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Archive of magazine, newspaper and book content from the 1700s onwards. View Full Description

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

US periodicals from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, on a wide variety of topics. View Full Description

American Drama 1714-1915

Collection of American dramatic works from the early eighteenth century up to the beginning of the twentieth. View Full Description

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Manuscripts, artwork and rare print material on native North American history and European settlement. View Full Description

American Indian Newspapers

Historic pressings, contemporary periodicals and more on 200 years of indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada. View Full Description

Anthropology Online

Collection of editorials, ethnographies and other resources covering human culture and behaviour. View Full Description

Archive Explorer

Search tool for all Adam Matthew databases. View Full Description


Archived collections for a variety of institutions, including our own Laurier Archives. View Full Description

Asian American Drama

Full-text plays, many not previously published, and related information. View Full Description

Atla Historical Monographs Collection

Monographs from 13th century to early 1900s on religious language, development, and relationships with other issues. View Full Description

Black Drama

Full-text plays and related information from around the world. View Full Description

Black Thought and Culture

Full-text non-fiction works by leading African-Americans. View Full Description

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

Full-text primary source material. View Full Description

British Library Newspapers

All issues from 47 national, regional and local newspapers, from the British Library holdings. View Full Description

Canada Commons

Collection of Canadian books and public documents. View Full Description


Digitized texts published between the first European settlement of Canada and the early twentieth century. View Full Description

Canadiana: Héritage

Canadian historical primary documents. View Full Description

Center for Research Libraries: Digital Collections

Primary source material, in digital format or available for request through Interlibrary Loan. View Full Description

Champlain Society Digital Collection

Online publications of the Champlain Society. View Full Description

China: Trade, Politics & Culture 1793-1980

Full-text papers, plus maps, paintings, photographs and archival materials. View Full Description

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

Complete archive of the British newspaper content, including the Atlantic Editions. View Full Description

Defining Gender

Full-text manuscripts and printed works, plus illustrations. View Full Description

Digital National Security Archive

Full-text U.S. policy documents. View Full Description

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Full-text letters, diaries and memoirs. View Full Description

Early English Books Online

Full text, in facsimile, of more than 125,000 literary and historical texts as listed in the English Short Title Catalogue. View Full Description

East India Company

Primary source documents on British trade and rule in India, 1595-1947. View Full Description

eHRAF Archaeology

International database with about 60,000 pages of information on prehistory. View Full Description

Eighteenth Century Journals

Rare, full-text journals on a wide range of topics. View Full Description

Embassy (local PDFs)

Independently-owned newsweekly based in Ottawa, covering Canadian foreign policy. View Full Description

Embassy (online)

Independently-owned newsweekly based in Ottawa, covering Canadian foreign policy. View Full Description

Empire Online

Images of original manuscripts and printed materials produced between 1492 and 1962. Covers Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceana and South Asia. View Full Description

English Drama

Collection of plays in verse and prose in English from the medieval mystery cycles to the comedies of Oscar Wilde. View Full Description

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Primary sources concerning the history of the film and entertainment industries. View Full Description

First World War

Letters, diaries, posters and other primary documents related to World War One. View Full Description

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

Primary source documents on European and colonial frontier regions, 1650-1920. View Full Description

Gale Primary Sources: Newspapers

Historical newspaper archive search tool. View Full Description

Hansard Online

Full text of UK members’ debates, 1803 to the present. Includes both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. View Full Description

Hill Times

Independently-owned newsweekly based in Ottawa, covering Canadian foreign policy in depth. View Full Description

Historical Topographic Map Digitization Project: Full Collection

Maps of Ontario locations from early to mid-20th century. View Full Description

History of Feminism

Primary and secondary source material on feminism in the 19th century. View Full Description

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Collection of primary source documents on the indigenous peoples of North America. View Full Description

Keesing's World News Archives

Summaries of world events from more than 1,000 daily news reports. View Full Description

Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction

Full-text poetry, prose and drama by writers in the U.S. View Full Description

Literature Online

Full text of more than 355,000 works in English, American and Canadian literature. View Full Description

LLMC Digital

An international collection of key historic legal texts and executive, legislative and judicial government documents. View Full Description

Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries

Collection of personal writings by American women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. View Full Description

Market Research & American Business, 1935-1965

Market research reports and supporting documents regarding the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century. View Full Description

Mass Observation Online

Papers from the archive of a pioneering British social research organization. View Full Description

Medical Services and Warfare

Hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts of the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. View Full Description

Medieval Family Life

Medieval documents on the topics of family, business, the law, violence, etc. View Full Description