Search the full text of historical newspapers. WFU access includes the Early American Newspapers Series 1 (1690-1876), African American Newspapers Series 1 (1827-1998), African American Newspapers Series 2 (1835-1956), and Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876).
Features national, regional and local news from across the United States from the 1980s to the present. Includes the Winston-Salem Journal. A great resource for getting news from regional and local news sources.
Search for articles about the history and culure of the United States and Canada. Publications include peer-reviewed journals, magazines, dissertations, books, and more. Access is limited to six simultaneous users. Note: For world history topics, use the Historical Abstracts database.
Sourced from the Gilder Lehman Collection, this collection of primary source materials contains two thematic modules – Module I: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859; Module II: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.
Covers interactions between American Indians (including America, Canada, and Mexico) and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection. Note: Cross-searchable with the American West database.
American National Biography consists of brief biographies of Americans with significant achievements, fame, or influence. "American" is defined as a person whose significant actions occurred during his or her residence within what is now the United States or whose life or career directly influenced the course of American history. Only deceased persons are included.
Search the full text of historical American periodicals from the 1700s up to 1900, including articles, advertisements, and illustrations. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine and America’s first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies’ Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure’s.
Collection of primary sources such original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources, that cover social, political, and economic aspects of the American West. Note: Cross-searchable with American Indian Histories and Cultures.
Provides access to British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, including previously restricted letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activists’ biographies and first-hand accounts of events.
Provides access to materials exploring important aspects of LGBTQ life. Includes periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source materials. Includes access to five modules: LGBTQ History Since 1940, part 1; LGBTQ History Since 1940, part 2; Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century; International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture; and L’Enfer de la Bibliotheque Nationale de France Digital Archive.
Topically-focused digital collections of primary, unpublished historical documents drawn from institutional and governmental sources and private collections. Broad topic clusters include: 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; women’s studies; and more.
Provides images for use in academic papers and presentations, covering a broad range of subjects beyond art history. Images have been contibuted by major museums, institutional archives, personal collections.
The premier database for research in religious studies, the Atla database provides full-text coverage for major international journals, magazines, and professional publications. Multiple religious traditions and related disciplines, such as anthropology, political science, counseling, and history are represented.
Contains 20 different versions of the English Bible from the 10th to the 20th century, including 12 full Bibles, 5 New Testament texts, 2 versions of the Gospels only, and William Tyndale’s translations of the Pentateuch, Jonah, and the New Testament.
Contains full-text biographies of historical and contemporary figures from around the world. Sources include Biography Today, Britannica, US presidential and congressional sources, Cambridge, and more.
This resources encompases publications from the Church Missionary Society, the South American Missionary Society, and the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, from 1804-2009. In addition to religious perspectives, these publications give information on political and social issues in the various regions in which these societies were working.
Provides access to all volumes of the CO 5 series from the UK National Archives, which consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.
Search across hundreds of subject encyclopedias and other referece works. A great place to find background information on almost any research topic. Includes subject trees, pro/con resources, links to scholarly articles and more.
Includes polemical, exegetical, and papal documents that testify to the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th century Counter-Reformation era. Texts written in Latin, English, and French.
Includes the full text of all known existing books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the 13 colonies and the United States between 1639-1819. Combined search of both the Evans collection and the Shaw & Shoemaker collection.
Includes the full text of all known existing books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the Thirteen Colonies or the United States between 1639 and 1800. Periodical and newspaper articles are not included.
Full text of books, pamphlets and broadsides published in England or in English between 1475 and 1700. Includes many of the items indexed in the English Short Title Catalogue. Corresponds to the Pollard and Redgrave, and Wing Short-Title Catalogues, as well as Thomason Tracts.
GPA provides access to selected newspapers from Russia, Mexico, China, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, including El Mundo (Puerto Rico) and The Daily Observer (Liberia). Includes some English-language titles as well as titles in over 30 languages.
Search across a wide range of eighteenth century periodicals that cover multiple aspects of contemporary life and culture, including literature, theatre and arts, politics, religion, morality, satire, business, and gender. Primarily UK, but also includes colonial publications from India, Ireland, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of ‘Empire’ and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.
Includes articles ranging from concise explanations to comprehensive expositions and from historical treatments of subjects to current-events coverage. Includes Britannica’s Book of the Year and Nations of the World.
Comprises thousands of fully searchable images of rare books, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.
Streaming video collection of award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum–race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Contains videos in business, economics, health, medicine, humanities, social sciences, science and mathematics. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
Includes primary source materials including manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, military files, ephemera and artwork highlighting the experiences of soldiers, civilians, and governments on both sides of the conflict and in multiple theatres of war. ZSR access includes Modules I, II, and III.
Recorded oral histories of testimonies of individuals first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those who were in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators. Users must create an account and be on campus or VPN in order to access testimonies.
Search across hundreds of subject encyclopedias and other reference works. A great place to find background information on almost any research topic. Includes a topic finder for help with narrowing or broadening your research topic.
This comprehensive multidisciplinary database delivers credible facts and current insight into today’s most debated political and social issues. Contains periodical content that covers current events, news and commentary, pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.
Includes newswire services from around the world, including the AP, Dow Jones Industrial News, dpa, AFP, Canadian Press, and others. The wires are available in various languages including Arabic, French, Italian, and German.
These accounts, including manuscript, visual, and printed works from British people traveling abroad between c.1550-1850 provide insight into European influence on British society, daily life, and Europe’s urban spaces.
Full-text seachable library of high-quality digitized materials such as books, articles, government information, and more from libraries around the world. Includes public domain and in-copyright content. Log in as a WFU user to download PDFs and access additional features.
Provides indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations covering the history of the world from 1450– except the U.S. and Canada. For similar coverage of the U.S. and Canada, use America History and Life. Access is limited to six simultaneous users.
Archive of video oral histories from both well-known and unsung African Americans from diverse backgrounds. Search by name, area of influence, birth state, or by broad topic. All videos include full-text searchable transcripts.
Provides access to legal, political and diplomatic documents of the Panton, Leslie & Co. trading firm, which traded with the Creeks, Seminoles, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Cherokees and used their influence to encourage resistance to white settlement of Native lands.
Documents from the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (IGCR), which was organized in London in August 1938 to consider the problem of racial, religious, and political refugees from central Europe.
Successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). Covers current international literature on the history of art in Europe and the New World from late antiquity to the present. Includes both the fine arts (architecture, sculpture, painting, drawing and prints) and decorative and applied arts (popular art, folk art). Indexes and abstracts journals, books, conference proceedings, exhibition catalogues, selected art dealers’ catalogues, doctoral dissertations and microform publications. See BHA for coverage from 1975 to 2007.
This resource offers insights into the everyday lives of the American Jewish population over three centuries. The database includes documents and manuscripts; full-color, searchable images; interactive maps with historical census data; biographies; essays; and an interactive chronology. Materials can be organized and viewed by key themes, such as business & industry, civil rights, politics, everyday life, culture & the arts, etc.
A full-text database of archived issues of academic journals. Since JSTOR is a backfiles project, a typical coverage range is the beginning of a journal until three or five years ago. Supported in part by the Dail Endowment Fund.
A growing collection of nearly three million high-resolution type specimens and related materials from community contributors around the world. This resource also features partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors‚ correspondence and diaries, illustrations, and photographs. Selected sub-collections include reference works and books.
An insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer.
Module I. This module covers all aspects of the migration experience, from motives and departures to arrival and permanent settlement. Significant material on the movement of Indian and Chinese indentured labourers is included from The National Archives.
Full text for many major U.S. and international newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, the London Times, and others. Also includes some television and radio news transcripts.
Primary source collections of the “long” nineteenth century. Collections are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries and specialist libraries. Content includes monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, and more.
Oxford Bibliographies Online are authoritative, scholar-developed research guides covering a variety of subject areas. They combine features of an annotated bibliography and a subject encyclopedia, guiding researchers to the best available scholarship on the topic.
Online access to the Oxford Handbooks series in History. Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline, explains the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and describes how those debates might evolve. The handbooks offer authoritative and trustworthy guides to the scholarship that defines the field.
More than 1,200 streaming videos providing a range of content including video documentaries and series from PBS. Covers subjects from science, history, art, Shakespeare, diversity, business & economics, and more.
Manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University, the project seeks to rediscover early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form.
Current US and international news. This simultaneously searches ProQuest databases US Newsstream, International Newsstream, Global Breaking Newswires, Canadian Newsstream, Ethnic Newswatch, and Recent Newspapers.
Provides the most recent news content from outside of the U.S. and Canada with archives that stretch back decades. The collection features newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites in full-text format.
Contains 18 newspapers with coverage beginning in the late 2000s through present with a three-month embargo. Titles include Barron’s, LA Times, Newsday, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and more.
The thematic collections from Reveal Digital are sourced from a wide array of libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors. Reveal Digital curates the content in collaboration with an editorial board of library leaders and provides a crowd-publishing model in which libraries pool funds to develop the collections. The results are open access primary source collections of great value to scholars and researchers.
Overviews of research and trends and background information in the Social Sciences and Humanities. WFU access includes the following subject collections: Asian Studies; Communication, Journalism, Media & Culture; Environment & Sustainability; Law; Philosophy; Politics; Religion; Security Studies; and Sociology.
This resource features the world-famous prompt book collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
The USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive allows users to search and view video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979.
Academic streaming library of feature films, documentaries and foreign films from the largest movie studios, including Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBCUniversal, Columbia Pictures, Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax and many more. ZSR subscribes to the 1000 most popular titles and has licensed a few others for campus.
Current U.S. news content and archives that stretch back into the 1980s. Provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes full text from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune.
Provides access to books, periodicals, and other materials in the areas of war and terrorism intended to be of use for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science
Includes holdings information from the world’s libraries. Use to find out what resources are available in libraries other than ZSR, and use the ‘request from ILL’ button in any record to connect to our ILL system.