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17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

The Burney Collection offers unique insights into two centuries of history through access to over 1,270 newsbooks, newspapers, pamphlets and a variety of other news materials published in England, Ireland and Scotland, plus papers from British colonies in Asia and the Americas.

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19th Century U.S. Newspapers

With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.

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Allen Press Miscellaneous

Allen Press provide online journal services for a range of publishers including the American Animal Hospital Association, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Wildlife Disease Association, and others.

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American Economic Association

The American Economic Association aims to encourage economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life.

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American State Papers, 1789-1838

American State Papers, 1789-1838 enables students and scholars to easily search and browse legislative and executive documents of the first fourteen U.S. Congresses and more. Part of the America’s Historical Government Publications suite of collections, this digital edition is the essential complement to the digital U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994. This seminal set of U.S. government publications a rich source of primary material on wide-ranging aspects of early American history.

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Australian Trade Union Archives

Single, central access point about Australian trade union history from the 19th century. Provides matching historical context about the emergence, existence and industry focus of individual unions. Includes union amalgamations, expansions, name changes and ceased unions reflecting the industrial, legislative, political, technological and economic environmental changes. Details existing knowledge regarding trade union and industrial bodies involving the location, quantity, contents and archival access conditions.

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Please note BIPE is no longer updated. BIPE will remain available on Informit as an archive database. The Bibliography of Indonesian Politics and the Economy (BIPE), produced by the School of Asian Studies, University of Sydney, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts items on Indonesian politics, government, economy, political culture and demography.

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British Library Newspapers

The British Library Newspapers collection, parts I and II contains newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. British Newspapers parts III and IV supplement these collections with additional British regional newspapers, taking the coverage back to 1732 and forward to 1950.

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Chatham House Online Archive

This collection contains the research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes 'behind the doors' insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies. The Library has access to Part I, 1920-1979 & Part II, 1980-2008

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China, Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793 - 1980 provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74. It provides multiple perspectives – from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists, and documents many of the key events that happened in this period.

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Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database (1957- )

The Anti-Rightist Campaign in 1957 was a nationwide mass political campaign launched by the Chinese Communist Party and its leader Mao Zedong after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This database is a major historical archival project containing content drawn from libraries with Asian collections all over the world, and many items from private collectors. After sifting through millions of official and unofficial documents and meticulous editorial work, the editors are finally able to present a database with nearly ten thousand documents to the readers. The historical sources included in this database are limited to first-hand original written materials only. Some documents that came into being after the Anti-Rightist Campaign, but were closely connected to the Campaign, are also included. However, secondary sources such as memoirs and interviews are not included.

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Churchill Archive

The Churchill Archive is a unique online resource of more than 800,000 documents amassed by Winston S. Churchill throughout his lifetime. The original documents were produced between 1874 and 1965, and range from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. It will also offer an expanding range of additional materials - pedagogical resources and secondary materials, video and audio content, and more.

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Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the world’s largest online resource of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis, and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies. With content aggregated from 300 international publishing institutions, CIAO is a unique and valuable archive and cross-searchable library of full-text articles from government research organizations, independent think tanks, university analysis centers, and scholarly journals.

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City University of New York

City University of New York (CUNY) provides a quality, accessible education, regardless of background or means.Publishers a selection of reports, plans and other publications by and about the University.

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Cold War Intelligence Online : The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991

This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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Commonwealth iLibrary

The Commonwealth iLibrary is research repository containing the publications of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The publications cover a range of topics, such as: Agriculture and food; Governance; Development; Industry and Services; Economics; Social Issues/Migration/Health; Education; Taxation; Finance and investment; Trade.

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Confidential Print : Middle East, 1839-1969

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. It contains 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. 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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Country Reviews

Each Country Review from CountryWatch includes a summary of demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information. These reviews are made available via EBSCO's Business Source Complete database.

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Digital National Security Archive

The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. The Library has access to selected collections within this database.

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Economist Historical Archive 1843-2009

The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2009. n more than 8,000 issues since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. It presents the worlds political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them and is a primary source of research covering the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Edward Elgar Publishing Books

Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international publisher of academic books and journals in economics, finance, business and management, law, environment, public and social policy. The Library has access to selected collections of online books.

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Edward Elgar Publishing Journals

Edward Elgar publish international scholarly journals in law, economics and management & leadership studies. The Library subscribes to selected titles only.

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Eighteenth Century Journals : a portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c1685-1835

This Portal brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. Topics covered are extremely wide-ranging and include: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion. The Library has access to all sections I - V.

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Europa World Plus

Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the Regional Surveys of the World : Far East and Australasia. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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European Centre for Minority Issues

The ECMI conducts practice-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. This library contains several publications of the ECMI, including ECMI Reports and Working Papers.

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European Union

The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 27 European countries that together cover much of the continent. It covers Basic facts and figures on the EU institutions, the member countries and the EU economy. It is a free website.

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Find and Connect Australia

A website for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants and for others interested in the history of out-of-home 'care' in Australia. Brings together historical resources relating to institutional 'care' at the national level in Australia. Includes documents and images about policies, public figures and legislation.

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Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1941-1996) consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the globe. These media sources were monitored in their languages of origin, translated into English and issued by an agency of the U.S. Government. The collection is supplemented by Annexes that were created by the U.S. intelligence community to benefit analysts and policy makers. FBIS Daily Reports from Readex represent a unique resource for the study of foreign affairs, business, law, sociology, political science and more, as they cover all regions of the world.

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Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1948

The three parts of this collection make available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1948: 1) 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International 2) 1930-1937: The Long March, Civil War in China and the Manchurian Crisis 3) 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese War and the Seeds of Communist Victory. The revolution which overthrew the millennia-old imperial system heralded a period of upheaval in China which would last for the best part of forty years. Due to the unique nature of the relationship between Britain and China, these formerly restricted British government documents, consisting of diplomatic despatches, letters, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events and diverse other materials, provide unprecedented levels of detail into one of the most turbulent periods of Chinese history.

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Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980

Published in three sections covering the periods 1949-1956; 1957-1966; and 1967-1980; this project addresses a crucial period in Chinese history, from the foundation of the People’s Republic, in 1949, to the death of Zhou Enlai and Mao, the arrest of the Gang of Four and the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976.

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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980

These three collections consist of the British Government's files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980. Section I. Independence, partition, and the Nehru era, 1947-64 - - section II. South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1964-71 - - section III. Afghanistan and the Cold War, emergency rule in India, and the resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan, 1972-80.

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Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952

Published in three parts, this collection makes available extensive coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952. 1) Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945; 2) Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952 3) Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930.Incorporating the Taishō to the Shōwa periods, these papers throw light on Anglo-Japanese ties in a time of shifting alliances. Documenting Japan’s journey to modernity, the files discuss a period in which the country took on an increasingly bold imperialist agenda.

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Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)

This collection presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series, produced by the State Department’s Office of the Historian, is comprised of more than 500 books of invaluable historical information. The series began in 1861 during Abraham Lincoln’s administration, under the title of Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, and continues until the administration of Richard Nixon in 1975. In 1947, the title changed to Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers. Finally in 1969, the name was shortened to its present form, Foreign Relations of the United States. The Foreign Relations volumes contain documents from various Presidential libraries, the Department of State and Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy.

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ICRG Researchers Dataset

ICRG uses over 30 metrics affecting political, financial, and economic risk for 140 developed, emerging, and frontier markets. Researcher Dataset (ICRG Table 3B) contains annual averages for each of the 12 components for Political Risk, from 1984 through to 2016.

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Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines

Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines: Important and Rare Periodicals from Confederate, Union, Abolitionist, and British Presses is the definitive online Civil War media resource. The database contains 65,000 pages drawn from 49 periodicals, including 15 campaign newspapers, most of them illustrated—3,720 issues published from 1860 to 1865. Originally printed in 16 different cities, many of the publications are now rare and hard to find, with an item sometimes extant only in a single archive. Carefully sought out and compiled from 17 different museum, library, and private collections, including those of the American Antiquarian Society and the Chicago Historical Society, these resources are now available to modern scholars in electronic form for the first time here.

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Images of the American Civil War : Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. Thousands of dramatic images from the fields of battle, the home front, politics, and general society allow students and researchers to experience and bear witness to the events, both monumental and mundane, of the war that tested and defined the core meaning of America.

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Imprint Academic

Imprint Academic publishes peer-reviewed journals in philosophy, politics, psychology and religion.

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INDBIO - Indian Biography Database

The Indian Biography Database (INDBIO), produced by the School of Politics, La Trobe University, Melbourne, is a database containing details of the members of India's lower-house (the Lok Sabha) of Parliament elected between 1977 and 1991. The database includes biographical information provided by the members of parliament, and includes death dates, references to obituary notices, and notes about recent events in legislators' careers. Please note: INDBIO is no longer updated, but will remain available on Informit as an archive database.

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Integrum Profi

Integrum Profi provides an electronic portrait of Russia. The database contains archives of mass-media from more than 4,700 magazines, newspapers, TV and radio transcripts, and tools for research in political science, defense and security, economics, humanities, and social sciences.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

The ICPSR is part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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International Studies Online

The International Studies Compendium Project, published in association with the International Studies Association, is available as International Studies Online. Based on The International Studies Encyclopedia, this resource is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations.

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Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994

The JPRS reports is an English-language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and social science materials. This database contains English translations of foreign-language monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world, with an emphasis on communist and developing countries.

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Macmillan Cabinet Papers

Macmillan Cabinet Papers provides direct access to documents from the highest level of government during the Macmillan Administration. Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963, are sourced exclusively from The National Archives, the UK government's official archive. This digital collection provides complete coverage (nearly 12,000 pages) of the Cabinet Conclusions (Minutes) (CAB 128) and Memoranda (CAB 129), and casts new light on Britain's relationship with the EEC, Anglo-American ties, the Cold War, Decolonisation, and issues of Public and Political Morality.

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Nixon Years, 1969-1974

This collection provides the complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives, Kew, for the entire period of the Nixon administration, 1969-1974. Top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate this collection. There is also a wealth of material on social conditions, domestic reforms, trade, culture and the environment. These files allow scholars and researchers the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation.

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OECD Working Papers

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD Working Papers are made available at no charge.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online helps researchers and students find reliable sources of information to aid their research from within the enormous amount of print and online material available to them.

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Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate.

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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned. Encompassing over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

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Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which offers quick and easy access to the full text of Oxford University Press ebooks.

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