Library Resources

For Bucknell Alumni

Bertrand Library provides links to both paid databases and journals for Bucknell alumni. These include content from the Bertrand catalog, JSTOR and the Adam Matthew primary source collections.


JSTOR is an archive of core, scholarly journals from a variety of subject areas. Coverage begins with the first issue of each journal through all but recent years.

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content. Since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special and school libraries worldwide. Project MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

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Women Writers Online

Women Writers Online is a collection of searchable online texts from 1400 to 1850 compiled by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University.

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Primary Resources from Adam Matthew

  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007 includes books, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, health and family life.
  • Everyday Life of Women in America (1800-1920) is an unparalleled resource for the study of American social, cultural and popular history, providing access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and the New York Public Library.
  • The American West includes a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
  • The First World War includes a wealth of primary source material about the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps
  • Empire Online complies primary and secondary resources concerning the subject of "empire." Major sections include: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969; Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire; the Visible Empire; Religion & Empire; and Race, Class, Colonialism, Imperialism.
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 is a digital collection of English-language resources relating to China and the West, 1793–1980, covering the history of China during two centuries of monumental social and political upheaval.
  • Defining Gender, 1450–1910 offers a wide range of original sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature.
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan consists of three collections of the British Government's files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980.
  • Global Commodities provides visual, manuscript and printed materials to explore the history of 15 major commodities, and to examine the ways that these have changed the world. Commodities included are: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, and wine and spirits.
  • India, Raj and Empire draws upon the wonderfully rich and diverse manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland. This resource will be of great value to those researching the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947.
  • Jewish Life in America, 1654–1954 enables you to explore the history of Jewish communities in America from the arrival of the first Jews in the 17th century right through to the mid-20th century. This treasure trove of material provides digital images of collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York.
  • The Nixon Years, 1969–1974 is comprised of top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers. These files enable researchers to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities culminating in Watergate and impeachment.
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950–1975 includes a collection of manuscripts, ephemera, photos, video and other archival material documents popular culture in Britain and America from 1950 – 1975.
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History includes accounts written by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Materials include manuscripts, diaries, correspondence drawings and guidebooks.
  • Virginia Company Archives is a source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial period that documents trade between Britain and America as well as the economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606–1624.

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