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  1. 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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

  4. Complete dictionary of scientific biography

    This resource is part of: Gale eBooks

    Description: An online dictionary providing information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, Science, Biography

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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  12. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Dictionary of national biography'
    also known as 'Oxford DNB'
    also known as 'Online DNB'
    also known as 'ODNB'
    also known as 'DNB'

    Description: Over 60,000 biographies of significant individuals who helped shape British history, including 11,000 portraits.

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Reference Works, E-books, Biography

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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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.