Reminder - Trial for AM Explorer Primary Sources Database finishing 30th Sept.


This is a reminder that the database trials for AM Explorer and AM Research Methods will expire on Saturday 30th September. 

To assist us with evaluation we request that users please fill out the trial feedback form.

AM Explorer is the interface to Adam Matthews' primary source content of  130 digital collections spanning the social sciences and humanities. Historical digital material available includes correspondence, diaries, ephemera, illustrations, periodicals &  printed books, legal documents & maps, newspapers, official records & oral histories.  

Examples of the digital collections searched by AM Explorer are:

  • African American Communities 1863-1986
  • American History 1493-1945
  • Defining Gender 1400-1949
  • East India Company 1600-1947
  • London Low Life 1700-1900
  • Slavery, Abolition and Popular Culture 1400s-2000s
  • Victorian Popular Culture 1779-1930

See the full  AM Explorer collections list for more detail. Please note PDF download options are not available during trials. The trial can be accessed here.

AM Research Methods introduces humanities and social science students to the key approaches and methodologies of working with source material. 

There are approximately 200 hundred essays, videos, "How to" guides and case studies by subject specialists which  provide information about working with primary sources. The three learning pillars covered are:
For more detail see the AM Research Methods overview.
The trial can be accessed here