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  1. 96 complete works of British prose from 1700-1780, including works by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne and Jonathan Swift.
  2. Full text of 250 British and Irish novels from 1782-1903. Covers: major (e.g. Austen, the Brontës, Dickens, Thackeray) and little-known Victorian novelists; Gothic novels (e.g. Frankenstein -- 1818 & 1831 versions); Silver Fork school novels (e.g. Glenarvon, Vivian Grey); New Woman novels (e.g. The Story of an African Farm); popular fiction (e.g.The Water-Babies, Black Beauty); and, Fin de siècle fiction (e.g. Dorian Grey, Dracula).
  3. Full texts of 50 000 poems by over 300 modern and contemporary American poets. Covers: major works of the American modernist period; the Black Mountain school; Deep Image poetry; Beat poetry; feminist poetry; confessional poetry; and, many contemporary writers from the 1980s - 90s. For more complete representation of African American poets, use Twentieth-Century African American Poetry (https://literature.proquest.com/contents/volumes-uk/AfAmC20_po.jsp).
  4. Books from the Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection, from the press of Aldus Manutius (1452-1515), the foremost editor, printer, and publisher of the Italian Renaissance. Includes Greek, Latin and Italian editions.
  5. The American Antiquarian Society's collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1877.
  6. Fully digitized film scripts, dating back to 1903. These are accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted scripts, and are indexed to allow searching by scene, character, director and more.
  7. A rich variety of material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library. Rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, historic maps, travel journals and more. Allows for the study of American Indian history from the early colonial period to the civil rights movement of the twentieth century.
  8. Full texts of over 40 000 poems by over 200 American poets from 1600 - 1920. Covers the works of major poets e.g. Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman; important literary groups e.g. the Transcendentalists; and less-known poets e.g. Emma Lazarus.
  9. Texts, photographs, and illustrations on health, politics, age, race/ ethnicity, and social and economic issues in relation to LGBTQ rights and women's rights since 1940.
  10. 252 plays from 1891- present by 42 playwrights with biographies; production details; and, scanned playbills, production photographs, and manuscript images. Represents works by authors of Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Indian, Thai, Korean, Persian, and Malaysian descent.
  11. Complete texts with all contemporary editorial matter of twenty versions of the Bible from 990-1970. Contains: 12 complete Bibles; 5 New Testament works; 2 Gospel works; William Tyndales translations of the New Testament, Pentateuch, and Jonah.
  12. Full texts of over 1,200 plays from mid-1800s - present by more than 150 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries.Includes: biographies, playbills, images, production notes, performance information. Playwrights include: Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston etc.
  13. Contains over 11 000 stories and folk tales from Africa and the African Diaspora (mid 1990s - present) in their original languages and English. Includes: oral traditions; contemporary tales of modern life; complete runs of thematic literary magazines (e.g. Kyk-Over-Al, The Beacon); early North American black-owned and edited journals and newspapers.
  14. Monographs, speeches, essays, and interviews written by leaders from the black community in America.
  15. Scans of letters and diaries, poems, plays, novels, religious writings, and similar materials from 1100-1900. Text of the manuscripts is not searchable.
  16. Facsimile page images and full text periodicals published from the late 17th century through to the early 21st in Great Britain. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
  17. Access to Standards across an array of industries, as set by the Canadian General Standards Board. These standards are provided to Simon Fraser University for educational and research purposes.
  18. Full texts of over 19 000 English-language poems by 177 Canadian poets from 1600 - 1900. Not included: variants, composition history, and scholarly apparatus.
  19. Journals, books, surveys, meetings and speeches, conference papers, pamphlets, and other publications on international affairs and global policy.
  20. Reports, issue papers, recommendations and more from the CCICED since 1993. Topics included (but not limited to) are: ecosystem management and green development; energy, environment and development; China's sustainable urbanization, and creation of a well-off society.
  21. Manuscripts, paintings, maps, photographs, drawings, and missionary periodicals documenting the experiences of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people, and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980.
  22. 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.
  23. 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. Most of the material is produced by community organizations, community-based researchers, or government agencies, and includes (but is not limited to): newsletters, annual reports, research reports, community-based project proposals, informational pamphlets, posters, brochures, artwork, training manuals, conference papers, and government publications.
  24. Counseling resources, including therapy session transcripts (including some audio excerpts) provided by practicing therapists, client narratives, and selections from reference books.
  25. British source material, including books, letters, diaries, government papers, ledgers, ephemera (pamphlets, manuscripts, ballads, cartoons), medical journals, conduct books, and periodicals on gender, leisure and consumer culture.
  26. Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other documents on aspects of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, slavery, temperance, witchcraft, and more. Collection is based on the American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography.
  27. Books, government documents, and magazines documenting Canadian history from the 16th to 20th centuries.
  28. Scans of over 132,000 English publications from 1473 1700. Other languages covered include Algonquin and Welsh. Topics covered: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.
  29. Full text of over 200 works of prose fiction from 1500 1700. Genres include: prose romance, jest books, rogue literature.
  30. Complete archive of the The Economist from 1843 with a 4 year embargo on current content.
  31. Books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides, and other works published in the 18th century. The collection focuses on works from the United Kingdom and the Americas.
  32. Serial publications printed in the 18th century across the British Empire including the colonies of India, Canada and the Caribbean. Includes subjects such as literature, moral and satirical issues, politics, theatre and arts, religion, trade, newspapers and current events, and a full run of The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1832)
  33. Treaties, statutes, declarations, government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, orders, acts, sermons, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters, diaries, and other sources, as well as accompanying annotations, documenting British history from the years 500 to 1914.
  34. Full text of over 183 000 poems by over 2700 poets from the British Isles and former British colonies. Periods covered from the 8th to early 20th century.
  35. Search across multiple Gale collections for monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, maps, and other primary sources.
  36. Publications by researchers affiliated with the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. This collection is a companion to the SFU Library's Summit Institutional Repository's Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre series of documents and other scholarly research from researchers in the GRC.
  37. Manuscripts, print, and visual primary sources on global history and trade of commodities, such as sugar, chocolate, coffee, fur, tobacco, opium, oil, wine, and more, from c1550. Collection also includes scholarly essays, which provide background information on materials.
  38. Personal narratives and organizational records documenting religious missionary activities, and biographies of leaders, missionaries, and churches in 19th-century United States, as well Africa, Fiji and Sandwich Islands, India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Hawaii.
  39. Private papers, government records, and other primary sources documenting the history of Canada from the 1600s to the mid-1900s.
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  40. Monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and photographs about Indigenous populations in North America. Topics include the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century into the 20th century,
  41. Over 80 volumes of poetry by around 50 Irish women (1768 1842); biographical and critical essays. Includes works by: Henrietta Battier, I. S. Anna Liddiard, Adelaide O'Keeffe, Elizabeth Ryves, and Melesina Trench
  42. Printed documents, including posters, handbills, broadsides, book and journal prospectuses, topographical prints, and more, relating to entertainment, the booktrade, prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising. These materials document everyday life in Britain in the 18th to 20th centuries.
  43. Novels, short stories, poetry and plays (19th century - present) representing Chicano culture and various ethnicities of Latin American writers working in the United States. Supplementary material linked to the texts include playbills and performance material, poetry readings, performance flyers, book covers and photographs, performance recordings, and photographs.
  44. Published from 1924 to 1950, Liberty Magazine was an American weekly which often focused on sensational and popular issues. Gain insight into life in the United States during the Depression era and World War II. The articles, stories and advertisements in Liberty Magazine offer a perspective on the everyday lives of working-class and middle-class America when illustrated magazines were a popular form of mass entertainment.
  45. Digital archive of records from the Stationers Company in London, which provide insight into the history of printing, publishing, copyright, and bookselling from 1554 to the 20th century.
  46. Digital facsimiles from books, serials, pamphlets, containing materials on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport. Covering the 15th to the 20th century.
  47. Diaries and personal writings, published studies and questionnaires, photographs, and file reports, manuscript and typescript papers on everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. Thematic studies, including surveys, ephemera, accounts, and observations were collected by investigators and personal accounts were submitted by volunteers of the social research organization, Mass Observation.
  48. Newspapers, interviews, photographs, print and material culture documenting first-hand accounts of first generation immigrants and their early experiences in Canada.
  49. Classical music scores and manuscripts. Many pieces have associated online recordings in the Classical Music Library database.
  50. Monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other documents from the 19th century. Topics cover political, social, and cultural history, and science and technology around the world.
  51. Personal narratives of immigrants who came to North America between 1800 and 1950.
  52. Full text plays of North American Indigenous playwrights of the twentieth century. Many of the plays are previously unpublished or hard to find, thus often previously overlooked or inaccessible.
  53. 100,000+ pages of full text and images dating from 17th century to present day. Life stories of American Indians and Canadian First Peoples in their own words and through the words of others.
  54. Comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of Canadian and American Theatre. It has records of of thousands of plays, people, theatres, individual productions, and companies, with access to some full text plays. Also includes images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other ephemera.
  55. Over 1500 plays by over 300 women covering colonial era to present times. Topics include: the campaign for suffrage (including propaganda plays); access to higher education; inclusion in various professions; domestic entrapment; life on the frontier; and, the Underground Railroad.
  56. Full text or scans of the correspondence and diaries of around 1325 women from the colonial era to 1950. Represents all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, many geographical regions. Also includes over 1,500 biographies.
  57. Research, policy and program materials relating to Indigenous involvement with the criminal justice system in the U.S., Canada and Greenland. Many materials are related to community-based initiatives and programs designed to address Indigenous conflict with the law, and there are also listings for documents in related areas, including health and welfare, drug and alcohol use, jurisdictional issues and education. Records were added to this database between approximately 1985 to 1994.
  58. English language oral histories from around the world. It includes Ellis Island oral history narratives, rare Black Panther Party interviews, and more.
  59. Scans of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books, with associated bibliographic references and scholarly annotations.
  60. Full text of the writings of the Christian Church Fathers and other ecclesiastical writers from 2nd-13th centuries CE. Includes: all prefatory material; original texts; critical apparatus and indexes, with Migne's column numbers.
  61. Full-text of hundreds of historically significant academic journals mainly in the humanities and social sciences from the early 1800s onwards. Note that current articles or journals are not included in this collection.
  62. Searchable archive of all Publishers Weekly issues from 1872 to 2016, in full colour format. Contains US publishing industry news, book reviews, and bestseller lists, as well as coverage of the British book trade.
  63. Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire renowned for its provocative and satirical commentary and full-page political cartoons, often referred to as "The Big Cuts". Also includes the yearly Almanacks containing a humourous review of the upcoming year. Punch captures the changes in British political and social life from the mid 19th century to 1992.
  64. Documents related to rodeos across Western Canada and the role they played in building communities in the west. These materials are primarily from the first half of the 20th century and include rodeo programs, newspaper articles, Cowboy Protection Association meeting minutes, oral transcripts, contestant lists for rodeos and archival documents from the Department of Indian Affairs relating to Aboriginal participation in rodeos.
  65. Scans of manuscripts and paintings by the Wordworths and their contemporaries from the Wordsworth Trust. Includes: working notebooks; verse manuscripts; correspondences; Lake District guide books; maps; paintings; and other secondary sources.
  66. Books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions, and more. The collection is based on Joseph Sabin's bibliography on American history and culture.
  67. Full texts of lyric poetry by Scottish women (1789 - 1832), with contemporary critical reviews and scholarly essays.
  68. Audio and video from readings and lectures sponsored by or held at SFU Library.
  69. Original manuscript and rare printed materials on transatlantic slavery, abolition, and social justice. Collection also includes scholarly essays, chronology, and bibliography, which provide further information on materials.
  70. Books, serials, manuscripts, supreme court records and briefs, biographies, chronology, bibliographies, and more on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S., as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.
  71. Search across four Smithsonian collections on technology, design, innovation: Worlds Fairs and Expositions, Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry, Air & Space Magazine (1986 to current), and Smithsonian Magazine (1970 to current).
  72. Combines Air & Space Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine. Topics include aviation, space, innovation, history, science, technology, arts, and culture.
  73. Documents on social behaviour and organization from major social sciences theorists.
  74. Contains: full text and scans of Jonson's complete writings (old and modern spelling versions both), images, music scores and recordings; performance database of Jonsons works; bibliographic references to scholarly work about Jonson.
  75. The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in 1929.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. Public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings, and more on the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China's human rights issues, and U.S. - China relations in the post-Cold War Era.
  79. Full texts of over 2000 plays by North American playwrights from the late 1800s-present, production information with related ephemera, e.g. playbills, posters. Special coverage of LGBTQ theatre, and other minority groups.
  80. Covers a wide-range of history and criticism. Includes full-text access to The Comics Journal, as well as interviews, criticism, images, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this art form.
  81. Cabinet meeting minutes, CIA intelligence studies and reports, FBI surveillance and intelligence correspondence and memoranda, Joint Chiefs papers,l National Security Council policy statements, Presidential conferences, State Department political analyses, White House Confidential File materials, and more on the U.S. government and world events in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  82. Documentary records developed in support of both White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) and U.S. Government positions in a series of mid- to late 20th century court cases relating to WMAT land claims, water rights and other socioeconomic matters.
  83. Books, scholarly essays, commentaries, bibliographies, and primary sources, such as images, documents, and pamphlets on womens activism in American public life.
  84. Interpretative essays and documents including charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, press cuttings, magazines, posters, correspondence, minutes, records, diaries, memoranda, statistics, circulars, regulations and invitations on women's involvement in 20th-Century social, political, military and gender history. Focus is on women's roles in World War I Britain.
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