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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. British Standards Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'BSOL'

    Description: Over 90,000 British, adopted European and international standards. Includes past, present and draft standards (BS, BS/EN, BS/ISO, BS/EN/ISO).

    This resource has a concurrent user limit of 2

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, Reference Works

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

  4. 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.

  5. Findmypast

    Description: Findmypast is a searchable online archive of over 2 billion records - birth, marriage and death records, parish records, censuses, migration records and military collections.
    It includes records from Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and the United States.
    This resource has a concurrent user limit of 10 - please try again later if you cannot get access.
    Note: Findmypast is no longer supported in IE9 or IE10 and if you continue to access in a non-supported browser you may experience problems with the website.

    Publisher: Findmypast

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, Family History

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. India, uprising and reform, 1879-1910: in the records of the Governor-General

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Indian papers of the 4th Earl of Minto'

    This resource is part of: British Online Archives

    Description: The papers of Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, the 4th Earl of Minto, (1845-1914), Viceroy of India between 1905 and 1910. This archive covers a period momentous change in the history India. This collection forms part of a larger archive held by the National Library of Scotland.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official

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

  9. 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.

  10. OECD iLibrary

    Alternative titles: also known as 'OECD iLibrary'

    Description: Access to over 16,000 e-book titles as well as papers and statistics is contained with the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

    Publisher: OECD

    Full text: Yes

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

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

  11. Official Publications Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'OPO'

    Description: Online access to UK Parliamentary publications, primary and secondary legislation, House and Command papers and gazettes.

    Publisher: TSO

    Subjects: Government & Official, E-books

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.