New Primary Sources from ProQuest 

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Take a look at our 2019 releases below.

Explore resources for trending topics in:

  • - Anthropology
  • - Arts and Entertainment
  • - Religion
  • - Security and Immigration Issues
  • - Youth and Popular Culture

Provide historical context with content in:

  • - Digital National Security Archives
  • - Early European Books
  • - Historical Newspapers and Periodicals
  • - History Vault
  • - Regulatory Insight and Supreme Court Insight

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2019 Primary Sources from ProQuest


Coming Soon: Youth and Popular Culture

Rare journals and a selection of videos explore the emergence and evolution of youth culture, interplay between youth and popular culture, youth involvement in resistance and subcultures, youth movements and the shifting portrayal of youth in the media. Diverse topics include: coming of age, consumer culture, countercultures, media and technology, race, sexuality, gender, subcultures of resistance and more.


Coming Soon: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive Film and Television (EIMA 3)

“Music, Radio and the Stage” (EIMA 1) and “Film and Television” (EIMA 2) collections, combined, deliver 24 key U.S. and U.K. trade and consumer magazines covering the spectrum of the entertainment industry and media. Cover-to-cover digitization spans the first issues to the year 2000. 

New “Film and Television” (EIMA 3) will offer 12 leading consumer and trade magazine backfiles relating to film and television. Highlights include major U.S. consumer titles such as The Hollywood Reporter as well as historically significant U.K. publications, notably Kine Weekly. 


Coming Soon: Art & Architecture Archive 2

Art and Architecture Archive’s deep collection spans the arts and the history of architecture, from fine and applied arts to interior and industrial design, landscape gardening, and restoration. Its array of titles includes standard-bearers like Architectural Review, British Journal of Photography, Graphis, Print, and many others previously unavailable digitally, with full-color coverage from first issues to 2005.

New Art & Architecture Archive 2 brings an additional 21 key trade and consumer magazine archives into this program, spanning a wide variety of sub-disciplines in the arts and architecture/design, with full-color coverage from first issues to 2015.


Early European Books

Developed and produced in collaboration with scholars, rare book librarians, bibliographers and other experts, Early European Books offers access to thousands of fully searchable pre-1701 books in high resolution and full color. Collection 14, launched in December 2018, marks a return to the holdings of the prestigious Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris with a selection of titles focused on the themes of philosophy, medicine and science. Releasing in 2019: Collection 15 will cover religion and science. Collection 16 will explore French culture and etiquette.  


Coming Soon: History Vault Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Records, 1853-1999

During its colorful 150-year history, the oldest company of private investigators in the United States pursued some of the nation’s most notorious criminals, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Jesse James, Alfred Brady, John Dillinger and countless others. This fascinating collection offers exciting research opportunities in criminology, sociology, the history of law enforcement and labor relations. 


Coming Soon: History Vault Nazi Looted Art and Assets: Records on the Post-World War II Restitution Process, 1942-1998

This module focuses on the diplomatic, legal and political maneuvering during and after WWII regarding German art looting in Europe, recovery of cultural objects, efforts by the U.S. and other Allied Powers to prevent the secreting of Axis assets, claims for restitution, meeting minutes and background materials. 


Coming Soon: History Vault African American Police League Records, 1961- 1988

Learn how African American policemen fought against discrimination and police brutality by the Chicago Police Department. Discover a wealth of resources covering the work of the League, its education and action arm, the League to Improve the Community. Also included are items on numerous law enforcement and civil rights organizations across the country.

Coming Soon: History Vault Progressive Era: Voices of Reform, 1875-1945

This module joins the growing sets of records on one of the major reform eras in American History. It consists of the correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries and photographs of five leading members of the Progressive movement: John R. Commons, Charles R. Van Hise, Richard T. Ely, Edward A. Ross and Charles McCarthy. Individually and collectively, these men proved they were more than idealists by devising and carrying out major reforms to solve the problems caused by the growth of industrialization following the Civil War.


Coming Soon: History Vault Revolutionary War and Early America: Collections from the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1721-1860

The musical Hamilton has led to increased interest in this pivotal period in American history. This  module covers one of the most-studied periods in American history and consists of 26 collections from the holdings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, focusing on the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War and the Early National Period, and into the Civil War era. 

Coming Soon: History Vault Socialist Party of America Papers, 1897-1976

Students will find valuable primary sources for the study of the labor movement, civil rights, anti-war activities and the history of the “American left” along with an exceptional historical overview of the party’s struggle to gain support. Materials include correspondence, position papers, memoranda, financial records, pamphlets and broadsides, and leaflets.


Coming Soon: Digital National Security Archive Nuclear Non-proliferation 2, Part I: From Atoms for Peace to the NPT, 1954-1968

U.S. government records document the creation of the major institutions and agreements, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the first iteration of the safeguards system and treaty negotiations. Also detailed is the “Nth Country Problem” and efforts to monitor nuclear activities in China, France, India, Israel and elsewhere. Another important topic explored is the diplomatic effort to deter possible German independent weapons capability.


Coming Soon: Digital National Security Archive U.S. Policy Towards Iran: From the Revolution to the Nuclear Accord, 1979-2015

Since the overthrow of the U.S.-backed Shah and the subsequent hostage crisis in 1979, Iran has been widely considered a major foreign policy challenge for the U.S. Yet, every American president since then has sought to establish ties with the Islamic Republic. This collection traces the relationship from its darkest points to the signing of the controversial nuclear accord.     


Coming Soon: Trends & Policy: Immigration and Border Security, 1790-2018

The inaugural module in this new collection connects policies implemented by the U.S. and U.K. governments with the data-driven results and trends of those policies – and includes analytical reports and news articles to provide context. Presented in a unique interface designed specifically to help researchers make key connections and discoveries, this product includes timelines, topic pages, and data visualization tools.

Coming Soon: Supreme Court Insight, 1933-1974

The fourth module, spanning 1933-1974, in Supreme Court Insight  ̶  the single location to discover dockets, complete opinions, oral arguments, joint appendices and briefs, including those filed by amicus curiae. The interface narrows searches within a specific case on a dynamic page, while case compilation pages are organized to help users quickly identify content in Petition and Merit stages. An invaluable resource for legal researchers as well as students of U.S. history, political science, business, education, and more. 

Coming Soon: Regulatory Insight: Guidance and Policy

This new collection offers Federal agency administrative guidance and policy documents harvested from government agency websites. Guidance documents are agency statements that set forth a policy or an interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue. These hard-to-find documents inform agency enforcement decisions and steps for regulation compliance.         


ProQuest Historical Newspapers

REGIONAL COLLECTIONS, released in 2018, feature important titles covering a specific region of the United States. Six regional collections, many with titles going back hundreds of years, give users insight into everything from local government decisions to historic moments.  
Coming Soon: Montreal Gazette, Page-level (1857-2010); Chicago Tribune, Article-level, 15 years (1996-2010); Ottawa Citizen, Page-level (1845-2010)

MORE RECENT NEWSPAPERS coming soon: Midwest Regional Package, Page-level (2010- forward);  Atlanta Journal Constitution; Globe & Mail; The Hindu; St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times 

Periodicals Index Online

Enhancements coming soon  ̶  two times the citations and 25M to 52M records with links to full-text documents. Periodicals Index Online is the most comprehensive index to the history of scholarship in the arts, humanities and social sciences offers indexing to the full backfiles of over 7,000 journals, comprising an unparalleled 21 million+ article citations and covering three centuries and 37 key subject areas. The scope is international, with content in 60 languages and dialects indexed.


Ethnographic Video Online, Teaching Edition

This curriculum-aligned collection is carefully curated for introductory anthropology courses. Each video and thematic topic is accompanied by a teaching guide providing background information, lesson plans and classroom exercises and activities. A variety of meaningful themes are discussed and all teaching materials within this collection are created by the Education Committee of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Ethnographic Video Online Series is part of the Anthropology Research Library, the largest collection of ethnographic primary sources supporting students’ first-hand engagement with human diversity around the world.     

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV Eastern Religions

Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library offers curated selections of foundational writings, contextual monographs and archival content of leading religious thinkers and writers of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and now Eastern Religions. Volume IV details Eastern Religions’ evolution—including Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Jainism—from the late 19th century through the 21st century.


Coming Soon: Security Issues Online in Global Issues Library

Global Issues Library is a growing multimedia collection currently has over 18,000 documents and 690 videos and features primary sources, essays, case studies, commentary, documentary videos, and historical news footage to analyze issues from multiple angles. Security Issues Online, one of five newest collections in Global Issues Library, provides historical context and resources on key past and present global crises with a focus on pivotal threats including terrorism, cyber security, and intelligence Includes archival materials on important events such as 9/11 and the post-9/11 world, the Bay of Pigs, Iran (1970s-present), Afghanistan and much more.