The databases on this page contain many different types of primary source material: books, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera, magazines, archival documents, photographs, and more. Many are also on other pages in this guide.
A Metropolitan Library (OKC public) database. Sign up for a library card if you don't have one. Covers more than 500 years of African-American history using biographies, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, maps, and charts.
Books from Early American Imprints, the Evans Series (1639-1800), the Shaw-Shoemaker Series (1801-1819), and full text of broadsides, 1820-1900, (large sheets of paper usually printed on one side), and ephemera, 1760-1900 (things like invitations, lottery announcements, menus, stock certificates, etc.) from American Broadsides and Ephemera.
The database contains a large variety of collections from the U.S. National Archives, a series of collections from the Chicago History Museum, as well as selected first-hand accounts on Indian Wars and westward migration.
A Metropolitan Library (OKC public) database. Sign up for a library card if you don't have one. Sources from the U.S. and U.K., including periodicals, governmental and non-governmental reports and policy studies, ACT UP records, Gay Activists Alliance records, and more.
More than 550 works by authors of African or African-American descent. Includes personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.
Provides access to approximately 1310 plays by 210 playwrights, together with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. It also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
Non-fiction published works of over 1,000 leading African Americans, including artists, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, entertainers, and more. Includes interviews, journal articles, letters, and more. Includes Black Panther newspaper.
Focuses on critical aspects of environmental science, history, and anthropogenic change and includes unique and rare archival collections from multiple global sources. The archive includes manuscripts, images, maps, and photographs covering topics such as deforestation, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, ecology, botany, biodiversity, extinction, water sources, irrigation, wetlands, and hydrology.
Cover important issues related to race, ethnicity, diversity, and inclusiveness in today's society. Resources include essays, journal articles, government agency reports, photographs, speeches, and other primary sources. A wide range of topics are covered, including affirmative action, food insecurity, environmental racism and environmental justice, the black lives matter movement, voting rights and voter suppression, police use of force, sports team branding changes, neighborhood gentrification, and much more.
U.S. government translations of foreign broadcasts, publications, and government statements. FBIS was followed by the Open Source Center (OSC) in 2005 and was included in the database World News Connection, which the library does not have. The CIA discontinued public access to the OSC in 2013.
Covers the lives of immigrants and Indigenous peoples in various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa, and Australasia. Resources include correspondence, diaries, government papers, business records, land transactions, legal documents, speeches, books and pamphlets.
Shared digital repository of millions of library books and journals converted from print resources owned by research institutions around the world. HathiTrust Digital Library does not permit viewing or downloading of books that are still under copyright. NOTE: The individual titles in this database are only listed in Discover not the Local Catalog.
U.S. government translations of foreign language materials from regions throughout the world. Includes monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts.
Provides open access to hundreds of important and rare collections from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies around the world. Resources include photographs, vintage posters, maps, illustrations, videos, manuscripts, diaries, and more.
Materials relating to London, including rare books, maps, posters, advertising, playbills, ballads and broadsides, penny fiction, cartoons, Swell’s guides to London prostitution, gambling and drinking dens, tourist guides, etc.
Documents on Anglo-American trials including published trial transcripts; popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder; unofficially published accounts of trials, briefs, arguments, and other trial documents; official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions; and books and pamphlets about specific trials.
Nearly 26,000 pamphlets. Collections include Cowen Tracts (1603-1898), Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection (1800-1900), Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection (1545-1900), Hume Tracts (1769-1890), Knowsley Pamphlet Collection (1792-1868), Selections – University of Manchester British Political Pamphlets Collection (1799-1900), Selections – London School of Economics and Political Science (1800-1899), Selections – University of Bristol (1800-1899), and Wilson Anti-Slavery Collection (1761-1900).
Books, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages. Includes four archives:
1. Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
2. British Politics and Society (History Sleuth students: This unit includes more than 400 documents on the "Jack the Ripper" killings. Scroll down to the "Whitechapel Murders Papers.")
3. British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
4. Corvey Collection of European Literature: 1790-1840.
Full text plays from American Indian and First Nation playwrights. More than half of the works are previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, and others.
Resources include autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files. Biographies include works on Quanah Parker, Dennis Banks, Susan La Flesche Picotte, Crowfoot, Peter Pitchlynn, Sacajawea, Black Elk, Standing Buffalo, and others.
Selections from the bibliographies, The Plains and Rockies: A Critical Bibliography of Exploration, Adventure, and Travel in the American West, 1800-1865 in the American West, 1800-1865 and The Trail West: A Bibliography-Index to Western.
Sourced from a wide array of libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors, collections include American Prison Newspapers; Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements; Black Periodicals: from the Great Migration; HIV, AIDS & the Arts; Independent Voices, and Student Activism.