Examining the past to inform the present

Today’s historians require holistic resources that cover the social forces that shaped history. From ancient times through the 21st century, ProQuest’s History and Social Change collections provide the depth, scope and accuracy scholars demand and give voice to marginalized populations. This high-quality, sought-after content covers the labor movement, the women’s movement, the Black freedom struggle, indigenous history, the Progressive era and more.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collections

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collections

Developed for teaching and research success across the curriculum, ProQuest’s expertly curated DEI collections offer authentic, diverse perspectives. Content spans books, video, scholarly journals, primary sources and more.

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Pandemics Resource Guide

Pandemics Resource Guide

How did societies respond to the Plague, Spanish Flu and HIV? Have the ways we respond to and make sense of epidemics changed over time? Based on what we can observe about the past, how will COVID-19 impact the way we live going forward?

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Confronting Hard History Webinar

Confronting Hard History Webinar

Associate Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries (Ohio State) discusses teaching with primary sources to complicate normative narratives of slavery, the civil rights movement and Black Lives Matter protests.

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Acta Sanctorum

Acta Sanctorum

Acta Sanctorum is a principal source for research into the societies and cultures of early Christian and medieval Europe.

Primary Sources, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences, History & Social Change, Academic, Community College, Corporate, Government, Public,
African American Biographical Database

African American Biographical Database

Bringing together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans.

Databases, History & Social Change, Black History, Genealogy, Academic, Community College, Corporate, Government, Public,
Alt-Press Watch

Alt-Press Watch

Alt-Press Watch provides an alternative to mainstream media with diverse views and distinct voices.

Databases, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, Cultural History, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Political Science, Academic, Community College, Public,
American Periodicals Series

American Periodicals Series

American Periodicals Series Online (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn o

Primary Sources, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, U.S. History, Academic, Community College,
Annual Register

Annual Register

The Annual Register is a complete and detailed chronicle of events from 1758 to the current day.

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, U.K. History, Academic, Community College, Government, Public,
Art and Architecture Archive

Art and Architecture Archive

Connecting researchers with searchable archives of leading trade and consumer magazines, tracing the history of photography, design, fine and applied arts, and more.

Primary Sources, The Arts, Art, Design & Architecture, History & Social Change, Academic, Community College, Corporate, Government, Public,
Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865

Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865

This collection searches a unique set of primary sources from African Americans actively involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States between 1830 a

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Black History, U.S. History, Academic, Community College, Government, Public,
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

This Website is intended to support a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well anyone interested in learning more about the on-going

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Black History, U.S. History, Cultural History, Academic, Community College, Government, K-12, Public,
Black Studies Center

Black Studies Center

Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies with detailed coverage of the black experience

Databases, History & Social Change, Black History, Academic,
British Periodicals

British Periodicals

Comprehensive full-run coverage of nearly 500 British periodicals published from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries

Primary Sources, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, U.K. History, Academic,