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17th - 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers (Gale Cengage)

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    The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.

19th Century British Newspapers (Gale Cengage)

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    The 19th Century British Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. This new collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers (Gale Cengage)

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    As compelling as it is comprehensive, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

African Newspapers 1800-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

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    This collection of historical African newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive provides coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that shaped the continent.

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    African American Studies, Anthropology, Business, History, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology

American Periodicals Series Online (ProQuest)

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    Digitized images of the pages of 1000 American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1940. Titles include Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, and several consumer magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Ladies' Home Journal. The search interface allows you to search the complete text, including tables of contents. Articles are downloadable in PDF format. Updated daily.

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    History, Journalism, Literature, Sociology

American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (EBSCOhost)

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    The core content of this work reviews and analyzes the process by which aspirants to the American presidency have campaigned for the support of the national electorate and how voters have made their selections from 1789 to the present day.  Content includes primary documents, images, chronologies, and state-by-state analysis of election results.

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    Government, History

American State Papers

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    Legislative and executive documents from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.

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    History, Law, Political Science

Artemis Primary Sources (Gale Cengage)

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    Gale Artemis is a path-breaking research experience that unites Gale's globally acclaimed digital archives. Artemis Primary Sources allows researchers to uncover primary source documents in archives where they may not have thought to look, greatly enhancing their research experience. By building a seamless research environment for multiple collections, Gale is creating the largest digital humanities and social sciences collection in the world.

ARTstor

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    ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, photography, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images. See system requirements for optimal use.

Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper  Atlanta Daily World from 1931-2003.

Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper Baltimore Afro-American  from 1893 to 1988

Boston Boys and Girls Club Photographs

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    5100 digitized photographs from the Northeastern Library's Archives and Special Collections. The photographs date from about 1915-2000, with the bulk of the material dating from 1940-1995, mostly in black and white.

    They photographs individuals who have directed, organized, advised, and staffed the BGCB, including Executive Directors Arthur T. Burger (1935-1960) and William Lynch (1960-1967). They also provide information about awards given by the clubhouses for achievement in sports, games, and academics, and detail clubhouse sponsored contests in which members participated. They document the facilities of the BGCB, specifically Charlestown, Roxbury, and South Boston, as well as buildings within the Boston communities. Photographs concerning promotional campaigns, such as images from window exhibits, billboards, and MBTA stations are represented.  Also documented are BGCB fund raisers, many of which involved celebrities, including Roger Clemens, Senator Ted Kennedy, Jackie Robinson, and Ted Williams.

    The images provide a glimpse into the clubhouses and the activities in which the children were involved. The largest group of photographs falls under the category of program and events, including many types of educational programs including tutoring programs, classes, and workshops. Highlights include images from the Bunker Hillbillies and the Tom Pappas Chefs Club. Photographs of events held by the clubs, such as their 100th Anniversary in 1993 and the annual road race in Charlestown are also included here.

Boston Globe, Current and Historical (1872-present) (ProQuest)

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Boston's Latino Community History

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    The documents, images, and posters in this digital collection were selected from the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records and the La Alianza Hispana records held in the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department.  These records available in this online collection document public policy formation, community relations, affordable housing, urban planning and housing rehabilitation, cultural and educational programming, violence prevention, and minority rights in Boston during the last decades of the 20th century.

British Library Newspapers (Gale Cengage)

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    Formerly called 19th Century British Newspapers, the British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. This new collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

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    Catalog of Government Publications lists all documents published by the Government Printing Office from July 1976 to present.

Center for Research Libraries

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    The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) collects and makes available important and rare collections of primary source materials, as well as thousands of foreign dissertations, historical journals, and newspapers from around the world.

    The collections are so varied as to include an unpublished manuscript music collection from Oxford, the vast engineering library of Linda Hall, and rare monograph and pamphlet area collections from various regions of the world. For example, the Sutro Library Mexican collection includes over 3,000 titles from the 1500-1900 time period, covering cultural, economic, political, religious, and social themes in Mexican history.

    These collections are made available in print, in microfilm, and, in many cases, online. Faculty, students, and staff are eligible to borrow resources through an extended delivery system or, when available, through electronic delivery or online.  See our Subject Guide to the Center for Research Libraries for more information. 

Chicago Defender 1910 - 1975 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Chicago Defender from 1910 to 1975.

Chicago Tribune: 1849- 1988 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

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    Proquest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849- 1988).  The historical Chicago Tribune collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text

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    History, Journalism

Colonial America (Adam Matthew Digital)

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    This online collection from the UK National Archives, currently being digitized, covers the CO5 documents from the period 1606-1822.  This is original correspondence between the governers of British colonies in North America and the Caribbean, and their responsible departments in Britain. Among the correspondence are diaries, maps, broadsides, laws, public notices, newspaper clippings, and more. 

    Images of the original documents plus searchable full text are included.  They may be searched by date, name, theme, region and more.

    Colonial America is a 5-module resource being released over a 5-year period. Northeastern currently has access to modules 1 and 2. 

    For those not familiar with Colonial Office records, see this introduction to the CO 5 documents

     

Congressional publications (Proquest)

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    Includes Congressional hearings. 

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    Government

Digital National Security Archive

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    An independent organization founded by journalists and scholars, the National Security Archive promotes open government by acting as a clearinghouse for declassified information.

    The Digital National Security Archive consists of declassified government documents, chronologies, images, bibliographies, and explanatory essays on topics related to national security. There are 42 collections consisting of over 100,00 objects. Each of these collections covers critical world events, countries, and U.S. foreign policy from post-World War II to the present. Primary source information is of value to researchers in international relations.

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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

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    The DPLA is a united collection of primary source information digitized from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, from the written word to works of art and culture, to records of the heritage of the United States, to the efforts and data of science.  Strengths include photographs and documents of American culture and history. 

    Ways to search and scan through the collection of millions of items include by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, and topic.  Freely available.

Early American Newspapers, 1690-1876 (Readex)

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    Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 340,000 fully searchable issues from over 730 invaluable American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies. Providing unprecedented access to the nation’s early periods, Early American Newspapers enables researchers to explore essential newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia.

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    History, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, Communications Studies

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

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    Virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700, with digital facsimile page images.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

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    The largest and most comprehensive online historical archive of its kind and an essential resource for advanced study of the eighteenth century, this collection contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800. The works that were filmed for this collection come from a number of major institutions, including the British Library, the Bodleian (Oxford), Cambridge University, Harvard University, Library of Congress, the Huntington Library, University of Manchester and many more.

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    English & American Literature, Literature, History

Empire Online

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    Empire Online is a collection of original primary source documents relating to Empire Studies, from libraries and archives around the world.

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)

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    Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.

FDsys

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    Full-text access to essential federal publications, including the current U.S. Budget, Congressional Record, and Federal Register.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980 (Adam Matthew Digital)

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    This collection makes available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980.  These formerly restricted British government documents, consisting of diplomatic dispatches, letters, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events and diverse other materials, provide unprecedented levels of detail into one of the most turbulent centuries of Chinese history.

GenderWatch (ProQuest)

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    Reprints full articles from women's studies magazines and newsletters (including some that are hard to find in print), as well as some scholarly journals. Some articles go back to the 1970's. You can browse a list of subjects or search by key words.

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    Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, LGBT Studies

GovSearch (Carroll)

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    Contact information for local, county, state, and U.S. federal officials.    Vacant government positions are also listed and can be searched by keyword.

     
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    Government

HathiTrust Digital Library

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    A partnership between libraries to digitize and share their print collections, the Hathi Trust Digital Library offers chiefly text materials, such as books, documents, and journals.

    Northeastern University is a HathiTrust partner institution, and offers the ability to log in to Hathi Trust Digital Library to download full-PDFs of all public domain works, as well as works made available under Creative Commons licenses.   

    Always log in, whether you are on- or off-campus, for the best results.

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    • Text mining of the entire database via API is also available.
    • Users with print disabilities who are registered with Northeastern's Disability Resource Center are able to access the full text of Northeastern print holdings that are also in Hathi Trust.  

    Please library_ask [at] neu.edu (subject: Hathi%20Trust%20Question) (contact us) for information about text mining and access for users with disabilities.

Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)

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    Rich collection important to a full understanding of Unites States history. Includes the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

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    All historical newspaper documents from ProQuest, including the Atlanta Daiily World (1931-2003), The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Boston Globe (1872-1981), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The New York Times (1851-2008), the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and The Washington Post (1877-1999).

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    African American Studies, History

History Journals and Historical Newspapers (ProQuest )

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    All historical primary source documents from ProQuest, including American Periodicals Series (1740 - 1940), Ethnic Newswatch (1959 - present), Boston Globe (1872-1981), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The New York Times (1851-2008), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).  For more primary sources, see our full list of primary source databases.

Illustrated London News 1842-2003 (Gale Cengage)

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    A historical archive of the Illustrated London News, the world's first pictorial weekly newspaper, from 1842-2003.  Includes over 260,000 pages in full facsimile, fully searchable. 

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    History, Journalism

Immigration Records of the INS 1880-1930 (History Vault) (ProQuest)

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    These documents from the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization consist primarily of:

    • investigative reports by federal agents  in the case files on individual aliens;
    • correspondence among agents and government officials involved in immigration issues;
    • documents by groups advocating or opposing alien exclusion laws and practices.

    Topics include Asian Immigration and Exclusion 1898-1941, Mexican immigration 1906-1930, INS records from Ellis Island, and investigations into Prostitution and White Slavery 1902-1933.

    185 oral history interviews conducted by the National Park Services in 1984-5 with people who immigrated through, or worked at, Ellis Island, during the period of mass migration to the United States are also included.

    PDF page images can be downloaded. 

     

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    History

Jewish Studies Source (EBSCOhost)

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    A multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Content within the collection is meant to cover all facets of Judaism and multiple areas of study. Over 350 full-text titles including academic journals, abstracts of monographs, newspapers and periodicals, including complete Jewish Telegraphic Agency wire service articles from 1922 to the present.

    Also search with Index to Jewish Periodicals

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    Jewish Studies, Religion

Latin American Newspapers 1805-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

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    Latin American Newspapers, Series 1—part of CRL's World Newspaper Archive—features 13 historical Latin American newspapers. Titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922.

LexisNexis Academic

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    Up-to-date business and legal information is the strength of the LexisNexis Academic service. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Most documents are available in full text.

    If you experience problems printing from Lexis Nexis, try one of these solutions:

    • Download the article to PDF.   Open and print the PDF.
    • Use the browser print button instead of the Lexis-Nexis built in button.
    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Government, Law, Political Science

London Times (Gale Cengage)

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    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. Also known as The Times Digital Archive, and published under the name Times of London.  An invaluable source for primary historical research.

Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Los Angeles Sentinel from 1934 to 2005.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Papers

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    Parts 1-10, 13-17 and 20-23 of the NAACP Papers, divided into topical modules. The database is full-text searchable and features downloadable PDF's.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

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    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the New York Amsterdam News. Searches provide a PDF of each article as well as an abstract.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

New York Times (LexisNexis Academic)

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    Online full text of the NY Times from 1980 to the present.

New York Times, Historical (1851 - 2010) (ProQuest)

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    The Historical New York Times collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text back to the first issue.  Magazine and classifieds included. Go to "Advanced Search"--> "Look up citation" to find a specific article by author, title, page, date and more. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Journalism

Nexis Uni

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    Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Most documents are available in full text.

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    Business, Government, Political Science

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

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    Rich primary source database with over 150,000 pages of diaries and letters from 1,325 women. Keyword-searchable and with some pre-selected sub-collections of primary sources arranged around important historical events. Also includes author biographies and bibliographies for further research.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, English & American Literature

North Carolina Court System

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    The official web site for North Carolina state courts.  

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    Government, Law

North Carolina General Assembly

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    Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate representatives, and to follow meetings and issues before the General Assembly.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Law, Political Science

Northeastern University Historical Photographs

NU Libraries Digitial Collections
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    A growing collection of images relating to the University from 1902 to the present. In the collection, you will find representations of academic programs, student life, faculty, the campus, athletics, and University events including commencement.

Our Marathon

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    Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced, digital archive of pictures, videos, stories, and social media related to the Boston Marathon bombing. 

    You may search, read, listen, and contribute to the site. 

    The mission of the site says: We believe that sharing stories from survivors, families, witnesses, visitors to the city, and everyone around the world touched by the event will speed the healing process. This is the place to share those images, emotions, and experiences to help us understand the bombing and its aftermath.

Pittsburgh Courier: 1911-2002 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

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    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the Pittsburgh Courier. Searches provide a PDF of each article as well as an abstract

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    History

PressReader

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    PressReader provides online access to today's newspapers from over 100 countries around the world in over 60 languages in a full-color, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes over 5,000. Just like reading the familiar print edition, users can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. Users have the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire archive.

    PressReader  provides advanced digital features such as interactive tables of content, foreign language translation in 17 different languages, cross title searching, sharing of articles through email or blog postings, bookmarks and text-to-voice conversion.  

    This is a 90 day archive. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Communications Studies, Journalism, History

ProQuest Congressional

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    Access to congressional documents including hearings from 1824, committee reports, bills and legislation including "hot bills" and voting records.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Law, Political Science

Roper Center iPoll Databank

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    Search polls with Roper iPoll.

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    Business, Criminal Justice, Government, History, International Affairs, Political Science

Sixties : Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974

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    The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, Law (Hein)

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     Direct access available to current NU Community.  All others, register for free access.  This HeinOnline collection brings together, for the first time, all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

South Asia Newspapers 1864-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

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    Searchable 19th and 20th century newspapers from South Asia. Featuring titles from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Times of London Digital Archive (Gale Cengage)

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    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. An invaluable source for primary historical research.

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library

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    A large collection of U.S. Federal Technical Reports issued prior to 1975, including historical government documents from the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Mines, and more. Technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science, and often contain plans, surveys, or data that was the most up-to-date at the time. Provided through our Center for Research Libraries membership.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980

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    Important documents of the United States Congress including reports, journals (1817-1952), Senate executive documents, treaties (after 1978), committee reports, executive reports to congress, and more.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, History, Political Science

U.S. History in Context (formerly History Resource Center US) (Gale Cengage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
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    Access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

Washington Post Archive 1877-1999 (ProQuest)

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    The Washington Post provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

    Coverage: 1877 - 1999

Women Writers Online

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    Early modern women's writings from 1400 to 1850. Includes searchable full-text of books, poetry, and speeches as well as browse by date, author, and title. Exhibits and teaching tools also available.

    Detailed subjects: 
    English & American Literature, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women's Rights Collections 1880-1990 (History Vault) (ProQuest)

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    Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Series 1: Woman's Suffrage, Part A: National Leaders.

World History in Context (Gale Cengage)

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    An online collection that provides multicultural, global and research-based content that supports research in history from ancient times to the present. World History in Context offers students and researchers  access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents, including Journal of World History, History Review and The Historian.

    Detailed subjects: 
    LGBT Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies