Alumni Databases A - L

You may access these e-resources only from this page. Trying to access them from other places like the catalogue or Google will fail because your account will not be recognized.

Database Subject Description

American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965

Business, Sociology, History, Psychology

An index of film scripts to provide access to many previously unpublished screenplays.

American Film Scripts

Film Studies

An index of film scripts providing access to many previously unpublished screenplays.

American Indian Histories and Cultures

History, First Nations Studies

This resource provides an insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. 

American West

History, First Nations Studies

Consisting of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources of early pioneers, explorers, and hunters, including the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon. 

Black Drama


Full text plays written from the mid-1800s to the present from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

Black Thought and Culture

Black Studies, Political Science, History, Music, Literature, Art

Monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to 1975.

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

Women’s Studies, History, Genealogy

Spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

CAIRN, Bouquet General


A collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.

Cambridge University Press Journals


Leading, peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Canadian Electronic Library Canadian Publishers Collection


Contains English and French e-book titles, including major Canadian university presses, among them the University of Toronto Press, the UBC Press, Les Presses de l'Université du Québec, and McGill-Queen's University Press

Canadian Science Publishing


A Canadian Science Publishing flagship suite of award-winning international publications. The journals cover a broad range of scientific disciplines.

China, America and the Pacific


This database explores the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between America, China, and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980


The collection contains a range of materials documenting western interaction with China.

Classical Scores Library


Contains important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis.

Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961


This database contains important papers generated by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices relating to Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean.

Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online

Sociology, Gender Studies

Original manuscript and printed material from the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection

Humanities, Social Sciences

The e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collections provide online access to Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Early Canadiana Online


Books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European settlers to the early 20th Century.

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

Anthropology, First Nations Studies, History

Features pages of letters diaries memoires and accounts for early encounters.

Eighteenth Century Journals


Rare journals printed between c1680 and 1816, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political, and literary life.

Empire Online


Contains images of original manuscripts and printed material.

Erudit Scholarly Journals


Access to Canadian peer-reviewed journals, published mainly in French.  Includes a few bilingual and English titles. 

Euclid Prime

Theoretical and Applied Mathematics

A platform of high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, monographs, and conference proceedings in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.

Everyday Life & Women in America, c1800-1920

History, Sociology, Women’s Studies

This digital collection provides access to rare primary source material on American social, cultural, and popular history. It addressed 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes, emphasizing conduct of life and domestic management literature.

First World War


This portal presents primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, and the development and the various forms of propaganda. The documents feature in self-contained modules, Personal Experiences, Propaganda and Recruitment, and Visual Perspectives and Narratives. 

Foreign Office Files for China,
Section I:

History, Political Science

The documents combine a variety of sources on developments relating to China during this time period. 

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange

Business, History

This resource provides access to a wide range of material associated with the history of 15 commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, oil, opium, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, wine and spirits. The material also covers other commodities including beef, cheese, coal, corn, fish, fruits, machinery, rice, silk, and wool. 

Global Resources - Center for Research Libraries (CRL)


Global Resource Network is a collaborative initiative of CRL and higher academic research institutions to support international studies.

India, Raj and Empire


The collection is particularly relevant to historians studying: the British Indian Empire; government, administration and politics, the relationship between Britain and the British Indian Empire, the relationship between the British Indian Empire and Indian Princely States. 

Intelex Past Masters

Philosophy, Humanities

A collection of primary source full-text electronic editions in philosophy. It includes significant collections in the history of political thought and theory, religious studies, education, German studies, sociology, the history and philosophy of science, economics, and classics.

Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954

History, Judaica, Ethnic Studies

A resource for scholars and students interested in understanding and exploring the history of Jewish communities in the United States of America from their first arrival in New York in 1654 to the integral part that they play today.

Literary Manuscripts

Victorian manuscripts (Berg) from the Mew York Public Library

17th and 18th century poetry from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.


Authors include: Matthew Arnold, the Brontes, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad. Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray.

London Low Life

History, Sociology

Full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps, and other materials relating to 19th and early 20th century London (England); Material includes: Fast literature, Penny fiction, Street Views, Chapbooks, Street Cries, Swell's guides to London prostitution, Tourist guides, and the manuscripts of George Gissing.