Trial: South American Missionaries’ Records 1844-1919

This collection reproduces the minute books, reports from the mission field, articles and photographs on the geography, anthropology, natural history and economic development for the South American Missionary Society’s magazine, launched in 1867, as well as the journals of its Anglican founder, Captain Allen Gardiner, and two others of its missionaries, Edward Bernau and Adolfo Henriksen.

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Trial ends: August 16, 2020

Trial: Confidential Print: Middle East & Foreign Office Files for the Middle East – Adam Matthew

Confidential Print: Middle East

The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research.

The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.

This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years, including the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981

This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s.

It addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia.

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Trial ends: August 31, 2020

Trial: Mass Observation Online – Adam Matthew

Mass Observation Online

Mass Observation Online makes available original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. A pioneering social research organisation, 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. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried out from 1937 until the mid-1950s, offering an unparalleled insight into everyday life in Britain during these transformative years.

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Mass Observation Project

The Mass Observation Project, launched in 1981 by the University of Sussex as a rebirth of the original 1937 Mass Observation, its founders’ aim was to document the social history of Britain by recruiting volunteers to write about their lives and opinions.

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Trial ends: August 31, 2020

Temporary Access: JSTOR Collections

To help support teaching and research online, JSTOR is providing access to the following collections through December 31, 2020.

  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
    This collection contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in research libraries in the United Kingdom. More than 26,000 pamphlets provide a corpus of primary sources for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain.
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  • Security Studies
    Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.
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Temporary Access Online: Neighborhood Change Database

To help support teaching and research online in Spring Quarter 2020, Geolytics is providing online access to the Neighborhood Change Database (NCDB). The NCDB is normally available on a CD-ROM in the library. Geolytics is providing this online access while the library is closed to users.


Off-campus access to this trial requires Husky OnNet.

Questions about the access and use of this data source can be sent to Kian Flynn

Temporary Access: Gale Digital Collections

Through an agreement with the Center for Research Libraries and to support teaching and research online in Spring Quarter 2020, Gale is providing access to a number of digital primary source collections through June 30, 2020.

The collections available include:

  • Public Health Archives
    • Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970
  • Archives Unbound – 300+ collections – interdisciplinary topics including Area Studies, History, Politics, Religion, English Literature, and Local/Regional History
  • Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO), Parts I + II
  • 19th Century Collections Online, Parts 1-12
  • Sabin Americana, 1476-1926
  • The Making of the Modern World, 1450-1970
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts 1-5
  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals, Parts 1 + 2
  • American Historical Periodicals, Series’ 1-6
    • All titles above, integrated into Gale’s platform for digital humanities computing.

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