.S. diplomats, translations of foreign government documents (including speeches, memos, transcripts of meetings) and foreign newspapers.
International African Bibliography Online [Database]
The International African Bibliography Online (IABO) is a specialist bibliography of African Studies and contains 140,000 entries of the International African Bibliography published in the years 1971 to 2015 and about 4,000 new publications will be added per year. The IABO can be browsed by categories and offers detailed search options.
International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (IBHR) [Indexes and Abstracts]
An annual bibliography of books and articles relating to European Humanism and the Renaissance. Sources may be historical, political, artistic, literary, philosophical, technical, economic, etc. The terms ‘humanism’ and ‘renaissance’ are intended in a broad sense, both in terms of content and chronology. Emphasis is on, but not strictly limited to, the Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries. Coverage begins in 1965.
International Medieval Bibliography Online 1967 - [Indexes and Abstracts]
Brepols, 1967- An international index to medieval topics (400-1500) in literature, language, history, archaeology, art, music, theater, Arabic and Islamic studies, and religion and philosophy. IMB covers 4,500 journals and over 5,000 miscellany volumes in 30 languages.
Iter: Bibliography [Indexes and Abstracts]
An index of interdisciplinary journal literature on the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes citations for articles, books, bibliographies, catalogs, abstracts, and discographies.
JSTOR [Electronic Journals Collection]
JSTOR includes scholarship published in more than 1,400 of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Landmark documents in American history 1492 1995 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Contains nearly 1,300 full-text documents from American history from 1492 to 1995 with biographies of major figures associated with many of the documents. Includes court decisions, laws, treaties, speeches, and letters, each with an introductory essay placing it in historical context.
Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922 1805 1922 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Provides access to more than 45 fully searchable Latin American newspapers covering people, issues and events of the region between 1805 and 1922.
Latin American Newspapers Series 2, 1822-1922 1822 1922 [Indexes and Abstracts]
This second series of digitized Latin American Newspapers expands the number of searchable titles available from this region by more than 250 additional titles. Includes newspapers published in English, Spanish and Portuguese from 20 countries.
Composed of FBI surveillance files on the activities of the African Liberation Support Committee and All African People’s Revolutionary Party; this collection provides two unique views on African American support for liberation struggles in Africa, the issue of Pan-Africanism, and the role of African independence movements as political leverage for domestic Black struggles. Material from 1970-1985.
Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 [Primary Sources]
Full-text searching of records from the ACLU from before its founding in 1920 through the 20th century. Covers topics such as race, identity, gender rights, worker’s rights, popular protest, the role of government, and more.
Massachusetts History Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history.
Nation Archive 1865 - [Journals]
The Nation Digital Archive provides full access to the complete backfile of the oldest continuously published weekly journal in America; it includes every article, editorial, poem, puzzle, and review since publication began on July 6th, 1865.
Oxford African American Studies Center [Indexes and Abstracts]
The Oxford African American Studies Center is a comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History combines the speed & flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.
Parker Library on the Web [Primary Sources]
High-resolution copies of 559 manuscripts in the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Manuscripts date from the sixth through the sixteenth centuries CE. Includes extensive bibliographic material relating to the collection.
Pennsylvania Gazette 1728 1800 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Published in Philadelphia from 1728 through 1800, The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered The New York Times of the 18th century.
Digitized documents from the papers of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, founders of the first lesbian rights organization in the United States, the Daughters of Bilitis. This collection focuses on Lyon and Martin’s work with other organizations such as ACLE, the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, and the National Organization for Women, as well as covering the research and reception of Martin’s book Battered Wives. See also the related collection: Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis.
Digitized documents on the founding and growth of the homophile movement, especially the Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian rights organization in U.S. history, founded by Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. The collection also includes copies of The Ladder, the monthly magazine for the Daughters of Bilitis, as well as early meeting minutes, correspondence, chapter records, membership data, and manuscripts. See also the related collection: Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin: Beyond the Daughters of Bilitis.
Political History of America's Wars [Indexes and Abstracts]
Political History of America's Wars chronicles more than 200 years of America's involvement in major wars, rebellions, and insurrections--from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, combining narrative history with extensive use of primary source documents and informative biographies.
Project MUSE [Electronic Journals Collection]
Provides electronic access to the full text of Johns Hopkins University Press's scholarly publications in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Boston Globe (1872 - 1979) [Indexes and Abstracts]
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Full-text archive of the Los Angeles Times, from 1881. Primary source with particular strengths in news coverage of the film and entertainment industry, immigration, and the growth of Southern California and the American West.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-3 yrs ago) with Index (1851-1993) [Indexes and Abstracts]
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-3 yrs ago)
Public Documents Masterfile [Indexes and Abstracts]
An electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication, in a single searchable database. Contains two types of records, full bibliographic records and brief records comprised of index terms or pointers to public documents cumulations or catalogs.
Race Relations Abstracts [Indexes and Abstracts]
Race Relations Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Race, Ethnicity & Education and Ethnic & Racial Studies.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega [Indexes and Abstracts]
Readers' Guide Full Text is a database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
This HeinOnline collection brings together, for the first time, all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) 1898 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Provides author, subject and citation access to journal articles and book reviews in the social sciences. Coverage from 1898. Part of Web of Science.
South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 1864 1922 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Southern Historical Society papers [Indexes and Abstracts]
Contain over twenty thousand pages detailing Confederate action and life during the Civil War, as well as aspects and events of the postwar period.
Statesman's Yearbook [Database]
The Statesman's Yearbook includes reliable information on all 194 countries in the world plus states and dependencies, covering key historical events, and population.
Supreme Court Compendium [e-book]
The Supreme Court Compendium covers the Court's history and development as an institution; its caseload and decision making; the justices' backgrounds, nominations, and confirmations; the Court's relationships with the public, the media, and other governmental and judicial bodies; and public views on the Court and its decisions.
Culled from the U.S. National Archives, this collection consists of correspondence and telegrams received and sent by the American consular post in Jerusalem. The topics covered by these records include the protection of interests of American citizens, foreign trade, shipping, and immigration. Includes significant material related to the British Mandate in Palestine.
Culled from the U.S. National Archives, this collection consists of correspondence and telegrams received and sent by the American consular post in Beirut. The topics covered by these records include the protection of interests of American citizens, foreign trade, shipping, and immigration. Includes material on the French Mandate in Syria-Lebanon – the Druse Rebellion of 1925, religious and political conflict, the failure of the Franco-Lebanese Treaty of 1936, the creation of a new mandate administration in Syria in 1939, and more.
Digitized documents from the Justice Department Library and U.S. National Archives covering the “Hindu Conspiracy Case,” a series of arrests and later trials against Indian Nationalists active in the United States, bankrolled by Germans interested in supporting the overthrow of British colonial rule in India.
Morocco’s strategic location has shaped its history. After gaining independence in 1956, Morocco made great strides toward economic and political liberalization. The sultan Muhammad V, ruling his newly independent nation, proclaimed his intention of turning it into a constitutional monarchy. His first act was to transform himself into a monarch and assume the title of king. The Moroccan government undertook a number of economic, social, and political reforms, including the drafting of a constitution.
The Making of the Modern World [Primary Sources]
Full-text searching of mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, published from 1450 through 1914. This collection covers social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization, and the birth of the modern corporation - tracking the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth.
Times Digital Archive 1785 - 2007 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Researchers can search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Data will be added monthly until the entire period of 1785-1985 is available.
US Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Walter B. Wriston Archives [Indexes and Abstracts]
The Walter B. Wriston Archives provides online access to the Walter B. Wriston Collection, including full text access to speeches, articles, and books written by and about Wriston over his lengthy career. Wriston,a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, was a world renowned expert on international finance, banking, and technology, and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Citigroup and Citibank.
Women Working 1800 - 1930 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the U.S. economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
Women's Studies International 1972 present [Indexes and Abstracts]
Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Includes the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.