Japan History Lab

Archives and Databases

This is a list of Archives and Databases that you may find useful in your hunt for materials for the website.


Also, take advantage of the many online databases subscribed by our own library. Find a list of these databases relevant to history here. Some of the more promising among these databases are:

  • America's Historical Newspapers
  • Associated Press Collections Online
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • China: Trade, Politics, and Culture, 1793-1980
  • Empire Online
  • The Illustrated London News
  • Military and Government Collection
  • Picture Post Historical Archive
  • Punch
  • The Sunday Times Digital Archive
  • Digital Archives of the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Daily Mail, Globe and Mail and The Times

In addition to these resources, don't forget to check our own library's maps and atlases on the first floor reference section (don't be shy about pulling them out. They're there to be used). You can also find a lot of valuable photographs and maps in the scholarly books and articles you are reading.