Access previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with new documents added each year. Sourced from all the presidential libraries and numerous executive agencies, it offers insight into the behind-the-scenes view of the highest level of American policy-making.
Covering large parts of the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, this series supports research into the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives, and offers insight into the pioneers of women’s history and their achievements, with focus on material created by women.
Written by Seth Cayley, VP of Primary sources for Times Higher Education.
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Gale Student Ambassador Megan Bowler (University of Liverpool) gives a quick guide to navigating the platform:
Manuscript materials are keyword and full-text searchable thanks to optical character recognition (OCR). Users can gain even more access to their research materials by downloading the OCR in a .txt format.
At request, Gale will deliver data and metadata associated with Gale Primary Sources collections for use in data mining and textual analysis, supporting the digital humanities as a growing area of scholarly research.
User-generated tags and annotations, Zotero compatability, and user accounts allow researchers to easily collect, cite, and group sources, tags, and annotations.