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Key Resources

History Vault

History Vault

Explore documents in collections from the Civil War in America to Vietnam. Ask us for a free trial of the new collection, World War I: British Foreign Office Political Correspondence.

Civil War Era

ProQuest Civil War Era

Comprehensive primary source materials that were previously unavailable digitally, cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 casualties, and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves.

Trench Journals

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

An unparalleled collection of rare primary sources, written and illustrated by and for the troops.

 

DNSA

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

The most comprehensive collection of significant primary documents on modern U.S. foreign, military, and intelligence policy available outside the U.S. government. Ask us about free trials and the latest release of DNSA: CIA Covert Operations, Part III: Bay of Pigs to Vietnam.

Revolution and Protest Online

Revolution and Protest Online

Examine how revolutions, protests, resistance, and social movements have shaped and transformed the human experience globally from the 18th to 21st century.early 400,000 pages of primary source documents and more than 200 related scholarly essays on women's public activism globally, from 1600 to the present. 

Global Issues Library

Global Issues Library

Historical and contemporary events contextualize key issues, including border issues, migrations, atrocities and human rights violations, security, revolution and protest, and environmental issues.

 

Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspapers

Primary source material essential to the study of international relations, politics, black history, women's history, the arts, and more -- spanning centuries and continents.

News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive

News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive

Consumer magazines in the fields of news, policy, and politics serve as powerful primary sources through which to interpret countless aspects of 20th-century history and politics, relating to – for example – public policy, international relations, human rights, and much more.

Congressional

ProQuest Congressional

The only site anywhere that offers a comprehensive collection of primary source documents from 1789 to the present.

 

Documents on British Policy Overseas

Documents on British Policy Overseas

See beneath the surface of the major events of the 20th century with access to contemporary diplomatic accounts, and follow the original correspondence that shaped British foreign policy, from the origins of the first World War and beyond.

Parliamentary Papers

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary papers influenced public opinion and social and political philosophy, and provided a forum for ideas. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed.

Public Petitions to Parliament

Public Petitions to Parliament, 1822-1918

Public Petitions to Parliament are very important indicators of the views and priorities of both the populace and Parliament. How Parliament addresses the petition, or doesn’t address it, is a stark indicator of political and social priorities.

 

American History in Video

American History in Video

The largest collection of its kind, with 2,000 total hours of content from the 1890s to the 1980s.

Visual History Archive

Visual History Archive

A fully streaming video collection of more than 55,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity.

Ebooks

Ebooks

Discover a wide range of ebooks on a wide range of topics spanning subject areas. Ask us about History and Social Sciences subscriptions.