Database List

The following 90 databases are best for: Primary and Archival Material

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19th Century British Library Newspapers    
Full runs (where possible) of 48 newspapers selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. Includes national and regional newspapers 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. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1800-1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
19th Century U.S. Newspapers    
Historical primary source newspapers, featuring full-text content including images. Covers newspapers that published in the 1800s from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
  • Coverage Range: 1800s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Access to Archival Databases    
Contains selected full-text records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the Federal government of the United States. Topics addressed include: politics, diplomacy, economics, labor, genealogy, social issues, and the military. These records date from 1800 to the present. Feel free to seek a librarian’s assistance for advanced searches.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), The

 
Accessible Archives    
Full-text access to a number of American 19th-century journals and newspapers. Special African-American, Civil War and Pennsylvania coverage.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Accessible Archives Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
African American Archives    
Original historical documents pertaining to the history of African Americans, mostly in the United States, but also from the Colonial era and the West Indies. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941. *Note: If the database is taking a long time to load, clear your browser's cache, and try again.
  • Coverage Range: 1670s to 1900s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
African American Historical Newspapers    
A cross-searchable collection of historical content from leading African-American newspapers. Titles included are: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988). From ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Purchase made possible in part through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1910-2003, but varies by title
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
African American Historical Serials Collection    
Includes newspapers and magazines, and reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1816-1922
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
African American Studies Center (AASC)    
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with articles from Africana; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; and the African American National Biography. Also contains resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, the Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other major reference titles.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-5    
Large collection covering all aspects of American society from the Colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Individual series can be searched together or separately. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1691-1877
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBCSO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries    
The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries contains more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs, to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war. This electronic collection includes 100,000 pages of re-keyed and indexed text, including 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscript material.
  • Coverage Range: 1855 -1875
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
American Indian Histories and Cultures    
Primary documents such as diaries, travel journals and other manuscripts, treaties, speeches, artwork and rare books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers, to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century.
  • Coverage Range: 1500s to 1960s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

 
American Memory Project    
Primary materials from the Library of Congress, covering various periods of American history. Includes photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures. Special online collections of Native American history, African-American history, United States presidents, immigration, literature, and cultural history.
  • Coverage Range: American history - time periods vary.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Library of Congress
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900    
Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
  • Coverage Range: 1740 to 1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate    
Part of History Vault primary sources. Includes collections on topics such as the space program, civil rights, oral histories of administration officials, the American Indian Movement, and Watergate. Many other topics are covered as well.
  • Coverage Range: 1960-1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1-2    
More than 30,000 titles reflecting doctrinal, social, and organizational change in world religions, focusing especially on religion in the US and the 19th century. Includes some volumes in biblical languages such as Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1200s to 1923
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Ancestry Library Edition    
Important database for genealogy and advanced biographical research. Includes census data, military records, birth/death/marriage records, immigration records, slave narratives, historic maps, photographs, and biographical dictionaries and directories.
  • Coverage Range: 1790-present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Archive Finder    
A current directory of 5,500 repositories and 141,178 collections of primary source material housed across the United States.
  • Coverage Range: Current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Archives of American Art    
Primary resources, such as original letters, photographs, transcripts and audio materials are digitally available on people and institutions that helped found American Art. The Archives hold approximately two hundred years’ worth of materials and are located in New York and Washington DC.
  • Coverage Range: Approximately 200 years
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Smithsonian Institution

 
Artemis Primary Sources    
A combined search platform for three primary source collections: Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, and the Making of the Modern World. Includes tools to analyze term clusters and frequency. Most of the material is from the US and UK.
  • Coverage Range: 1400s-1920s, mostly 1700-1900.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange    
Primary documents related to the experiences of Westerners in Asia. Principally US and British diplomatic documents, but also documents from missionary organizations and journals on socio-economic topics. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1818-1923
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Associated Press Collections (trial through May 20)    
Three collections of documents and images from the Associated Press Corporate Archives: News & Internal Communications; US City Bureaus; and Washington DC Bureau. Material includes news stories and features as they appeared off the AP wire, AP publications, and personal papers of reporters and administrators.
  • Coverage Range: varies, mostly 1930s-2000s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Black Abolitionist Papers    
This database details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Presents the massive, international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. The approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1830-1865
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century    
Part of History Vault primary sources. Includes collections Federal Government Records, and Organizational and Personal Papers, Part 1. Has documents such as FBI and White House files, and the papers of activists such as Bayard Rustin and Mary McLeod Bethune. History Vault also includes collections of NAACP Papers.
  • Coverage Range: 20th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Black Studies in Video    
Features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. Includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
  • Coverage Range: Scope – 20th century to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
British Politics and Society    
Primary sources related to the social and political climate in Great Britain. Covers topics such as labor history, religious movements, political reforms, and education. Documents range from government reports, to periodicals, autobiographies, pamphlets, and letters. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1790-1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture    
Primary sources such as playbills, scripts to operas and complete scores. Also archival documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1733-1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Carlisle Indian Industrial School Resource Center    
Hosted by Dickinson College, this database regarding the Carlisle Indian School includes contents of the files of individual students, publications produced by the school, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other information. This is a work in progress, and new material is added on a regular basis.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Chatham House Archive, Module 1 (trial through May 20)    
Publications and meetings of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world's leading think-tanks. Full text of meetings and speeches at Chatham House, with audio recordings from 1966-1979, publications, reports, and briefing papers.
  • Coverage Range: 1920-1979
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Churchill Archive Full-Text    
The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.
  • Coverage Range: 1874-1965
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Bloomsbury Publishing

 
Civil War Era    
Full-text runs of regional U.S. newspapers from the 1850s, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. Contains primary source documents that encompass the buildup to and evolution of the American Civil War that shaped the Nation's identity.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Constitutions, Treaties, and Official Declarations    
An index providing full-text access to international treaties, constitutions, and other political documents from around the world.
  • Coverage Range: Historic and current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Richard Kimber

 
Contemporary Middle East    
A documentary history of the Middle East, including key events that have shaped the region since World War I. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1915-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Dickinson College Archives on Flickr    
View selected photographs from Dickinson’s special collections. Includes images of 1920s Alaska, the Carlisle Indian School, the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and late 19th-century Europe. Visit the Dickinson Archives to access the original photographs.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Dickinson College Chronicles    
Resource dedicated to the history of Dickinson College. Includes general articles on people, places, and events; lists of frequently requested facts; full-text histories of the college; and extended essays on various special topics from Dickinson’s past. A good starting point for any research dealing with College history. Visit the Dickinson Archives for more information or to access original documents.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Dickinson College Photos    
View selected images of Dickinson people, places, organizations, and events from the 19th and 20th centuries. Visit the Dickinson Archives to access original photographs.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Documenting the American South    
An extensive collection of full-text sources on Southern history, literature, culture, and religion, covering from 1624 to 1920.
  • Coverage Range: 1624 to 1920
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 
Early American Newspapers, 1690-1811, 1890-1928    
Fully searchable newspapers from all 48 states. Searches can be limited by date range, article type, language, place of publication, and newspaper title.
  • Coverage Range: 1690-1811, 1890-1928
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Readex

 
Early English Books Online    
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Libraries possessing this collection find they are able to fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements in many subject areas, including: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Economist Historical Archive    
Weekly news magazine presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them with a global editorial perspective. Also useful for research on company and industry trends and history. Includes supplements, special reports, surveys, full-color images, exportable financial tables, and a gallery of front covers. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1843 – 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Eighteenth-Century Collection Online (ECCO)    
Full-text scans of nearly all English-language imprints and other materials from the eighteenth century. The collection contains a wide variety of materials from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors.
  • Coverage Range: Eighteenth century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Emily Dickinson's Correspondences    
Brings together seventy-four poems and letters from Emily’s correspondence with her sister-in-law and primary confidante, Susan Dickinson. Each text is presented with a digitized scan of the holograph manuscript. These images have zoom functionality as well as a special light-box feature that allows users to view and compare constellations of related documents. Users may search by date, genre, manuscript features, and full text. Dating from the 1850s to the end of Dickinson’s life, the work collected here shows all the characteristics of the poet’s mature art.
  • Coverage Range: 1850s to 1880s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

 
EuroDocs    
Western European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Brigham Young University

 
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest    
Documents some of the motivations, activities, and results of the European conquest of Africa in the nineteenth century. Primary documents including monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics and strategy during the European powers' "Scramble for Africa." Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 19th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
European History Primary Sources (EHPS)    
A searchable index of scholarly digital repositories of primary sources. Collections are also browsable by country, language, period, subject, and type of source.
  • Coverage Range: Medieval to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EUI

 
Films on Demand    
Thousands of streaming films in the humanities and social sciences. You can use Films On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists. Closed captioning is available for many films. Subject areas include anthropology, art, communications, education, literature, geography, history, music, philosophy, religion, sociology and world languages. Titles include historical documentaries, biography, author interviews, performances, and world affairs.
  • Coverage Range: 1950s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Films Media Group

 
Financial Times Historical Archive    
The complete run of the London edition of the authoritative daily business newspaper, from its first issue to the end of 2008. with additional annual updates. A resource for studying history, business, management, finance and politics. Every individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1888 – 2010, updated annually
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York    
Over 1500 residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources tracing New York's inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: late 1700s to early 1900s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Historical Digital Archives    
A set of 11 separate databases of archival and primary source material, covering topics related to American history, including collections focusing on Hispanic- and African-American history. The individual databases are: African American Historical Serials Collection; American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-4; American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1-2; Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1; Gateway to North America--People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York; Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New York Historical Society; The Latino-Hispanic American Experience--Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers. Funded in part by a gift from Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: Varies; 1700s to 1960, many collection focus on 19th century.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Historical Newspapers    
Fully searchable, full-text copies of articles and images from the Atlanta Constitution; Atlanta Daily World; Baltimore Afro-American; Boston Globe; Chicago Defender; Chicago Tribune; Los Angeles Sentinel; New York Amsterdam News; New York Times; Pittsburgh Courier; Washington Post. Coverage varies by paper but goes back as far as 1851.
  • Coverage Range: 1851-2005
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
History Vault    
A set of 11 collections of primary source documents covering aspects of US history. Collections include: Black Freedom, Immigration, NAACP, Plantations, Politics and Society 1960-75, Slavery and the Law, Vietnam War, and Women's Rights.
  • Coverage Range: varies; 1770s to 1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
House Divided    
Stories of the U.S. Civil War era (1840-1880) through the window of Dickinson College. Includes images, documents, timelines, maps, blogs, and online exhibits.
  • Coverage Range: 1840-1880
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines    
Important and rare periodicals from Confederate, Union, abolitionist, and British presses. Includes illustrations from issues published from 1860 to 1865.
  • Coverage Range: 1860-1865
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Harper's Weekly

 
Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service cover topics such as Asian exclusion, Ellis Island, Mexican immigration, medical inspections of immigrants, and white slavery and prostitution.
  • Coverage Range: 1880-1930
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Index of Christian Art (Princeton)    
Images of Medieval, Christianity-oriented art in color and black and white images with metadata.
  • Coverage Range: Apostolic Period to A.D. 1400
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Princeton University
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Indigenous Peoples: North America (trial through May 20)    
Manuscripts, indigenous newspapers, books, and other publications exploring the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples of North America.
  • Coverage Range: 1665-1988, but mostly 1880-1920 and 1969-1988
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Isaac Norris Collection    
Database of books donated to the College by John and Mary Dickinson in 1784. Contains bibliographic information along with images of title pages. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to the original books.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
James Buchanan Resource Center    
Contains full-text resources regarding the life and times of James Buchanan, Dickinson class of 1809, including Buchanan’s memoirs and unpublished correspondence, several biographies, cartoons, and engravings. Also includes an extensive bibliography of writings by and about Buchanan and a comprehensive timeline of this figure’s life. Contains information relevant to research on 19th-century politics, diplomacy, economics, and military activity, as well as slavery and the Civil War. Visit the Archives for access to original materials.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers    
Primary sources such as manuscripts, books, and newspapers relating to Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women’s rights. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1700s to 1900s
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: eBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Legal Information Institute (LII)    
A resource provided by Cornell University School of Law offering public legal information. It includes: the U.S. Constitution; the full-text of U.S. code; congressional material; supreme court opinions; states constitutions, statues and related legislative material. Earliest coverage begins in 1990 going to the present.
  • Coverage Range: 1992 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Cornell University

 
London Times - Palmer's Full Text    
Palmer's includes citation coverage of the London Times from 1790 to 1905. Full text coverage is available from 1800 – 1870.
  • Coverage Range: 1790-1905
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Making of America (Cornell University)    
Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
  • Coverage Range: 1850 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Cornell University

 
Making of America (U. of Michigan)    
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
  • Coverage Range: see description
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of Michigan

 
Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries    
High-quality images of original manuscripts from the American Antiquarian Society, covering 200 years, extensively indexed by name, date, place, personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and other topics. Purchase made possible through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1750-1950, esp. strong for 1800s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Modernist Journals Project    
A freely available resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world. Full-text scans of early 20th century publications, including Crisis, The Little Review, and Scribners.
  • Coverage Range: early 1900s
  • Full-Text

 
NAACP Papers    
Four collections included in the History Vault database of primary sources that document the organization and major campaigns of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Covers topics such as education, voting, court cases, lynching, segregation and discrimination complaints.
  • Coverage Range: 1910s-1970s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
New York Times -- Historical Newspapers    
Fully searchable, full-text copies of articles and images from 1851 to 2008.
  • Coverage Range: 1851-2008
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
NewsVault    
Allow for cross-searching of 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, Listener Historical Archive, Sunday Times (London) Digital Archive, Times (London) Digital Archive, and Times (London) Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
  • Coverage Range: 19th and 20th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive (NCCO)    
Primary source material from rare collections around the globe. Includes nine individual collections: (1) British Politics and Society: sources related to the political climate in Great Britain; (2) European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection: full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more, with a focus on difficult-to-find works by historically neglected writers; (3) Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, which includes government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more; (4) British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, featuring primary sources such as playbills, scripts to operas and complete scores; (5) Photography: The World through the Lens, has photos and publications about photography from the period; (6 & 7) Science, Technology & Medicine: 1780-1925, parts 1-2, has journals, books and other documents; (8) Women: Transnational Networks has journals, books, manuscripts, and other materials, mostly from the US and UK, but with some other countries as well; (9) Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest has monographs, periodicals, and other materials documenting European policies and their effects in Africa.
  • Coverage Range: 19th Century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
North American Women's Letters and Diaries    
American and Canadian women's diaries and correspondence, extensively indexed by name, date, place, historical or personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and more. Includes biographical information on the authors when it is available. Colonial Times to 1950. Funded by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Colonial era to 1950
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Photography: The World Through the Lens    
Private, government, and published photos and publications about photography from the 1840s to 1910s. Mostly from the UK, but some material from other countries. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1840s to 1910s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New York Historical Society    
More than 200 orderly books (a form of journal kept by military units containing their orders and other information) dating from 1748 to 1817. Most are from American units during the Revolutionary War, though some from the French & Indian War, the War of 1812, and from British units are also included. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1748-1817
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Science, Technology and Medicine: 1780-1925, Parts 1-2    
Journals, books, reports, and personal documents for exploring a period of rapid acceleration of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1780-1925
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Slavery & Abolition Resource Center    
Contains full-text searchable books and pamphlets reflecting both sides of the American slavery debate. Includes first person narratives, legal proceedings and decisions, anti-slavery tracts, religious sermons, and early secondary works.
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  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College / Millerville University

 
Southern Life & African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records    
Part of History Vault primary document collections, plantation records document the business and culture of plantations in various parts of the South. They include lists of slaves, records of bills and receipts, wills and other financial and personal documents.
  • Coverage Range: 1770s to 1910s.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Struggle for Women's Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Papers of important organizations in the struggle for women's rights, including the National Women's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the National Organization for Women (NOW).
  • Coverage Range: 1880-1990s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Sunday Times Digital Archive (London)    
Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.
  • Coverage Range: 1822-2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Their Own Words    
Read and search the full text of select books, pamphlets, diaries, and letters from Dickinson’s Special Collections. Most of these items were authored by Dickinson alumni and faculty. Materials date from 1764 to 1918 and address colonial American politics; U.S. politics, government, and foreign relations; historical biography and autobiography; the American Civil War; the temperance movement; foreign travel; economics; medicine; philosophy; and theology. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to original materials.
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  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993    
This digital collection reviews U.S.-China relations in the post-Cold War Era, and analyzes the significance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China’s human rights issues, and resumption of World Bank loans to China in July 1990. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1989-1993
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Times (London) Digital Archive    
The oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication, providing in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events. The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1785 – 2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Victorian Women Writers Project    
Transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century.
  • Coverage Range: Nineteenth century.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Indiana University

 
Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Covers U.S. involvement in Vietnam and Southeast Asia from the Kennedy administration to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops. Includes reports, memos, and a few oral histories documenting policy decisions at the highest levels of the U.S. government, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, reporters, and members of the U.S. Armed forces.
  • Coverage Range: 1960-1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Web of Science    
Searches both social science and science materials, and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Provides access to Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1900-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present) Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present), and Index Chemicus (1993-present).
  • Coverage Range: 1900-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Women and Social Movements in the United States    
Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection advances scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible. The collection currently includes 94 document projects and archives with more than 3,750 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and almost 2,100 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. Includes access to the online version of Notable American Women and the database on Commissions on the Status of Women.
  • Coverage Range: 1600-2000
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Women and Social Movements, International    
Primary documents including letters and diaries of activists, and proceedings of historic conferences. For coverage of the US, see Women and Social Movements in the United States.
  • Coverage Range: 1840 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Women: Transnational Networks    
Primary documents such as journals, books, manuscripts, and other materials, on topic such as the suffrage, birth control, and broader issues gender and class. Mostly from the US and UK, but with some other countries represented as well. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1790s-1910s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Women's Experiences at Dickinson Blog    
This blog contains stories about all aspects of female students’ experiences at Dickinson from the 19th century to the present. Includes digital images of original documents and select soundclips from oral history interviews with alumnae. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to original materials.
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  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, and Reproductive Rights    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. This collection covers the fight for women's rights at the national, regional, and local levels. The papers of key national leaders like Julia Ward Howe, Anna Howard Shaw, and Matilda Gage are included, as well as papers of lesser known state and local leaders. The Reproductive Rights collection includes oral histories and records of Mary Ware Dennett and the Voluntary Parenthood League.
  • Coverage Range: 1880-1990
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
World Digital Library    
A UNESCO project, this database contains multi-lingual primary source materials from countries and cultures around the world.
  • Coverage Range: 8000 BCE to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: World Digital Library

 
World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees    
This module of History Vault presents several major collections of records on World War II, including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and Top Secret Studies on U.S. Communications Intelligence During World War II. These records are supplemented with smaller collections documenting U.S. planning and participation in World War II.
  • Coverage Range: varies, at most 1938-1949
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: proquest

 
Yomidas Rekishikan (Yomiuri Shimbun)    
Over 11 million articles from every issue of Japan’s major newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun. In four parts: 1) The Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras section (1874-1989), 2) The Heisei Era section (September 1986 onwards),  3) The Daily Yomiuri section (September 1989 onwards), and 4) The Contemporary Who’s Who, with searchable biographical data and articles on over 26,000 prominent individuals. Includes photos, images, advertisements. Search in Japanese or English. English versions of modern articles are available.
  • Coverage Range: 1874 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Yomiuri Shimbun
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