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English Historical Documents

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable British history primary documents from 500-1914. Type "AND" between keywords.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 (Adam Matthew Digital)
Provides access to thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images relating to slavery, abolition and social justice.
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
Contains the digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-1985, capturing the complete newspaper with articles, advertisements & illustrations.
New York Times
Archives search 1851-present. Full text 1851-1922 and 1987-present. Editions 1923-1986 free preview only. Microfilm 1923-1986 available in the Library.
Historical Abstracts (European and World history)
Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
Index to Federal Royal Commissions
Provides bibliographic access to materials associated with more than 200 federal Royal Commissions that have taken place since Confederation.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Bibliographic database comprised of over 1.1 million citations of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
Keesings World News Archive
A searchable collection of world events since 1931. Full text is available for the past 20 years. Headlines and dates are available back to 1931.
Mass Observation Online (Adam Matthew Digital)
Original materials created & collected by the Mass-Observation organization regarding the cultural & social history of Britain from 1937-1965.
Medieval Travel Writing (Adam Matthew Digital)
Collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Augmented by interactive maps.
Military & Government Collection
Provides full text for over 320 military related periodicals and general interest magazines.
Eureka (formerly Newscan)

Covers over 5,000 news sources, including newspapers & news wires. Full text to PEI newspapers The Guardian (1997-) and The Journal Pioneer (1999-).

Please note that we have a 10-simultaneous user limit, but the library can coordinate with the vendor to open that up for training days, so instructors who want to offer group hands-on training should contact one of the librarians to make those arrangements.

Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844

Provides the online digitized full-image version of the complete works of the Globe and Mail newspaper from its inception up until two years ago.

 

Proquest's guide to using the historical newspapers database, including this one - note the tabs along the top for different sections of the guide

 

Looking for more recent Globe & Mail issues?

We have various date ranges in various formats, from plain text to PDFs.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
An online library of over 136,000 titles (over 155,000 volumes), published between 1701 and 1800, and printed in English-speaking countries.
Eighteenth Century Journals I & II (Adam Matthew Digital)
Contains rare journals printed between 1693 and 1799 illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political, and literary life.
Empire Online (Adam Matthew Digital)
Collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, including exploration journals, correspondence, periodicals, diaries & travel writing.
Erudit
Provides access to academic journals, e-books & theses in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences. Collection is primarily in French.
Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online (Adam Matthew Digital)
A wide range of original sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, & poetry.
Early Canadiana Online
A searchable full text collection of 3,000+ books & pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century.
Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
America: History and Life (Canada and US history)
The definitive index of literature covering the history & culture of the US & Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals.
Cairn
Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.
CBCA Complete (Proquest)

CBCA Complete, includes Education and Business in a single search.

 

Proquest's Guide to CBCA (note the tabs along the top for different parts of the guide)

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 (Adam Matthew Digital)
Unique manuscript material relating to the activities & observations of British & American diplomats, missionaries, & others in China from 1793-1980.
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