Major Historical Sources Available for Trial Access

The Greenwood Library is evaluating a number of major archival sources that support research in a wide variety of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, communication studies, language and literature, and more.

Most of the trials run through the first week of December. You may access all of them on our new Trial Databases guide and provide your feedback. The databases include:

  • Times Digital Archive – every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985.
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900 – poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era.
  • 19th Century Masterfile – index to Anglo-American materials published prior to 1925, including Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906, Stead’s, Royal Society scientific publications and Swem’s Virginia Index 1619-1930.
  • German Biographical Archive (DBA I) – articles from 265 sources published from 1707 to 1913 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, former or partly German-speaking areas such as East Prussia, Silesia, Pomerania and Livland.