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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.

Access a (growing) wealth of coverage that includes 350 million pages with collections in emerging areas like LGBT studies, global issues and human rights.

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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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ProQuest Historical Newspapers:™ Canadian Newspapers

A collection of Canadain historical newspapers from across the nation that have launched on the ProQuest Platform. Historical newspaper content is among the most sought-after primary source material in research and is the definitive newspaper……

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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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“Go to ProQuest”: ProQuest.com Becomes a New Starting Point for Research

Updating the ProQuest URL may seem like a small change – but for our users, it will have a big impact. Here’s why.

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Human Rights and Social Justice Studies Are on the Rise

Do faculty and students have the resources to support teaching and learning in this emerging area?

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