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African American Studies

African American Biographical Database
Profiles and full-text sketches providing both biographical detail and illuminating narratives chronicling the lives of Black Americans.

Black Studies Center
Brings together essential historical and current material for researching the past, present and future of African-Americans. Includes the Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865) a collection of primary sources from African Americans actively involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States. Also included is History Makers, video recordings of interviews with influential, contemporary African Americans, the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, and material from newspapers, dissertations and journals.

Slavery & Anti Slavery
Devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective.



Acta Sanctorum & Patrologia Latina Database
The works of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian around 200 A.D. to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. Hagiography and culture.

Annual Register
A year-by-year record of British and world events, published annually since 1758. This classic reference work provides historians and students with information on the major and minor events of the past 250+ years, with historical context and perspective and a mass of biographical information.

Archive Finder
A directory of 5,750 repositories and 206,000 collections of primary source material housed across the United States and United Kingdom.

Archives Unbound
Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.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.

C19: The 19th Century Index
A comprehensive and dynamic source for discovering nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives.

Cecil Papers
The Cecil Papers is a major collection of early-modern historical documents from the reigns of Elizabethan I and James I/VI. More than 150,000 pages have been digitised in full color to create a definitive online archive of almost 30,000 manuscript documents written by some of the most significant figures of Elizabethan and Jacobean history.

Colonial State Papers
The Colonial State Papers offers access to over 7,000 hand-written documents and more than 40,000 bibliographic records with this incredible resource on Colonial History. In addition to Britain's colonial relations with the Americas and other European rivals for power, this collection also covers the Caribbean and Atlantic world. It is an invaluable resource for scholars of early American history, British colonial history, Caribbean history, maritime history, Atlantic trade, plantations, and slavery.

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)
Curated by the National Security Archive, this collection presents declassified government documents covering U.S policy toward critical world events - including military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions - from 1945 to the present.

Documents on British Policy Overseas
A collection of primary source documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), shedding light on diplomatic history throughout the 20th C. It is based on three print series which form a record of British peacetime diplomacy since the end of the 19th C: British Documents on the Origins of the War 1898-1914, Documents on British Foreign Policy 1918-1939 and Documents on British Policy Overseas. DBPO is produced in collaboration between ProQuest and the FCO.

History Vault
Primary sources documenting 18th through 20th Century America

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are foremost among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the past three centuries, for Britain, its colonies and the wider world.

John Johnson Collection
A digital archive of 1.5 million items ranging in date from the 18th century to the early 20th century. Subject coverage in areas of advertising, booktrade, popular prints, and nineteenth century entertainment in Britain.

Browse over 400 years of newspaper content



Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Digital access to more than 125,000 literary and historical classics

Early European Books
Traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.

German Literature Collection
Includes Brecht, Kafka, Goethe, Schiller, and the complete Weimar edition of Luther's Work.

Teatro Espanol del Siglo de Oro
Contains hundreds of important works from The Golden Age (1500-1700), the crowning glory of Spain's intellectual and artistic achievements.


Social Sciences

Gerritsen Collection
A standard source for the study of women's history in the world, including the rise of feminism and the movement for women's rights.

Policy File Index is a unique resource for U.S. public policy research. Users are able to access timely, updated information from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities.