Digital Primary Source Collections from Taylor & Francis

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Primary Source Collections

Expand Your Library’s Digital Collections!


From Cold War Eastern Europe and Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War, to South Asia Archive and War, State and Society, our digital primary source collections cover many different subjects and contain over 5,983,950 pages of primary source content, helping empower research, teaching and learning.  

What’s more… We’re offering FREE 30-day institutional trials of any digital primary source collection. Try it for yourself!
Providing digital access to 4.5 million pages of interdisciplinary primary and secondary research materials on the Indian sub-continent dating from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century.


“ A particularly good feature is the ability to look at a preview of the document with the specific pages that match your search terms, this speeds up searching through materials greatly. Image quality of the sources is very clear and quick to load. A fantastic resource.” —
Helen Waddell, BBC Researcher

Get behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ with the Cold War Eastern Europe digital archive collection and access 13,624 primary source files covering every aspect of political, economic, cultural, social and dissident life from 1953-1975.


“Offers insight into a wide array of topics from the 1950s through the 1980s, including trade and economic development, internal politics, foreign affairs, human rights and dissident movements.”
— Melissa Feinberg, Rutgers University

Explore the reality of Britain’s Home Front in World War II through thousands of primary source documents reporting on and managing every aspect of the civilian population’s daily lives, from evacuation to food rationing, and air raids to propaganda. 


“The sheer volume of material available here deserves recognition: this is not a partial nor selective view, but rather a comprehensive catalogue of various aspects of British society during the Second World War.”
— David Clampin, Liverpool John Moores University

Spanning four key twentieth-century conflicts, this resource contains 4,500 British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files spanning 1873 to 1953. Sourced entirely from The National Archives, U.K., Secret Files provides unique access to the “missing dimension” of 20th century world history.


“This is a fascinating and a fantastic collection and ought to be the staple ingredient for all histories of the Second World War from now on.”
— Professor Michael Goodman, King’s College London

Benefits for Academics
 
  • Aids development of scholarly research skills in analyzing primary sources
  • Facilitates lecturers in creation and sharing of tailored reading lists
  • Provides sample lesson plans (varies by resource)
  • Includes downloadable glossaries of all keywords- indexed to inspire searches and research topics.
  • Displays key event timelines and key people glossaries
  • Contains essays written by the Editorial Boards which contextualize the primary source material
Benefits for Librarians
 
  • Online training demonstrations for librarians and end-users
  • Advice on incorporating the archives into your collection using MARC records
  • Compatibility with third party e-learning environments such as Blackboard and Moodle
  • Access to the resource via IP range, Athens, Proxy Server and Shibboleth
  • Internal marketing materials and support

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