: This tool makes a diverse array of primary source materials relating to American history and culture available online that has previously only been available on microfilm.
: The online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
with continuous updates reflecting recent research developments, biographies of scientists and late-breaking science and technology news.
African American Communities
: Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St Louis, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina this collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, postcards, maps and ephemera.AM Explorer
: A collection of primary source documents spanning the 15th - 21st centuries. This collection covers all disciplines and its scope spans the globe. This tool searches many of the other databases listed on this page, including African American Communities, Defining Gender, and more! American History, 1493-1945:
This unique collection of documents brings to life American History from the times of the earliest settlers until the end of World War II. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American history. Its quantity and quality offers a wonderful overview of American history alongside some deep research strands. It is divided into two modules: Module 1 Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 and Module 2 Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.American Periodicals:
This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.
The American Revolution: Sources in U.S. History Online
: Consisting of 450 titles totaling 94,000 pages of text. This digital archive documents the revolution and war that created the United States of America, from the earliest protests in 1765 through the peace treaty of 1783. The archive focuses on a diversity of issues through a wealth of original documentary material; allowing the reader to examine economics and international relations, contemporary religion and science, and the strategies and battlefield realities of combatants on both sides of the conflict. The experiences of commanders and common soldiers, women and slaves, Indians and Loyalists are all recorded in this collection, providing a richer sense of the causes and consequences of one of the great turning points in human history.Ancestry Library Edition
: is the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource and contains numerous records in census data, vital records, directories, family histories, military records, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of archival materials from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. For more information about doing genealogical research, see http://proquest.libguides.com/ancestrylibraryedition
Annals of American History
: Produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Annals includes over 2000 primary source documents, as well as images and media clips. The database may be browsed by historical period, author, or through a topical list. The database may also be searched by keyword or phrase.Archives Unbound
: Gain access via Gale to rare primary source documents with these topically focused digital collections. Supports academic research.
: The Artstor Digital Library contains over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, the humanities and science from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, and photo archives. BioOne
: Provides a unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today’s most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation.
The Civil War:Sources in U.S. History Online.
Consisting of nearly 500 titles totaling about 90,000 pages of text. This digital archive documents the war that transformed America, ending slavery and unifying the nation around the principles of freedom. The collection examines the war in all its complexity; its battles and campaigns, its political and religious aspects, the experiences of its leaders and common soldiers, the home front and the military campground, from its causes to its consequences.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
: The most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs (non-governmental organizations), foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
: Defining Gender provides access to a vast body of original British source material that will enrich the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology and education from a gendered perspective. It offers a wide range of original primary sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature. Contextual essays by leading scholars from Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, which introduce the major themes of the project. Discover five centuries of primary source material from the mid-15th to early 20th century on the following five key topics:
- Conduct and Politeness
- Domesticity and the Family
- Consumption and Leisure
- Education and Sensibility
- The Body
: This digital library contains more than 40,000 multidisciplinary academic titles. The majority of titles in this collection were published in 2004 or later.
: EBSCOHost is a family of databases spanning scholarly and popular titles, many in full-text. There are specialized databases for business, education, and health. Very large and inclusive. Empire Online
: Spanning five centuries, and charting the rise and fall of empires around the world, explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. From Columbus to debates on American Imperialism, Empire Online
, is driven by a panel of consultant editors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA and as been designed specifically to encourage the use of primary sources in teaching.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
: Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as a Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus. The Internet Guide provides links to recommended web sites.
Facts on File Reference Collection
: A family of databases that includes historical and scientific encyclopedias, as well as a Curriculum Resource Center and a collection of reproducible Maps on File.
The First World War Primary Source Collection
:This collection features a rich variety of primary source material, split into three modules:
- Personal Experiences: diaries, autograph books, candid snapshots, souvenirs, sketches and jottings.
- Propaganda and Recruitment: primary sources on recruitment, training, morale, public opinion, censorship, & the development of different forms of propaganda. Material has been collated from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University, as well as many other national & international archives, libraries, local record offices & museums.
- Visual Perspectives & Narratives: primary source material from the unparalleled holdings of Imperial War Museums, this collection showcases the international dimensions of the conflict, the Home Front & the role of women in the war.
: Access popular digital magazines and periodicals right from your desktop web browser, courtesy of Bunn Library.
Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)
: Gale eBooks is a database of over 1,000 Electronic reference titles- Ebooks- such as encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Gale eBooks contains Ebooks in virtually any subject area including , history, science, art, biography, geography, literature, government, and can be accessed online 24/7. The collection can be searched separately by title or across the entire collection and provides unlimited simultaneous use.Gale in Context: Global Issues
: Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
Gale in Context: U.S. History (formerly Gale US History in Context)
: Covers both U.S. history, with full-text articles and primary sources, as well as access to the abstracts and citations in the premier U.S. historical bibliography, America History & Life.
Gale in Context: World History (formerly Gale World History in Context)
: Covers modern world history, with full-text articles and primary sources.Gale Newspapers
: The Gale newspaper collection provided by the New Jersey State Library.
Gale Literary Index
: An index to the content in the library's print collection of literary criticism and biography from the Gale Group, Inc. Titles indexed include Contemporary Authors
and Contemporary Literary Criticism.
Gale Primary Sources
: Gale Primary Sources is an integrated research environment that allows users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections. Gale Primary Sources takes users beyond a simple search and retrieve workflow, allowing them to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.
:GenderWatch enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present. This well-established and highly reviewed resource offers over 260 titles, with more than 240 in full-text, from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses. Access 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace.
: One of the most popular ways of teaching World History is through the story of Global Commodities and the way in which these transformed the world. This project focuses on fifteen significant commodities whose stories are often intertwined. They are:
- Silver & Gold
- Wine & Spirits
Each commodity is documented through a wide range of manuscript materials, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, ephemera, objects and rare books so that the student can explore the origins of the commodity, their first uses, the trade that developed and the ways in which these items were marketed and consumed.
The project touches on themes of exploration and discovery; imperialism and attempts at monopoly; trade Wars; translocation and economic geography; slavery; mass production; luxury; taste; and the evolution of global branding.
: HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 181 million pages and 281,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,700 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more. (Expires December 15 2020)
India, Raj, and Empire
: The National Library of Scotland collections documenting this history from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to the granting of independence for India and Pakistan in 1947.The sources include the papers of key East India Company representatives and colonial officials to records of daily life in Agra, Bombay, Lahore, and Madras. There are original Indian manuscripts containing histories and literary works, as well as accounts of wars, discussions of Indian Nationalism and papers of tea and coffee planters.
: JerseyClicks is a new statewide portal that features simultaneous searching of a suite of fifteen statewide full-text databases, including American History Online, World History Online, Newspaper Source, Health Source, Business Source Elite, MasterFILE Premier, and others. Some of these databases are available on the Library's Research Databases Page as separate databases, but this portal allows you to customize your search for multiple databases. To use JerseyClicks outside the Bunn Library building, you must have your Lawrenceville ID card with you in order to enter the barcode number on the back of the ID. The barcode begins with the number 2612. JerseyClicks is available from anywhere on or off campus, 24/7.
: This full-text database contains a broad range of scholarly journals in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The JSTOR mission is unique in that it creates a permanent, digitized archive of the selected titles.Literature Criticism Online
: Access the following Gale Literary Criticism Sources Online: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Our online subscription starts with July of 2008. For more Gale Criticism, please use the Gale Literary Index
to find print information about an author or a title of a work.
(LION): Literature Online
provides access to over a third of a million works of poetry, prose, and drama, and over 120 specialist full-text journals and is updated monthly. Complementing a range of searchable, digitized primary texts, Literature Online
incorporates an extensive collection of criticism and reference works. Also included is The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, Webster's Third New International Dictionary
, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary
, as well as a compilation of relevant and useful online resources from websites that have been carefully selected. Literature Online
also includes a multimedia collection, Poets on Screen
, which contains filmed readings by contemporary poets, and provides a unique opportunity to hear major authors interpreting their own works as well as those of their contemporaries and predecessors.
Making of the Modern World
: Comprised mainly of books and primary sources this collection contains international coverage of social,economic, history, law and women's studies from the late half of the nineteenth century.
The Nation Archive
: Founded in 1865, The Nation
is America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. The archive includes the full run of the paper from that time. The Nation is frequently quoted and referred to in works of historical analysis. In the contemporary period, it is characterized by a liberal point of view.
: Nature is one of the world's foremost peer-reviewed scientific journals. Access includes articles from the current year only.
: Cross-search and explore our library's collection of Gale historical newspapers.
New York Times (ProQuest Central): Covers NYT from June 1, 1980-2016. For, more historic articles try New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers), which covers 1851-2016, or for today's news try the New York Times link on the Digital Collections page. New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
: NYT Historical edition covers the newspaper from 1851-2016. For, more recent articles try New York Times (ProQuest Central), which covers June 1, 1980-Present, or the New York Times link on the Digital Collections
page, which covers today's news.
Oxford English Dictionary
(OED): The OED Online provides access to all of the material contained in the 20-volume Second Edition and the 3 volumes of Additions. For the first time since it was completed in 1928, the OED is being completely revised with quarterly online updates.
Points of View Reference Center
: a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays and materials from leading political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (affirmative argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument).
: The Project MUSE® complete collection offers a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum at any academic institution. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields.
: A very large collection of periodicals covering a broad range of subject areas. ProQuest includes four basic databases: Platinum Periodicals, ProQuest Newspapers, Reference, and The Historical New York Times
. The New York Times
collection is complete back to 1851.
: Provides access to the full text of Science's print version back through 1997. Also includes daily breaking stories through the online service, ScienceNOW.
: ScienceDirect is published by Elsevier Science and provides full-text access to over 1,700 peer-reviewed research journals in the life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. In addition to the full-text articles, ScienceDirect also provides access to 30 million abstracts from a broad range of bibliographic indexes. ScienceDirect may be accessed in the Bunn Library or the Kirby Science Center.
Teen Health & Wellness
: Provides students with curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. Developed for teens, Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers draws on Rosen's award-winning series, including Coping, Need to Know, and others. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.
Times of London
: is a full image online archive of every page published by The Times (London)
from 1785-1985, making this a valuable primary source database with a European viewpoint.