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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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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources

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 Black Freedom Struggle.…

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Include Dissertations and Theses

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

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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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On Making More Voices Heard

How ProQuest aims to support libraries in building diverse, equitable and inclusive collections affordably.

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Where Can I Get Ideas for My Thesis or Dissertation Topic?

Tips for graduate students beginning their advanced research project.

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