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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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Queen Victoria’s Journals

Queen Victoria was the longest serving British monarch, reigning as Queen from 1837 to 1901 and as Empress of India from 1876. In total 141 volumes of her journal survive, numbering approximately 45,000 pages.

Religious Magazine Archive

A searchable archive of magazines devoted to religious topics, spanning 19th-21st centuries. These publications span a wide variety of religions/denominations and offer insights into myriad aspects of the history of religion and society.

Research Library

Research Library is a truly multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

Research Library Prep

Research Library Prep is an extensive online collection provides one-stop access to nearly 5,000 scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.

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.

The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements.

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.

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive connects researchers with the history and business of twentieth-century fashion through the digitized archive of Women’s Wear Daily, the leading fashion-industry trade paper since 1910.

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.

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.

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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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Rialto Development Series: Interview with Gavin Phillips from Imperial College London

ProQuest Rialto is a groundbreaking solution to the challenges of selection and acquisition for academic libraries.

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“Bringing Serendipity Back:” How Hofstra University Uses Streaming Video

Sarah McCleskey, Head of Resource & Collection Services at New York’s Hofstra University Library, talks video in education – and how its use has changed drastically in the past decade.

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