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Six Centuries of Primary Sources

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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.

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Art and Architecture Archive

Art and Architecture Archive connects researchers with searchable archives of leading trade and consumer magazines, tracing the history of photography, design, fine art, and architecture over the twentieth century.

Art, Design & Architecture Collection

A comprehensive survey of current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts, the Art, Design & Architecture Collection includes ProQuest’s specialist indexes ARTbibliographies Modern, Design & Applied Arts Index, and International Bibliography of Art, together with a complementary collection of current full-text journals from ProQuest’s Arts & Humanities Database.

Country Life Archive

Chronicling changing ownership of the UK’s great houses, and affairs of interest to the UK’s upper classes across the 20th century, Country Life Archive (1897 to 2005) focuses on fine art and architecture, society news, and rural living.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Primary sources for film, broadcasting, popular music and theatre, 1880-2000

ProQuest Congressional Basic

The Congressional Basic subscription is the foundation of our comprehensive collection of the publications of the U.S. Congress back to 1970. An optional Congressional Indexes historical module adds documents from before 1970. The Basic service includes abstracting and indexing of all publications, plus bill tracking, legislative histories, and full text of selected documents.

ProQuest Congressional Research Digital Collection

Access the research reports commissioned by members of Congress from 1830 to the present to help them understand the issues of the day and keep them informed about matters under the jurisdiction of specific committees.

ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions, 1789 - Present

No other online database offers one place to go for the full text of ALL versions of ALL U.S. public and private bills and resolutions from 1789 to the present. Researchers will no longer need to hunt on multiple sites or turn to print or fiche to find what they are looking for. The comprehensive and extensive coverage is ideal in providing the big picture for researchers in law schools, academic research libraries, and all institutions with a commitment to historic and legal research. Product is offered as a retrospective module from 1789-2013, with new content from 2014 forward available for separate purchase.

ProQuest Executive Branch Documents (1789-1932)

Access a wide array of documents produced by the federal government from our nation’s founding through the early twentieth century. In addition to offering a record of federal department and agency activities, this collection provides insight into virtually all facets of society.

ProQuest Legislative Insight™

ProQuest Legislative Insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.

Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918

Integrated fully with U.K. Parliamentary Papers, Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918 shows how “the people” during the 19th century influenced Parliament on political, ecclesiastical, colonial, taxation, and many other topics relevant to Britain and Empire.

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