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Alumni Databases A - L

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DATABASESUBJECTDESCRIPTION

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Business,  Sociology, History, Psychology An index of film scripts to provide access to many previously unpublished screenplays.
American Film Scripts Film Studies An index of film scripts  providing access to many previously unpublished screenplays.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 Theatre 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 Multi-disciplinary A collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.
Cambridge University Press Journals Multi-disciplinary Leading, peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
China, America and the Pacific History 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 History The collection contains a range of materials documenting western interaction with China.
Classical Scores Library Music Contains important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis.
Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961 History 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
History 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 History Rare journals printed between c1680 and 1816, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life.
Empire Online History Contains images of original manuscripts and printed material.
Erudit Scholarly Journals Multi-disciplinary 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:


History 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,
1949-1980
Section I:
1949-1956
History, Political Science The documents combine a variety of sources on developments relating to China during this time period. 
Gibson Library Connections – Canadian Publishers Collection Multi-disciplinary 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
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 - CRL (Center for Research Libraries) Multi-disciplinary GRN (Global Resource Network) is a collaborative initiative of CRL and higher academic research institutions to support international studies.
India, Raj and Empire History 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
Literature 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.