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The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.
19th Century UK Periodicals is a major multi-part series which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the British Empire and the 19th century world. It is mainly based on the repositories of the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of South Africa, the National Library of Australia, and many others. Includes Part I (Women's Children's, Humour, Leisure) and Part II (Empire/Colonial, Travel, Culture, Missions)
American Fiction, 1774-1920, demonstrates the utility of having more than 18,000 works of fiction in one place, in a consistent format. Titles up until 1900 are sourced from Lyle H. Wright's American Fiction: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography. Titles after 1900 are sourced from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction and the Geoffrey D. Smith bibliography.
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The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. The full text of each volume of poetry is being converted into digital form and coded in Standard Generalized Mark-up Language (SGML) using the TEI Guidelines, with various forms of access provided through the WWW.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 covers topics including LGBTQ activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis. Repositories for this collection include: Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation; Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Women's Energy Bank; GLBT Historical Society; National Library of Medicine; among other archives. Includes Part I
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Art and Architecture in Video delivers documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis.
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A commercial directory of contemporary Canadian artists, art galleries and art-related businesses. Intended to provide marketing and communication opportunities, members create profiles of their work with links to their websites/galleries. Searchable by artist name, location, and artist technique/genre.
The Oliveira Lima Library has been lauded as the finest collection of Luso-Brazillian material available to U.S. scholars. With the core of its content derived from the "long" nineteenth century, this collection turns the spotlight on South America's largest and most influential power, covering topics such as: colonialism, missionaries, slave trade and abolition, economic development and agricultural trade, Indigenous Peoples, international relations, and the fight for Brazilian independence. Includes Parts I & II.
"British Library Newspapers contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society.
Part I: 1800-1900
Part II: 1800-1900
Part III: 1741-1950
Part IV: 1732-1950
Part V: 1746-1950"
British Literary Manuscripts Online is a digitized collection of manuscripts of British authors. It contains poems, plays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence, and other papers from major library collections, reproduced in facsimile and searchable via detailed descriptive information. Includes Part I (1660-1900) and Part II (Medieval & Renaissance)
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CanLit Guides is an open educational resource, created and maintained by Canadian Literature, which supplements classroom learning and private study.
The research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes 'behind the doors' insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies. Includes Parts I & II.
China from Empire to Republic is a multi-module digitization and publishing program that documents China’s transformation from an imperial dynasty into a modern republic. Consisting of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondence and letters, photos, and other kinds of historical documents, these collections provide excellent primary source material for the understanding and research of the various aspects of China during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 presents a broad history of crime in the long 19th century derived from French, German, Spanish, Australian, British and U.S. sources. The collection includes trial transcripts, court proceedings, police and forensic documents, photographs, true crime literature and detective novels, and newspaper accounts. This archive appeals to scholars in the fields of history, literature, law and criminal justice, as well as other fields.
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A comprehensive listing of every recognized language and dialect, along with related data such as region/country of use, population, usage, language maps, official and alternate names, etc.
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Comprehensive finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world. Originally published in six volumes, between 1963 and 1992, it is an essential tool for any scholar working in the fields of classical, medieval and Renaissance studies.
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This resource features pages of fiction written in Austen’s own hand. Access, read, and compare high quality images of original manuscripts whose material forms are scattered around the world. These manuscripts trace Austen’s development as a writer from childhood to the year of her death (1787 to 1817).
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Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that provides access to a wide variety of films. The service includes features such as captions, transcripts, and clip creation.
Coverage: 1450-1914

The Making of the Modern World Part I and II provides full-text searching of digital facsimile images of primary sources that track the development of the modern Western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Topics include history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and others.
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Migration to New Worlds offers a wide-ranging and in depth look at the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Government papers and pamphlets, letter collections, travel journals, diaries and oral histories provide a wealth of first-hand accounts for research into emigration experiences and the hardship of settlement.
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Please note: This resource is available to University of Manitoba Libraries on ProQuest and EBSCO platforms until January 1, 2019, when EBSCO becomes its only access provider.

The MLA International Bibliography, from the Modern Language Association of America, indexes international scholarly materials on modern language, literature, linguistics, and folklore, and includes citations from journals and series, monographs, working papers and conference proceedings.
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The Multidictionnaire is a versatile dictionary that includes all the useful information on the difficulties of the French language, spelling, grammar, syntax, conjugations, Quebecisms as well as interferences between French and English.
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National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is responsible for hosting and providing access to one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old sediment records to near real-time satellite images, NCEI is a leading authority for environmental information. Databases include Coral Reef Temperature Anomaly Database (CoRTAD), World Ocean Database (WOD), Marine Environmental Buoy Database, the NCEI archive and more.
With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
Our World on the Manitoba Research Gateway provides an access point for everyone within Manitoba to unique collections from Gale Primary Sources. This world-class resource is made up of millions of pages of digitized historical content including newspapers, maps, photos, pamphlets, manuscripts and more.
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The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, a collaborative open-access project, presents the rich textual tradition of Piers Plowman, a fourteenth-century allegorical dream vision attributed to William Langland. Three distinct versions of the poem (A, B, and C) survive in more than 50 unique manuscripts, none in Langland’s own hand. The Archive enables instructors, students, and researchers to explore late medieval literary and manuscript culture through the many variations of Piers Plowman. The long-term goal of the project is the creation of a complete archive of the medieval and early modern textual tradition of Langland’s poem.
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This archive constitutes a resource for studying the literary history of popular British and American poetry. Much of it composed during what can be called the “bull market” of poetry's popularity, late 18th- and 19th-century popular poetry was often written in what came to be designated an "effeminate" style, whether written by men or women. Writings in the poetess tradition were disseminated in myriad collections: miscellanies, beauties, literary annuals, gift books. They achieved a place of prominence in virtually every middle-class household. The Poetess Archive Database now contains a bibliography of over 4,000 entries for works by and about writers working in and against the “poetess tradition,” the extraordinarily popular, but much criticized, flowery poetry written in Britain and America between 1750 and 1900.
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The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion contains articles written and peer-reviewed by experts of the topic. Articles are monitored and updated regularly.
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The Royal Society publishes journals covering the broad spectrum of the life sciences, physical sciences and cross-disciplinary sciences.
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Indigenous people, military actions and much more.
"Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.
Part 1: Debates - Slavery & Abolition
Part 2: Slave Trade in Atlantic World
Part 3: Institution of Slavery
Part 4: Age of Emancipation"
"A curated collection of images and documents from the Smithsonian archives.
Part 1: World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
Part 2: Trade Lit and Merchandising of America, 1820-1923
Part 3: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991
Plus recent and backfile issues of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine"
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Offers "a brief biography and chronology of events, a set of links to online versions of Spenser’s texts, and links to related internet resources for the study of Spenser and his contemporaries. Students and other academic users will be interested in the bibliography, the census of editions, the Finding Aid, the Spenser Review, the Sidney-Spenser Discussion List, and Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle... also hosts pages for the International Spenser Society, which publishes The Spenser Review and sponsors panels at a number of academic conferences; and for Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual, which publishes scholarly work on Spenser’s poetry and on English Renaissance verse generally."
The complete online fully-searchable edition of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 onwards. This is a growing archive, but issues from the past few years are not yet included. This is the essential companion for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Database of working documents of the British government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. It covers Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers and other materials from the House of Commons and House of Lords.
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The Victorian Web presents images and documents, including entire books, as nodes in a network of complex connections.
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The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) was begun in 1995 at Indiana University. The VWWP was celebrated early on for exposing lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century, writers whose popularity did not make the transition into the 20th century or inclusion in a literary canon. Originally the VWWP focused on poetry, but soon acknowledged the variety of genres in which women of that period were writing—novels, children’s books, political pamphlets, religious tracts and so on. Thus the collection was expanded to include genres beyond poetry and so the VWWP grew until about the turn of the twenty-first century, ultimately including approximately 200 texts.
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Makes Whitman's vast work accessible to scholars, students and general readers. Whitman's work presents textual difficulties. He left an enormous amount of written material, and his major life work, "Leaves of Grass," went through six very different editions. His notebooks, manuscript fragments, prose essays, letters, and journalistic articles offer key cultural and biographical contexts for his poetry. The Archive incorporates much of this material.
Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, Women's Studies Archive provides a history of the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. Through a variety of documents such as diaries, letters, photographs, news clippings, organizational records, and journals, it presents a record of the issues that have affected women, societal contributions, social status, and women's movements. Includes the collection: Women's Issues and Identities.
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Lyle H. Wright, a librarian at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, created a bibliography of American fiction from the years 1851–1875, published as American Fiction 1851–1875: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography (San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, 1957; revised 1965). He listed a total of 2,923 titles in adult fiction, including "novels, novelettes, romances, short stories, tall tales, tract-like tales, allegories, and fictitious biographies and travels, in prose" (from the introduction), and inventoried 18 American libraries for holdings. This compilation is part of his three-volume set listing American fiction from 1774 through 1900, and is considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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