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About Readex

Who We Are, What We Do

Established more than 80 years ago, Readex, a division of NewsBank, Inc., publishes unique, important, and carefully curated primary source collections for academic research.

Librarians, faculty, and scholars around the globe recognize the value of Readex digitized primary source collections in transforming research in the humanities and social sciences, dramatically reshaping the study and teaching of history, literature, politics, government, culture, and daily life.

Today, Readex continues to develop authoritative digital resources that allow students and faculty to explore the past in unprecedented ways. Our ever-growing catalog of digitized primary source collections includes historical newspapers, historical imprints, and government publications that span more than five centuries.

Best known for its Early American Newspapers and Early American Imprints series, Readex recently introduced Black Life in America and Hispanic Life in America—two extraordinary collections of historical and current news sources that reveal American life through a diverse lens. The acclaimed Readex portfolio also includes indispensable collections supporting global studies and geopolitics, including BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts, the World Newspaper ArchiveTwentieth-Century Global Perspectives, and the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports, among many others.

Readex partners with the world’s most renowned archives, libraries, and historical societies to identify and digitize primary source documents that are compelling in the classroom and vital for researchers.

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