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Access over 5000 full text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Publisher: American Rhetoric

The DPLA brings together digitized works from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes these materials freely available. Use the DPLA to find written works (including articles, books, and plays), photographs, videos, sound recordings, and data sets.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: DPLA
  • Publisher: DPLA

The Gateway is an online repository of Oklahoma history which makes it easy to browse through hundreds of thousands of historic newspaper pages dating from the 1840s to the 1920s.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Oklahoma Historical Society

This collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection includes treaties, agreements, and correspondence indexed by date, place, and tribe.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Access early Oklahoma newspapers, thousands of historic public records, photos, oral histories, and highlights from the video archives of television stations WKY, KTVY, and KFOR.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Oklahoma Historical Society

A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October, 1955. Oyez also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some justices.

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  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Chicago-Kent College of Law at IllinoisTech

Google Patents indexes patents and patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: Google

The Orderly Books collection contains handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company, and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817. The content provides detailed accounts of troops’ daily lives, documenting everything from court martial cases to the price of necessities charged by locals. Given the dearth of soldiers’ diaries, Orderly Books provides historically valuable information about soldiers’ lives.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: New York Historical Society

Search and browse these Salem History titles and series:

  • The 50 States
  • The Decades series
  • Defining Documents in American History
  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration
  • Great Events from History
  • Great Lives from History
  • The Innovators series
  • and more …
  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Salem Press