Collection of images from museums collections highlighting the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
Articles on every aspect of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography) from prehistory to the present.
Content expanded from print sources of Grove Art Online and Oxford Art Reference. Originally published in 1996 and updated quarterly.
Databases Devoted to Primary Source Materials
The order of items in the list, which are mainly historical, is as follows: Sources with newspapers and other periodicals; sources with mixed genres, formats, and subjects; and sources focusing on a particular subject or event.
Full-text archives of six national papers of record and five historically Black papers.
Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Defender, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Atlanta Daily World, and Los Angeles Sentinel; Full-text; Dates vary with each newspaper.
Comprehensive collection of national and regional newspapers of Victorian Britain carefully selected by an editorial board from the British Library and providing a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century.
Collections of 19th century newspapers, 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.
Periodicals published in Great Britain giving insight into many aspects of the 19th century lifeliterature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, the professions.
The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media, helping chart the development of the concepts of news/newspapers and the free press.
Primarily American newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries, including important African-American newspapers. Includes the Pennsylvania Gazette, Frank Leslie's Weekly, suffragist materials, Civil War articles, and Godey's Lady's Book.
Books on history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel etc. from the Colonial period through the early 19th century. Includes the supplemental material from the the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Full-text books, scores, and newspapers; 1639 - 1819
Books from 1801-1819 published in America on the topics of history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel, etc. Includes the supplemental material from the the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Full-text books, scores, and newspapers; 1801 - 1819
Since first publication in 1843, the Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week.
The archive provides researchers with a fundamental collection of high-quality primary material, including every leader, special report, letter and every piece of advertising across a wide range of subject areas. The Key Economic Indicators section can be exported and manipulated separately.; Full-text and tabular data; 1843-2011
Digital texts of books published in England in several languages between 1701-1800. Coverage from a variety of materials -- including books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons to printed ephemera -- with works by many well-known and lesser-known authors, women, and collections from the French Revolution.
Contains the most significant British pamphlets held in UK research libraries, providing researchers with an immensely rich and coherent corpus of primary sources with which to study the socio-political and economic landscape of 19th century Britain.
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples
Based on the European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.; Abstracts and citations; 1493 - 1750
Each volume includes approximately 70 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more.
Primary, secondary, and reference sources covering the history, culture, peoples, and societies of the region
Full-text; 1492 - present; Additional Information: Includes academic journals, news, primary source documents, maps, statistics, audio and video on many subjects, including politics, economics, history, culture, international affairs, science, and technology.
Location tool for archival collections in Virginia
Manuscripts and archives in Virginia dealing with African-American history, the Civil War, individuals in local cities, towns, and counties, and government and politics.; Index of archival finding aids; 2001 - present; Database includes partial archival collections from the University of Virginia, the Library of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech., Virginia State University, Old Dominion University, James Madison University Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Historical Society.
Large-scale plans of Virginia cities and towns, created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property
Map information includes data such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. ; Full-text digital maps; 1867-1970
Comprehensive collection offering a wide range of writings on the subject of witchcraft
Full-text; 1500 - 1930; Additional Information: Included are many rare and fragile manuscripts containing eyewitness accounts and court records of the trials of witches, in both original manuscript and in print. Numerous dissertations and limited printed works examining theological, legal, social implications of witchcraft are reproduced in their entirety. The majority of texts are in Latin, English and German, although there are also selected items in French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and Spanish.
Videos (some live) of classical concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, etc.
HD streaming video; 2008 - present; Over 600 HD films, including concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master classes, and rehearsals. Also offers over 80 live broadcasts a year from leading concert halls and classical music festivals.
Combines audio and video that spans all time periods, genres, and cultures.
Incorporates content from American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.; Streaming audio & video, printed scores, reference materials; 1910-present