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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Women's Magazine Archive

Women's Magazine Archive

Women’s Magazine Archive comprises archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the twentieth century. On completion the collection will offer approximately 850,000 pages, scanned in full color.

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ProQuest History Vault

ProQuest History Vault

ProQuest History Vault is an award-winning, continuously growing digitized collection of unique manuscript and archival materials, curated in alignment with the curriculum and emerging research trends.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

With more than 60 premier stand-alone historical titles, ProQuest Historical Newspapers is the definitive newspaper digital archive empowering researchers to digitally travel back through centuries to become eyewitnesses to history.

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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
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
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

Databases, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, U.S. History, Academic
Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Delivering billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Databases, Genealogy, History & Social Change, Interdisciplinary, Public
Annual Register

Annual Register

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

Databases, History & Social Change, U.K. History
Archive Finder

Archive Finder

Archive Finder is a current directory of over 5,750 repositories and over 206,000 collections of primary source material housed across the US and UK.

Databases, History & Social Change
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

Databases, History & Social Change, Black History, U.S. History
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

History & Social Change, Black History, U.S. History, Cultural History
British Periodicals

British Periodicals

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

Databases, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, U.K. History
Canadian Newsstream

Canadian Newsstream

Canadian Newsstream provides users with unmatched full-text format access to current Canadian news content and archives as far back as the 1970s, from over 360 sour

Databases, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, Business