Access to 115 digitized primary source collections from ProQuest

For the next three years, the Library will provide full access to all of ProQuest’s primary source collections and titles, including some really major collections such as Early European Books Online, newspapers to which we haven’t previously had access (eg, the Jerusalem Post), more installments of British Periodicals, several Civil War-related collections, and ALL of Proquest’s primary source materials digitized from microfilm in their “History Vault,” including labor history collections, Confidential State Department files, INS records, Margaret Sanger’s papers, and much, much more. Please see the complete list at https://www.library.illinois.edu/hpnl/history/proquest-trials/  –there are collections of interest to most fields of history, as well as the arts and humanities more broadly, the social sciences, and some scientific disciplines. In addition to manuscript and printed materials of all sorts, there are streaming videos and recorded sound collections.

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TRIAL: NAACP Papers: Branch Department, Branch Files, and Youth Department Files

Online access to 24 previously-microfilmed archival collections. The Branch Files are selected from the archives of the NAACP’s regional branch offices, and cover the years 1913 to 1972. The Youth Files were selected from the NAACP’s Youth Department, and cover the years 1919 to 1965. More information.

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TRIAL: Full Access to New York Times Website Now Available Through the Library

For the first time ever, the Library is able to provide access to all articles, images, videos, audio files, blogs, and user-generated content from the New York Times website (NYTimes.com). Explore 19 sections, 35 blogs, 15 video channels, full-color facsimiles of today’s front page from every New York Times print edition (New York, National, Europe, and Asia), as well as a host of additional content, most of which was was previously unavailable through the Library’s subscription. Users must first register from a campus computer, using a valid @illinois.edu email address. If you’re on campus now, click here to claim your free Pass, or Contact us if you have any questions. The video to the left demos some of the features of this new resource, and provides step-by-step instructions for claiming a Pass.

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TRIAL: South Asia Archive

We have a 30 Day Trial to a new digital collection of books, journals, reports, government documents, and other print publications from South Asia. Strongest in its coverage of the 19th and 20th centuries. Most publications in English, with some Bengali and Sanskrit. Trial ends October 1st. Please send feedback on this digital collection to hpnl@library.illinois.edu .

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