Primary Sources

$subunit American Film Scripts Online is a full text collection of scripts that also includes detailed information about scenes, characters, and the people related to the scripts. Many of the scripts have not been previously published.

$subunit Asian American Drama contains plays, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills and production photographs.

$subunit Artstor provides online access to hundred of thousands of visual images and related data from different cultures and disciplines.

$subunit Black Drama: 1850 to Present contains plays, related production information, playbills, photographs, and more. It includes playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

$subunit Black Thought and Culture is a collection of full text books, articles, letters, interviews, speeches and other non-fiction resources by leading African Americans (teachers, artists, politicans, religious leaders, atheletes, vetrans, entertainers and others ) from colonial times to the present.

$subunit British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries: 1500 to 1950 features the diaries and correspondence of hundreds of British and Irish women including biographies and annotated bibliographies from the 16th to the mid-20th century.

$subunit China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 is a primary source database that containing full text documents drawn from the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China betwen 1793 and 1980 as they relate to China and the West. It also features interactive maps, paintings and photographs.

$subunit Classical Scores Library is a 4-volume set of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions, spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

$subunit Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online provides full text access to primary and secondary British source materials mainly from British and European archives covering five major themes: Conduct and politeness; Domesticity and the family; Consumption and leisure; Education and sensibility; and The body.

$subunit$subunit$subunit Canadiana Online offers digitized monograph, serial, and government publication collections of historical Canadian content.

$subunit$subunit$subunit Early Canadiana Online is a multilingual resource providing access to primary source documents relating to Canada's heritage from the period of the first European settlers to the early 20th Century in a series of themed collections.

$subunit$subunit$subunit Héritage contains Canadian archival collections encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.

$subunit Early Encounters in North America provides access to primary sources including letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts relating to Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean for the period 1534 - 1850.

$subunit Eighteenth Century Journals I & II contains full text newspapers and journals from 1685-1835 relating to various aspects of eighteenth century social, literary, and political life

$subunit Empire Online features full text primary and secondary source documents covering colonial history, politics, culture and society. It includes thematically organized essays, periodicals, first-person accounts, folk tales, maps and photographs.

$subunit$subunit Globe and Mail : Canada's Heritage from 1844 is a full-page archive of the Globe and Mail newspaper with coverage from 1844 - 2012

$subunit Intelex Past Masters features full-text works of seminal figures in humanities and social sciences. It includes texts in their original language and English language translation.

$subunit Latino Literature is a full-text collection of fiction, poetry, and plays by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States.

$subunit$subunit Lexis Advance Quicklaw provides access to legal information including Canadian and foreign case law, provincial and federal legislation, tribunal decisions, digests, statutes, law newsletters and journals.

$subunit Mass Observation Online is a resource for archival information about mid-twentieth century British social history and everyday life. It also contains photographs and interactive maps.

$subunit Medieval Travel Writing contains medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world covering the 13th to 16th centuries augmented by translations and supporting material and interactive maps. It focuses on accounts of travel to China, India and the Holy land.

$subunit North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories is a full-text collection that provides a personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950.

$subunit North American Indian Thought and Culture features biographies, autobiographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, oral histories, and images.

$subunit North American Theatre Online provides detailed information on major productions in Canadian and American Theatre.

$subunit North American Women's Drama contains plays together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

$subunit North American Women's Letters and Diaries is a primary source database of primarily American content of diaries and letters by over 1,300 women from Colonial times to the 1950s.

$subunit Oral History Online provides audio, video and full text access to collections of Oral History in English from around the world along with pointers to free audio and video files available on the Internet.

$subunit Periodicals Archive Online provides full-text access to the backfiles of journals covering the humanities and social sciences.

$subunit PROME - Parliament Rolls of Medieval England contains the full-text and translations of the meetings of the English parliaments from Edward I to Henry VII, covering the years from 1272 to 1509.

$subunit Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 features a variety of primary and secondary documents relating to trans-Atlantic slavery, abolition, and modern slavery. Includes full-text essays, manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images.

$subunit Theatre in Video features streaming video of 20th Century plays, documentaries, interviews and instructional materials.

$subunit Times Digital Archives 1785-1985 features full-text access to the digital edition of The Times (London) including articles, advertisements, illustrations, and photos.

$subunit Twentieth Century North American Drama contains plays together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

$subunit Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 contains primary and secondary sources including books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's activism in public life from colonial times to the present.

$subunit Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I provides primary source documents on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.

$subunit Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II provides researchers with primary source documents related to the Gay Rights Movement with resources from repositories like the Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation; Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Women's Energy Bank; GLBT Historical Society; National Library of Medicine; among other archives.

$subunit Indigenous Peoples: North America includes extensive monograph, manuscript, newspaper, periodical and photograph collections.

$subunit Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers features newspapers covering the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

$subunit Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities this collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights.

$subunit Vogue Archive provides access to full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition) in full colour page image, from the first issue in 1892 to the present.

$subunit Women's Wear Daily Archive is a historical archive of the US fashion trade publication, Women’s Wear Daily. Starting in 1910 and covering material up to the last twelve months. All content is scanned in colour with searchable text and indexing.