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Uncovering new information from rarely seen original documents is what drives historical scholars—but accessing and working with those sources can be time-consuming and expensive. Since microfilming the early book archives of the British Museum in 1938, ProQuest has played a pivotal role in preserving and unlocking primary sources for scholarly use. We’ve partnered with an extraordinary range of organizations to provide access to global collections with significant research value—resulting in one source for complete coverage from the Early Modern Period to present day. Take a look at a sampling of the unparalleled resources from ProQuest and see the Historical Collections Timeline.
A new digital archive with full-page images of recent editions of essential and most-requested newspaper titles. ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: Recent Newspapers titles are available individually or in regional collections. Coverage begins in the late 2000s and goes through the most recent issue with a 3-month embargo. ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: Recent Newspapers content is hosted on the ProQuest platform, fully searchable at the page level and cross-searchable with all other ProQuest products.
With ProQuest Historical Newspapers, trace the Revolutionary War rebel cause, Reconstruction after the Civil War, learn about a break-through medical discovery, the inauguration of a world leader, both world wars, the Civil Rights Movement, experiment with a tasty new recipe, laugh at a comic strip and experience the birth of freedom —all from one source.
Click here for the home of ProQuest History Vault. ProQuest History Vault gives researchers what they need — with access to millions of pages of cross-searchable, full-text/full-image documents including articles, correspondence, government records, and more, documenting the most widely studied topics in eighteenth- through twentieth-century American history.
Early English Books Online is the definitive online collection of early printed works in English, making digital copies of over 125,000 rare works from before 1700 discoverable through an interface tailored for early modern scholars.
Periodicals Archive Online connects researchers with a rich digital archive of leading international journals in the humanities and social sciences from the past 200 years, to improve research outcomes in multiple disciplines.
Explore the real history of the People’s War via our online gallery of the world’s largest digitized collection of magazines written and illustrated by and for servicemen and women.
Early European Books takes scholars on an international exploration of life and culture in the early modern period by giving online access to a deep digital archive of rare books from the shelves of the leading national libraries of Europe.
American Periodicals Series includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the twentieth century. 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.
Digital National Security Archive unlocks a vast trove of important declassified U.S. government documents providing vital primary source material to advance research in twentieth century history, politics, and international relations.
Historical Statistical Abstracts of the United States allows researchers to discover, work with, and analyze unaltered data on economic trends, social climate, and demographic makeup over time.