Artemis Primary Sources(Foundation users only) - A single search interface for a suite of databases containing the full text of books, pamphlets, and newspapers, including: 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Sabin Americana, The Making of Modern Law, The Making of the Modern World, The Sunday Times Digital Archive, and The Times Digital Archive.
American History, 1493-1945(Foundation users only) - Over 60,000 primary source documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, including correspondence, diaries, government documents, business records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, artwork and maps. NOTE: our subscription only provides access to documents through 1859.
America's Historical Imprints(Foundation users only) - a single search interface that includes American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I; American Pamphlets, Series I, 1820-1922; Early American Imprints, Series I (and supplements - see below); and Early American Imprints, Series II (and supplements - see below).
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to more than 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published between 1639 and 1800. Includes Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800, and Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society, 1652-1800.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to over 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published between 1801 and 1819. Includes Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819 and Supplements 1 and 2 from the American Antiquarian Society, 1801-1819.
Early English Books Online (Foundation users only) - Full-text access to "virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700."
The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926(Foundation users only) - full-text access to published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests and more.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online(Foundation users only) - Library access includes British Politics and Society (includes papers of British statesmen, Home Office records, ordnance surveys, working class autobiographies, and other unique collections), and Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 ("more than 3.5 million pages of journals, books, reports, and personal documents to explore the rapid acceleration of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge").
Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice(Foundation users only) - Includes documents and collections covering the time period 1490-present, focusing on the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today. It "provides access to many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings and maps in high quality greyscale and colour. In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography."
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (Foundation users only) - Full-text access to more than 12,000 books and pamphlets, 170 newspaper and periodical titles, and 71 major manuscript collections (including the American Colonization Society Papers) dealing with the abolitionist movement, arguments for and against slavery, colonization, and other related topics. Foundation access includes Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition; Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World; Part III: The Institution of Slavery; and Part IV: The Age of Emancipation.
Newspapers and Periodicals
17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to approximately 1,270 newspaper titles, pamphlets and broadsides published during the 17th and 18th centuries in the United Kingdom, mostly in London. (Cross-searchable with 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, and 19th Century UK Periodicals in Gale's NewsVault interface.)
17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspaper Collection (Foundation users only) - features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, UK. All 296 volumes of bound material, covering the period 1672-1737 are presented in digitized format here.
19th Century UK Periodicals(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to nearly 600 magazines, journals and other periodicals published in the United Kingdom during the 19th Century. Includes Series I: New Readerships and Series II: Empire. (Cross-searchable with 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, and 19th Century U.S. Newspapers in Gale's NewsVault interface.)
19th Century United States Newspapers(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to a range of urban and rural newspapers published in the United States throughout the 19th century. (Cross-searchable with 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, and 19th Century UK Periodicals in Gale's NewsVault interface.)
Access NewspaperARCHIVE (Foundation users only) - Millions of searchable newspaper pages from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Includes newspapers from the United States, Europe, the UK, Ireland, Japan, South Africa, Jamaica, and Canada.
Accessible Archives (Foundation users only) - Many periodicals, newspapers, and other publications from the 18th-20th centuries, including the Virginia Gazette.
British Library Newspapers(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to dozens of national and regional newspapers published in the United Kingdom during the 19th Century. (Cross-searchable with 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, and 19th Century UK Periodicals in Gale's NewsVault interface.) Includes: Part I: 1800-1900, Part II: 1800-1900, Part III: 1741-1950, Part IV: 1732-1950, NEW Part V: 1746-1950 (parts overlap in time period but each has a different selection of regional newspapers).
Chronicling America - Search the Library of Congress's full-text database of America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922, or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Gale NewsVault (Foundation users only) - A single search platform for 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, the Sunday Times Digital Archive, and the Times Digital Archive.
Mercure de France(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to this literary and cultural periodical published in Paris between 1672 and 1810.
Times Digital Archive(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to the Times of London for the years 1785 to 1985.
Jefferson and Jefferson Family Papers
Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition (Foundation users only) - Includes volumes 1-36 (covering 1760 to March 1802) of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson published by Princeton University Press, and volumes 1-4 of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. Other volumes will become available as more material is digitized and new volumes are published. Note: a free version of this resource is available through the Founders Online project.
Thomas Jefferson Papers (Massachusetts Historical Society) - Color images of selected documents in the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Papers at Massachusetts Historical Society, including a draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson's Farm and Garden Books, a large collection of architectural drawings, and Jefferson's draft of Notes on the State of Virginia. Full transcriptions are available for the Farm and Garden Books.
Nicholas Philip Trist Papers, 1765-1903 - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds a collection of approximately 6,000 documents from Nicholas Philip Trist, Thomas Jefferson's grandson-in-law and personal secretary, and his extended family. Large portions of this collection have now been digitized.
Papers of Others
American Founding Era Collection(Foundation users only) - Simultaneously search the digital papers collections of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Dolley and James Madison, John Marshall, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry, and George Washington, plus the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution (listed individually below). A free version of this resource is available through the National Archives' Founders Online Project. The American Founding Era Collection also includes access to the People of the Founding Era database and Founders Early Access project documents.
Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen(Foundation users only) - This digital resource collects, for the first time, the papers of three of the most notable Pinckneys: brothers Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746–1825) and Thomas Pinckney (1750–1828) and their cousin Charles Pinckney (1757–1824). Eventually comprising over 3,000 documents, this publication is fully searchable and interoperable with the other titles in Rotunda’s American Founding Era collection and includes the complete contents of the previously released The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry.
City and Business Directories: Virginia, 1801-1929(Foundation users only) - A searchable database of Virginia residents and businesses covering the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including addresses, city and county officers, heads of families, firms and names of those doing business in the city, lists of city residents, occupations, and street directories.
Colonial America(Foundation users only) - This database will eventually make available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822, and consisting of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies. Currently Modules I and II are available (click here for details).
Colonial State Papers(Foundation users only) - "...provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries." Also includes a digital version of Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.
Slavery and the Law (Foundation users only) - Features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867. The petitions come from hundreds of courthouses and historical societies in 10 states and the District of Columbia. This database also includes the important State Slavery Statutes collection, a comprehensive record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.
State Papers Online(Foundation users only) - online access to British government manuscripts from 1509 to 1782. Our subscription includes:
Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic
Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic
Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part I: State Papers Domestic, Military, Naval and Registers of the Privy Council
Eighteenth Century II, 1714-1782: Foreign: Low Countries & Germany
People of the Founding Era (Foundation users only) - a scholarly reference work that provides biographical information on over 25,000 people born between 1713 and 1815, drawn from the digitized papers of the Founding Fathers and other documentary editions of the founding era.
ACLS Humanities E-Book(Foundation users only) - Full-text access to over 4,000 titles in the humanities, selected by scholars.
America: History and Life with Full Text(Foundation users only) - Focusing on American history, this database provides access to selective indexing of over 1,800 journals from 1954 to the present, in addition to providing full-text access to nearly 290 journals and 80 books.
Art and Architecture Archive(Foundation users only) - A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first.
Artstor(Foundation users only) - A digital library including more than 1.9 million high-quality images for education and research from a wide variety of contributors around the world.
Bibliography of British and Irish History(Foundation users only) - The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. The complete database now contains almost 580,000 records, and provides links to the items that it lists in research libraries, or links to online texts where available.
JSTOR(Foundation users only) - full-text access to back issues of hundreds of journals, including the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography and the William & Mary Quarterly
National Archives - Access data and digitized records from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), selected series from Access to Archival Databases (AAD), over one million electronic records from the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), all of the web pages from Archives.gov, and all of the web pages from the Presidential Libraries.
Electronic Enlightenment(Foundation users only) "...unrivalled access to the web of correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the long 18th century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers."