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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.

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Palmer's Full Text Online, 1800-1870

Covering almost a century of British and world history, Palmer's Full Text Online gives students, researchers, and the public Web-based access to complete images of articles from The London Times.

Patrologia Latina Database

Patrologia Latina Database offers the works of the Latin Fathers in a fully-searchable electronic format.

Periodicals Archive Online

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.

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 Dialog® — News and Trade Collection

The most complete collection for monitoring global news and trade press across all key industries, from the world’s major licensed media publishers with content not freely available online.

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 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.

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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The Vogue Italia Archive

The complete run of Vogue Italia – one of the most influential and renowned international editions of Vogue – from its launch in 1964 to present. Vogue Italia’s appeal and influence is international, with almost half of its issues typically……

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Business Premium Collection

The Business Premium Collection is a largely full-text database with scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, working papers, market reports, newspapers, and other sources relevant to business and economics.…

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US Major Dailies

US Major Dailies provides access to the country’s five most respected national and regional newspapers in full-text format and offers users thorough and timely coverage of local, national, and global events. This database also includes exclusive……

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Webinar Recording: Using Primary Sources in LGBTQ Studies

Discover how issues of gender and sexuality are interwoven throughout the evolution of U.S. culture.

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