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Academic OneFile

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A multidisciplinary collection of journals (many of them peer-reviewed) and reference sources.

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Digital collections of manuscripts and rare printed sources that are both detailed enough for scholarly research and accessible enough for undergraduate use.
Archives Unbound A collection of documents covering topics including U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

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BAS indexes resources on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia.

British History Online

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A collection of nearly 1300 volumes of primary and secondary content relating to British and Irish history, and histories of empire and the British world. BHO also provides access to 40,000 images and 10,000 tiles of historic maps of the British Isles.

Cambridge Histories Online

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This unique historical reference compendium contains over 300 volumes published since 1960. These are grouped into topics, making it quick and easy to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas. 
Chinese Foreign Policy Database Curating 1000s of documents from Chinese and international archives, this database offers insights into China’s foreign policy since 1949 and its relationship to ideology, revolution, the economy, and traditional Chinese culture.

Empire Online

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This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records

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An online database by the National Archives of Japan, designed for releasing historical documents concerning modern Japanese relations with other countries. 


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JSTOR is an archive of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and health and general sciences. Also included is the 19th Century British Pamphlets collection comprising the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries.

Mass Observation Online

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Digital collections of manuscripts and rare printed sources that are both detailed enough for scholarly research and accessible enough for undergraduate use.

ProQuest Central

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ProQuest Central is the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text database including journals, conference proceedings, annual reports, theses and dissertations.

SAGE Complete

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A multidisciplinary collection of journals. Includes many business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine titles.

SAGE Research Methods

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SAGE Research Methods (SRM) allows researchers to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings
Southeast Asia Digital Library The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL) exists to provide educators, students, scholars and members of the general public with a wide variety of materials published or otherwise produced in Southeast Asia.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Christianity

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Judaism

Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a multivolume online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.
Wilson Center Digital Archive: International History Declassified The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.

Women in the National Archives

This resource comprises the Finding Aid to Women's Studies Resources in The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office), and original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, the Empire and Colonial Territories.

World Digital Library

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The WDL is an online archive of cross-cultural treasures and significant historical documents including books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.
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