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  1. 17th and 18th Century newspapers form the collection of Reverend Charles Burney.
  2. Includes 96 complete works of prose from the period 1700 - 1780. Includes writers such as Henry Fielding and Daniel Defoe.
  3. Contains text of 250 English novels published between 1786-1900.
  4. Newspapers from 1800-1900 from Britain.
  5. 1.7 million pages of newspaper information from U.S. newspapers from the 19th Century
  6. Primary source. Fulltext database of modern and contemporary American poetry. Includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets.
  7. Historical access to the Canada Gazette.
  8. 21 digitized texts from the Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection, volumes from the press of Aldus Manutius (1452-1515).
  9. Digital access to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1865.
  10. One thousand film scripts are indexed and organized to allow searching by scene, by character, by director, and more.
  11. Allowing for the study of American Indian history from the early colonial period to the civil rights movement of the twentieth century,American Indian Histories and Cultures provides a rich variety of material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library.
  12. Primary source. Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.
  13. Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources on the American and Canadian West.
  14. A collection of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.
  15. Cross search multiple primary source databases from Gale Cengage.
  16. Primary source. Over 250 plays documenting the Asian American experience from the 18th century to the present.
  17. Associated Press Collections Online is a publishing program focusing on making varied treasures of the Associated Press Corporate Archives, AP Images, and AP Archive available to libraries worldwide.
  18. A collection of 20 different versions of the English Bible.
  19. Primary source. Over 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 150 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.
  20. A collection of approximately 8,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora.
  21. Monographs, speeches, essays, and interviews written by leaders from the black community.
  22. The immediate experiences of Britsh and Irish women, as revealed in diaries and letters.
  23. National and regional newspapers of 18th and 19th century Britain.
  24. Primary source. Facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works. Text itself is not searchable. Published in two parts: (1) c.1660-1900, and (2) Medieval & Renaissance.
  25. An electronic archive of hundreds of digitised journals forming a record of more than two centuries of British culture.
  26. Primary source. Fulltext database of 19,000 poetic works by 179 Canadian writers, as well as author biographies.
  27. Publications and Archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
  28. Reports, issue papers, recommendations and more from the CCICED
  29. Manuscript material relating to activities and observations of individuals from the UK and US in China from 1793 to 1980.
  30. The Chinese Times newspaper was published in Vancouver for the period 1914 - 1992.
  31. Copies of correspondence and other records of the Codrington family pertaining to the West Indies and numerous estates owned by the family throughout the Caribbean region. Records date from 1272 to 1899.
  32. A publicly accessible digital archive of research materials related to health and social welfare, with an emphasis on housing, gender, aboriginal issues, HIV and mental health.
  33. The Confidential Print series, issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since c. 1820.
  34. Important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices.
  35. Therapy session transcripts, client narratives,handbook selections.
  36. The Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 provides more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper online.
  37. Topics include childbirth, midwifery, domestic service, food, family, marriage, femininity, gaming, homosexuality, masculinity, prostitution, inequality, Islam, religion, playbills, theater, prejudice, politics, race, sports, and work.
  38. More than 1,200 works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.
  39. Over 450,000 pages of primary-source material from the 16th and 17th Centuries.
  40. The Digital National Security Archive contains a comprehensive set of declassified government documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.
  41. Fulltext collection of documents from Evans' American Bibliography. 17th & 18th century America.
  42. Books & pamphlets on English and French Canada from first contact to late 19th century.

    Notre Mémoire en Ligne contient des livres rares, revues et publications gouvernementales datant des années 1600 jusqu'aux années 1940.

  43. Prints, drawings, paintings, maps, bibliographies, letters, and photographs documenting the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534-1850.
  44. Digital library of more than 125,000 individual titles published in English from 1475-1700. Includes many subject areas.
  45. More than 200 full text works which provide a representative view of prose fiction by writers from the British Isles from the period 1500-1700.
  46. Complete archive of the The Economist from 1843 with a 4 year embargo on current content.
  47. Significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Can search both Early English Books Online and Eighteenth Century Collections Online simultaneously.
  48. Rare printed journals, periodicals and newspapers of the eighteenth century.
  49. Empire Online is a collection of over 70,000 images of original manuscripts and printed material, 1492-1969, taken from libraries and archives around the world, including Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceania, and South Asia.
  50. A comprehensive, annotated collection of documents on English history, containing treaties, statutes, declarations, government and cabinet proceedings and more.
  51. Primary source. Contains over 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 printed sources, more than 2,700 poets are represented.
  52. Complete archive of the The Financial Times from 1888 to 2010.
  53. The complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1949-1980.
  54. This online collection brings together documents from 16 archives and libraries from around the world and the geographical spread of material allows scholars to take either a comparative approach or focus on a particular region.
  55. Cross search Gale newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content, using a single interface.
  56. Publications by researchers affiliated with the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre.
  57. Material relevant to the study of global history and trade.
  58. Nineteenth century religious missionary activities, practices and thought in the United States
  59. Primary documents on an important event in Chinese history, the Sian Incident.
  60. Héritage consists of a wide variety of unique records now being digitized from the treasured holdings of Library and Archives Canada
    SFU users can access an authenticated version of this database for an advertising-free version of this database.
  61. All of the papers issued by the British House of Commons between 1801-1900 in all formats. More than 184,000 searchable full text documents. HCPP currently contains indexing for 1801-2004, full text for the entire 19th century, full text for 1901-1978 and indexing and full text for 2004-2006. The remainder of the 20th century content (1979-2004) will be completed by Spring 2007
  62. The full facsimile run of the world’s most iconic illustrated newspaper
  63. A set of digitized newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press during the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
    The full collection is available to funding libraries during the funding/digitization campaign (through December 2018), Simon Fraser University is a funding library. The collection will become open access in January 2019.

    A limited number of publications are open access for public viewing now.

  64. A database with extensive monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and photographs about Indigenous populations in North America.
  65. Includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. Also includes biographical and critical essays contributed by the foremost scholars in the field.
  66. The John Johnson Collection is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Library and ProQuest to conserve, catalogue and digitise more than 65,000 items drawn from the Bodleian's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.
  67. A comprehensive portal for understanding the Komagata Maru incident of 1914 and its impact today through a variety of materials including government documents, books, journal articles, oral histories, private archives, artistic endeavours, and interviews.
  68. Latino novels, short stories, poetry and plays.
  69. Liberty: A Weekly for Everybody was founded in 1924 by Joseph Patterson, publisher of the New York Daily News and Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune.
  70. 17th & 18th Century Poetry from The Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
  71. A unique archive relating to the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century.
  72. Images from 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850.
  73. Online access to original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain.
  74. A web resource containing an ever-expanding range of primary sources for the study of the medieval and early modern world, with particular strengths in British and colonial history.
  75. An extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy.
  76. Papers of Edward Sylvester Morse documenting life in 19th century Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization.
  77. Online access to unique primary source diaries, correspondence, photographs, oral histories and journals narrate the vivid realities of ocean travel and life in adopted homelands. Organisational correspondence, government proceedings, shipping company papers and records of advocacy groups provide key context to migrants’ everyday struggles.
  78. The collection includes first-hand accounts of first generation immigrants and their early Canadian experiences, and enhanced access to culturally significant materials in all mediums.
  79. Classical music scores and manuscripts. Many pieces have associated audio tracks in Classical Music Library.
  80. Primary source. Twelve collections, such as: Asia an the West; Europe and Africa; Women Digital Archive; Children Literature and Childhood.
  81. Full-text of over 100,000 pages of personal narratives by immigrants to North America, between 1840 and the present.
  82. Full text plays of North American Indigenous playwrights.
  83. 100,000+ pages of full text and images dating from 17th century to present day, providing biographies of Native North Americans.
  84. Comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of Canadian and American Theatre. Includes records to thousands of plays, people, theatres, productions, and companies, with access to some full text plays. Includes every production company, from Colonial times to the present, in both Canada and the United States.
  85. Primary source. 1,500 plays by women from the US and Canada.
  86. Full-text of letters and diaries written by North American women from Colonial times to 1950.
  87. Oral History Online provides in-depth indexing to more than 2,700 collections of Oral History in English from around the world.
  88. An interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge containing rare medieval and Renaissance manuscripts as well as early printed books.
  89. An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  90. Collection of manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the 16th and 17th centuries.
  91. Scholarly periodicals from 1802 to 1995.
  92. Access to substantial collections of original archival material – manuscript, typescript and ephemera – from key libraries in Britain and America covering music, politics, fashion and youth culture from 1950 to 1975 in Britain and America.
  93. Continuously published since 1872, Publishers Weekly has been the voice for US publishing industry news and book reviews, with ongoing coverage of the British book trade. The complete archive includes nearly 200,000 book reviews, and bestseller lists.
  94. From 1841 to 1992 Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire.
  95. Documents related to rodeos across Western Canada and the role they played in building communities in the west.
  96. Access to rare and priceless literary sources for scholars and students studying the Romantic period.
  97. 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.
  98. An electronic collection of over sixty volumes of lyric poetry by Scottish women, written between 1789 and 1832
  99. Audio and video from readings and lectures sponsored by or held at SFU Library.
  100. Original manuscript and rare printed material on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition.
  101. The largest and most ambitious project of its kind, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a thematically organized, four-part historical archive devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective.
  102. Primary source documents from the Smithsonian's vast collections.
  103. Combines Air & Space Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine for a fully searchable digital archive.
  104. Documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization from prominent social sciences theorists.
  105. An online resource for the study of Early Modern Britain and Europe. It reproduces original historical manuscripts in facsimile, linking each manuscript to its corresponding fully-searchable Calendar entry.
  106. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online presents a complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonson’s works.
  107. The Independent, a major British daily newspaper, positions itself as a truly independent newspaper, with a long-time tagline of "free from party political bias, free from proprietorial influence."
  108. The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in 1929.
  109. The Peak, the official Simon Fraser University (SFU) student newspaper, has been published since 1965, when the University was founded on the peak of Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia. It is currently a weekly publication in both print and electronic versions.
  110. The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 consists of the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century.
  111. Correspondence, newspaper clippings and other materials related to Shirley Petten's landmark ruling on same-sex survivor benefit rights from the BC Worker's Compensation Board in 1992.
  112. Since 1822, The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large.
  113. Primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more.
  114. Full-text and full-image articles from the Times of London for the years 1785-2011
  115. Online access to the Times Literary Supplement.
  116. Primary source. Contains over 1,000 plays, together with detailed information on theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
  117. A scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels.
  118. Contains over 78,000 documents, constituting more than 450,000 pages of material (US)
  119. Records regarding a series of mid to latter 20th century court cases relating to WMAT land claims, water rights and other socioeconomic matters.
  120. Books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies that document the different facets of women’s activism in public life.
  121. Documents and interpretive essays on women's involvement in World War I, primarily in Britain.
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