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Six Centuries of Primary Sources

A digital experience that feels like working with physical materials

Research shows that primary sources – government documents, archival collections, periodicals, newspapers, books and video, and more – are assigned across disciplines. These sources develop critical-thinking skills, allow students to draw their own conclusions and interpret secondary sources, aid in the understanding of a subject, inspire new thinking and improve academic results.

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Country Life Archive

Chronicling changing ownership of the UK’s great houses, and affairs of interest to the UK’s upper classes across the 20th century, Country Life Archive (1897 to 2005) focuses on fine art and architecture, society news, and rural living.

ProQuest History Vault™

Click here for the home of ProQuest History Vault. ProQuest History Vault gives researchers what they need — with access to millions of pages of cross-searchable, full-text/full-image documents including articles, correspondence, government records, and more, documenting the most widely studied topics in eighteenth- through twentieth-century American history.

Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918

Integrated fully with U.K. Parliamentary Papers, Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918 shows how “the people” during the 19th century influenced Parliament on political, ecclesiastical, colonial, taxation, and many other topics relevant to Britain and Empire.

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Newsweek Archive

Newsweek Archive is a key primary sources collection of Historical Periodicals spanning from the first issues and extends from the 20th century to the 21st century. Covering insights into contemporary issues and trends in history, news, international……

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ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Dissemination

ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Dissemination takes responsibility for preserving and disseminating graduate research for our university and college partners.…

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O’Reilly for Public Libraries

The O’Reilly for Public Libraries Complete subscription includes more than 45,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop……

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Kris Rzepczynski Honored for Contributions to Genealogical Librarianship

A Lansing, Michigan librarian receives the 2020 William P. Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship for decades of work across the U.S.

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New Video Series Explains Key Issues Relating to COVID-19

Watch, learn from and share these animated videos, which help make sense of what we know (and don’t know) about the novel coronavirus.

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