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Full-text news reports from African news agencies, from 1998 to present. Includes SAPA (South African Press Agency) Archive.
Digitized primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and more. Repositories for this collection include: Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Women's Energy Bank, GLBT Historical Society, National Library of Medicine, and more.
Full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent 19th-century Britain.
Covers 1475-1900, with searchable full-text books in subjects including religion, law, science, literature, history, and travel. Includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books.
Primary sources from multiple archives that capture the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. Includes the various colonial frontiers of North America, as well as the settlers of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Guidebooks, brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, and personal travel journals provide insight into the expansion of tourism for the masses between 1850 and 1980.
Over 140.000 entries published in the International African Bibliography from 1971 to 2015. The IABO can be browsed by categories and offers detailed search options.
Searchable key journals, Special Publications and Geological Society book series on a single electronic platform for the Earth Sciences.
Combined search of all Readex (NewsBank) databases to which UCLA subscribes, including America's Historical Imprints, America's Historical Newspapers, American State Papers, FBIS Daily Reports, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, and World Newspaper Archive.
Articles from mainstream South African newspapers, 1977 to present.
Annotated prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library, chronicling Shakespeare’s plays as performed in British, US, and international theaters between the 17th and 20th centuries.