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Search through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories...  [more info]
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A collection of English news media in the form of newspapers, pamphlets, and broadsides from the United Kingdom collected by Reverend Charles Burney.  [more info]
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Full text journals, magazines, and specialty newspapers that portray British life in the Victorian Age.  Subscription includes Series 1: New Readerships and Series 2: Empire.  [more info]
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Collection of over 500 US newspapers from the 19th Century.  Includes approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from both rural and urban titles.  Illustrated papers also included.  [more info]
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Key texts of modern African literature.  [more info]
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Includes the full text of almost 3,000 poems written between 1760 and 1900...  [more info]
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A cross-searchable package of collections covering literatures of place, race, and gender...  [more info]
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Cover-to-cover digital facsimiles of 1,000 historic newspapers from every state.  [more info]
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Fully searchable facsimile editions of nearly 30,000 broadsides and ephemera printed in colonial...  [more info]
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Primary source database of more than 400 sources of diaries, letters and memoirs...  [more info]
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Full text database of over 1,000 film scripts digitized and thoroughly indexed...  [more info]
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Digitized page images from American magazines and journals of all types. Titles range from some of the first...  [more info]
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Includes 40,356 poems by 209 poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry...  [more info]
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A cluster of collections reflecting the history of the United States through its congressional publications...  [more info]
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Collection of Asian American plays with biographical, production and theatrical information.  [more info]
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Full text of plays from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights...  [more info]
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A full-text collection of short stories from Africa and the African Diaspora.  [more info]
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Collection of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.  [more info]
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Fiction, nonfiction and poetry by women from North America, Africa and the Caribbean  [more info]
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Primary source database offering women's diaries and letters...  [more info]
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The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of digitized newspapers owned by the British Library.  While searching is free, there is a fee to download full text articles. JMU Libraries are not responsible for paying these fees.  [more info]
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Not recommended for use in Google Chrome.  Please use Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an all-inclusive bibliographic tool for 19th-century research.  [more info]
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A collection of poetry and fiction produced in the Caribbean region during the 19th and 20th centuries.  [more info]
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A complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts...  [more info]
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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language...  [more info]
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A collection of full-text digital books. Digital version of the Early American Imprints...  [more info]
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A collection of 36,000 fully searchable digital books...  [more info]
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Primary source collection of personal accounts of traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native...  [more info]
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Early English Books Online™, 1475-1700 (EEBO) provides digital access to more than 100,000 literary and historical classics....  [more info]
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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century...  [more info]
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Full text primary source documents, including original manuscripts and printed material...  [more info]
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Full-text of 1,350 English and British poems from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of 19th century ...  [more info]
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Indexes over 460,000 that were published between 1473 and 1800 primarily in Britain and North America.  [more info]
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Full-text of more than 1,500 works by 450 named and 230 anonymous authors ...  [more info]
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Search or browse the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers19th Century British Newspapers, 19th Century US Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, Times Digital Archive, and the Times Literary Supplement at once.  [more info]
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Search letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials.  [more info]
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A collection of plays, prose, and poetry written Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and other Latino writers.  [more info]
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A collection of primary source material containing over three thousand pages of...  [more info]
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A comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available.  [more info]
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NCCO contains monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more from the Nineteenth Century. Allows exploration of term frequency and term clusters.  [more info]
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Collection of primary sources written by North American immigrants from 1800 to 1950 ...  [more info]
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North American Indian Drama contains 172 plays by 33 playwrights written...  [more info]
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NATO provides detailed reference information for many theatrical figures, plays, theatres, major productions, and production companies, from Colonial times to the present...  [more info]
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North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights...  [more info]
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Collection of letters and diaries reflecting on the immediate experiences of 1,017 women ...  [more info]
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An electronic archive of eighty-two documents carrying fragmentary texts written by Dickinson between...  [more info]
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Search here to find the full text to literary and historical works published between 1500 and 1926 about the Western Hemisphere, including North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Polar regions.  [more info]
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Full text of poetry from Scottish women, 1789 to 1832, from every social, economic, political and religious...  [more info]
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A collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas...  [more info]
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Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays...  [more info]
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Search every word of every page of The London Times, and view PDF facsimiles of either a specific article or a...  [more info]
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Contains every page of the Times Literary Supplement published from 1902 - 2005.  [more info]
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Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,530 plays by 223 playwrights...  [more info]
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Provides transcripts of works written by 19th century British women writers. Includes anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama.  [more info]
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Provides electronic access to over 2,800 volumes of 19th century American fiction. Works may be viewed as either rekeyed text or page images.  [more info]
  
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