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History: Modern World
Liaison Librarian: Donna Canevari de Paredes
Location: Murray
Room: 122.16 Murray
Phone: 966-5970
Email: Donna.Canevari@usask.ca
David SmithLiaison Librarian: David Smith
Location: Murray
Room: 122.5 Murray
Phone: 966-7208
Email: David.Smith@usask.ca

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries: 1500 to 1950 1500 - 1950 Bookmark and Share
A collection of British and Irish women's diaries and correspondence, bringing "the personal experiences of nearly 500 women to researchers, students, and general readers." [details]
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 Sources from the School of Oriental and African Studies and The British Library, London 1793-1980 Bookmark and Share
A digital collection of English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980. [details]
Declassified Documents Reference System DDRS post-WWII Bookmark and Share
"Provides online access to over 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond, this single source enables users to locate key information underpinning studies in international relations, American studies, United States foreign and domestic policy studies, journalism and more." [details]
Defining Gender, 1450-1910 1450 - 1910 Bookmark and Share
A digitized collection of original documents relating to Gender Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. It has five thematic sections: Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity and the Family, Consumption and Leisure, Education and Sensibility, and The Body. [details]
Electronic Enlightenment The online gateway to the long 18th century... 18th C. Bookmark and Share
Provides access to "the web of correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the long 18th century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers." [details]
Empire Online Varies by collection; 1492 - 2007 Bookmark and Share
A digitzed collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. It covers: cultural contact, empire writing and literature of empire, the visible empire, religion and empire, race, class & colonialism [details]
Global Commodities Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange Varies by collection; 1492-2000 Bookmark and Share
This collection explores the origins, uses and trade of global commodities and the way in which they transformed the world.

It considers fifteen commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, oil, opium, porcelain, silver & gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat and wine & spirits.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 18th century - current Bookmark and Share
Includes "House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688." [details]
In the First Person An index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives Coverage varies by collection Bookmark and Share
Full text transcripts of over 2,500 oral history collections in English from around the world. Other full text content will be added in future updates. Some of the full text content may require a current license agreement with the source institution. U of S Library patrons may access the open access (free) content and licensed sources only. [details]
MEMSO Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online Medieval and early modern period Bookmark and Share
A large and growing collection of medieval and early modern books and manuscript sources digitized from print (600 titles in January, 2010), essential to the study of medieval and early modern Britain and Ireland. [details]
Mass Observation Online 1937 - 1972 Bookmark and Share
Digitized manuscripts and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass-Observation organisation, a pioneering social research organisation whose papers cover the cultural and social history of Britain primarily from 1937 to 1965. [details]
ORLANDO Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present 1066 - present Bookmark and Share
"Includes biographical and writing career entries on over a thousand writers, more than eight hundred and fifty of them British women. It also includes selected non-British or international women writers, and British and ... thirty thousand dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts)." [details]
Oral History Online Bookmark and Share
A collection of oral history narratives, interviews, and other English language oral histories. Also, a comprehensive index to free oral history information on the Web, often with links to full-text, audio, or video. [details]
Perdita Manuscripts Women Writers, 1500-1700 1500 - 1700 Bookmark and Share
Index of manuscripts of early modern women authors, including full digital facsimiles of over 230 selections, produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. "“Perdita” means “lost woman” and the quest of the Perdita Project has been to find early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form." [details]