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Primary Sources Online A-Z: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Professional Programs

This page lists alphabetically online databases that link to primary sources in facsimile or reproduction.

Most are large, licensed databases accessible by University of Minnesota students,staff and faculty, and are also accessible to registered visitors using workstations in libraries on the Twin Cities campus. Each database is searchable and links to many full text primary sources, some containing images.

To identify resources with specific subject coverage, search this page using a single, broad keyword (Some examples: film, history, music, news, political, politics, women).

For more general guidance, please see the next link, Get Started:

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  • Acta Sanctorum
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/13843
    The Database contains the entire Acta Sanctorum, a collection of documents examining the lives of saints, organised according to each saint's feast day, and includes all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. The Database contains the entire Acta Sanctorum, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers are also included.
  • African American Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2965
    This collection of African-American Newspapers contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s.
  • African American Song
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14753
    African American Song is the first online resource to document the history of African American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others. This release features some 16,000 tracks of great historical recordings from Document Records. This great collection features recordings from the first half of the 20th century and includes iconic artists such as The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Memphis Minnie, Blind Willie McTell and Huddie Ledbetter. It provides a rich source of Blues and early Jazz recordings as well as a lot of sacred music. African American Song is now part of the collection American Song.
  • African Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16552
    More than 40 nineteenth- and twentieth-century African newspapers. Featuring titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
  • Aluka
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15441
    An international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.
  • American Memory Collection Finder Library of Congress
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/
    Each link on this page "retrieves a list of American Memory online collections. From that list, you will be able to jump to an individual collection or search for items in those collections. You can also browse a list of Subject Headings that further describe the chief areas of content in our collections. Go to Finder Help for more information." Covers American History and Culture from 1400s to present in many subject areas. Excellent source of images and sound files.
  • American Memory (motion pictures)
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/ndlmps.html
    The American Memory project from the Library of Congress provides access to several hundred early motion pictures, organized into 11 discrete collections: America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915 American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916 Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904 Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906 Origins of American Animation Prosperity and Thrift: the Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film
  • America's Historical Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16861
    Spanning two centuries and 40 states, these archives of selective content from historical newspapers are primary sources for researching crucial conflicts from the Civil War to World War I, movements ranging from early states rights to women’s suffrage, noteworthy citizens, local events, natural disasters; political campaigns; and the evolution of American culture.
  • American Song
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14753
    American Song is a history database that contains ~12,00 tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past.
  • American Verse Project
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2738
    The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
  • ARTstor
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12387
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database.
  • Asian American Drama
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14622
    Brings together more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, so providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field.
  • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15432
    Full-page digital archive of the Atlanta Daily World covering 1931-2003. Atlanta Daily World was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
  • ANNO - AustriaN Newspapers Online
    http://anno.onb.ac.at/
    ANNO is the virtual reading room of the Austrian National Library.
    This archive is not full-text searchable; one can search by newspaper title and/or by a specific date, and page through the particular newspaper title and issues. Coverage begins in the middle of the 16th century, but unfortunately the 17th century has scarcely been scanned and digitized.
  • Avalon Project
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp
    The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.
  • Berg Fashion Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16696
    A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Covers 1600 - present day.
  • Black Drama
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14623
    Contains the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.
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  • CAMIO
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16018
    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Includes about 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.
  • Chicago Defender (1905 - 1975)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15440
    Full-page digital archive of The Chicago Defender, 1905-1975. A leading African-American newspaper, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago.
  • China Data Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14813
    Current and historical statistics on population and economics at the national, provincial and local level. From the China Data Center at the University of Michigan.
  • Classical Music Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12015
    Classical Music Library is an extensive collection of recordings with a supplementary reference database that users may search and listen to music delivered to their desktop.
  • Classical Scores Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15782
    Scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works. Includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.
  • World Music
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14814
    Contains 50,000 tracks from genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
  • Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2759
    The Humanities Text Initiative intends to develop the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse into an extensive and reliable collection of Middle English electronic texts.
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  • Dance in Video (Alexander Street Press)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/17848
    Searchable database containing streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century.
  • Database of African American Poetry
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2758
    Covers the works of 54 African-American poets writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and, through their writings, provides a unique portrait of early America.
  • Dictionary of Old English Corpus
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11651
    The Dictionary of Old English electronic corpus is a complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts.
  • Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 : Minnesota
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12356
    Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists.
  • Digital Conservancy
    http://conservancy.umn.edu/
    The University Digital Conservancy is a venue for faculty to deposit copies of their works for long-term preservation and open access centralized, searchable access to institutional digital resources that would have traditionally gone to the University of Minnesota Archives. The Digital Conservancy provides free, open access to University of Minnesota digital works.
  • Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
    http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/
    High-resolution images of the scrolls, plus short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history. Five complete scrolls from the Israel Museum have been digitized.
    Language of the Scrolls: Hebrew is the most common language, though a small number of scrolls are written in Aramaic, and a few in Greek. The most common script is the Jewish script, also called the "Assyrian" or "square" script, which was widely used from the sixth century BCE on. However, about 14 biblical scrolls are written in the ancient Hebrew script, and many texts use a cryptographic script, combining mirror writing and a mixture of Jewish, ancient Hebrew, and Greek scripts.
    Description and commentary are in English.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    http://dp.la/
    The DPLA includes resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized the materials which which make up a coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.
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  • Early American Imprints Series I. Evans (1639-1800) Digital Edition
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/6898
    Every book, pamphlet, serial, and other printed work of significance published in America 1639 - 1800 with 36,000 items and 2. 4 million page images when complete. Based on Charles Evans, American Bibliography with additions from Roger Bristol's Supplement. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 has been hailed as the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.
  • Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14620
    Contains contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, journals, maps, memoirs and accounts of early encounters Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. The project brings coherence to a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters. PEOPLES: The variety of cultures in early North America was unprecedented. Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, African, and a host of Indian peoples developed a complex history of interactions. This collection allows scholars to see the effect of European cultures on Indians and equally to explore the Indians’ contributions to the Europeans.
  • EEBO: Early English Books Online (Book Texts)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2739
    From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) will contain over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
  • EEBO: Early English Books Online (Page Images)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2735
    From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) will contain over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14353
    Eighteenth Century Collections Online captures the essence of the Enlightenment in Great Britain between 1701 and 1800.
  • Electronic Enlightenment
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15964
    Major correspondence centred on the "long 18th century," supporting critical apparatus, and additional research carried out by EE.
  • Empire Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18327
    The database has five sections offering approximately 60,000 images of original documents linked to essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. The sections cover Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969; Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire; The Visible Empire ; Religion and Empire; and Race, Class and Colonialism, c1783-1969. The images will be sourced from about ten different libraries and archives around the world, including a strong core of document images from the British Library, including the Oriental and India Office Collections at the British Library; the University of Birmingham Library; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; and the Public Record Office and the State Records, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16540
    Covers an area of Jewish history, religion and culture which until now lacked its own cohesive/discrete reference work. The Encyclopedia fills the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods. The expanded online version, EJIW Online (started in 2010), is updated twice annually with newly commissioned articles, illustrations, multimedia, and primary source material.
  • English Verse Drama
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2737
    English Verse Drama contains more than 2,000 works by around 450 named authors and approximately 230 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century.
  • Eurodocs
    http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/
    EuroDocs: Western European Primary Historical Documents
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  • Factiva
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12681
    This is a global source of full text newspapers, newswires, websites, industry magazines, business journals, transcripts and press photographs. Worldwide coverage of 9000 sources in 22 languages. Includes financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
  • Gu jin tu shu ji cheng
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11927
    The Gu jin tu shu ji cheng (古今圖書集成) is an encyclopedia completed in 1725.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library East Asian (Reference) Quarto AE4 .K83 1934
  • HarpWeek
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2229
    HarpWeek contains the scanned images of pages of the magazine Harper's Weekly for the years 1857-1912, together with a series of controlled-vocabulary indexes, which are interactively linked. Includes news and editorials, fiction, illustrations, photos, political cartoons, advertisements.
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
    http://catalog.hathitrust.org/
    The Hathi Trust is a reliable and increasingly comprehensive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a number of academic institutions.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
    http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/statab.html
    Published by the Census Bureau, this set contains U.S. Statistics from Colonial times to 1970. Subjects covered are population, vital statistics, migration, labor, prices and price indexes, national income and wealth, consumer income and expenditures, social statistics, land, water, climate, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, minerals, construction and housing, manufacturing, transportation, communications, energy, trade, productivity, financial markets and institutions, government, colonial and pre-federal statistics.
    • Location(s): Also available in print: WILSON Reference Quarto HA202 .B87 1975; WILSON Gov Pub (US Desk Ref) C 3.134/2: H 62/ 789-970/; MAGRATH Reference HA202 .B87
    • Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=TWINCITIES&doc=umn_aleph000001632
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16523
    The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. They are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries, and are fundamental to an understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment. features publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 1834.
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  • Illustrated London News
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/17855
    The Illustrated London News Historical Archive provides online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003.
  • Jazz Music Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15849
    Jazz Music Library includes such major labels as Verve, Impulse, Jazzology, Black Swan, Circle Records, Paramount, Concord, Fantasy, Milestone, Monterey Jazz Festival Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, Peak, Prestige, Riverside, Stretch Records, and Original Jazz Classics.* The list of artists ranges from Buddy Guy, Charlie Parker, Chuck Mangione, Dinah Washington, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Grover Washington, Jr., Les Paul, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, and Peggy Lee, to Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Billie Holliday, Thelonius Monk, Tony Bennett, and many others.
  • KA Arabic e-Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15548
    A wide range of Arabic content ranging from contemporary novels to national heritage scientific treatises. If you are having trouble with the Arabic font, visit the company's help page to find how to install the font on your computer.
  • Latino Literature
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14624
    Brings together more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States.
  • Literature Criticism Online Digital Archive
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15772
    This product includes ten core literature reference series (Contemporary Literary Criticism, 20th Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Mediaeval Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review).
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15436
    Full-page digital archive of the Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005. The oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
  • Proquest Congressional
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16133
    The LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection (CRDC) provides full-text access to more than 5,000 Congressional committee prints published from 2004 to present and more than 23,000 Congressional Research Service reports published from 2004-present.
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  • Making of America
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/moahtml/ncphome.html
    A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
  • Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620 - 1979
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16562
    Primary Sources is a full-text searchable archive, including constitutional conventions and compilations (reports, journals, proceedings, and debates, and supplementary documents published by the conventions including, manuals, rules of order, and information for the use of delegates); city charters (the texts of enacted and proposed charters and ordinances in American jurisdictions); law dictionaries; early U.S. state codes; and colonial records. Includes Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources Part I (1620-1926) and Part II (1763-1979).
  • Making of the Modern World
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/17854
    Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books from the 1460-1850 period, and pre-1906 serials.
  • Media HIstory Digital Library
    http://mediahistoryproject.org/
    A "non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 800,000 pages, and that number is growing. Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines."
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/13079
    Provides a large and growing resource of essential medieval and early modern sources online. MEMSO is a library of books concerning the study of medieval and early modern Britain and Ireland.
  • Minnesota Reflections
    http://reflections.mndigital.org
    Minnesota Reflections is a collection of more than 6,000 digital images of Minnesota prior to 1908, representing the first 50 years of statehood. The images were contributed by about 60 libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies from all corners of the state. This is the first collection of images produced by the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition. Future additions will include documents that have played an important role in Minnesota history.
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  • Naxos Music Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11985
    The Naxos Music Library is an online collection of recorded music in streaming audio-- primarily classical music, plus smaller collections of world music and jazz.
  • Naxos Video Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16478
    A performing arts video library with hundreds of operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. It includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others and is continuously updated to offer the best selection of performing arts videos.
  • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15437
    Full-page digital archive of the New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993. This leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s.
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14825
    Digital archive of 19th century U.S. newspapers (1.7 million pages). Includes digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers.
  • Nineteenth Century Digital Collections
    https://www.lib.umn.edu/subjects/rqs/406
    The University of Minnesota Libraries have acquired many large digital archives and in-depth indexes to 19th-century imprints, journals, documents, pamphlets, and other primary sources for scholarly research. Here is a guide to the major resources.
  • North American Indian Thought and Culture
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14857
    When complete, the database will represent the largest compilation ever created of biographical information on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America.
  • North American Women's Drama
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14625
    Brings together more than 1,500 plays by more than 300 playwrights, along with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
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  • Old Bailey
    http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
    The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772. It allows access to over 197,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 2,500 men and women executed at Tyburn, free of charge for non-commercial use.
  • Opera in Video (Alexander Street Press)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15303
    Contains ~250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15186
    includes 4,921 Subject Entries -1,631 biographies 336 Chaptered Works; 404 Primary Sources and 401 Images & Maps More about this work at http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/Public/about.html
    See What's Inside at http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/Public/whats_inside.html
    includes: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (March 2009)
    The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World The Islamic World: Past and Present The Oxford Dictionary of Islam The Oxford History of Islam What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam Teaching Islam
    Makers of Contemporary Islam
    Two Oxford World's Classics versions of the Qur'an:
    M.A.S. Abdel Haleem's The Qur'an, a prose translation, and
    The Koran Interpreted, a renowned verse translation by A.J. Arberry
    plus Hanna Kassis' Concordance of the Qur'an
  • Parliamentary Papers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16523
    The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. They are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries, and are fundamental to an understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment. features publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 1834.
  • Past Masters
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2524
    This cluster of full-text databases includes works by Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, the Continental Rationalists (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz), and British philosophers from 1600-1900 (Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, plus Dewey, Kierkegaard, Nietzsches, Peirce, ;Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill; and Wittgenstein.
  • Patrologia Latina
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2761
    The Patrologia Latina Database contains 221 volumes and represents a complete electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina (1844-1855 and 1862-1865).
  • Periodicals Archive Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16862
    Archive of 700 digitized, full-image journal with U.S. and international scholarly literature in the humanities and social sciences disciplines from 1802 to 2000.
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15439
    Full-page digital archive of the Pittsburgh Courier, 1911-2002. One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
  • Polling the Nations
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2825
    Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 500,000+ questions and responses, from 14,000+ surveys, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.
  • ProQuest Black Historical Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16498
    African American newspapers that are included in the Proquest Historical Newspaper collection: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) Chicago Defender (1905 - 1975) Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16741
    A collection of fully digitized newspapers that are produced from microfilm and can be browsed remotely. Content becomes available several months after the print issue. Proquest Digital Microfilm is for browsing only and cannot be searched by keyword. The library subscribes to the following titles:
    • Chicago Tribune 2008-2014
    • New York Times 2008-2014
    • St. Paul Pioneer Press 2009-2014
    • Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 2009-2013
    • USA Today 2009-2014
    • Wall Street Journal 2008-2014
    • Washington Post 2008-2014
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16154
    Scroll down the list to locate digital reproductions of the following U.S. newspapers.
    • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
    • Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
    • Chicago Tribune (1849-1987)
    • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
    • Los Angeles Times (1881-1987
    • Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)
    • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993
    • New York Times (1851-2007)
    • Pittsburgh Courier: (1911-2002)
  • Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
    http://chnm.gmu.edu/teaching-and-learning/
    CHNM uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical education and understanding. Includes links to information on: Children and Youth in History, Historical Thinking Matters, History Matters, Imaging the French Revolution, Interpreting the Declaration of Independence by Translation, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, Logo for Women in World History, Making the History of 1989 (fall of Communism in Eastern Europe), Object of History, Popular Romance Project, Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland Probate Inventories, Teachinghistory.org, Women in World History, World History Matters, and World History Sources
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  • Scripta Sinica 漢籍電子文獻資料庫 (中央研究院 歷史語言研究所)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15596
    "Han ji dian zi wen xian zi liao ku" developed and maintained by the Academia Sinica since 2000. This database contains over 441 Chinese classic titles such as 《明史》、《明實錄》、《明經世文編》、《清史稿》、《清朝文獻通考》、《清朝續文獻通考》、《清實錄》等。
  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Collection
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14822
    Digital archive covering British news media from 1757-1817. The archive contains about 700 newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney. The contents were published mostly in London, and some were published in English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.
  • Siku Quanshu 四庫全書
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14104
    The Siku Quanshu was compiled between 1773 and 1782 under the edict of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, China. Containing more than 3,460 works with a total of more than 36,000 volumes, it is the most comprehensive collection of Chinese scholarship.
  • Sixties, The: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15791
    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.
  • Smithsonian Global Sounds
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14328
    Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
  • South and Southeast Asian Literature In English
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14628
    Approximately 100,000 pages of the writings from 1825 to the present, written by authors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Fiji, including fiction, short fiction, poems, interviews, and manuscript materials.
  • South Asian Newspapers -- From World Newspaper Archive
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15627
    South Asian Newspapers includes searchable 19th and 20th century newspapers from South Asia. Featuring titles from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Part of the World News Archive collection.
  • State Papers Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/17856
    State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a collection of English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries--when the King or Queen acted as Prime Minister as well as Monarch.
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  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3724
    The Television News Archive available from Vanderbilt University, is an index to more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (August 1968 - present), and CNN daily news (1995 - present).
  • Theatre in Video (Alexander Street Press)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14627
    Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12108
    Resource Temporarily Unavailable Unlimited access now available to all University of Minnesota staff, students and faculty.
    Contains most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. The goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. The web version currently provides access to 3,800 authors and 12,000 works, approximately 99 million words. It is updated quarterly with new authors and works. For the web version go to the main site and choose Canon or Abridged Online TLG. Site URL: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/
    • Location(s): Classical and Near Eastern Studies Library
  • Times Digital Archive
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14826
    Digital Archive of The Times of London for the years 1785-1985. Full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories.
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14626
    Contains 1,122 plays by 170 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
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U-V
  • UMedia Archive (UMN)
    http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/
    Discover and learn about the rich collections available through the UMedia Archive.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set - Digital Edition
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/8984
    A rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history, from the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the US Senate and House of Representatives. Additional congresses are added each month.
  • U.S. Stocks Database
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15417
    Comprehensive current and historical coverage of stocks traded on exchanges in the United States. The database provides daily data for current US stocks back to 1970 and monthly data back to 1815.
  • United Nations Treaty Collection
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3041
    Available on the site: all multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and those formerly deposited with the League of Nations - their latest status and a link to the full texts; bilateral and multilateral treaties registered with and published by the United Nations Secretariat in accordance with Article 102 up to a certain date - Detailed treaty references and full texts in all authentic languages; recently deposited multilateral treaties that have been deposited but not yet published - available for viewing and downloading in some or all of their authentic languages.
  • Universal Database of Russian Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3288
    Full-text electronic versions of major Russian and many NIS periodicals on the same day they are published. In Cyrillic or LC-transliterated Russian.
  • Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2004, The
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15904
    This handbook provides records of the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present. For students engaged in historical research and readers who simply wants to know what life was like during the time of his or her ancestors.
  • VHA Visual History Archive
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/vha
    With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's archive is the largest visual history archive in the world. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History and Education Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology.
    Recommended Web browsers Windows: Internet Explorer; Mac: Safari
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  • War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records 1629-1915
    http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/war-dept/
    In 1873 Secretary of War William Belknap purchased for the Federal Government the papers of Timothy Pickering, who had been a member of the Board of War, Adjutant General of the Continental Army, and Quartermaster General between 1777 and 1785; the papers of Samuel Hodgdon, Commissary General of Military Stores for several years during the Revolutionary War; miscellaneous contemporary papers; and some minor groups of records and individual items. Although the records span the period 1629-1915, the bulk of the information deals with the Revolutionary War period of 1775-83.
  • World News Digest
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16517
    This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and convenient new features such as tabbed search results. It covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.
  • World Newspaper Archive
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15627
    This collection of historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and other regions provides excellent coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that have shaped world history.


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