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Access NewspaperARCHIVE via BadgerLink Description: Access NewspaperARCHIVE contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. It is your gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online. NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the world's largest archive of online newspapers, is providing this valuable research tool. Use the archive to view, save and print full-page newspapers from around the world.
Coverage: Varies by title
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server or through BadgerLink.
Afghanistan : The Harrison Forman Collection Description: The online collection Afghanistan: Images from the Harrison Forman Collection documents the life and culture of Afghanistan in the late 1960s, several years before the civil unrest of the 1970s and 80s, the Soviet invasion, and the Taliban rule. The photographs, taken by Harrison Forman in 1969, portray the daily life of Afghanis, capture the beauty of the land, and document historic sites, including the great Buddhas of Bamiyan destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The online collection consists of 195 images selected from a set of 733 slides of Afghanistan in the Harrison Forman Photographic Collection housed in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries' American Geographical Society (AGS) Library.
Coverage: 1969
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Online guide or tutorial: No.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Africa Forcus: Sights and Sounds of a Continet via UWDC Description: This online collection is maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. It contains digitized images and sounds of Africa contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These digital files are stored in an accessible database and are provided for personal use or educational presentations. The project was developed through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The completion date was March 1, 2000, at which time the site contained in its searchable database the digital representations of more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, and 50 hours of sound from forty-five different countries. As we continue to expand, amend, and evaluate the site, suggestions and criticisms are welcomed by digitalcontent@library.wisc.edu.
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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 via NewsBank/Readex Description: Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
Coverage: 1827-1998
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 via NewsBank/Readex Description: Features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports and other genres.
Coverage: 1825-1995
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
America: History & Life via EbscoHost Description: America: History & Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. This database includes indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, as well as citations and links to book and media reviews, and abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages. In 2006, America: History and Life began adding retrospective coverage for the most important historical journals in JSTOR. By project's end, coverage for these journals will extend back to the late-19th century.
Coverage: 1964-present
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
American Indian History Online via Facts on File Description: The American Indian History Online database offers access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries.
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Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online FAQ is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement Description: American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later. Read the words of explorers, Indians, missionaries, traders and settlers as they lived through the founding moments of American history. View, search, print, or download more than 150 rare books, original manuscripts, and classic travel narratives from the library and archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Coverage: 1000-1900
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
American Memory Description: American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress’s vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library. The original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online FAQs and help are available. Lesson plans, activities, and additional information are available from the American Memory Learning Page.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
America's Historical Newspapers via NewsBank Description: This database allows users to explore newspapers from America's past. Available here: Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876; Series 2, 1758-1900; Series 3, 1829-1922; Series 4, 1756-1922; Series 5, 1777-1922; Series 6, 1741-1922; Series 7, 1773-1922.
Coverage: 1690-1922
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
America's Story Description: Fun and interesting stories of American history from the Library of Congress.
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Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online helps is available. Lesson plans, activities, and additional information are available from the American Memory Learning Page.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Art Images for College Teaching Description: A CHOICE recommended site, Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) is a personal, non-profit project of its author, art historian and visual resources curator, Allan T. Kohl. AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis to all levels of the educational community, as well as to the public at large. The images displayed on this site have been photographed on location by the author, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial in nature.
Coverage: Images of art and architecture from pre-historic through modern times.
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Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Belgian-American Research Collection via UWDC Description: Digital collection of photographs, oral history tapes and abstracts, and select publications from the Belgian American Resource Collection of the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Some full-text is available.
Online guide or tutorial: Forms to request assistance are available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Biography (A&E) Description: The online counterpart of cable's Biography program from the A&E Network. Searchable guide to thousands of biographies.
Coverage: Contemporary and historical personalities.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: An FAQ is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index via Gale Description: Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Coverage: Contemporary and historical figures
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Brepolis Medieval Bibliographies via UW-Madison Description: Brepolis Medieval Bibliographies includes the International Medieval Bibliography and Bibligraphie de Civilisation Medievale. The International Medieval Bibliography is the major index to medieval studies (c. 400-1500). It includes citations to articles in approximately 4500 journals and "miscellany" volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections and Festschriften).
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Brill E-Books via Brill Online
New Database Listing
Description: Full-text humanities and social science academic e-books in the subject areas of Asian studies; Biblical studies (ancient Near East and early Christianity); classical studies; European history and culture; Middle East and Islamic studies; religious studies, theology and philosophy; and social sciences. We do not currently have access to the biology, language & linguistics and materials & surface science collections listed on the main page.
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Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries via Alexander Street Press Description: British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries (BWLD) includes the diaries and correspondence of 500 women, as revealed in approximately 24,000 pages of diaries and letters. When complete, the collection will include more than 100,000 pages of primary materials spanning more than 300 years. The collection also includes an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
Coverage: 1500-1900
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help and guided tour are available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers via Library of Congress Description: This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Coverage: 1880-1922
Full-text: Digitized images of newspaper pages.
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Congressional Serial Set Digital Collection (Proquest) via UW-Madison Description: The Proquest Congressional Serial Set Digital Collection, 1970-present will provide comprehensive, full-text access to over 50,000 Congressional documents and reports published in over 2,600 volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from 1970-present. It also provides full text access to all Senate Executive Documents and Reports, 1817-1979. The Congressional Serial Set Digital Collection bibliographic records provide controlled-vocabulary indexing, including citations for bills, public laws, Statutes at Large, and Legislative Histories. In addition, thousands of illustration captions and statistical table titles are also searchable. The PDFs are fully searchable and can be downloaded for the researcher’s convenience. You can create durable URLs by using a simple URL stem and the Serial Set ID (composed of volume, publication series, and publication number) and place those durable URLs right into your own bibliographies, web sites, and syllabi. The Congressional Serial Set Maps Digital Collection provides unrivalled access to the 55,000 maps published in the Serial Set and the American State Papers. From the exploration of the Amazon in the 1800s to flood protection studies in the 1950s; from 1880s-1960s fisheries maps to beach erosion studies that illustrate change over time--the maps of the Serial Set will satisfy a wide and diverse range of research needs.
Coverage: 1970-2003
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Description: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 14,800 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.
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Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture via UWDC Description: The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. Included are electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and Web resources. The project, made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, will provide access to digitized primary materials significant to the decorative arts and material culture of Early America. Materials for this project will range from Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, to a database of early American furniture from the Chipstone Foundation.
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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment via Alexander Street Press Description: Contains approximately 100,000 pages by 1,482 authors of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) via ProQuest Description: 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, EEBO contains over 100,000 of the 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 has a digital version of almost every book printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America from 1473 to 1700.
Coverage: 1473-1700
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
East Asian Collection via UWDC Description:
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online via Gale Description: Digital images of every page of over 180,000 titles published primarily in the UK during the 18th century, including books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides, and more based on the English Short Title Catalogue. Full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages in the fields of history and geography, social sciences, literature and language, religion and philosophy, law, fine arts, and medicine, science and technology.
Coverage: 1701-1800
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Encyclopedia of Religion in America via CQ Press Description: Encyclopedia of Religion in America examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America. This authoritative reference work explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including major world religions, new religious sects, cults, and religious movements that originated or had an influence in the United States. Edited by well-known experts in the field, the Encyclopedia covers all the significant religious denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in North America, from the beginning of European settlement to the present day. The broad multidisciplinary coverage includes the religious life of indigenous peoples, specific aspects of religious life, and the relationship of political, social, economic, and cultural spheres.
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Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History via CQ Press Description: Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. With contributions from scholars in the fields of history and political science, this seven-volume set provides students, researchers, and scholars the opportunity to examine the political evolution of the United States from the 1500s to the present day.
Coverage: 1500-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Europa Sacra via UW Madison Description: Provides information on medieval Church prelates including information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates under obedience to Rome, as well as prosographical information on 18,507 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs. Gradually more recent prosographical works on members of religious orders and data on secular clergy supplied by nationally-based prosographical projects will be added. Europa Sacra Online 2004 draws its initial information from: C. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica medii aevi… ab anno 1198 [1st and 2nd edns. Munster, 1898ff], P.B. Gams, Series episcoporum ecclesiae catholicae [Regensburg, 1873-86].
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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 via EbscoHost Description: This bibliographic database is a valuable index to European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.
Coverage: 1493-1750
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences on Demand via Films for the Humanities & Sciences / Films Media Group Description: Films for the Humanities and Sciences on Demand provides access to over 7000 educational online videos. Videos are provided online via streaming video. Many videos are available with closed captioning. They cover subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Health, Medicine, Mathematics, and Technology.
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Online guide or tutorial: How to Stream Videos from D2L
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Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945 via ProQuest Chadwyk-Healey Description: The Gerritsen Collection is the greatest single source for study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages. Containing more than 4,700 publications from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945, the anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist; many other titles present a purely objective record of the condition of women at a given time.
Coverage: 1543-1945
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Gilded Age via Alexander Street Press Description: Immigration and migration, racism and civil rights, labor and industry, women and universal suffrage, American Indians, and the environment are just a few of the issues that came to the fore during the Gilded Age. With this collection, Alexander Street Press brings together 40,000 pages of full text, photographs, songs for listening online, and other primary materials, along with video interviews and twenty-five critical documentary essays. Each documentary essay poses an interpretive question and then illuminates it with dozens of annotated primary documents, introductions, and essays. The critical documentary essays have been created by leading scholars in the field, including Samuel Thomas of Michigan State University, Christopher Reed of Roosevelt University, Kim Warren of the University of Kansas, and Daniel Thorp of Virginia Tech. The result is a highly visual, annotated record of this critical period in American history.
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Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources via Library of Congress Description: Digitized versions of Library of Congress international collections. Links, databases, and resources include: Centers for International Research, Portals to the World, About the International Collections, Research Guides and Databases, Featured Presentations, Research Opportunities, International Exhibitions, and International Cybercasts.
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Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: An FAQ is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Great Lakes Maritime History Project Description: Digital collection of Wisconsin's maritime history, including Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, the Mississippi River, and other state lakes and rivers. Images are from the collections of the Milwaukee Public Library/Wisconsin Marine Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society, UW-La Crosse, UW-Superior, and the Door County Maritime Museum.
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Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
HeritageQuest Online via BadgerLink Description: HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources -- rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, Genealogy and Local History Books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Records, Freedman's Bank Records, and the Lexis Nexis U.S. Serial Set. Due to licensing agreements, the U.S. Serial Set is not available to academic libraries, so will not be searchable from our link.
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Historical Census Browser via University of Virginia Geospatial and Statistical Data Center Description: This site allows you to examine state and county topics for individual census years, examine multiple topics within a census year, produce tables of data by state or county, sort data by selected categories, create ratios between any two data categories, examine state and county topics over time, and generate maps of selected data. The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.
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Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
History Channel Description: The online counterpart to cable's History Channel. Features "This Day in History," military and war, mysteries of history, U.S. history, culture, world history, and political and historical figures.
Coverage: All periods of history.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
History Reference Center via EbscoHost Description: History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Coverage: Back to 1917 for some titles.
Full-text: Yes.
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server or through BadgerLink.
Humanities International Complete via EbscoHost Description: Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.
Coverage: 1942-present for some titles.
Full-text: Yes.
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server or through BadgerLink.
In the First Person: An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives via Alexander Street Press Description: In the First Person is a landmark index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. Working with archives, repositories, publishers, and individuals they have indexed first person narratives from hundreds of published volumes--those that are publicly available on the Web and those that are held by repositories and archives around the world with the intent to make it possible to find and explore the voices of more than 300,000 individuals.
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Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Internet Archive Description: The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form, providing free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. The site archives Web pages, moving images, live music, texts, and audio files.
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Internet Archive: Audio Archive Description: A collection of free, open-access audio recordings. This collection ranges from alternative news programming to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry recordings, to original music contributed by users. Sub-collections include Audio Books & Poetry, Computers & Technology, Grateful Dead, Live Music Archive, Music & Arts, News & Public Affairs, Non-English Audio, Open Source Audio, Podcasts, Radio Programs, and Spirituality & Religion.
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Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
La Crosse History Unbound via UW-La Crosse Description: A joint digital venture between UW-La Crosse’s Murphy Library and the La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse History Unbound is a portal site to digitized cultural assets of the La Crosse County, Wisconsin, area. Over 180 titles exist on the site arranged by subject category, with a separate author and title list.
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Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: 200 Years of American History via The Newberry Library Description: This site was inspired by the bicentennial of the expedition of the Corps of Discovery, the three-year mission launched by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. A milestone in the history of American exploration, the journey was also a major event in the ten thousand-year history of Native peoples in North America. This website explores how these two histories ­ that of the United States and that of Indian peoples along the expedition route ­ came together two hundred years ago and how they remain intertwined today.
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Lexikon des Mittelalters Online and International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages via UW-Madison Description: Taken together, these two encyclopedias are an important source of information for medieval studies. Lexikon des Mittelalters Online (LexMa) is a major German-language encyclopedia. The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online (IEMA), is an English-language supplement to LexMa, with additional articles which fill in the gaps in coverage. When complete, coverage will include all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
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Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Library of Congress Description: The Website of the U.S. Library of Congress. Major collections accessible from this site include Thomas Legislative Information, the American Memory Project, the Global Gateway, Exhibitions, and the LOC online library catalog.
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Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Lily Newspaper, The via Accessible Archives
New Database Listing
Description: The Lily is the first newspaper for women, and was issued from 1849 until 1853 under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894). Provided by UW-Madison.
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Making of America Digital Library (Cornell) Description: The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library project of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles in 955 serial volumes with 19th century imprints.
Coverage: 1800s
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Making of America Digital Library (Michigan) Description: The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library project of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 12,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Coverage: 1800s
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program Description: Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties (Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon) secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves. All of the content of www.whitehousetapes.org, the Presidential Recordings Program's prior website, is now available here in the Programs section of the Miller Center's website.
Coverage: 1940-1973
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Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Photos and Maps 1885-1992 via UW-Milwaukee Description: This digital collection provides a visual documentation of the development of the city of Milwaukee from the mid-1880s to the early 1990s. It includes images of residential and industrial facilities, local businesses, historic buildings, churches, and numerous Milwaukee parks. The photographs were selected from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library and the Archives Department at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Libraries. The image collection is accompanied by 12 maps of Milwaukee from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library.
Coverage: 1885-1992
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Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
NewsBank/Readex Databases via NewsBank/Readex
New Database Listing
Description: Access to America's Historical Newspapers 1690-1998, African American Newspapers 1827-1998 and African American Periodicals 1825-1995.
Coverage: Varies
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Gale) via UW Madison
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Description: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, with archives releasing incrementally beginning in spring 2012. The nineteenth century was the first great age of industrialization and technological innovation. It was an age of political revolution and reform, nationalism and nation building, the expansion of empire and colonialism, growing literacy and education, and the flowering of culture both popular and high. It was an age that witnessed the development of the power-driven printing press and the massive explosion of written material that dwarfs the output of the centuries that preceded it. Any undertaking that attempts to synthesize the vast array of nineteenth-century content may be at best only provisionally comprehensive. Nevertheless bringing a coherent, interdisciplinary, and global vision to the project is an important challenge. Gale Digital Collection's international board of scholars, working in tandem with advisors for each of the program's archives, will steer the program's direction and help to identify the collections that most enhance it--for scholars and students alike.
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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories via Alexander Street Press Description: The North American Immigrant database provides detailed information on more than 2,100 people (totaling approximately 100,000 pages of information) and attempts to provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. The database is comprised of personal narratives including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, much of the material being previously unpublished. Several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews, indexed and searchable for the first time, are included. The materials begin around 1840 and extend to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. People from many countries are represented, including more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia. In selected cases, users can to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants or view images of their scrapbooks.
Coverage: 1840-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: A Guided Tour and online help are available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950 via Alexander Street Press Description: This collection attempts to document the immediate experiences of more than 1,300 women and includes more than 150,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning from Colonial America to 1950. Also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
Coverage: Approximately 1675 to 1950
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: A Guided Tour and online help are available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
NYPL Digital Gallery via New York Public Library Description: NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 520,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Picturing Golda Meir: Photographs from the Collection at UWM Libraries via UW-Milwaukee Description: A collection of images documenting the life of Golda Meir from childhood in Pinsk, Russia, through her school years in Milwaukee, her pioneer years in Palestine in the 1920s, to the peak of her political career as Prime Minister of Israel (1969 - 1974). The 160 images presented in this digital collection were selected from The Golda Meir Collection, 1904-1987 housed in the Archives Department of the UW-Milwaukee Libraries.
Coverage: 1904-1987
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Salem History via Salem Press Description: Online access to the Salem reference books Decades, Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Great Lives from History, Milestone Documents and Weapons & Warfare.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes.
Online guide or tutorial: Search and browse help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
SouthEast Asian images and Texts project via UWDC Description: SouthEast Asian images & Texts brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries. This collection contains digitized images, including photographs and slides, that librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists have deemed important to these fields of study will be added to the collection on an ongoing basis.
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Statistical Abstract of the United States via U.S. Government Description:
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Statistical Abstract of the United States via UW Colleges
New Database Listing
Description: The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Coverage: 1790-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial:
Remote access: Yes
Turning Points in Wisconsin History Description: A digital collection of hundreds of eyewitness accounts, pictures, and museum objects relating to Wisconsin history, as well as dozens of essays, lesson plans and reference tools. Topics covered include Early Native Peoples; Early Explorers, Traders & Settlers; Territory to Statehood; Immigration & Settlement; Civil War Era; Mining, Lumber & Agriculture; Progressive Era; 20th Century Wars & Conflicts; Prosperity, Depression, Industrialization & Urbanization; and Response to Twentieth Century Change.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family via Alexander Street Press Description: Twentieth Century Advice Literature allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave. As of September, 2008, the collection currently includes 33,196 pages.
Coverage: 1850s-1980s
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
University of Wisconsin Collection via UWDC Description: A digital collection of stories telling the history of the University of Wisconsin. Within these collections are images, manuscripts, papers, and books, all relating in some way to the University's mission and history.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
UW-Milwaukee Online Exhibits in the Archives Description: Digitized collections from the UW-Milwaukee Area Research Center and Archives.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Who2? Description: Who2 is an encyclopedia of famous people. They research and write profiles of real people, fictional characters, and some figures (like Robin Hood) who may be either. They also profile celebrities who aren't people, like Ham the Chimp and Hal 9000.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: An FAQ is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Architecture & History Inventory (AHI) Description: A search engine that provides historical and architectural information on approximately 120,000 properties in Wisconsin. The AHI contains data on buildings, structures and objects that illustrate Wisconsin's unique history such as round barns, log houses, metal truss bridges, small town commercial buildings, and Queen Anne houses.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Digital Archives via Wisconsin Document Depository Program
New Database Listing
Description: The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of electronic state documents that are intended to provide public perspective on state government programs.
Coverage: 2004-Present
Full-text: ALL
Online guide or tutorial:
Remote access: Yes
Wisconsin Electronic Reader Description: Stories, essays, letters, poems, biographies, journals, and tidbits from Wisconsin history.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Goes to War: Our Civil War Experience via UWDC Description: A collection of first person narrative accounts of Wisconsin soldiers and citizens. Through their letters, diaries, poems and other records, we learn about the state's contributions to the Union victory that cost the lives of over 12,000 of the state's men. Many of the included documents are handwritten while others consist of a typed transcription for which originals may or may not be available. In most cases however, an electronic text version is also provided allowing researchers to conduct keyword searching.
Coverage: 1861-1866
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Heritage Online Description: Initiated in 2004 as a collaborative project of Wisconsin cultural heritage institutions, Wisconsin Heritage Online is a digital resource for teachers, students, genealogists, and history buffs. Anyone who values our state and its wealth of resources will find interesting or useful material, including photographs, postcards, newspapers, books, diaries, and audio recordings.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Historical Images Description: Historical images collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society from the 19th and 20th centuries. Images include photographs, paintings, posters, advertising material, ephemera, and political cartoons.
Coverage: 1870-1970
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives Digital Collections Description: Digital collections made and hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society or through projects with partners. In all, more than 100,000 pages from the Society’s books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, and other primary sources are available here.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: In some collections.
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Labor Advocate Description: Digital images of the labor-related newspaper published in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1886-1887 from the UW-La Crosse Archives. The Labor Advocate was unique because its editor and owner, George Edwin Taylor, was an African-American, born in Arkansas in 1857. As a black business owner, he was an anomaly in La Crosse in the 1880s. Taylor got his start in publishing working at other La Crosse newspapers. By 1904 he had left La Crosse and become involved in an all African-American political party called the National Liberty Party, whose nomination as its candidate for U.S. President he accepted that year. In doing so, Taylor was the first candidate of a national African-American party for the U.S. presidency.
Coverage: 1886-1887
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles Description: A digital collection of 16,000 historical and biographical newspaper articles published on Wisconsin people and communities and preserved in scrapbooks at the Wisconsin Historical Society in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Coverage: 1860-1940
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No. Basic instructions are available on each search page.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Wisconsin Pioneer Experience via UWDC Description: A digital collection of diaries, letters, reminiscences, speeches and other writings of people who settled and built Wisconsin during the 19th century. The historic papers included in the Wisconsin Pioneer Experience were drawn from the collections of the Area Research Centers (ARC), as well as the headquarters of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 via Alexander Street Press Description: Intended to serve as a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. Resources include 72 document projects that interpret and present documents, most of which are not otherwise available online. Each document project poses an interpretie question and provides a collection of documents that address that question. Altogether these document projects provide more than 2,100 documents, approximately 800 images, and over 700 links to other websites.
Coverage: 1600-2000
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Yes
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Women's History Month Description: The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes.
Online guide or tutorial: N/A
Remote access: Yes, via link at left.
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Quick Links

Britannica Online - CQ Researcher Plus Archive - EbscoHost - Films for the Humanities & Sciences on Demand - JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I, II and VI - LexisNexis Academic - Points of View Reference Center - Project Muse - Proquest


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