New e-resource: Archives Unbound

From gender studies to political science, from American history to the African Diaspora, from the Middle East to the Industrial Revolution, Archives Unbound offers a mass of digital archives for historical studies in Cambridge.

Cambridge University now has access to all digital archives in the Archives Unbound resource from Gale Cengage.

The Archives Unbound programme contains more than 250 collections and new archives are continually added to the portfolio. The roots of the programme are in microfilm, and the collection makes available targeted collections of interest to scholars engaged in serious research.

Particular strengths in the Archives Unbound catalogue include: U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history.

Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBTQ studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies.

Archives Unbound programme currently consists of more than 290,000 documents totalling 12 million pages. Individual titles in the collection range between 1,200 and 200,000 pages.

The digital archives in Archives Unbound have been made available through special funding provided by the University to support teaching and learning impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unavailability of library resources on campus.

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