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Six Centuries of Primary Sources

A digital experience that feels like working with physical materials

Research shows that primary sources – government documents, archival collections, periodicals, newspapers, books and video, and more – are assigned across disciplines. These sources develop critical-thinking skills, allow students to draw their own conclusions and interpret secondary sources, aid in the understanding of a subject, inspire new thinking and improve academic results.

Access a (growing) wealth of coverage that includes 350 million pages with collections in emerging areas like LGBT studies, global issues and human rights.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers™

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.

Black Studies Center

Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion.

The Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

American Periodicals Series

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.

ProQuest History Vault™

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.

Women's Magazine Archive

Women’s Magazine Archive comprises archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the twentieth century. On completion the collection will offer approximately 850,000 pages, scanned in full color.

Digital National Security Archive

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.

USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation and ProQuest bring the 55,000 testimonies in the Visual History Archive to thousands of students and researchers at colleges and universities around the world.

Historical Statistical Abstracts of the United States

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.

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

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.

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