New electronic and trial resources

New & Trial eResources

New Collections

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal—1889-2003*

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post—1877-2004* 


Please note that the following can only be accessed from on campus or via the campus VPN

Defining Gender, Mid-15th to early 20th Century

  • Students and scholars are provided the opportunity to research the ideals of social conduct, power distribution within the family, consumption and leisure, education of men and women and gendered perceptions of the body to analyze and challenge the changing views and ideas surrounding traditional gender roles. 
  • Source Archives: Bedfordshire & Luton Archives and Records Service; Birmingham Central Library; Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull; Clark Library, Los Angeles; Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; Leeds University Library; Marlborough College, Wiltshire; Sheffield Archives & Local Studies; Somerville College Archive, University of Oxford; St Hilda’s College Archive, University of Oxford; The Bodleian Library, Oxford; The British Library, London; The London Library; The National Archives; University of Birmingham Libraries; Wellcome Library 

Ethnomusicology:  Global Field Recordings, 1950-1980

  • Presenting content from across the globe, this diverse and comprehensive resource features thousands of audio field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage, field notebooks, slides, correspondence and ephemera from over 60 fields of study, including sites in West Africa, North America, South East Asia and more. 
  • Source Archives: UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and the University of Washington 

Gender: Identity and Social Change, 19th to 21st Centuries

  • Explore records from men’s and women’s organizations, advice literature and etiquette books to reveal developing gender roles and relations. Gain an insight into changing societal expectations about gender roles through personal diaries and correspondence and explore the life and careers of key figures and pioneers in gender history. 
  • Source archives:  Bryn Mawr College; Glenbow; Hagley Museum and Library; Mary Evans Picture Library; Michigan State University Libraries; Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America; The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester; The University of Melbourne; Trinity College, Cambridge 

J. Walter Thompson: Advertising in America, 1900-2000 

  • The J. Walter Thompson Company Archives stand alone as the most complete and informative record of the history of modern advertising. The fascinating records of this pioneering agency document the research and creative processes behind the creation of advertisements, including many of the world’s biggest and best-known brands. The records also offer an evolving insider account of life within an advertising agency throughout the twentieth century, documenting changes such as the growing role of women in the industry. 
  • Source Archive: John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University 

Socialism on Film, Module III: Culture and Society 

  • These propaganda films encompass a broad range of content, which focus on healthcare and tourism, women’s work, environmentalism and education. Module highlights include footage shot in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, documentaries on the Space Race, and films which aim to present Soviet power as a modernizing force for women’s rights. 
  • Source Archive: The British Film Institute (BFI) 

Trial Collections

ProQuest Digital National Security Archive

  • Digital National Security Archive unlocks a vast trove of important declassified U.S. government documents, providing vital primary source material to advance research in twentieth and twenty-first century history, politics, and international relations.
  • Working in collaboration with the National Security Archive to preserve and widen access to this significant material, ProQuest has created a far-reaching, curated collection of U.S. official documents. More than 875,000 pages and approximately 140,000 documents respectively are included, with many gathered through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act by The Archive.

ProQuest Ethic Newswatch

  • Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. Together these resources present an unmatched, comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 2.5 million articles from over 340 publications. Perhaps the most valuable aspect of the resource is the inclusion of unique community publications not found in any other database, as well as top scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies.

ProQuest GenderWatch

  • GenderWatch enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present. This well-established and highly reviewed resource offers over 300 titles, with more than 250 in full-text, from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses. Researchers and teachers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace.

ProQuest Women’s Magazine Archive

  • Consumer magazines aimed at a female readership are recognized as critical primary sources through which to interpret multiple aspects of 19th and 20th-century history and culture.