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When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Tony Lewis.
Online database containing over 60,000 primary-source documents from the beginnings of European settlement of North America to the end of World War II. Sourced from the collections of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, it is divided into two modules: Module 1 - "Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859" and Module 2 - "Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945." Also provides essays, chronologies, videos, and interactive features. Automated extraction of data is not allowed directly from the database without the written consent of Adam Matthew--see a Librarian for assistance.
Digital resource presenting insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact up to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century. Contains material from the Newberry Library's Edward E. Ayer Collection, including books, manuscripts, artwork, photographs, and newspapers. Highlights include rare documents such as treaties, speeches, diaries & travel journals, and historical maps. Automated extraction of data is not allowed directly from the database without the written consent of Adam Matthew--see a Librarian for assistance.
EEBO-TCP is a partnership with ProQuest and over 150 libraries to generate highly accurate, fully searchable, SGML/XML-encoded texts corresponding to books from the Early English Books Online database. ProQuest recommends that you export a maximum of approximately 500 records at a time.
1492-present. A digital collection of original primary documents relating to intercultural contact, including aspects of imperialism, religion, race, and class. Automated extraction of data is not allowed directly from the database without the written consent of Adam Matthew--see a Librarian for assistance.
Explore records from men’s and women’s organisations, advice literature and etiquette books to reveal developing gender roles and relations. Gain an insight into changing societal expectations about gender roles through personal diaries and correspondence and explore the life and careers of key figures and pioneers in gender history. Automated extraction of data is not allowed directly from the database without the written consent of Adam Matthew--see a Librarian for assistance.
"The Harvard Library is committed to making as much of its metadata as possible available through open access in order to support learning and research, to disseminate knowledge and to foster innovation. Open access to metadata aligns with the university’s established commitment to open access for scholarly communication."
Over one million pages from the magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries, primarily spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. Starting with materials by feminists and soldiers, the collection will grow to include small literary magazines, underground newspapers, LGBT periodicals, the minority press (Latino, Black and Native American) and the extreme right-wing press.
"Data for Research is a free service for researchers wishing to analyze content on JSTOR through a variety of lenses and perspectives. DfR enables researchers to find useful patterns, associations and unforeseen relationships in the body of research available in the journal and pamphlet archives on JSTOR. To this end we provide data sets of documents to researchers: OCR, metadata, Key Terms, N-grams and reference text.
If you require more than 1,000 documents or a type of data not available through the interactive portion of the site, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you with a questionnaire where you can more fully describe the nature of your work, its participants, and the requested type and amount of data..If we are able to approve your request for the provision of the data as described, we will present you with our Data for Research agreement for your review and signature." (see a Librarian for assistance)
Open-access digital collection of local, regional, and national newspapers published in the 1920s by organizations affiliated with or sympathetic to the Ku Klux Klan. Some anti-Klan publications are also included, showing the tensions in this period between pluralism and tribalism in America.
This collection showcases the development of 'popular' remedies and treatments in America during the 19th century, through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. These popular practices were built upon earlier traditions of folk medicine and help to show the relationships between the old-style apothecaries and the newly emerging scientific methods. Trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine, and hydrotherapy are covered. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera. Automated extraction of data is not allowed directly from the database without the written consent of Adam Matthew--see a Librarian for assistance.
As more vendors recognize the importance of data mining and as we can get the licenses updated to allow this ability, more resources will be added to this Guide.
= Restricted resource
= Video files
= Audio files
= Scholarly articles
= Quantitative data
= Highly recommended
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