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).
Modern scholarship covering ancient Greek and Roman/Latin language, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, archaeology, religion, mythology, science, etc. The time period covered is the second millennium B.C.E to roughly 800 C.E. The database is in English.
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Topically-focused digital collections of primary, unpublished historical documents drawn from institutional and governmental sources and private collections.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.
Contains diplomatic dispatches, letters, and more that circulated between The British Foreign Office in London and British embassies and consulates in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong between 1919 and 1980.
Contains diplomatic dispatches, letters, and more that circulated between The British Foreign Office in London and British embassies and consulates in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkima and Kashmir between 1947 and 1980.
Contains diplomatic dispatches, letters, and more that circulated between The British Foreign Office in London and British offices in the Middle East. Three modules cover: the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis, the Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords, and the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.
Provides complete online coverage of the sessional papers of the British House of Commons from 1695 to 2015 and the 19th Century House of Lords. It covers working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy.
Provides searchable, full page image digital access to British journals published between the late 1600s and early 1900s. Topics covered include, literature, art, music, architecture, drama, history, science, and more. Includes access to collections I & II.
Covers books and periodicals of the 19th century. Corresponds to or provides indexing for: Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, American Periodicals Series, Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, ArchivesUSA, and Palmer’s Index to the Times.
A database of research published in China. Contains journals, theses/dissertations, proceedings, newspapers and more. ZSR subscribes to Series F: Literature / History / Philosophy. Access availabe through VPN only.
Provides digitized, full-text access to pamphlets published between c. 1750 and 1929, mostly in English, that address such issues as foreign relations and diplomacy, the Chinese Diaspora, missionaries and Christianity, and more. Also includes some secondary source material.
Access primary sources from nine archives in the UK, New Zealand, and the US to give insight into the changes in China during this period. Covers the time period from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic.
Contains documents from the US State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs from 1945-1955. Provides insight into the domestic issues in Communist and Nationalist China, U.S. containment policy as it was extended to Asia, and Sino-American relations during the post-war period.
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.
A source for NGO, IGO, ThinkTank, research institute, and grey literature on politics, international affairs, security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies. Contains working papers, research reports, proceedings, and more.
Complete volumes of all British Government Confidential Print for Africa. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.
Complete volumes of all British Government Confidential Print for Central and South America and the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.
Complete volumes of all British Government Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.
Complete volumes of all British Government Confidential Print for the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.
Collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and objects.
Provides access to full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources from the 15th to the 17th century. Access to content from Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) only (Collections 8 & 12).
Archive of almost every play submitted for licence in England between 1737 and 1824. Also includes The London Stage 1660-1800 which is a searchable database of every performance in London during those years and the Biographical Dictionary of Actors etc. 1660-1800.
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.
Bibliography of works produced in Europe that make some mention of the discovery and emerging awareness of the Americas. Derived from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750,” commonly known as the Alden-Landis bibliography.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contains journals, ebooks, and Open Access research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.
Full title: The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: newly translated out of the originall tongues: & with the former translations diligently compared and reuised by his Maiesties speciall Comandement Appointed to be read in Churches.
This collection charts the development of one of the world’s largest and most culturally significant industries. Material is sourced from international archives, including the archives of Thomas Cook, the world’s best known travel agency and a pioneer of tourism for the masses.
Drawn from the holdings of the Lilly Library, this resource contains full colour maps, cartoons, sketches, Tallis’ Street Views of London, and George Gissing’s famous London scrapbooks from the Pforzheimer Collection.
Mass Observation was a social research organization formed in 1937 to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This collection includes studies and publications, diaries and personal writings, photographs, and interactive maps. It describes everyday life in the words of ordinary people, with interviews and records of overheard conversations, rather than through polls.
Multiple manuscript sources in various languages detailing the journeys of famous travellers from Marco Polo to John Capgrave, and the stories of legendary figures such as Prester John and Sir John Mandeville, with translations, route maps and introductory essays.
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.
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.
Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective.
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.
Primary sources on political extremism and radicalism across the globe. Covers 1900-2010. Includes monographs and manuscripts by and about these movements. Content Warning: This collection contains images and documents that may be triggering or disturbing to some.
From the collections of original archival material from key libraries in Britain and America, discover the 1950’s to the 1970’s through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips.
All things Congress- full text of: federal bills and laws (1776-present); voting records (1987-present); U.S. Serial Set and American State Papers (1817-present); published and unpublished Congressional hearings from (1824 to present); Congressional Record (1873-present) and its predecessor publications (1789-1873); Congressional Research Service reports (1916-present).
Provides full-text searchable access to both U.S. and selected international historical newspapers, including: New York Times (1851-three years ago), Chicago Tribune (1849-1998), Wall Street Journal (1889-2011), Christian Science Monitor (1908-2009), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), Washington Post (1877-2006), New York Amsterdam News (1922-2010), Times of India (1838-2010), Korea Times (1956-2016), Irish Times and Weekly Irish Times (1859-2021). More recent issues may be available through other databases. Includes advertisements, illustrations, etc. as they were laid out on the original page.
Provides full-text titles on military issues from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
This collection contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States (as part of a multi-national force) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Source Library: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.
Collection of 17th and 18th century English newspapers and news pamphlets. Published mostly in London, but there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. Includes page images.
Access to primary and secondary source documents from 1490-2007 that allow researchers to examine the history of slavery, abolition and social justice in America, the Caribbean, Brazil and Cuba along with material examining European, Islamic and African involvement in the slave trade.
Free open-access collection of key historical and contemporary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences, from and about South Asia, in English and other languages of the region. Contains books, journals, newspapers, census data, magazines, and documents, with particular focus on social & economic history, literature, women & gender, and caste & social structure.
Covers two hundred years of British and European history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne. Gathers together sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British State Papers and links these rare historical manuscripts to their fully text-searchable calendars.
This digital collection reviews U.S.-China relations in the post-Cold War Era, and analyzes the significance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China’s human rights issues, and resumption of World Bank loans to China in July 1990. Source Library: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.
Provides searchable, full-text, page image access. Founded in 1838 to serve the British residents of West India, The Times of India is now the largest English daily newspaper in the world. Access goes back to the first issue.
Provides searchable, full text access. Published in Tokyo to stimulate US-Japan amity and written for both Japanese and western readerships, Trans-Pacific Online is a source of political, cultural and commercial news in the early 20th century.
The Victorian Popular Culture portal is a resource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930, and shows how interconnected these worlds were.
This database examines efforts to foster gender equity through expanded economic and social participation of women on a global scale. Covering a century, the database highlights and evaluates activism through individual efforts, organizational initiatives, and socio-cultural projects led by or for women in the Global South.
This collection includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories. Analyitical and scholarly sources relevant to the constitutions in HeinOnline are also linked.
Contains Hein’s U.S. Treaty Index (1776-Present), United Nations Treaty Series (1948-Present), League of Nations Treaty Series (1920-1946), Rohn’s World Treaty Index (1900-2000), Historical Treaty Index (1648-1919), Wiktor’s Multilateral Treaty Calendar (1648-1995) and Martens’ Treaties (1761-1944).
Includes more than 3,500 trials including complete sets of American State Trials, Howell’s State Trials, and the Nuremburg Trials. It contains trial transcripts, critical court documents, and trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials, as well as biographies of many of the greatest trial lawyers in history.