Confidential Print. Middle East, 1839-1969

Access primary source documents from the British Foreign Office and the British Colonial Office from 1830-1969 on political, social, and economic issues for the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Keyword search with limits by date and region. Documents consist of reports, dispatches, correspondence, descriptions of leading personalities, political summaries, and economic analyses. Supplemented by essays and a chronology to provide context for the collection. Primary source.

Early Church Texts

Provides access to information on the early Christian church from the first through the fifth centuries, including a growing number of original language Greek and Latin texts.

Flavius Josephus Online

Provides access to the four surviving worksJudean War, Judean Antiquities, Life, and Against Apion, in thirty Greek volumes, of first-century Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus. This is the online edition of the Flavius Josephus, Translation and Commentary print series from Brill.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Provides full-text access to all the British Foreign Office records on China for 1919-1980. Types of materials include diplomatic dispatches, letters, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events, maps, as well as a chronology and contextual essays. Search by keyword or browse topic list; limit by date or document type. Primary source

Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992

Access the complete collection of the quintessential British magazine of satire, wit, and social commentary. Known for its political cartoons, this database includes all the prose, commentary, and other illustrations, including special issues.

State Papers Online. Government of Britain, 1509-1714

Full-text of British state and government papers from the reign of Henry VIII through the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and held by the British National Archives and in various private and university libraries. Includes excellent essays providing background to the documents, eras, reigns, and domestic and foreign/international relations of Great Britain from 1509 – 1603. Basic and advanced search options with limits to reign, date, collection, language, author/recipient, and geography. Research tools section includes abbreviations, glossary, genealogy trees, money/ weights/measures, chronologies, and an image gallery. Primary source.

Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000

One of the most important newspapers in England during the late Victorian era and into the 20th century, The Telegraph reached educated, mostly conservative readers in Great Britain. Know for a number of “firsts” in journalism (the first female war correspondent, Clare Hollingworth; the first crossword puzzle; the first television column; and the first British paper to launch a website). Keyword and advanced search options; limits to article type, newspaper section, and illustration. Simple term frequency searches also available.

Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities

Access primary source materials from the 19th and 20th centuries on various aspects of the women’s movement in America and Europe. Information on individuals, organizations, movements, and issues. Documents include Planned Parenthood of America records, European women’s magazines, the HerStory Collection, peace movement archives, grassroots feminist materials. Topics covered include history, labor unions and employment, health, gender, religion, politics, and society. Keyword and advanced search features with limits by type of document, date, and other aspects.

Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

Provides information on the history of the early modern period, roughly 1450 1850. Takes a global approach to history, both in terms of countries and subjects covered. The scope is reflected in the ten broad subject areas: state/political authority, global interaction, law & constitution, lifestyles & social change; economy, natural sciences & medicine, culture & communication, churches & religious culture, literature/art/music, and environment & technological change. Written from a European perspective, the bibliographies include international scholarship in all European languages. The English version is a work in progress. Articles will be added as the translations become available.

Oxford Bibliographies. Literary and Critical Theory

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on literary and critical theory. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Entries for individuals, movements, schools of thought, and critical concepts. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a “My OBO” function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.

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