American Literature

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Category: Research Resources

Migration to New Worlds Database

Mapping Migration

A collection of materials on the ‘Century of Immigration’ is now available. Collection materials include unique primary source material on the ‘Century of Immigration’ (1800-1924): a period when hundreds of thousands of migrants left their homelands in Great Britain, Ireland,mainland Europe, India, China, Japan and other Asian countries to start new lives in the United States, Canada and Australasia.Materials include unique diaries, personal letters, oral histories and journals; each narrating the intimate journeys and challenges immigrants faced when settling in foreign countries.

ProQuest Sources for American Literature: 15th March at Faculty Library

The full programme is described below: the session on American Studies is on 15th March at 11.50am.

Helping humanities scholars achieve better research outcomes is at the
heart of our work at ProQuest. Come and learn about the research value
of our historical, art and film collections, how we work with partners
such as The British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and
Condé Nast to create rich archival collections of magazines,
manuscripts, rare books, periodical archives, official documents, and
ebooks and how ProQuest provides an efficient and productive discovery
experience for researchers and librarians.

*14th March, Monday - Room GR06/07* – Register here
12:00 – Lunch and Refreshments
13:20 – Welcome & Introduction – Jessica Porter, Account Manager and
James Caudwell, Electronic Subscriptions, University Library
13:40 – Bringing rare, faraway collections to arts and humanities
scholars – Hugh Chatterton, History Sales Specialist
14:40 – Break
15:00 – Current ebook trends and usage case studies – Jackie Stringer,
ebook Specialist
16:00 – Close and Drinks

*15th March, Tuesday - Room GR06/07* – Register here

10:00 – Refreshments
10:20 – Welcome and Introduction – Jessica Porter, Account Manager and
Libby Tilley, Faculty Librarian
10:30 – How digitized content can support teaching and research in Film
studies – John Pegum, Senior Product Manager Humanities
11:30 – Break
11:50 – Improving research outcomes with content diversity: American
studies – Hugh Chatterton, History Sales Specialist
13:00 – Close and Lunch

These events present a great opportunity to catch-up with researchers
and library professionals, and build on the shared knowledge of the
community. Together we aim to help you to better meet the demands of
students at the university.

Come and find out how ProQuest is supporting Humanities scholarship.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to forward
this invitation to your colleagues. Registration for each event is required.

Best wishes,
the ProQuest and Faculty of English Teams

19th US newspapers: New Digital Archive Available

Access is now provided to the digital archive Nineteenth century U.S.

The archive can be accessed via this link

and is linked via the eresources@cambridge index and subject pages and
via the LibGuides A-Z.  Titles in the archive will also be searchable in
the ejournals@cambridge A-Z and in LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+ shortly.

The archive content can be searched alternatively via the new Artemis
Primary Sources platform either in isolation or in combination with the
other digital archives available from Gale Cengage licensed to the

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