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American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900 (APS Online) provides the full text of articles, advertisements, illustrations, editiorial cartoons, obituaries, letters to the editor, etc., from more than 1,100 American magazines and journals that began publication between 1741, when Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine first appeared, and 1900. Popular, special interest and general magazines; literary and professional journals; children's and women's magazines; and many other historically significant periodicals are included. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.
The articles are available as digitized images and therefore preserve the original typography, graphics, and page layout. The database allows searching by author, title, article type, publication title, date, and keywords in the full-text. In addition, a Search for Periodicals function in APS Online leads to bibliographic information and a summary of the historical significance of all the periodicals represented in the database. Extensive primary source content in its original context and a history of American magazine publishing are made available in APS Online.
Starting with Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), Gale will be incorporating the majority of their primary source collections into Artemis Primary Sources, enabling researchers, teachers and students to cross-search these collections and discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.
1,200 plays, almost a quarter previously unpublished, have been carefully selected by well known experts such as James V. Hatch to create this landmark collection. The collection includes the complete works of leading playwrights such as Amiri Baraka and Ed Bullins. Fielded, searchable performance and cast information, materials by Black writers from Africa, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom, in addition to African Americans are included. (Updated one or two times a year)
Black Short Fiction and Folklore will include short stories published from the mid-1900s to the present. In addition to these published works, the database will feature previously uncollected works and unpublished manuscripts by many authors. Fables and folktales, which arise from the oral traditions of many peoples and date back many hundreds of years, will also be widely represented within the collection. Researchers will be able to follow their development in both Africa and the New World.
Published by the Alexander Street Press and produced in collaboration with the University of Chicago, Black Short Fiction and Folklore has extensive searching capabilities. Black Short Fiction and Folklore uses PhiloLogic software, developed at the University of Chicago, to enable in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen. Please note that the text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable.
British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance is the second installment in Gale’s groundbreaking British Literary Manuscripts Online series. This digital archive features manuscripts dating from roughly 1120 to 1660 – preceding and broadening the scope of the first series. It offers hundreds of thousands of pages of letters, poems, stories, plays, chronicles, religious writings, and other materials.
British Periodicals Online traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages. British Periodicals Online can be searched in tandem with hundreds of other journal backfiles via Periodicals Archive Online.
C19 indexes millions of documents published between 1790 and 1919. It is currently comprised of the following components for which further detail is available.
--Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (1801-1919) (Index only)
--Nineteenth Century microfiche project (1801-1900) (Index only)
--American Periodicals Series (1770-1919) (Full-Text)
--British Periodicals Series (Index only)
--Periodicals Index (1790-1919) (Index only, but links out to JSTOR)
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (Index only)
--Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900) (Index only)
--House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1801-1900) (Full-Text)
--ArchivesUSA (19th century records only) (Index only)
--Palmer's Index to the Times (1790-1905) (Index only - but full-text available via Times Digital Archive )
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is a collection of English and foreign language books, directories, pamphlets, bibles, sheet music, sermons, advertisements and other ephemera published in the U.K. and the Americas between 1701 and 1800. Content is presented as full text page images which can be viewed online or downloaded as PDF documents. The collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), a machine-readable union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private, and public libraries worldwide. With full-text search capabilities across 180,000 titles (33 million pages), this collection provides multidisciplinary research opportunities not possible until now.
Now includes the 18th Century Journals V collection
The Eighteenth Century Journals Portal provides full text access to rare newspapers and periodicals from the 18th century. Temple subscribes to collections I-V. Futher information about each collection is availabe via the publisher's website.
Everyday Life is a dynamic resource that provides a strong basis for teaching and research in areas such as American home life, 1800-1920, the history of women, and the history of childhood. There are rare books, periodicals, pamphlets, tracts, and broadsides relating to:
Political and Social Issues
Popular Fiction & Sensational Literature
Children's Prescriptive Literature
Fashion & Beauty
* Matthew Arnold
* The Brontes
* Elizabeth Barrett Browning
* Robert Browning
* Wilkie Collins
* Joseph Conrad
* Charles Dickens
* George Eliot
* George Gissing
* Thomas Hardy
* Henry James
* Dante Gabriel Rossetti
* John Ruskin
* Alfred Tennyson
* William Makepeace Thackeray
Paston Family Papers
Cely Family Papers
Armburgh Family Papers
--Multiple manuscript sources detailing the journeys of famous travellers from Prester John and Marco Polo to Sir John Mandeville and John Capgrave
--Translations and supporting materials (all of which are fully searchable)
--Maps showing the routes of the travellers
--Introductory essays by leading scholars
This collection now includes Archives 5-8: Europe and Africa, Photography, Science, Technology and Medicine, and Women.
Online access to a wide range of primary source materials from the 19th century. Collections currently available are 1) Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, 2) British Politics and Society, 3) British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, 4) the Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840, 5) Europe and Africa, 6) Photography, 7) Science, Technology, and Medicine, and 8) Women.
Oral History Online, published by Alexander Street, is the most comprehensive online index of oral history collections in English, with access to full text, audio, video, or bibliographic citations for more than 2,000 English oral history collections from all over the world. The narratives cover thousands of subjects from the late 19th Century to present, including civil rights and race relations, labor history, African American history, women's history, immigration studies, political history, American Indian history, regional history, and more. Oral History Online provides keyword searching of more than 129,000 pages of full-text by some 4,300 individuals, as well as pointers to some 1,400 audio and video files and over 10,000 bibliographic records. Additional indexing also permits searching by narrators' age, race, occupation, birth and death dates; by interview subject and place; by repository information; and many other search criteria.
Incldues the following historical newspaper runs:
Atlanta Daily World
Guardian & Observer
Los Angeles Times
New York Amsterdam News
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
This collection now includes Parts 3 and 4 (The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic, and State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council.)
Reproduces the original historical manuscripts in facsimile (both foreign & domestic) linking each manuscript to its corresponding fully-searchable Calendar entry. Temple currently has access to Part I, The Tudors: Domestic, 1509-1603, Part II, The Tudors: Foreign, 1509-1603, Part III, The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic, and Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council.
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The TLS Historical Archive is the improved and expanded new edition of the TLS Centenary Archive. The new edition enables users to full-text search every page of every issue of the TLS from 1902 to 2008, discovering a wealth of material in 300,000 book reviews, film reviews, play reviews and more. With this complete online facsimile edition, users will also be offered:
--A dynamic new user interface reflecting latest web 2.0 technology
--Improved online version of the published index
--Schedule of annual updates
--Full text searching - not available in the TLS Centenary Archive
The current edition of Twentieth Century North American Drama contains the full text of 319 plays by 53 playwrights. Each play is itself richly indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. Some 25 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. The structure of this database is unique; it has been built around the core elements of drama - not just the authors, but the performers, the productions, the companies, the theaters as well as the plays themselves. The database indexes information on related productions, theaters, and production companies, as well as selected playbills, production photographs and other related ephemera. This database allows users to examine and understand North American Theatre of the past century in ways that have never been possible before.
Hundreds of texts written by women between 1400 to 1850. All of these texts can be browsed, searched, and analysed using tools which provide access to the full SGML encoding.