Databases by Gale

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17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

 

Documenting 200 years of cultural, political, social and historical events, 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers is the largest single collection of English news media, including newspapers, newsbooks, proclamations and pamphlets. It provides researchers with information and insight into England’s development as a world power, as well as the emergence of the modern newspaper.

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19th Century UK Periodicals

 

Contains hundreds of magazines and journals published in Great Britain from 1800 to 1900 and sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of South Africa, the National Library of Australia, and others.  Covers all aspects of nineteenth-century life including literature and culture, empire, feminism, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science, medicine, and more.

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Alberta Research Portal

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The Alberta Research Portal is now available to all Albertans!
The Alberta Research Portal (ARP) is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources. This portal lets you access the Gale Primary Sources collection, a resource with 69 unique primary source collections, including extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, Sabin Americana, and 25 titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library, to name but a few.

 

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American Fiction, 1774-1920

 

Contains more than 17, 500 works of prose fiction from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I.  The collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright's American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith's American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, comprising nearly three-quarters of all adult fiction published in the United States at that time.  Includes novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, travel accounts and sketches.

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

 

A fully searchable archive containing approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on the social, political, health and legal issues affecting LGBTQ communities around the world.  Materials include periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government documents, organizational papers, correspondence, and an international selection of posters.

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Associated Press Collections Online

 

Provides access to items from the Associated Press Corporate Archives, AP Images and AP Archive.  Includes wire copy, correspondence, memos, internal publications and more from select Associated Press bureaus.

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Biography in Context

 

Access reference content covering an array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

 

Content: Reference material, journal articles, magazines, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, images

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Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: the Oliveira Lima Library

 

Originally the personal library of Brazilian diplomat, historian and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima, this collection of 40, 000 volumes from the 18th to the late 20th century focuses mainly on Brazilian and Portuguese culture, history, politics and literature.  Includes monographs, speeches, flyers, official decrees, sermons, poems, plays, and concert and theater programs

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British Library Newspapers

 

Contains the full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to represent Great Britain in the nineteenth century.  Includes national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society.

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British Literary Manuscripts Online

 

Contains facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, and novels dating from roughly 1120 to 1900.

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Chatham House Online Archive

 

Provides access to the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute.  Contains approximately half a million pages of research, high level analysis, and commentary on international affairs, global trends, and key issues and events.  Includes briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, monographs, audio recordings and transcripts of Chatham House lectures and access to Chatham Houses's flagship publications: International Affairs and The World Today. 

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China from empire to republic

 

A collection of seventeen English-language periodicals published in, or about, China from 1817 until 1949, when the People's Republic of China was formed.  These periodicals illuminate the thought of Chinese intellectuals and Westerners, mainly missionaries, about Chinese history, culture, language, and literature.  Includes missionary journals, journals of sinology and academic and literary journals. 

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Contemporary Authors

 

Access biographies and references on modern international novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

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Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)

 

Access extensive biographical and critical information on key contemporary literary works.

Access this series through the Literature Criticism Online database.

  • Coverage: Writers now living or who died after December 31, 1959
  • Full-text: Yes
  • Provided by: Gale
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation

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CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly)
Canadian content

 

Access articles from Canadian and international journals, magazines, and newspapers. Covers a broad range of subjects including current events, health, technology, the arts, history, literature, culture and business

 

Content: Scholarly articles, magazines, newspapers, biographies, reference material, company profiles, historical documents

  • Coverage: 1980 to present [for earlier entries see Canadian Periodical Index]
  • Full-text: Some
  • Abstracts: Some
  • Provided by: Gale
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation

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Crime, punishment and popular culture, 1790-1920

 

Presents a broad collection of materials supporting the study of nineteenth-century criminal history, law, literature and justice.  Contains 2.1 million pages of trial transcripts, case notes from judges, police and forensic reports, statistical documents, prisoner photographs, detective novels, newspaper accounts, true crime literature and other related ephemera.

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Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004

 

Provides access to an online archive of every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement published in the Daily Mail (London).  Includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the cruise ships that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

 

Access biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of literary figures from around the globe.

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Drama Criticism (DC)

 

Search critical opinions, biographical sketches, and chronologies for playwrights and plays. Access through Literature Criticism Online database.

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Early Arabic Printed Books From the British Library

 

Provides access to books published in Arabic from the 15th to the 19th century, as well as translations into European and Asian languages from that same period.  Topics covered include Islamic literature, law, religion, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, travel, history and geography.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

 

Contains more than 180,000 significant English-language and foreign-language titles published in the United Kingdom and the Americas between 1701 and 1800. Includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more covering such fields as history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, and science.

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Financial Times Historical Archive

 

Contains the complete run of the Financial Times, a daily business newspaper first published in 1888.  Includes Special Supplements and FT Magazine. 

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Gale Primary Sources

 

An integrated research experience, Gale Primary Sources unifies extensive digital archives and enables researchers to make never-before-possible research connections. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich full-text content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing – all enriched by work-flow and analytical technology that breathes new life into the study of the humanities. The Gale Primary Sources program combines dozens of historical archives covering hundreds of years of history. In this exhaustive resource you will find monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and photographs. Gale continues to make additional primary source collections available through the Gale Primary Sources cross-search experience.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

 

Search this collection of reference books covering a wide variety of topics and subjects, ranging from current events to classics and from Arts & Humanities to small business.

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Gale's Literary Index

 

Provides references to authors' biographies and critical essays on their writings, as well as variant spellings and pseudonyms. Use as a starting point to locate authors and titles covered in Gale publications.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center

 

Access resources pertaining to medical, statistical, health and wellness information.

 

Content: Scholarly journals, reference material, magazines, directories, pamphlets, videos

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Health Reference Center Academic (HRC-A)

 

Indexes medical and professional periodicals, audio and video files, general interest health and fitness magazines, reference books and pamphlets. Intended for informational purposes.

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Indigenous Peoples: North America

 

Covers the history of Native Peoples in North America from colonial relations in the 1600s to twentieth-century issues such as civil rights.  Includes manuscript collections, rare books and monographs, newspapers, periodicals, census records, legal documents, maps, drawing and sketches, oral histories, and photos.  Also features Indigenous language materials, including dictionaries, Bibles, and primers. 

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Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

 

Provides access to the entire run of Liberty Magazine, nearly 1,400 issues containing over 17,000 articles and thousands of advertisements that chronicled the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads and fortunes of middle America. 

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Literature Criticism Online (LCO)

 

Access a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

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Literature Resource Center (LRC)

 

Access biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

 

Content: Scholarly journals, essays, reviews, biographies, reference resources

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

 

Focuses on primary source collections of the "long" nineteenth century gathered through partnerships with major world libraries, specialized libraries and archives.  Contains monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics and other documents with content in multiple languages

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Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

 

Provides cover-to-cover access to hundreds of U.S. newspapers published during the 19th century from a range of urban and rural regions. 

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Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC)

 

Access overviews of authors of 1800 through 1899 with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author. Access this series through the Literature Criticism Online database.

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Picture Post Historical Archive

 

Provides access to the complete archive of the Picture Post, a photojournalistic magazine published in Britain from 1938 to 1957.  Includes thousands of photographs of daily life in Britain.

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Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992

 

Contains the complete run of the weekly magazine Punch, a celebrated British publication of humor and satire, as well as its annual Almanack, seasonal issues and indexes.  The archive also correlates the previously anonymous articles and those written under pseudonyms with the private ledgers of contributors kept by the Punch editors, in many cases revealing for the first time the true identity of the authors.

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Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

 

Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published internationally from 1500 to 1926.  Includes over 6 million pages from books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and more. 

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Shakespeare Collection: Featuring the Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

 

Access research material related to Shakespeare. Includes the current Arden Shakespeare editions, as well as other adaptations, other works published during Shakespeare’s time, prompt books, and the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries.

 

Content: Plays, criticisms, reviews, images, reference material

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Slavery & Anti-slavery: a Transnational Archive

 

Covers a wide spectrum of interests related to the history of slavery including legal issues, the Caribbean, children and women under slavery, modes of resistance and much more.  Contains over five million pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from many different countries. 

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Smithsonian Collections Online

 

Contains a wide variety of primary source materials from the Smithsonian's museums, libraries and archives, including access to Air & Space Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine.  Topics covered include business and industry, world fairs and expositions, aviation, and more.

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State Papers Online: Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe

 

Provides access to original historic documents from 1509 to 1782 across a wide range of government concerns, from high level international politics and diplomacy to matters of concern at the local level.  Includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administration.

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The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2013

 

Provides complete access to The Economist, a weekly publication covering politics, current affairs, business and trade, from 1843 to 2013

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The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

 

Provides access to the entire run of The Illustrated London News, the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper.  Includes over 260,000 full colour pages of British and world events from 1842 until 2003.

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The Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2012

 

Provides access to the entire run of The Independent, a U.K. daily national newspaper.  Featuring journalists and columnists from across the political spectrum, it is generally regarded as centrist, taking idiosyncratic views on the free market, social issues and culture. 

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The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

 

Contains the complete run of The Listener, a weekly newspaper by the BBC, with over 125,000 pages chronicling the rise of radio and television.  Includes broadcast talks, select transcripts, book reviews, and discussions of major literary and musical programs.

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The Making of the Modern World

 

Provides access to more than 62,000 primary sources from 1450 to 1914 that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth.  Includes books, serials, pamphlets, essays and more covering topics such as history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and more. 

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The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006

 

Provides access to The Sunday Times newspaper from 1822 until 2006.  Contains over 800,000 pages of analysis and commentary on the weekly news and society at large.

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The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000

 

Contains over 1 million pages of content and includes the Sunday edition from its inception in 1961.  Offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of nearly 150 years.

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Times Digital Archive, 1785-2011

 

Access the full-text of 200+ years of The Times (London) and its predecessor the Daily Universal Register.  Does not include the Sunday Times.

 

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Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2013

 

Provides full access to the Times Literary Supplement (TLS), a weekly literary review, from 1902 to 2012.  Includes over 300,000 reviews of the visual and performing arts, multi-disciplinary essays and criticism, book reviews, poems and letters. 

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Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)

 

Access excerpts from criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers of 1900 to 1999. Access this series through the Literature Criticism Online database.

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World Scholar. Latin America & the Caribbean

 

Provides access to primary documents focusing on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean from the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the United States and abroad.  Includes reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers, statistical data, and more. 

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