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Provides access to case law, legislation, journal articles and practitioner texts from the UK plus legal materials from the US, Canada and other common law jurisdictions.
Content includes: full text of amended and consolidated UK legislation from 1267; a comprehensive range of general and specialist law reports including the Law Reports of England & Wales, All England Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports and the Family Law Reports; Halsbury’s Laws of England and Wales; over 100 full text UK law journals from a range of publishers including Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.
Discover thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available to Lancaster University members. Browse or search to discover the varied collection of fiction and non-fiction titles. You can also recommend titles for adding to the collection.
Includes popular titles such as Us Weekly, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, plus special interest titles such as PC World, Bon Appetit, Minecraft World, and Women’s Fitness.
Titles in a variety of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French, and more.
Rolling 3 years of back issues, wherever available.
PQDTGlobal is considered the world’s most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. The collection comprises millions of searchable citations from 1861 through to the present day, together with over a million full-text, graduate dissertations and theses added since 1997. Annually, around 70,000 new, full-text documents are added to the collection from 700+ academic institutions worldwide.
Statista provides students, faculty and researchers with an innovative, time-saving and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data and statistics aggregating from 18,000 sources and on 75,000 different topics.
The Statista Global Consumer Survey offers a global perspective on consumption and media usage, covering the offline and online world of the consumer. It is designed to help marketers, planners and product managers understand consumer behavior and consumer interactions with brands.
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Extensive collection of legal information including EU legislation, treaties, cases, commentary and comprehensive coverage of the Official Journal; legal materials from the US, Canada and other common law jurisdictions; international law resources
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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
A compilation of document types from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies as well as records from federal agencies. Issues of the challenging times chronicled span women’s rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials.
Kennedy files include documents from the 1960 presidential campaign and cover the major issues of the Kennedy presidency including women’s rights, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, and international trade. A collection of Associated Press Wire Copy on the assassination of President Kennedy rounds out the Kennedy era materials in this module. The Johnson administration collections chronicle the seven years of tumult and unparalleled change from the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the War on Poverty to civil
unrest and fighting in Vietnam. Nixon administration materials consist of Nixon’s White House files as well as a collection of the official transcripts of proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the four major Watergate-related trials
Applied Science & Technology Full Text contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983. Full text of articles is available from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997. Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.
W.A. Scott II founded the Atlanta Daily World at a time when most black Americans lived in the South. He felt that “the race problem” could only be solved in the South, which required an informed community. Rather than reading news about African-Americans “through the optics of a host of prejudiced white papers,” he launched his own newspaper to educate, inspire, uplift, and promote the expression of the Southern black community.
Follow first-hand coverage of the infamous Scottsboro Case; read reviews of Richard Wright’s best-selling protest novel, Native Son; witness the fight for
civil rights from a black, Southern perspective; and more through this historically important newspaper.
Home to the first black correspondent assigned to cover the White House, this newspaper continues to inform the Atlanta metropolitan community and beyond.
BFI Player is an online service, streaming landmark British and European independent films. Please note:
* First-time users will need to set up an account from this link
* BFI Player is unavailable outside the UK.
* Rentals and festival events are not included in the University subscription offer.
Black Drama, now in its expanded third edition, contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print.
More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.
This Black Freedom module is highlighted by the records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, and the Robert F. Williams Papers. SNCC, formed by student activists in 1960 after the explosion of the sit-in movement, was one of the three most important civil rights organizations of the 1960s, alongside SCLC and the NAACP. With the addition of SNCC records, History Vault now includes SNCC, SCLC, and NAACP records. Rounding out this module are the papers of Chicago Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell, the Chicago chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, and records pertaining to the Mississippi Freedom Summer.
The focus of the Federal Government Records module is on the political side of the freedom movement, the role of civil rights organizations in pushing for civil rights legislation, and the interaction between African Americans and the federal government in the 20th century.
Major collections in this module include the FBI Files on Martin Luther King Jr.; Centers of the Southern Struggle, an exceptional collection of FBI Files covering five of the most pivotal arenas of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s: Montgomery, Albany, St. Augustine, Selma, and Memphis; and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations, detailing the interaction between civil rights leaders and organisations and the highest levels of the federal government.
This module supplements the original module of Federal Government records by adding civil rights records from the Ford and Reagan presidencies.
The Ford administration records in this module consist of the subject files of J. Stanley Pottinger, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, which enforced civil rights laws, and the subject files of Anne R. Clarke, a special assistant in the Research Unit of the Civil Rights Division’s Sex Discrimination Program. The files of Pottinger and Clarke detail the implementation of federal civil rights law from 1973 through 1977 and thus are an important complement to the other Black Freedom modules that focus on the campaigns that led to the passage of landmark legislation like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights of 1965.
The Organizational Records and Personal Papers bring a new perspective to the Black Freedom Struggle via the records of major civil rights organisations and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle. The three major civil rights organisations are the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.
Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures, covering 250 years of history.
In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.
Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others.
Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organised around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues.
This collection includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
"Reporting on China without fear or favor"
The China Project is a New York-based, China-focused news, information, and business services platform. "We inform and connect a global audience regarding the business, technology, politics, culture, and society of China." Please note: first-time users will need to register with their Lancaster University email address to gain access to the content.
Travel back in time, during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953, with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers providing critical perspectives and first-hand accounts on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China.
From British trade and history, to overseas expansion
between the 16th and 18th centuries, ProQuest’s Colonial
State Papers provide a fascinating insight into the past.
Through collaboration with The National Archives of
the United Kingdom, ProQuest offers access to over
7,000 hand-written documents and more than 40,000
bibliographic records with this incredible resource on
Colonial History. In addition to Britain’s colonial relations
with the Americas and other European rivals for power,
the Colonial State Papers also include coverage of the
Caribbean and Atlantic world.
Collection of Communist American and British papers: The Daily Worker (1936-1958); The Ohio Socialist (1917-1919); People’s Daily World (1986-1990); People’s Weekly World (1990-2013); Sunday Worker (1936-1958); The Toiler (1919-1922); The Worker (1922-1924); New York; and The Worker (1958-1968); London
This collection examines the richness and diversity of contemporary theatre and drama from a global context. Contemporary World Drama brings together new work from our existing playwright partners alongside work from up-and-coming playwrights from around the world, including recently produced world premieres, previously unpublished works, etc. from every continent.
A comprehensive archive (1897 to 2005) of the weekly
British culture and lifestyle magazine, Country Life
Archive focuses on fine art and architecture, the great country houses, society news, and rural living. Beyond
this, Country Life Archive chronicles affairs of interest
to the United Kingdom’s upper classes across the whole
of the twentieth century. With significant coverage of
not only art and art history, but also pursuits relevant
to its audience, such as equestrian news, landscaping,
hunting, and shooting, this archive illustrates a unique
and rich piece of UK history and culture.
The only collection of curated primary and secondary full-text materials to support informed performance, pedagogy, and scholarship in dance.
Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through 150,000 pages of exclusive photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference material that dissolve the distance between archive and scholar and draw dance students into the library.
Digital National Security Archive unlocks a vast trove of important declassified U.S. government documents, providing vital primary source material to advance research in twentieth and twenty-first century history, politics, and international relations.
One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Access to the primary and secondary source materials within this collection enables you to include this important piece of the puzzle in your research.
Consisting of tens of thousands of U.K. government documents relating to Britain’s international relations, this database equips students, scholars and faculty in history and political science departments with invaluable information and insight for greater success in research and learning. Including foreign policy instructions, letters and memos, business reports, and more, these primary source materials have been selected by the official historians of Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and, in many cases, have been declassified at their request for inclusion in this series.
Education Magazine Archive offers unprecedented digital access to the archives of leading education trade magazines of the 20th century, covering multiple aspects of the history of education of this period, with magazines devoted to a range of educational levels, topics, and audiences.
The availability of this material enables researchers to explore multiple perspectives on the key events of the age and opens up countless new opportunities for research in the history of education, as well as on related subjects such as social history, childhood studies, psychology, and politics.
EEMCS specialises in case research from and about emerging markets and developing economies, regions which are traditionally underrepresented in teaching case collections but which offer unique and important insights.
The collection includes full-text access to cases published between 2019 and 2021.
Subject areas include:
Accounting and finance
Operations and logistics
Public sector management
Tourism and hospitality
Expert Briefings draw on insights into current events from a global network of more than 1500 academics, business leaders and former policymakers. These insights are reviewed by a team of regional and sectoral specialists, and distilled into accessible, impartial, actionable documents that help to guide strategy and decision-making.
The collection includes full-text access to content published between 2015 and 2020.
Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from over 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s. The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. Additionally, Environment Complete provides full text for 120 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc
Environmental Issues Online brings together multimedia materials (text, archival, primary sources, video and audio) around key environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more. The comprehensive database is curated around specific environmental issues and events from the 20th and 21st centuries, enabling students to build a critical understanding of the relationship between people and the environment.
The Environmental Issues Online collection includes the following issues and events:
Air Pollution in London
Climate Change – Context and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Deforestation in the Amazon
Global Indigenous Perspectives
Hinkley C Nuclear Plant
Human Population Growth
Mining in the Pacific
Navajo Reservation Uranium Mines
Sea level rise in the Pacific
The Great Lakes
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Three Gorges Dam
U.S. Clean Water Act
Water in South Asia
Water in the American West
GeoRef, produced by the American Geological Institute, is a comprehensive geosciences database containing over 2.8 million bibliographic records to the geoscience literature of the world. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations.
Global Health Archive, produced by CABI Publishing, is comprised of 6 printed abstract journals produced between 1912 and 1983 and includes over 800,000 records. Global Health Archive provides information on public health, tropical and communicable diseases, nutrition, helminthology, entomology, and mycology.
Explore, track and compare industries, economies and companies all on one platform.
GlobalData Explorer is an extension to our MarketLine subscription, that provides additional coverage and insight into companies, markets, and industries across the globe. Key benefits include coverage of 22 sectors and 120 sub-sectors; 15,000 reports; 700,000 company profiles; and 28 million datapoints.
Coupled with the already digitized House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, the House of Lords Parliamentary Papers will provide a complete picture of the working and influence of the UK Parliament during the pivotal 19th century.
Human Rights Studies Online provides comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.
Written in the French language and dating from 1944 to 2000 ProQuest's Le Monde archive covers leading issues and events, such as World War II and the Fifth Republic, French, European and international politics, society and business.
Leftist Newspapers and Periodicals is a collection of English-language publications spanning the 20th century and covering Communist, Socialist, and Marxist thought, theory, and practice.
This collection includes 145 titles with over 200,000 digitized pages. Issues covered in this collection include workers’ rights, organized labour, labour strikes, WWII Nazi atrocities, McCarthyism’s rise after WWII, Civil Rights, and modern-day class struggles which have given renewed interest in alternative social organisations today. This is an important collection for researchers asking relevant
questions about socialism today.
LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection illuminates the lives of lesbians, gays, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community with content including selections from The National Archives in Kew, materials collected by activist and publisher Tracy Baim from the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s, the Magnus Hirschfeld and Harry Benjamin collections from the Kinsey Institute, periodicals such as En la Vida and BLACKlines, select rare works from notable LGBT publishers including Alyson Books and Cleis Press, as well as mainstream trade and university publishers.
LGBTQ+ Source contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for more than 140 of the most important and historically significant LGBTQ+ journals, magazines and regional newspapers, plus full text for 150 monographs/books. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBTQ+ Thesaurus containing over 10,000 terms.
From its earliest beginnings when it urged African-Americans not to “spend your money where you can’t work,” the Los Angeles Sentinel has exposed prejudice, promoted social change, and empowered the black community.
By accessing more than 70 years of coverto-cover reporting, today’s readers view the Depression through the eyes of African-Americans in the 1930s.
They can follow the grass-roots struggle against the racially restrictive housing covenants of the 1940s. Researchers can follow Roy Wilkins’ column, “The
Watchtower,” and see how he attacked efforts to label civil rights activists as “communists” during the Cold War. Today, this independent publication continues to cover community and world issues from the unique cultural perspective of the Los Angeles African-American community.
This curated database provides a rare breadth of study for students to investigate both crucial global trends in mass incarceration, and the detailed prison infrastructure of specific countries. Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies is organized around a selection of key historical and contemporary events and themes, bringing together archival and reference materials, court cases, first-hand accounts, videos, Supreme Court audio files, research on rehabilitation, training materials and artistic works.
Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO) is an essential resource for the study of Britain and its place in the world during the medieval and early modern period (c. 1100-1800). Combining the key printed sources for English, Irish, Scottish and Colonial history with original manuscripts and the latest web technologies, MEMSO has become an indispensable and comprehensive online research database for universities, researchers and libraries around the world.
What does MEMSO contain?
1. Searchable editions of British and Irish (including foreign and colonial papers), printed editions of manuscript source material for the period c. 800 to c. 1800.
2. Manuscript images from the UK National Archives, Kew, linked to the corresponding searchable text ebook.
Examples of the sort of material included are:
• The Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII
• The Calendars of Patent Rolls (c. 1150-1509)
• The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial (America, West Indies, India, Persia and Japan) (1574-1706)
• Historical Manuscripts Commission
• The Rolls Series & Historical Club Publications (eg Camden Society, Bannatyne Club)
• Historical sources requested by our users.
• Manuscripts from the English State Papers, Foreign, France and Spain.
The Michigan Chronicle offers primary source material essential to the study of African American history, culture, politics, and arts.
Michigan Chronicle was founded in 1936 by John Sengstacke, the owner of the Chicago Defender, who played a pivotal role in civil rights and has continued to be a leading voice for Blacks in Detroit and beyond.
From an initial $10 investment, the New York Amsterdam News grew to become one of the nation’s leading black newspapers and one of New York’s most influential black-owned institutions.
For nearly a century, it has helped influence and promote the causes and
aspirations of African-Americans. Contributors have included W. E. B. Du Bois, Roy Wilkins, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Malcolm X. The New York Amsterdam
News captured the vibrancy and cultural richness of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, advocated for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and fought against discriminatory employment practices and other civil rights abuses in the 1960s.
Horace Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune, was arguably one of the most colourful and powerful publishers of his time. His editorials influenced the abolishment of slavery, plagued presidents and politicians, and encouraged the settlement of the West. His newspaper featured revolutionary thinkers such as Margaret Fuller, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels. Reform-minded Greeley, whose newspaper had a circulation of more than a quarter of a million by the 1860s, helped form the Republican Party and ran for president in 1872.
Today’s knowledge seekers will find the New York Tribune ideal for researching key events of the 19th and 20th centuries, from pre-Civil War tensions and U.S. internationalism to the fight for women’s rights and the completion of the
Panama Canal. In addition to politics and reform, this newspaper also reports on the arts, New York society, sports, business and finance, and much more, making it
a valuable resource for scholars in many fields.
News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive is an ideal source for analysis that goes deeper than newspapers, but more wide-ranging than scholarly journals. Researchers can use these publications to define research projects by identifying key issues and responses to them. Rare backfile content dates back to 1918.
Under the leadership of P.B. Young, the “Dean of the Negro Press,” The Norfolk Journal and Guide became one of the best researched and written newspapers of its era, with a circulation of more than 80,000 by the 1940s. It argued against restrictive covenants, rallied against lynching, encouraged blacks to vote, supported improvements to city streets and water systems, and more.
In contrast to other black newspapers, such as the Chicago Defender (with which The Norfolk Journal and Guide is cross searchable), this newspaper campaigned
against The Great Migration of Southern laborers to the North. It was one of only a few black newspapers to provide on-the-scene coverage of the 1930s Scottsboro
trial, and helped raise legal funds for the nine young black defendants. This Southern-based newspaper had to use a factual, unemotional tone in expressing opinions on social injustice.
This collection includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights and brings these writings the attention they deserve, by publishing the full text of plays written from Colonial times to the present by more than 100 women from the United States and Canada. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print. Almost a quarter of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the assistance of our editorial board
Overton is a searchable index of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers. It collects data from 182 countries and over a thousand sources worldwide with more being added all the time.
With the Performance Design Archive Online, theatre students and researchers can now truly see "behind the scenes" of the world's greatest dramatic performances. Performance Design Archive Online is the first comprehensive, international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup. Bringing together essential books and periodicals, archival material, and specially commissioned instructional videos, the collection will cover design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music.
The oldest continuously published daily black newspaper in the U.S., The Philadelphia Tribune was founded by Christopher James Perry. His paper conveyed ideas and opinions about local and national issues affecting blacks
in the post-emancipation period, and today continues to serve the country’s fourth largest African-American community.
The Philadelphia Tribune campaigned to appoint black citizens to the board of education, city council, and judiciary. It actively supported the growth of the United Way fund and launched a “clean block” program, promoting the health, safety, and well-being of the city’s residents. The newspaper fought against segregation and rallied against the race riots in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Urging African-Americans to actively participate in shaping their political destinies, and often leading the charge, the Pittsburgh Courier was once the most widely circulated black newspaper in the U.S. in the early 20th century.
The newspaper campaigned for increasing the number of black physicians and opening a hospital to serve the black community in Pittsburgh, where white facilities often refused to provide services. In the 1930s, the newspaper led a nationwide protest against the Amos ‘n’ Andy radio show and its advertisers
because of the media’s offensive portrayal of African-Americans. The publication’s “Double V” campaign during World War II demanded equal rights at home for black soldiers risking their lives overseas.
Through the decades, intellectuals and influential writers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, and others have written columns or reported for the newspaper.
This collection offers the complete backfiles of 18 magazines that were not originally scholarly in nature, but have since become key primary sources supporting religion history, social history, sociology, anthropology and more. With content spanning almost two centuries and a range of denominations, this collection sheds light on topics such as the influence of belief systems on
public life, the history of popular religious movements, the means used by religious groups to gain adherents, and much more.
A curated multimedia collection on key issues affecting our world today: borders and migrations, human rights violations, security, revolution and protest, and environmental issues. Contains 575,000 pages including rare, previously-unpublished archival material, 900 hours of video and 3,000 photographs.
The South China Morning Post provides new insights into Hong Kong’s unique political and social history during the 20th century . This premier English-language title is known for its authoritative, influential, and independent reporting on all
of Asia as well as its perspective of the rest of the world.
Founded by former slave John Henry Murphy, Sr. the Baltimore Afro-American became one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast.
In addition to featuring the first black female reporter (Murphy’s daughter) and female sportswriters, the paper’s contributors have included writer Langston Hughes, intellectual J. Saunders Redding, artist Romare Bearden, and sports editor Sam Lacy, whose column influenced the desegregation of professional sports.
Through the decades, the newspaper fought for equal employment rights, urged African-American participation in politics, and advocated state-funded higher education for blacks. In the 1930s, The Afro-American launched “The Clean Block” campaign, which is still in existence today, to clean up inner-city neighborhoods and fight crime. It stationed correspondents in Europe and the Pacific during World War II, providing first-hand reports to readers. In the 1950s, working with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the newspaper’s efforts contributed to the outlawing of public school segregation.
The Gilded Age brings primary documents and scholarly commentary together into a searchable collection that is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history. In addition to an extensive selection of key treatises that reflect the social and cultural ferment of the late nineteenth century,
The Gilded Age offers a wealth of rare materials, including songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. This primary content is enhanced by video interviews with scholars and numerous topical critical documentary essays specially commissioned for the project by Alexander Street Press. Covering such themes as race, labour, immigration, commerce, western expansion, and women’s suffrage, these essays illuminate the rapidly changing cultural landscape of America during the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt.
The Globe and Mail is Canada’s largest circulation national newspaper and is typically cited as being “Canada’s Newspaper of Record.”
The Globe was founded in 1844 by Scottish immigrant George Brown, a liberal who later became a Father of the Confederation, and in 1936 merged with The Mail and Empire and became The Globe and Mail. While the paper was largely known as a general conservative voice of the business establishment, it did have some liberal sway; an editorial in a 1967 issue coined the phrase “The State has no place in the bedrooms of the nation.” The Globe and Mail, as Canada’s National Newspaper of Record, is a great complement to the historical New York Times with Index.
The Harper’s Bazaar Archive includes the complete runs of the US and UK editions of Harper’s Bazaar, from 1867 to the present (US edition) and 1929-2015 (UK edition), fully indexed and searchable. This full color collection of approximately 500,000 pages provides a powerful lens into American, British, and international fashion, society, and popular culture from the mid-19th century forward, facilitating academic research in wide-ranging fields such as women’s studies, fashion, marketing, advertising, material culture, design, and more. It chronicles of some of the most influential work from world-renowned designers, models, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the period.
Founded in 1932 as The Palestine Post, this paper established itself as the top English-language paper of the Middle East and Jewish world.
Popular with British servicemen and women stationed in the region, as well as readers in Cairo and Alexandria, the paper had strong readership in both Jewish and Arab cities throughout Palestine. The publication fervently supported the struggle for a Jewish homeland and freely opposed British restrictions on Jewish immigration. In 1948, only months prior to the declaration of Israel as an
independent state, terrorists parked a stolen vehicle loaded with explosives outside the newspaper office in the centre of Jerusalem. The devastating attack left three people dead, dozens injured, and the presses completely destroyed. Yet, by the next morning, the latest edition of The Palestine Post was out in print, albeit in a reduced format, run off at small local print shop.
The oldest and most influential English-language newspaper in Korea, The Korea Times is globally recognised for its coverage of international business, economic and financial news, historically through contemporary times, as well as its perspective on regional issues and events.
From South Korea’s diplomatic relationship with its neighbours such as China, Russia and Japan, to the nuclear crisis in North Korea and relations between Korea and the U.S., The Korea Times provides a broad overview of issues over time. It offers deeper insight and analysis of such critical events as the April Revolution of 1960; the Vietnam War; the attempted assassination South Korean President Park Chung-hee; the Axe Murder Incident in 1976, in which two US Army officers were killed by North Korean soldiers in the DMZ; and the end of the Cold War.
Contemporary coverage serves as a window into modern politics, society, economy, and culture in Korea, including the controversial rule of Kim Jong II and Kim Jong-un in North Korea. This diverse, easily-accessible source material is an invaluable tool for efficient research by users in history, international relations, Korean studies, economics and more.
The backfile of Rolling Stone – one of the most influential consumer magazines of the 20th-21st centuries, spanning music, politics / society, and entertainment. Coverage is from its launch in 1967, with ongoing addition of new issues.
An archive of Women's Wear Daily, from its launch in 1910 to recent issues, reproduced in high-resolution images. Pages, articles, advertisements, and covers have been included, with searchable text and indexing. The Women's Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry's most influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication of record.
An unprecedented digital collection offering access to the runs of more than 100 publications from Archie Comics. It’s one of the longest-running, best-known comic staples, spanning the early 1940s to 2020. Alongside the flagship title, Archie, other prominent titles, which have pervaded wider popular culture, include Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Betty & Veronica, and Jughead.
This unparalleled research resource contains more than 1,500 periodicals from 1914 to the end of 1919. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full color or gray scale, with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of publications.
Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,905 plays by 419 playwrights, and more than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. This collection offers a unique window into the economic, historical, social, and political psyche of two countries. Scholars and students who use the database will have a new way to study the signal events of the twentieth century, including the Depression, the role of women, the Cold War, and more through the plays and performances of writers who lived through these decades.
Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the first decade of the 21st century.
This online collection represents voices from Islam, Judaism, Eastern Religions, and Christianity including: an international selection of English-language editions of key authors such as Muhammad Abduh, Sadiq Jalal Al- Azm, Hans Urs von Baltasar, Karl Barth, Eugene Borowitz, Sergius Bulgakov, Rudolf Bultmann, Helder Camara, James Cone, Khaled Abou el Fadl, Ivone Gebara, Blu Greenberg, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Louis Jacob, Mordecai Kaplan, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Henri de Lubac, Adolf Neubauer, Said Nursî, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Tariq Ramadan, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Dorothee Sölle, Abdolkarim Soroush, Muhammad Tahir-ul- Qadr, John Howard Yoder, Alan Watts, Sister Nivedita, K. N. Jayatilleke, and Prayudh Payutto; writings in Arabic by Muhammad Abduh, in French by Abdou Filali-Ansary; and in German by Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, i.e. the complete 17-volume German edition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke (DBW); the complete 17 volumes of the English edition of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series (DBWE); and a selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr and correspondence of Markus Brann. Future releases will include works by other significant thinkers and additional archival content. Upon completion, the collection will include more than 400,000 pages of printed works and primary sources.
Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library provides resources to further explore Christian-Muslim-Jewish relations and key concepts in theology across religions, including Eastern Religions. It supports research and teaching in comparative religion, theology, world religion, religion and law, religion and politics, and serves as an important resource for courses and scholarship in Middle Eastern studies, social theory, feminist studies, philosophy, and world history.
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels:
Volume I covers major works from North America and Europe, beginning with the first underground comix from the 1950s and continuing through to modern sequential artists. The collection contextualizes these original works with 25,000 pages of interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism from journals, books, and magazines, including The Comics Journal.
Volume II expands on the debut database by offering an additional 100,000 pages of important, rare, and hard-to-find works, scholarly writings, and more. Volume II adds extensive coverage of the pre-Comics Code era horror, crime, romance, and war comics that fueled the backlash leading to one of the largest censorship campaigns in US history. It also contains tens of thousands of pages of non-mainstream, post-code comics and secondary materials from around the world, including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, England, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Korea, Japan, and more.
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. With a clear focus on bringing the voices of the colonized to the forefront, this highly-curated archive and database includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.
Women and Social Movements in the United States,1600-2000 is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history generally and at the same time make those insights accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 124 document projects and archives with more than 5,100 documents and 175,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,800 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.
Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.
This second collection builds on the first Women’s Magazine Archive collection by providing access to the archives of more leading women’s consumer publications of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Cosmopolitan, Town and Country, and Woman’s Day.
Among the topics covered by these publications are gender roles, race, popular culture, fashion, health, and family life/parenting. The collection serves research
interests across multiple disciplines, from gender studies, social history and fashion, to marketing, politics, and the arts.
Youth and Popular Culture Magazine Archive showcases unique periodicals from 1940-present, highlighting topics and trends of youth culture such as fashion, rock and roll, sports, sexuality, dating, as well as youth portrayal in the media. These unique periodicals provide insight to what has and continues to influence youth culture, especially during times of rapid social and cultural change in the U.S. and the UK.