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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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Nineteenth-Century Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers are the most detailed primary source for nineteenth-century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world.

Eighteenth-Century Parliamentary Papers

Offered under the ProQuest's Chadwyck-Healey™ brand, this new collection contains documents illuminating many aspects of eighteenth-century history, from the widespread use of automated workflow during the Industrial Revolution to the shaping of a new democratic system during the American Revolution.

Twentieth-Century Parliamentary Papers

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1901-2005 is the most detailed primary source for twentieth-century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world.

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.

Colonial State Papers

This growing collection offers insight into the colonial history of North America and the West Indies. It includes the National Archives collection CO 1-- papers that were presented to the Privy Council and the Board of Trade during 1574-1757.

The Cecil Papers

ProQuest has teamed with The Hatfield House Archives to digitize their privately held collection of almost 30,000 documents gathered by William Cecil (1520-1598), Lord Burghley and his son Robert Cecil (1563-1612), First Earl of Salisbury.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

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.

Documents on British Policy Overseas

This history database contains tens of thousands of U.K. government documents relating to Britain’s international relations, including foreign policy instructions, letters and memos, business reports, and more.

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.

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