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UTM Primary Sources: Digital Collections
This guide is created for scholars and students who do research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It lists online resources that include primary sources and that the University of Toronto Library has purchased or subscribes to.
The collection consists of a digital collection of historical legal codes and similar statutory materials, as well as commentaries on codes from around the world, focusing on France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, India, South Africa, Australia, and so forth.
It includes International Law, Comparative Law, Foreign Law, Roman Law, Islamic Law, Jewish Law, and Ancient Law.
Part I focuses on Europe, includes regulations, session laws, journals, and codes and commentaries. Included codes fall into several categories, such as Administration of Justice, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Military Law, and others. Part II covers United States state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional conventions and compilations. The collection also includes commentaries on codes, drawn from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Latin America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia.
Topics British and European History include, for example, Poland: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1945-1963, Turkey, Greece, and the Balkan States: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1930-1944, and so forth.
Topics Holocaust Studies include, The Jewish Question: Records from the Berlin Document Center and Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes.
[Adam Matthews] Research Source Collections include:
— Crown Servants: Series One to Three
— Black Death: Sources concerning the European Plague: Series One
— Renaissance Man - The Reconstructed Libraries of European Scholars, 1450-1700: Series One
— Masculinity: Men Defining Men and Gentleman, 1600-1800
— Medieval and Early Modern Women
[Gale] It offers primary sources for Western trade, encompassing the coal, iron, and steel industries, the railway industry, the cotton industry, banking and finance, and the emergence of the modern corporation. It also offers resources in the role of finance and taxation and the growth of the early modern monarchy.
PART I: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450–1850
PART II: 1851–1914
PART III: 1890–1945
The collection includes more than 30 percent of the content in non-English languages.
The collection includes: European Women’s Periodicals from 1840 to 1940
These periodicals from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and German language issues from Paris and Prague, the Netherlands, Dutch Indonesia, Switzerland.
A weekly literary-illustrated magazine. The founding editor of the magazine Miron Mironov was a prominent Russian émigré journalist. The journal was full of photographic and other illustrated content. The target demographic of the journal, meanwhile, was the growing community of Russian emigres in France and elsewhere serving to the cultural and literary needs, and their curiosity about the country they had left behind in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution.
At present, ARTFL's main corpus, ARTFL-FRANTEXT, consists of more than 3,500 French language texts spanning from the 12th through the 20th centuries. The 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of 17th century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts.
Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. Click searchable database of text-reuses to search.
See also Practices and Legacy of 18th Century Culture, Subscription Databases, and Public Databases.
[Yale University] 4,400 testimonies
The Fortunoff Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those who were in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators.
Visit How to Connect to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
The collection includes over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Many testimonies are from the Holocaust, and so forth. It also includes testimonies about contemporary acts of violence against Jews.
— Films: Sourced from the Film Archive at Imperial War Museums, the clips span the full duration of the Great War and give an immediacy to the conflict unmatched by any other medium, covering a wide range of topics and themes such as medical services, recruitment and training, warfare, women at war and propaganda.
— 50 oral history recordings: Recording dates range from 1972 to 2002.
— Volume 1
— Volume 2
The first known owner of the Harvard copy was Johann Vlyegher, canon at the cathedral of Utrecht, who bequeathed it in 1471 to the Brigittine Monastery of Marienburg at Soest near Amersfoort, Netherlands.
PERIOD COVERED: c.500—c.1500
This Encyclopedia is dedicated to Society; Faith and Knowledge; Literature; Fine Arts and Music; Economy; Technology; Living Environment and Conditions; and Historical Events and Regions.
PERIOD COVERED: c.450—c.1450
— covers materials, techniques and styles, and their changes.
— focuses on the British Isles, but considers some comparative material from elsewhere and, given the international nature of some aristocratic dress in the later Middle Ages.
— considers secular, ecclesiastical and military dress, its changes over time and the concept of fashion, examining in detail some surviving examples and the names of individual garments and their parts.
— investigates techniques of manufacture, the people who produced the goods and the equipment they used.
[International bibliography of periodical literature in the humanities and social sciences]
The IBZ serves the purpose of documenting and indexing the most recent scientific articles. The bibliography focuses on German and international periodicals of the humanities and social sciences but the interdisciplinary character – with deliberate intersections into the natural sciences – needs to be emphasized. Publications from 40 countries in more than 40 languages are taken into consideration.
Users can search for subject headings in German and English.
This Online Reference Work makes the most well-known, comprehensive, and reliable texts on German literature available for the first time online: The Encyclopedia of German Literature and its supplemental series, The Encyclopedia of German Literature: The 20th Century and the Encyclopedia of German Literature: The Middle Ages. Spanning an extended time scale from the early Middle Ages to the recent present, this Online Reference Work is unique for its comprehensive scope, featuring articles on German-language authors from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and other European countries.