Gale Announces Archives Unbound– Providing Electronic Access to Rare Primary Source Material

Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 3, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced today the release of Archives Unbound, a vast new electronic resource that combines the best of legacy microfilms from Gale and Primary Source Media along with new, never-before-published collections of historical and scholarly documents sourced from institutions worldwide.

Archives Unbound
was developed in response to users’ requests for online access to essential research materials.  It offers unprecedented access to highly targeted, specialized collections in a cross-searchable digital format.

Collections available today include:

  • The Economy and War in the Third Reich, 1933-1944
  • Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
  • Witchcraft in Europe and America
  • East Germany from Stalinization to the New Economic Policy, 1950-1963
  • JFK’s Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963
  • Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West’s Response to Jewish Emigration
  • Global Missions and Theology
  • Policing the Shanghai International Settlement, 1894-1945
  • Feminism in Cuba, 1898-1958
  • Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880
  • Alexander III and the Policy of “Russification,” 1883-1886
  • And many more

Archives Unbound will publish more than 25 new collections per year across a variety of disciplines, regions, subjects, and time periods.

Archives Unbound fills an important void, addressing the needs of individual scholars, universities and organizations who value online access to key documents,” said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher at Gale.  “Archives Unbound is unique not only for its expansive, multi-disciplinary content, but also for the distinct new intuitive search platform by which you access it.”

Archives Unbound provides:

  • Subject-specific archives to support multi-disciplinary research in history, political science, hard science, ethnic studies and more
  • Intuitive searches that yield organized results
  • Highlighted keywords to facilitate research
  • Maximum flexibility and accessibility for the 24-hour researcher
  • Thorough coverage with 5,000 to 200,000 pages per collection

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

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