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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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This Eighteenth century module complements our existing subscription to UK parliamentary papers (1803-2005) and provides access to a major part of the historical record for Britain, its colonies and the wider world.
Trial dates: 25 July - 24 August 2017
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Part of the Gale Collection containing primary source material from the long 19th century across a range of subject areas.
This collection focuses on the arts and includes playbills, scripts, scores, personal letters and papers, meeting minutes and financial records.
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Search across a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century. Included in the archive are books and periodicals for children, primers and other material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents and photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and much more.
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Discover a unique and personal view of events in the Australasian region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century.
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This collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London contains royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions. It charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1600 to 1947.
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Discover the world of theatre through this collection of 18th century plays, enriched with social and biographical context.
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Explore the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples on the colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia.
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Access a single, integrated search across all primary source collections included in the Gale Primary Sources platform. The platform includes 17th, 18th and 19th century British newspapers and select periodicals as well as material related to 19th century British theatre and music, children's literature, and maps and travel literature.
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Browse and search the complete content, current to four weeks ago. Pages from all editions are included.
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The 19th century saw an explosion of maps of all varieties and as the Age of Cartography progressed, maps and travel became synonymous with scientific discovery, exploration, industrialization, imperialism, and literacy. From collections including British Library, National Archives (UK), Bryn Mawr University, and University of Alberta.
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Discover a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2013.
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Explore an archival resource containing a collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included.
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