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European history since 1890 (Paper 18)

Part I, Paper 18


  • Newspapers and periodicals online (see also the University Library's newspaper page):
    • Compact Memory: German-Jewish Periodicals and Newspapers from the 18th to the 20th centuries*: online access to more than 100 Jewish language newspapers and periodicals published in the German-speaking world between 1806 and 1938
    • Current Digest of the Russian Press*: weekly selection of Russian-language press materials translated into English, published since 1949
    • Europresse*: access to a wide range of European newspapers, including the French national and regional press (e.g. Le Monde, Le Figaro), news magazines, the international press (New York Times, Guardian, and many more), professional publications, news agencies, and TV and radio transcriptions.
    • Factiva* (currently available on campus only): news from 14,000 sources, both UK and foreign
    • Gallica: newspapers from 19th to early 20th centuries from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, including Le Figaro (1826-1942), Le Temps (1861-1940), La Croix (1880-1944), L'Humanité (1904-1944), La Presse (1836-1935), and Le Journal des Débats (1814-1944)
    • Izvestiia: full text of the newspaper from 1917 onwards
    • Mass Media in Russia, 1908-1918* (currently available on campus only): complete runs of the kopeck (penny) newspapers, the most widely circulated newspapers in the beginning of the twentieth century, published under various titles in St. Petersburg and Petrograd (1908-1918) and also in Moscow (1909-1918)
    • Pravda Digital Archive, 1912-2009*: full text of the newspaper, 1912-2009
    • Soviet Cinema: film magazines and newspapers* (currently available on campus only): Soviet film magazines and newspapers 1918-1942
    • Le Temps: archives historiques: includes the Journal de Genève (1826-1998), the Gazette de Lausanne (1803-1991), and the Nouveau Quotidien (1991-1998)
    • World News Connection* (currently available on campus only): online news service offering international news and information


  • CVCE: includes digital collections containing a wide range of previously unpublished documents, oral accounts, contemporary film footage, analytical material and scholarly articles that document the European integration process
  • Europeana: database of the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections; includes paintings, music, films and books from over 1500 institutions
  • Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online: online access to digitized materials selected from the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System (HPSSS), consisting chiefly of summary transcripts of 705 interviews conducted with refugees from the USSR during the early years of the Cold War
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook: a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented for educational use, covering modern European and American history
  • Truman & the Marshall Plan: digital library of documents, photographs, and transcripts of oral histories, relating to the Marshall Plan
  • Voices of the Holocaust: digital archive of digitized, restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted by Dr. David P. Boder in 1946

(Resources marked * denote those subscribed to by the University Library; should any of the links not work, go to the eresources@cambridge page and try accessing the resource from there.)