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A full-text, fully searchable digital archive of newspapers, periodicals, and pamphlets published in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Provides access to almost every play submitted for license in England between 1737 and 1824 in the UK. Also included are hundreds of documents that provide social context, such as playbills, correspondence of major theatrical figures, set designs and actor portraits, financial and legal documents surrounding the business of theaters.
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Provides access to eighteenth century periodicals and newspapers, published between 1685 and 1835. Themes include social structure, colonialism and empire, economics, science, fashion, literature, politics, religion and slavery.
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Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.
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This collection documents over 400 years of American history. Unique manuscript material covers important topics including colonial America, the American Revolution, federalism and American expansion, American Indians, and slavery. Manuscripts are supplemented by a wide range of original maps, engravings, posters, broadsides, pamphlets and rare printed material.
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This collection includes a wide range of material covering early interactions between American Indians and Europeans, the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, and the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.
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This collection allows scholars to explore the American West from the 18th-20th century through a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources. Topics covered include the Gold Rush, evolution of western towns, growth of railway and road networks, agricultural transformation, Native American history and first-hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.
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Provides access to British governmental files on the apartheid governments of South Africa from 1948-1980.
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Enables the ability to cross-search all of the collections available in the Archives Direct, including Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980; Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966; Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969; Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969; Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961; Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980; Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, 1947-1980; Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981; Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963; The Nixon Years, 1969-1974; Women in The National Archives.
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This collection covers the North American trade and cultural exchange with China throughout the 18th and 19th centuries as well as China’s economic dealings with East Asia and the Pacific in this time.
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Provides access to pamphlets written by diplomats, merchants, academics, and travelers working in or passing through China between c1750-1929 and other materials from the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. Topics covered include colonial rule, literature, education, politics, religion and everyday life in China.
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Provides access to unique manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China between the 18th and 20th Centuries. This collection also includes additional original source materials from China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793 to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.
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This resource encompasses publications from the CMS, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounters.
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This collection documents the early history of the colonies, and includes founding charters, material on the effects of 1688’s Glorious Revolution in North America, records of piracy and seaborne rivalry with the French and Spanish, copious military material from the French and Indian War of 1756-63, and source materials covering the social and political protest that led to the Declaration of Independence, including legal materials covering the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party. It is also particularly rich in material relating to military affairs and Native Americans.
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This collection provides access to documents from the British government focusing on European colonization of Africa, and covers coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, the Conference of Berlin of 1884, the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa, and colonial moves towards independence.
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This collection provides access to documents from the British government focusing on South American countries, and covers revolutions, territorial changes, political movements, foreign financial interests, industrial and infrastructural development (including the building of the Panama Canal), wars, slavery, immigration from Europe and relations with indigenous peoples.
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This collection provides access to documents from the British government focusing on the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Events covered include the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Provides access to the Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government and covers such topics as slavery, Prohibition, the First and Second World Wars, racial segregation, territorial disputes, the League of Nations, McCarthyism and the nuclear bomb.
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Provides access to primary source advice literature covering five centuries. The documents have been selected from a European perspective with an emphasis on British and European sources.
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Provides access to a collection of India Office Records from the British Library. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1600 to 1947.
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Spanning five centuries, and charting the rise and fall of empires around the world, this resource explores colonial history, politics, culture and society.
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A collection of streaming videos covering human culture and behavior. We have access to volumes 1-3. The first volume includes classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films. The second volume is global in scope and focuses closely on current issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages. The third volume has a strong emphasis on indigenous issues and perspectives, with much content made by indigenous filmmakers.
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This collection includes monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing topics such as political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, health, sexuality and family life in America during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content is especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, offering insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures.
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IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff can sign up for full access to the Financial Times, an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
ACCESS NOTE: For full access to FT, register for an account here http://go.iu.edu/ft using your @iu.edu email address.
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Includes access to three Adam Matthew Digital World War I collections, and includes a range of visual and documentary sources such as photographs, diaries, leaflets, posters, postcards, film clips, manuscripts, and rare printed material and ephemera. Collections include: The First World War: Personal Experiences: This collection of primary source documents offers information on subjects such as daily life in the army, trench warfare, training and discipline, food, weapons, equipment, health and medicine. The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment: This collection focuses on all types of propaganda produced during the Great War of 1914-1918. The First World War: Visual perspectives and Narratives: This collection presents international perspectives on major events during the war.
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Provides access to British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980. This collection makes available eye-witness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses, economic assessments, synopses on Chinese personalities, and more.
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Provides access to British Foreign Office files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Events covered include independence and partition, the Indian annexation of Hyderabad and Goa, war between India and Pakistan, tensions and war between India and China, the consolidation of power of the Congress Party in India, military rule in Pakistan, the turbulent independence of Bangladesh and the development of nuclear weapons in the region.
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Provides access to British Foreign Office files for Middle East in the 1970s. Events covered include the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese civil war and the Iranian Revolution.
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This collection documents settler existence on the frontiers of the US east coast, mid-west, west and Mexico border, Canada, South Africa and Australia, between 1650-1920. Major themes include exploration, law and order, gold rushes, encounters with indigenous peoples, trade and commerce, dispossession, missionaries and religion, governance, death and disease and agriculture.
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Provides access to resources detailing fifteen significant commodities and the way they shaped the development and globalization of the world we now know. Commodities covered include chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, and wine and spirits. The resource is cross-searchable with Empire Online.
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This resource explores the relationship between Britain and Europe from c.1550 to 1850, exploring the Anglo-European response to continental travel for pleasure, business and diplomacy. It includes the travel writings and works of some of Britain’s greatest artists, writers and thinkers, revealing how interaction with European culture shaped their creative and intellectual sensibilities. It also includes many writings by forgotten or anonymous travellers, including many women, whose daily experiences offer a vivid insight into the experience and practicalities of travel across the centuries.
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This collection documents India’s history from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to the granting of independence for India and Pakistan in 1947. Sources include original Indian manuscripts containing histories and literary works, as well as accounts of wars, discussions of Indian Nationalism and papers of tea and coffee planters.
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Provides access to primary source materials documenting Jewish communities in America, from the arrival of the first Jews in the 17th century through to the mid-20th century. This collection from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York focuses on the communal and social aspects of Jewish identity and culture, and traces Jewish involvement in the political life of American society as a whole.
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Provides an in-depth look at the evolution of European and American working class tourism from 1850 to 1980. Contains brochures, guidebooks, photo albums, and tourist ephemera supplemented by printed books, travel agency records, handwritten journals, leaflets, promotional films, and government correspondence.
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This collection includes author collections from the Berg Collection, one of the finest literary research collections in the world. Source materials includes pnpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts and drawings by Matthew Arnold; the Brontës; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning; Wilkie Collins; Joseph Conrad; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; George Gissing; Thomas Hardy; Henry James; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; John Ruskin; Alfred Tennyson; and William Makepeace Thackeray.
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Provides coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) (CAB 128) and memoranda (CAB 129) during the tenure of Harold Macmillan as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees (CAB 134).
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Provides access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, a consumer analyst and market research pioneer. The collection includes information on some of America’s best known brands and on consumer goods ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels.
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Provides access to the original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organization, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. Mass Observation was founded in 1937 to create an “anthropology of ourselves,” and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers, they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain.
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Provides access to Britain’s first surviving records of private correspondence, describing everyday life in East Anglia during the Wars of the Roses. Primary source written and visual material provides insight into issues like pursuing an inheritance, and those of daily and domestic concern; arranging marriages, bearing and raising children, calculating profit and loss, mourning the dead, fleeing from the plague, or placating the great powers of the land.
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Provides access to a collection of manuscripts that encompass the journeys of merchants, missionaries and fantasists to the Holy land, India and China during 13th-16th century Europe. The sources reveal attitudes and preconceptions of Europeans in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature and science. Documents are written in a range of languages, all with English translations and an array of supporting materials such as maps showing travel routes and chronological time lines.
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Includes Edward S. Morse’s documentation of life in Japan during the 19th and 20th century.
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Provides access to personal diaries, letters, travel journals, scrapbooks and more documenting the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Covers Richard Nixon's entire presidential term and provides the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon's handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration's achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation.
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OneSearch provides access to the majority of the IU Southeast Library's resources. Rather than searching in IUCAT for books, Academic Search Premier or JSTOR for peer-reviewed journal articles, and Gale Virtual Reference Library for encyclopedia entries, you can do one search in OneSearch and retrieve results for all types of materials. OneSearch provides access to journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, books and e-books, government documents, DVDs and streaming videos, and more. The default search in OneSearch will return only items that are either available through an IU Southeast subscribed database or are available in the IU Southeast Library; however, you can modify this to include citations and abstracts as well (using the Limiters on the results page).
ACCESS NOTE: For non-IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff, guest access to OneSearch is available here: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=guest&custid=iuse&groupid=main
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This collection provides access to over two hundred and thirty manuscripts from early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form (“perdita” means “lost woman”). Manuscripts in this collection are varied in their content including works of poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, cookery and medical recipes, and accounts.
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This collection features primary source materials covering themes such as popular entertainment, consumer culture and mass media, and includes a diverse mixture of topics from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
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This collection documents the history of ‘popular’ medicine in America during the nineteenth century, featuring a rich variety of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Topics covered include herbal medicine, sexual health, homeopathy, ‘quack’ cures, hydrotherapy and medicinal advertisements.
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Contains more than 43,000 electronic books across the academic spectrum, including books in business, economics, careers, computers, law, medicine, and the natural and social sciences.
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Provides access to the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, which includes the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.
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Rosetta Stone Level One language-learning courses for 30 different languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and many more.
ACCESS NOTE: Users must create their own username and password for access to Rosetta Stone.
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Provides access to rare and unique prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The prompt books tell the stories of key performances of Shakespeare’s plays as they were put on in theaters throughout Great Britain, the United States and further afield, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. The resource also contains carefully curated case studies built around 17 selected performances, featuring supporting material such as photographs, costume designs and music scores.
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Provides access to original manuscripts and rare printed material dating back to 1490 on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. It includes significant coverage of slavery in America, slavery today, US court records from the local, regional and State Supreme Court level, documents on the Islamic slave trade, as well as sources on urban slavery, interracial education, the Day Law in Kentucky, desegregation and social justice.
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Provides access to one million pages of the newspaper's backfile, from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.
Note: The ability to cross-search multiple primary source collections from the provider Gale is now available on the Gale Primary Sources platform.
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Documents travel to countries within British, French, Chinese and American empires by American women travelers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes within the resource are many and varied and include empire, tourism, war, politics, cultural history, nature, the environment and spiritual enlightenment.
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This collection provides access to primary source materials for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consists of four components: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments & the Advent of Cinema. Coverage is most extensive for Great Britain; but there is also a fair range of materials for the U.S.A.
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This collection documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624. Resources in this collection also document the ethnic and gender composition of colonial Virginia, the tensions among the colonists and of early relations with Native Americans, and the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas.
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Provides access to original documents related to the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928, and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962. It also includes a finding aid to women's studies resources in the British National Archives.
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Provides access to administrative records, photographs, maps, ephemera and artifacts for more than 100 European, North American and international fairs.
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