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This collection includes PDFs of primary sources such as regulations, session laws, journals, codes and commentaries covering southern Europe, Latin America, and jurisdictions outside Europe. Foreign Primary Sources II, 1763-1970

This collection includes PDFs of primary sources consisting of United States state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional convention and compilations.


The Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress. It includes Congressional reports and documents as well as executive agency and departmental reports ordered to be printed by Congress. The Readex Serial Set will cover 1817-1980.


Contains full-text content of The Sunday Times (London), one of the world's most famous newspapers and Britain's newspaper of record. Paid advertisements are excluded. The paper has long been held in high regard for its impartiality in reporting and analysis of the events. Letters to the editor are often written by respected experts writing on the pivotal issues of the day.


InfoWeb is a Web-based collection of primary source information from regional, national and international newspapers, newswires, government and international documents, regional business journals and, periodicals.

This database includes

NPR Transcripts from 1990 - Current
Broadcast Transcripts from Nightly News local and national
World & US Newswires
Curent full text of major metro newspaper articles


London Times Provides online content from 1985 to present.

See also: C 19 includes the "Palmer's Index" which provides an electronic, searchable index for the 19th century.

See also: London Times Digital Archive - Search and browse digital reproduction, cover to cover, of the London Times in PDF files, 1785-1985.

See also: Official Index to the Times - provides an electronic index for the 20th century. 

The first release of In the First Person indexes more than 4,000 collections of oral history from around the world. With upcoming releases, the index will broaden to cover other formats (letters, diaries, autobiographies, and so forth) and the proprietary content in the Alexander Street collections. The index points to 700,000 pages of full text collections-more than a million pages of editorially selected materials spanning 400 years.

Alexander Street Press

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers is a major resource vital to the study of 19th century Britain, its colonies and the wider world. The papers are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the 19th century.


Electronic Enlightenment reconstructs the extraordinary and vital web of correspondence that made the long 18th century the birth place of the modern world. EE's unique collection of primary documents, based on scholarly critical editions, gives you a new, richer vision of the early modern world. Like no other resource, EE presents the Enlightenment in context. 

Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans. The definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Contains over 36,000 imprints and more than 2.5 million images. 



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