Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Full-text, fully searchable content from a wide range of primary sources. Two thematic collections are available:

  • British Politics and Society includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to 19th century British political and social history, from Home Office records and papers of British statesmen to working class autobiographies and ordnance surveys.
  • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange features primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century, including government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more.
World War II Archives (Kirkland Campus Access Only)

The World War II Archives contains over half a million pages of original historical documents compiled from collections at the National Archives, offering a wide range of materials chronicling events during the Second World War, providing an in-depth perspective of military activities while also documenting the lives of individual military personnel on land, in the air and at sea.


ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, making information available about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials. It also provides contact information for the institutions where the collections are kept.

Article Databases

U.S. History in Context

Full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents, and scholarly analysis covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. History from pre-Colonial times to the present.

World History in Context

Broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents on the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history from antiquity to the present.

Academic Search Premier

One of the best sources for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on all academic subjects.


Articles from core journals in many academic disciplines

Research Library Complete

Covers all subject areas — find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, and more


David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

The historical map collection has over 41,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

Web Sites

Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
Chronicling America
Digital Public Library of America
History Cooperative
Washington State Rural Heritage
World Digital Library
World Heritage Sites database

Class Guides

Spring 2014

HIST 3863 – Modern French History