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A lot of primary source material is available through our subscription databases. Look for documents from the time period, or newspaper articles about particular events. In the history databases, use limiters (on the left side of the page) to limit your results to primary sources. Use your Menlo username and password to log in.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Provides full text access to over 4600 academic journals.
Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. Includes World Data Analyst: one page statistical info on individual countries, plus the ability to compare statistics of two countries and to generate ranked statistics on a variety of topics.
EBSCO Ebook Collection
A large collection of nonfiction and fiction titles.
Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Access archived copies of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.
History Study Center (ProQuest)
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
Image Quest (Britannica)
Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.
A broad collection of scholarly journals. This is not a current issues index; most articles are at least three years old.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
A collection of topic-specific research encyclopedias with in-depth peer-reviewed articles.
World History: The Modern Era (ABC-Clio)
Primary and reference resources covering history from the Renaissance to the present.
Documents and background information from the British National Archives.
British Newspaper Archive
Find newspaper articles from UK newspapers dating back to the 1700s.
Eurodocs: European History
Large collection of links to primary documents.
Eyewitness to History
Background information and primary source material (text, image and audio) from 490 BCE to the 1970's.
Wonderful history site that includes images of primary documents, from the Australian government.
History of Australia
Overview information, with a few links to primary sources.
Links to primary sources, from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
The library has many books on the topic of imperialism and colonization. You can find information on your topic by searching the library catalog, here:
Look for books with a call number in the 320's (imperialism) or in the 900's (history of particular countries).