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North American Sources--General



British Columbia


  • Peel's Prairie Provinces  A resource dedicated to assisting  researchers in their exploration of western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian prairies. Contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection of many of these items.


United States


  • Defining Gender. Source material from British and European archives (1450-1910)
  • Internet History Sourcebooks: A collection of public domain document organized by the following sections:  Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, Byzantine Studies plus Other History Sourcebooks: African, East Asian, Global, Indian,  Islamic, Jewish, Lesbian and Gay, Science and Women's History
  • Medieval Travel Writing The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia.
  • Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue. Printed record of the English-speaking world from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War.
  • World History Matters. Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.


  • Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert (in English)
  • Gallica Digital Library (BNF) A massive and ongoing retrospective digitization project from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, of copyright-cleared titles (70 years and older, in accordance with French law) primarily in French but also including English, German, and other languages. Only limited text-recognition has been performed on the images in this collection, which is searchable down to the level of book title, and tables-of-content and index where present.

Great Britain

  • Mass Observation Online. Digitized archive from Mass-Observation, a UK social research organization founded in 1927 to document the activities of ordinary Britons in everyday life from 1937 through to the mid-1950s.
  • Old Bailey Online. Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913. Contains 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.