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  1. John Johnson Collection : an archive of printed ephemera

    Description: A full-text digital archive of from the ephemera collection of the Bodleian Library, illustrating everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Over 22,000 items and almost 60,000 images are currently available, with over 150,000 images on completion

    Coverage: 1700 onwards

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Art & Design

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

  2. JSTOR

    Description: A digital library of more than 6,500 eBooks and 2,600 scholarly journals covering many topics including humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

    Coverage: 1800 onwards

    Full text: Yes

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

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

  3. Making of Modern Law

    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. The collection consists of 10 million pages of critical legal history, from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.

    Coverage: 1800 to 1926

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, Reference Works, E-books, History

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

  4. Making of the Modern World

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature'
    previously known as 'Making of the world economy'

    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 61,000 works on economics and business published from 1450 through 1850. Drawing from the Goldsmiths-Kress Library of Economic Literature, this collection consists of over 12 million pages.

    Coverage: 1450 to 1850

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Reference Works, E-books, History

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

  5. Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals'
    previously known as '19th Century UK Periodicals'

    Description: A digital archive which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world. This resource consists of a multi-part collection and subjects range from art to business, and from children to politics. The periodicals are presented in their original published context.

    Coverage: 1801 to 1900

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Journals, History, Art & Design, Literature

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

  6. Oxford English Dictionary

    Alternative titles: also known as 'OED'

    Description: A full-text online dictionary, accepted as the authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium

    Coverage: 1000 onwards

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, E-books, History, Literature

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

  7. Oxford Journals Online

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'OJO'

    Description: A database containing hundreds of journal titles covering life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, medicine, social sciences, humanities, and law, from Oxford University Press

    Coverage: 1996 onwards

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

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

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

  8. Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Bibliotheca Americana'
    previously known as 'Joseph Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana'
    also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926'

    Description: A digital archive containing over 6 million pages from 29,000 works about the Americas published throughout the world. It covers the period from 1500 to the early 1900s. Based on Joseph Sabin’s seminal bibliography 'Bibliotheca Americana : a dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time'.

    Coverage: 1500 to 1926

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Americana, E-books, History, Literature

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  9. SAGE Journals

    Description: Access to over 1000 journal titles across a range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Library users have access to the Sage Premier collection

    Coverage: 2013-

    Publisher: Sage

    Full text: Yes

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

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

  10. Scotsman Digital Archive, 1817-1950

    Description: Every issue of The Scotsman newspaper, from 1817 to 1950, in its original published context. This is a full-text digital archive.

    Coverage: 1817 to 1950

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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

  11. Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Papers of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, 1694-1709'

    This resource is part of: British Online Archives

    Description: The papers of the Darien Company, the doomed Scottish trading company of the late 17th century. This full-text digital library comes from the collections of the National Library of Scotland and part of the British Online Archive.

    Coverage: 1694 to 1709

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, Americana, History

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

  12. Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

    Description: Over 60 volumes of lyric poetry by 51 Scottish women poets, written between 1789 and 1832.

    Coverage: 1789 to 1832

    Publisher: Alexander Street Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Literature, Biography

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  13. SCRAN

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network'

    Description: Over 500,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media about Scotland and beyond.

    Coverage: Prehistory onwards

    Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Family History

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

  14. Screen Studies Collection

    Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Screen Studies Collection'

    Description: Current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. Includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International.

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Reference Works, Journals, Music, Catalogues & Bibliographies, E-books, History, Art & Design

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

  15. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection

    Alternative titles: previously known as '17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection'
    also known as 'Burney collection'
    also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection'

    Description: 17th and 18th century newspapers, broadsides and news pamphlets from the Burney Collection. Gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817), this collection represents the largest single collection of early English newspapers from London, the British Isles and the colonies, containing almost 1 million pages and 1,270 titles.
    Until 14th May 2022, users affiliated to a further or higher education institution can access this resource outwith the Library

    Coverage: 1604 to 1804

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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

  16. State Papers Online

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'State papers online : the government of Britain, 1509-1714'
    also known as 'Early modern government in Britain and Europe'

    This resource includes: Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle

    Description: A digital manuscript database covering 200 years of British history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne, describing both domestic and overseas activity and events. This resource contains over 3 million manuscript pages and over 500,000 fully searchable calendar and catalogue entries, with links between the two types of document when they are related. The resource also includes introductory essays, research tools, and an image library.

    Coverage: 1509-1714

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, History

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

  17. Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle

    Alternative titles: also known as 'State Papers Online: Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle'

    This resource is part of: State Papers Online

    Description: This online archive contains 245,000 folios, and brings together two distinct but historically related collections: The Stuart Papers, the papers of the exiled James II, and VII in Scotland, and his heirs; and the Cumberland Papers, the papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of George II and military commander of the British Army.Note: this resource is accessed through the State Papers Online website

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, History

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  18. Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 2010

    Alternative titles: also known as 'The Times'
    also known as 'The London Times'
    also known as 'TDA'

    Description: A digital archive of The (London) Times newspaper containing pages from every issue from 1785 to 2014. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context.

    Coverage: 1785 to 2010

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, Journals, History

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

  19. Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

    Description: Founded as a supplement to The Times (London), for more than 100 years the Times Literary Supplement has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. This is a digitial archive of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 to 2014.

    Coverage: 1902 to 2005

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, Science, Journals, History, Literature, Biography

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

  20. Times of India

    Description: The world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of western India. This archive contains material from the first issue up till 2010, covering a range of key historical events

    Coverage: 1838-2007

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History, Biography

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

  21. U.K. Parliamentary Papers

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Proquest U.K. Parliamentary Papers'
    previously known as 'House of Commons Parliamentary Papers'
    previously known as 'HCPP'

    Description: A digital archive of House of Commons parliamentary papers dating back to 1715 with supplementary papers to 1688. Also includes Hansard, the Official report of debates in Parliament from both House of Commons and House of Lords from 1803-2005.

    Coverage: 1688 onwards

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, History

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

  22. United Nations iLibrary

    Alternative titles: also known as 'UN iLibrary'

    Description: The United Nations iLibrary is a single research repository for accessing digital content published by the United Nations Secretariat and its funds and programs.

    Coverage: 1996-

    Publisher: United Nations

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, Science, E-books, History

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

  23. University Press Scholarship Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'UPSO'
    also known as 'Scholarship Online'

    Description: A monograph database of thousands of titles, from Oxford University Press and many other university presses offering publications in the humanities, social science and business.

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

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

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

  24. Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals, 1800-1900

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals, 1800-1900'

    Description: An online bibliographic database of 50,000 Victorian newspaper and periodical publications, with 48,000 personal names, 4,572 issuing bodies and 756 subjects

    Publisher: North Waterloo Academic Press

    Subjects: Newspapers, Reference Works, Journals, Catalogues & Bibliographies, History

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

  25. Who’s Who & Who Was Who

    Description: A reference work containing the current Who's Who - with over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life - plus the entire Who Was Who archive from 1897 onwards.

    Coverage: 1897 onwards

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Reference Works, History, Biography, Family History

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