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Adam Matthew’s ‘The First World War’ Portal Awarded ‘Best Reference’ by Library Journal

March 4, 2014

The combined award covers both First World War collections: Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment

Marlborough, England - Digital primary sources publisher, Adam Matthew, today announced that The First World War Portal is the latest Adam Matthew collection to be awarded ‘Best Reference’ by Library Journal.

Each year, Library Journal evaluates over 8,000 books, e-books, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites, awarding the prestigious ‘Best Reference’ accolade to a select few.

Featuring in Library Journal’s annual ‘Best Reference’ edition (1 March, 2014), the article summarises:

Stuning in depth and range; this First World War portal will bring the Great War directly to the desktops of researchers ranging from high school students to the most advanced World War I scholar.”.

Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, including the unique collections of the Hoover Institution (California), Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte, Stuttgart , The National Archives (UK), the  National Library of New Zealand, Cambridge University Library and National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City the portal offers  a truly international perspective of the Great War.

Adam Matthew Editor Sarah Mellowes comments, “We are thrilled to have Library Journal’s ‘Best Reference’ award for our First World War Portal. We’re very proud to be involved in such an important project and delighted that institutions around the world now have access to this unique, fascinating and emotive content”

Adam Matthew is planning further additions to the digital portal, including ‘Visual Perspectives and Narratives’: a collection sourced exclusively from the Imperial War Museum, London, due for publication in the spring to coincide with the centenary in 2014.


Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, their unique research and teaching collections cover a wide range of subject areas from medieval family life to 20th century history, literature and culture.

Built on more than a century of quality journalism and reviews, Library Journal provides ground breaking features and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries.

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