LSU Libraries purchases Gale databases

LSU Libraries has purchased six Gale databases. The databases can be accessed through the A-Z database list and include:

  • State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 Part III;
  • Economist Historical Archive 1843 – 2015;
  • Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500-1926;
  • Archives of Sexuality & Gender LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940;
  • Women’s Studies Archive (2 sections: Issues and Identities & Voice and Vision); and
  • American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society Series 1-5.

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 Part III includes the State Papers series relating to France, Dunkirk, Portugal, Spain, Malta, the Italian States and Rome, Genoa, Tuscany, Venice, Savoy and Sardinia, Sicily, and Naples, as well as supplementary records of the Levant Company in Aleppo and the Aleppo consulate. It also includes the Royal Letters and Treaties series. Read more.

Founded in 1843, The Economist’s principles and methods remain relevant today. Economist Historical Archive 1843 – 2015 is renowned for its consistent approach to internationalism and championing of minimal state in political and government affairs. In more than 8,000 issues since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary, and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. With objective authority, clarity, and wit, The Economist presents the world’s political, business, scientific, technological, and cultural developments and the connections between them. Read more.

Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography (Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time), Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500-1926,  contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from four centuries. Included are books, pamphlets, serials, and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, and military actions. Read more.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender consists of four archives: Parts I and II, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940; Part III, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century; and International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture. They provide collections of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. Read more about: Parts I and IIPart III, and International Perspectives.

Women’s Studies Archive connects archival collections concerning women’s history from across the globe and from a wide range of sources. Focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the archive provides materials on women’s political activism, such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, and socialism, and on women’s voices, from female-authored literature to women’s periodicals. By providing the opportunity to witness female perspectives, Gale’s Women’s Studies Archive is beneficial for researchers working in women’s history, gender studies, and social history. Read more.

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society provides a history of the American people and a testament to the growth of the nation from the colonial period through to the twentieth century. The periodicals focused on American concerns and were predominantly published in the United States or Canada, though some were published overseas by Americans living abroad. The collection offers multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America through the eyes of those who lived it, showing how history affected citizens from all walks of life. While major issues are covered, the periodicals included in this collection go beyond politics, economics, and general history. Read more.


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