Humanities content remains relevant and influential. Now more than ever, scholars and students need access to decades of vast digital content and features that enhance their studies. Historical Periodicals are among the top 10 most-used content types, and ProQuest offers a sweeping collection of multidisciplinary materials as well as thematic collections and sought-after stand-alone titles. ProQuest’s cross-disciplinary periodicals collections span nearly 50 million pages, include thousands of journal and magazine backfiles and cover more than three centuries of scholarship. The collections support studies of the arts, humanities and social sciences to surface key research material and inspire serendipitous discovery of information and insights that might not otherwise have been uncovered.
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Digitized collections not only preserve the quality of fragile materials and free up shelf space, but these collections are also often more comprehensive than what a library may have owned, spanning the entirety of a title’s run, from the first issue to that last published. Lost, damaged or vandalized copies are no longer a concern with digital collections! Cross-search with other digital primary-source content including historical newspapers, magazine archives and government documents for an expanded field of inquiry.