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A ground-breaking resource for 19th century studies, NCCO is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focused on primary source collections of the “long” nineteenth century. Collections for this program are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries as well as specialist libraries, and content includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more.

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Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. There is no better way to study the past than through consultation of primary source documents. Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.

Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy
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Created and maintained by Yale Law School, the Avalon Project contains over 65 document collections from ancient times (4000 bce) to the 21st century. Includes United States historical documents as well as world documents. Other collections are Project DIANA - an online human rights archive and the International Military Tribunal for Germany.
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From Proquest, DNSA is several collections of recently declassified documents, other declassified documents and papers, the vast majority of them published here either for the first time or in less excised form.
Ethnographic Video OnlineLogin Required
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From Alexander Street Press, this streaming video series includes documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behavior. This collection includes DER, RAI and BBC films.

FDLP Guide: All Guides (Federal Depository Libraries)
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Guides that compile useful links to federal websites. A vast array of subjects. Check it out!

FDLP Guide: Presidential Documents
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This guide contains information related to the Office of the President of the United States.

Financial Times Historical Archive [Gale]Login Required
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The Financial Times Historical Archive is the complete searchable facsimile run of the world's most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every article and advertisement ever printed in the paper, since it was first published in 1888, can be searched and browsed individually and page by page. This is an essential, comprehensive and unbiased research tool for everyone studying public affairs, and economic and financial history of the last 120 years.

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Gale Primary Sources is an integrated research environment that allows users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections. Gale Primary Sources takes users beyond a simple search and retrieve workflow, allowing them to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.

History Study Center - primary and secondary sources
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History Study Center by Proquest is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Includes reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics.
Indegenous Peoples: North America [Gale]Login Required
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Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century. Including diverse manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages all enable students' examination of important primary source materials.

National Archives (NARA) - search by topic
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The U.S. National Archives can be searched by topic or keyword. Topics include American Founding Documents; People; Foreign Policy & Military Records; Places; Federal Government; Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology; Events, Centennials & Holidays; and Arts & Culture.
National Geographic Virtual Library [Gale]Login Required
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As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research.

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A list of online resources that provide digital historical collections of original, primary source materails such as documents, speeches and images from America and Europe.
The Economist Historical Archive [Gale]Login Required
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The Economist Historical Archive ('EHA') is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. Containing every issue since its launch in 1843 and more than 600,000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys. Altogether this is an unrivalled multidisciplinary primary source for researching and teaching the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 [Gale]Login Required
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With its debut in 1842 the Illustrated London News became the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, sparking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Containing over 260,000 full colour pages, fully searchable and browseable, the ILN Historical Archive 1842-2003 provides users with unprecedented access to the entire run of this unique historical record.

The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources [Gale]Login Required
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We use the term primary sources not in the historian's sense of a manuscript, letter, or diary, but rather in the legal sense of a case, statute, or regulation. Designed to complement The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, this archive offers online access to state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history.

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The Making of the Modern World provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Full-text searching across millions of pages of works from the period 1450-1850 (and 1851-1914 in Part II) provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material for research in the areas of history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and more.

The Times Digital Archive [Gale]Login Required
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First published in 1785, The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source.

U.S. Declassified Documents Online [Gale]Login Required
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U.S. Declassified Documents Online, formerly Declassified Documents Reference System, offers access to more than 750,000 pages of government documents. Covering major policy issues from the period before the Second World War into the twenty first century, the archive serves as a convenient source for documents from government departments including Defense; State; Treasury; CIA; and the White House. USDDO supports the study of history, politics, international relations, and journalism, among other fields.

Wyoming Digital Collections (Wyoming State Library)
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All things Wyoming!  Wyoming newspapers, places, publications, legislation, inventors, and trademarks.

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