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Europe - Modern History: mid-1700's to present
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Finding Primary Resouces
An instructional page about how to identify, find and evaluate primary sources.
- On the keyword search page, type your major search topic into the top line.
- In second line change “Any Field” to "Subject.”
- Type any of the following into the Search Box:
Sources, Interviews, Personal Narratives, statistics, diaries, correspondence, biography, Archives . Please note, “ biography ” includes both autobiographies and secondary works.
- You can search more than one of these by putting "or" between words. e.g. sources or personal narratives or interviews.
- Autobiographical information can be found by changing “Any Field” to "AUTHOR" and typing in the name of the person.
The Making of the Modern World Part I: The Goldsmiths' - Kress Collection, 1450-1850
Documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth that shaped the world from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century and provides full-text searching of rare books and primary source materials from Harvard Univeristy and the University of London collections.
Microfilm collections of European History microforms of primary documents at the University of Arizona Library.
Conventions, Treaties, and other official documents can be found in the supplementary issues of The American Journal of International Law.
Web access through the UA Library.
British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service.
British official publications from the period of 1688-1995.
The letters and diaries of 91 women. Biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography are included,1500 -1900. Collection continues to grow.
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. It was created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
Full digitization of all books and other publications English from 1475-1700.
A full-text database which includes every significant monograph published between 1701 and 1800 in the English language and also every significant monograph in any language printed in the British Empire during this period, all first editions published during the period 1701-1800
Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe.
Selected transcriptions, facsimiles and translations.
A collection of primary sources on European history and culture. From the European Union.
A full text database containing a wide range of unique materials about women and their lives from an international perspective. Focuses primarily on the US, British Isles, and Western Europe. Some material in languages other than English.
See also Gerritsen Collection Guide.
These pages include links to parliamentary debates from 1803 and have been scanned from hard copy sources. They are in Xml format and held within a zip file. Each zip file contains one days sitting of debates. Instructions to unzip these files in the UA Library Information Commons.
This database offers easy full-text access to the complete file for this period—nearly 79,000 items and 4.2 million pages issued by the House of Commons, including Bills, Reports of Committees, Reports of Commissioners, and Command Papers. Documents are displayed in facsimile page image and illustrations, charts, and maps are all fully indexed. House of Commons Parliamentary Papers.
Parliamentary papers in the UA Library can be located by clicking on the link above. PLEASE NOTE-- THE "BLue Books," J301.K81 ... Irish University Press series of British Parliamentary Papers , are in the Law School Library.
English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories.
A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
A listing of websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar with worldwide coverage.
Maps are also primary sources. To find maps:
Search by country name or region [subject] and Maps [subject] and limit by dates
Atlases of historical maps can be found by searching the country or region [subject] and historical geography [subject] and maps [subject]
e.g. baja [subject] and maps [subject] and after 1900 before 1930
germany [subject] and historical geography [subject] and maps [subject] (finds historical atlases)
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