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The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media.

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19th Century UK Periodicals is a new multi-part series which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world. It provides an invaluable fully-searchable facsimile resource for the study of British life in the 19th century - from art to business, and from children to politics. Few of the materials in this extensive online collection have ever been reissued, in any format since original publication. All the original color work has been specially captured for this program.

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AATA Online is a comprehensive database of over 149,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. AATA now includes selected subject-specific bibliographies produced as part of the Getty Conservation Institute's own conservation and scientific research projects or as part of specific collaborative projects in which the Institute is involved.

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.

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Alt-PressWatch

Alt-PressWatch is a full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. A&I coverage starts in 1970; Full text coverage begins in 1986.

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The definitive index to articles and other literature (books, dissertations, book reviews, etc.) covering the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada, from the 15th century to the present. Indexes nearly 1,800 journals from 1860s to present, including all key journals in the discipline, state and local history publications, and selected articles from scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.

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The American Civil War Research Databases is the definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War.

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Includes the complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel, available in their entirety capturing history as it was made and reported to viewers of the time. Also includes documentaries from PBS, California Newsreel, A&E, Bullfrog Films, Documentary Educational Resources, The History Channel, and others.

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Contains over 50,000 digitized primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, including correspondence, diaries, government documents, business records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, artwork and maps.

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Provides access to a wide variety of primary source material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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The American Memory project from the Library of Congress provides at least 261 discrete digital collections in 18 broad topical areas: Advertising; African American History; Architecture, Landscape; Cities, Towns; Culture, Folklife; Environment, Conservation; Government, Law; Immigration, American Expansion; Literature; Maps; Native American History; Performing Arts, Music; Presidents; Religion; Sports, Recreation; Technology, Industry; War, Military; and Women's History.

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The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.

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Includes digitized images of over 1,800 American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the 20th century.

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Established in 1999, this site is valuable for its extensive coverage of both historical and current information on United States presidencies and is easy to navigate.

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Part of the Archive of Americana, this collection contains legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.

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American West

The American West, produced by Adam Matthew Publications, is an extraordinary documentary compilation of original and unique source materials on the development of the American West.

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Documents from Medieval and Early Modern England from the National Archives in London.

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AP Images

A primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest news organizations in the world; includes 4.6 million photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 185 years. Images can be searched by color, concept, and category.

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Archives Explorer

Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world. University of Southern California, Los Angeles has access to the following Adam Matthew collections. Search across all of them via the AMexplorer search box above, or browse the list of links.

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Archives Unbound

This Gale database includes the following digitized primary source collections:
County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California; Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons; German Anti-Semitic Propaganda, 1909-1941; Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes; Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West’s Response to Jewish Emigration; Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life; Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant Collection; Nazi Bank and Financial Institutions: U.S. Military Government Investigation Reports and Interrogations of Nazi Financiers, 1945-1949; Nazism in Poland: The Diary of Governor-General Hans Frank; Nuremburg Laws and Nazi Annulment of German Jewish Nationality; Latin American Studies--Emiliano Zapata, 1901-1919 (Mexico); Latin American Studies--Cuartel General del Sur, 1910-1925 (Mexico); Latin American Studies--Revolution in Mexico, the 1917 constitution and its aftermath;

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The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, initiated in 1921 by James Henry Breasted, is compiling a comprehensive dictionary of the various dialects of Akkadian, the earliest known Semitic language that was recorded on cuneiform texts that date from c. 2400 B.C. to A.D. 100 which were recovered from archaeological excavations of ancient Near Eastern sites.

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The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains over 737,175 records (as of July 9, 2009) on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

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The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.

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S9.com is a Wikipedia type system and everyone can edit biographies or even create their own. S9.com was established in 1997 and since then has grown into one of the largest biography sites on the planet.

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Biographical Memoirs

Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members, written by those who knew them or their work. These biographies provide a personal and scholarly view of the lives and work of America's most distinguished scientists and a biographical history of science in the United States.

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Contains approximately 1,462 plays by 233 playwrights, with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. Close to 600 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.

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Black Studies Center

The Black Studies Center provides access to several resources at once: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), 10 historical African American newspapers, Black Literature Index, 100 oral history videos in History Makers, and Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865).

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Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill's publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.

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British History Online

Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, the BHO contains some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isle, including the Calendar of State Papers. It provides digital access to over 1,250 digitized volumes with a primary focus is on the period between 1300 and 1800..

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The testimonies now available are drawn from a major oral history programme - The Living Memory of the Jewish Community - which between 1987 and 2000 gathered 186 audio life story interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their children.

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British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. British Literary Manuscripts Online is published in two parts: British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance and British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900. Provided by Gale-Cengage.

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British Pathe is the world's leading multimedia resource with a history stretching back over a century.

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British Periodicals

British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.

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A collection of 27,000 images from 4 collections held by the British School of Rome: Ward-Perkins photographic collection (archaeological sites in Libya, South Etruria Survey, and WWII damage in Italy); Ashby (archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome); Mackey (19th century images of Rome, Sardinia, and Sicily); and Bulwer (19th century views of Italy, France, and Greece).

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Draws on indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.4 million books and official publications, 64,891 archival collections and 15.6 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 10 bibliographic indexes, including over 300,000 records from the ongoing digitization of British Periodicals Collection.

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Earliest issue: August 20, 1958. Latest issue: December 31, 2000. Note: Issues published within the date range may be missing. Efforts to locate and add any such missing issues are ongoing.

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A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present.

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Canadian Newsstream

This database offers access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers. This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s.

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Cecil Papers

Includes 30,000 16th and 17th-century manuscripts from the Hatfield House Archives, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612).

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The key source for searching scholarly journal literature published in mainland China. USC’s subscription includes thousands of Chinese journals in Series F - Literature / History / Philosophy, Series G - Politics / Military Affairs / Law, and Series H - Education / Social Sciences, with many full-text articles dating back as early as 1915.

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Explore an extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps document this fascinating history. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.

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Spanning three centuries (c. 1750-1929), this resource makes available for the first time extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library'€™s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.

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Colonial State Papers

Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries as found in the British National Archives.

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