New Databases! Adam Matthew Collections for Primary Sources

Calling all history students and scholars! The Fulton Library is excited to offer new databases from the Adam Matthew Collections designed to help you easily find and incorporate primary sources into your history research and class assignments.

Adam Matthew Primary Sources for Teaching and Research

Primary sources allow you to learn about a historical time period or topic using materials created during the time under study. The new Adam Matthew databases include a wide variety of primary sources, such as photographs, diaries, letters, pamphlets, cartoons, newspapers, political documents, and more!

To find these databases from the library’s homepage, click the Databases button to access our A-Z database list, then click the Narrow by Subject filter at the top of the page, then select History. The new primary source databases are currently located at the top of the History page and include Adam Matthew Collection in parenthesis after the database name. You can also use the Narrow by Database Type filter and select Primary & Historical Sources.

After opening a database, be sure to look for an Introduction section that describes the nature and scope of materials included in the collection. You can then explore to your heart’s content using various options to browse by document type, topics, year created, subcollection, etc.

To learn more about primary sources and how to find them online or in the library collections, please see our Finding Primary Sources for History guide.

For assistance using these new databases, contact a librarian via the options listed on our Ask a Librarian page or contact our History Librarian Jacques d’Emal.