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  1. African American Newspapers (series 1)

    Description: Chronicles 150 years of African American history and culture from more than 280 newspapers. Created in partnership with historical societies and the Library of Congress, and taken from newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries, this resource documents African American experience

    Please note that access is also available for Series 2, 1835-1956

    Coverage: 1827-1998

    Publisher: Readex

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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  2. African American Newspapers (series 2)

    Description: Chronicles 150 years of African American history and culture from more than 70 newspapers. Created in partnership with historical societies and the Library of Congress, and taken from newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries, this resource documents African American experience

    Please note that access is also available for Series 1, 1827-1998

    Coverage: 1835-1956

    Publisher: Readex

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  3. Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: Archives of Sexuality and Gender'
    previously known as 'Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940'

    Description: Supporting research into the history of sex, sexuality and gender, this resource includes items from collections spanning 1940 to 2014. It includes materials to examine how sexual norms have changed over time, sexual health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and other topical areas. Materials are sourced from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, and New York Public Library, the London School of Economics, and the National Institutes of Health.

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  4. Black Newspaper Collection

    Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection'

    Description: Material from nine newspapers chronicling African American culture, history, civil rights and everyday life.The newspapers were published in the United States and cover more than 110 years of reporting.

    Coverage: 1893-2005

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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  5. Brill Journals Collection

    Description: Hundreds of journals covering the arts and humanities, health and life sciences, engineering and technology, science and the social sciences.

    Publisher: Brill

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Science, Journals, History, Art & Design, Literature

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  6. British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

    Description: A digital library of letters and diaries written by British and Irish women. Covering more than 400 years of writing, it also includes biographies.

    Coverage: 1500 to 1950

    Publisher: Alexander Street Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Literature, Biography

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  7. British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador’s letters, 1909-1962

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Correspondence of Arthur C. Murray, 3rd Viscount Elibank'

    This resource is part of: British Online Archives

    Description: The papers of Arthur C. Murray (1879-1962), soldier, Scottish Liberal politician and friend of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Murray was an MP, Foreign Secretary and military attaché, and his correspondence with Roosevelt in the lead up to World War II is a highlight of this digital library.

    Coverage: 1909 to 1962

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, Americana, History, Biography

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  8. British History Online

    Description: British and Irish history from medieval times to the current day. This digital library contains thousands of texts, maps and images.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  9. British Library Newspapers, Parts 1 & 2

    Alternative titles: previously known as '19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts 1 & 2'
    also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: British Library Newspapers'

    Description: More than 70 Scottish and UK national and local newspapers published in the 1800s. This full-text digital library of 19th century newspapers contains complete runs of national, regional and rural daily and weekly publications from Scotland, England, Ireland, and Wales.

    Coverage: 1800 to 1900

    Publisher: Gale-Cengage

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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  10. British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900

    Description: Over 600,000 pages of manuscripts from major British writers, including poems, plays, novels, diaries and correspondence. This full-text digital library provides an intimate look into the lives and works of authors from the 1600s to 1900.

    Coverage: 1660 to 1900

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Literature, Biography

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  11. British Newspaper Archive

    Description: More than 600 British newspapers, dating from 1710 to the present day.

    This resource has a concurrent user limit of 5 - please try again later if you cannot get access.
    Please complete personal registration and login to access full-text

    Coverage: 1710 onwards

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History, Family History

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  12. British Online Archives

    This resource includes: Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709
    British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador’s letters, 1909-1962
    India, business and control, 1806-1814: in the records of the Governor-General
    India, uprising and reform, 1879-1910: in the records of the Governor-General

    Description: Extensive collection of full-text British historical archives. Includes : British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador’s letters, 1909-1962; Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709; India, business and control, 1806-1814: in the records of the Governor-General, and; India, uprising and reform, 1879-1910: in the records of the Governor-General

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, History

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  13. Cambridge Books Online

    Description: Over 2,000 e-books from Cambridge University Press, including more than 100 open access books.

    Coverage: 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013 and open access

    Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Science, E-books, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  14. Cambridge Journals Online

    Description: Hundreds of peer-reviewed journals from Cambridge University Press. Subjects include humanities, life sciences, mathematics, science, engineering medicine, social sciences, humanities and law.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Science, Journals, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  15. Caribbean newspapers, 1718-1876

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society'

    Description: Over 60 newspapers from 22 Caribbean countries published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Created in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society.

    Publisher: Readex

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, History

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  16. Cold War Intelligence

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Cold War intelligence online: the secret war between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991'

    Description: A full-text collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) which provides readers with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

    Coverage: 1945- 1991

    Publisher: Brill

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  17. Credo Reference

    Description: A full-text collection of over 600 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, with over 4 million entries and 1 million images. Titles range from art, language, business, and history, to geography, music, literature, science and religion, and biography.

    Publisher: CredoReference Inc

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Reference Works, Science, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  18. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Digital Evans'
    previously known as 'American Bibliography'

    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 39,000 titles printed in America between 1639 and 1800. Based on the renowned 'American bibliography' by Charles Evans, the archive includes virtually every work of early American publishing and covers books and broadsides, laws and maps, songs and speeches, and much more.

    Coverage: 1639-1800

    Publisher: Readex

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Americana, E-books, History, Literature

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  19. Early English Books Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'EEBO'

    Description: This resource is now accessed from the cross-searchable ProQuest search platform
    A full-text digital archive of some 130,000 books printed between 1473 and 1700. This consists of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America, and works in English printed elsewhere.

    Coverage: 1473 to 1700

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: E-books, History, Literature

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  20. Early European Books

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Early European Books: printed sources to 1700'

    Description: All books published in Europe before 1701. This resource traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the 17th-century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access items.

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Literature

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  21. Ebook Central

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'EBL Ebook Library'
    also known as 'ProQuest Ebook Central'

    Description: A full-text e-book database providing access to a small selection of e-book titles Please login for onsite and remote access

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Science, E-books, History, Art & Design, Literature, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  22. Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2014

    Description: Every issue of The Economist magazine from 1843 to 2014.

    Coverage: 1843 to 2014

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Newspapers, Journals, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  23. Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Parts 1 & 2

    Alternative titles: also known as '18th Century Collections Online'
    also known as 'ECCO'

    Description: Contains nearly 200,000 books published between 1701 and 1800. Covering all subject, his vast, searchable library includes books, pamphlets and broadsides from the UK, the Commonwealth and the Americas.

    Coverage: 1701 to 1800

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: E-books, History, Art & Design, Literature, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  24. Electronic Enlightenment

    Description: Thousands of letters and documents from 8,500 correspondents, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the Enlightenment (early 17th to the mid-19th century).

    Coverage: 1609-1900

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Science, History, Art & Design, Literature, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  25. Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

    Description: More than 4,000 entries covering European history from 1450 to 1850. This is the English edition of the 15-volume German-language Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  26. Ethnic NewsWatch

    Description: Historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American from more than 300 newspapers, magazines, and journals of ethnic and minority publishers. Covering the period from 1959-1989 it includes unique community publications as well as top scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies.

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  27. Gale eBooks

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Gale Virtual Reference Library'

    This resource includes: Complete dictionary of scientific biography

    Description: A full-text e-book collection currently providing access to the 26 volume Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, Science, History, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  28. Humanities International Complete

    Description: A full text and A&I database covering the humanities, with full-text from over 1,800 journal and book titles, plus data from the Humanities International Index containing over 2.9 million records from more than 2,300 journals

    Publisher: EBSCO

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, History, Art & Design, Literature, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  29. India, business and control, 1806-1814: in the records of the Governor-General

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Indian papers of the 1st Earl of Minto, 1606-1814'

    This resource is part of: British Online Archives

    Description: The personal letters of the 1st Earl of Minto and his wife Anna Maria.The 1st Earl of Minto served as Governor-General of India from 1806 until 1813. An employee of the East India Company, Sir Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound rose from President of the Board of Control to run the colony. The diplomatic and Indian material is detailed, with a focus on his work.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, History, Biography, Family History

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  30. India, Raj and Empire

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Raj, India and Empire'

    Description: A digital archive covering the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the independence to India and Pakistan in 1947. The archive is taken from the manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland.

    Coverage: 1615 to 1947

    Publisher: Adam Matthew Digital

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, History, Art & Design, Literature, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.