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1 - 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
Alternative titles: also known as 'Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney collection'
also known as 'Burney collection'
Description: A full-text digital archive of 17 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.
Coverage: 1604 to 1804
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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2 - 19th Century UK Periodicals
Alternative titles: also known as 'Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals'
Description: A full-text digital archive which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world. Consisting of a multi-part collection, 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
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3 - Brill Journals Collection
Description: A full-text journal database of 197 journal titles published by Brill covering Arts and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology and Social Sciences.
Publisher: Brill
Full text: Yes
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4 - British & Irish Women's Letters & Diaries
Description: A full-text digital archive containing the personal writings of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales spanning the last 400 years
Coverage: 1500 to 1950
Publisher: Alexander Street Press
Full text: Yes
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5 - British Library Newspapers, Parts 1 & 2
Alternative titles: previously known as '19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts 1 & 2'
Description: A full-text digital archive of 19th century newspapers, with the complete runs of 70 national, regional and rural daily and weekly publications originating in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. For the full list of titles available follow the publisher link below.
Coverage: 1800 to 1900
Publisher: Gale-Cengage
Full text: Yes
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6 - British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900
Description: A full-text digital archive containing over 600,000 pages of author manuscripts including poems, plays, novels, private correspondence, and diaries, providing an intimate look into the lives and works of Britain’s major writers across two hundred years
Coverage: 1660 to 1900
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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7 - 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
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8 - 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
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9 - Early English Books Online
Alternative titles: also known as 'EEBO'
Description: You no longer need to use an ATHENS login to access EEBO. Please login using your normal Library login.
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
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10 - Early European Books
Alternative titles: also known as 'Early European Books: printed sources to 1700'
Description: Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. Contents: Collections 1-3 and 11 are available to Library users
Publisher: Proquest
Full text: Yes
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11 - 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
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12 - E-book Collection via EBSCOHost
Alternative titles: previously known as 'Netlibrary'
Description: A full-text e-book collection providing access to over 3,500 titles
Publisher: EBSCO
Full text: Yes
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13 - Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Parts 1 & 2
Alternative titles: also known as '18th Century Collections Online'
also known as 'ECCO'
Description: A full-text digital archive of over 200,000 books printed between 1701 and 1800. In essence, every significant title printed in the United Kingdom and the former British territories is available, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
Coverage: 1701 to 1800
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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14 - Electronic Enlightenment
Description: A wide-ranging online collection of correspondence of the early modern period, representing people across Europe, the Americas and Asia, and containing over 70,000 letters and documents from over 8,500 correspondents.
Coverage: 1609-1900
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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15 - EUP journals online
Alternative titles: also known as 'Edinburgh University Press journals collection'
also known as 'EUP Complete Collection'
Description: A full-text journal database providing access to over 40 journal titles published by Edinburgh University Press. The collection covers arts, humanities and social sciences, and includes scientific data, online journals and research materials at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. Please login for onsite and remote access
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Full text: Yes
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16 - Europeana
Description: A digital portal to over 4.6 million digitised books, manuscripts, newspapers, film clips, maps, photos and sound from cultural institutions across Europe
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/101
17 - German Digital Library
Alternative titles: also known as 'Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek'
also known as 'DDB'
Description: The DDB aims to be a central, national portal providing unrestricted access to millions of digitised books, archives, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany.
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/223
18 - Grove Art Online
Description: Available through the Oxford Art Online platform, a scholarly art encyclopedia, encompassing all aspects of visual culture. It features over 45,000 articles (including over 15,000 subject entries and over 22,000 biographies), bibliographies, and nearly 7000 searchable images.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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19 - 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
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20 - India, Raj and Empire
Alternative titles: also known as 'Raj, India and Empire'
Description: A full-text digital archive taken from the manuscript collections of National Library of Scotland, and 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.
Coverage: 1615 to 1947
Publisher: Adam Matthews
Full text: Yes
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21 - 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
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
22 - JSTOR
Description: A full-text journal archive of over sixteen hundred leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Coverage: 1800 onwards
Full text: Yes
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23 - Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection
Description: Pilot collection of 28 new open access e-books. Covering topics in the humanities (literature, history) and social sciences (politics, media and communications), from 13 respected scholarly publishers.
Publisher: Jisc
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/220
24 - Oxford Journals Online
Alternative titles: previously known as 'OJO'
Description: A full-text journal database of over 200 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
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25 - Perdita Manuscripts : Women Writers, 1500-1700
Description: A full-text digital archive containing manuscripts from early modern women authors from Britain, 'lost' in time since the 16th and 17th centuries.
Coverage: 1500 to 1700
Publisher: Adam Matthews
Full text: Yes
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26 - Sabin Americana
Alternative titles: previously known as 'Bibliotheca Americana'
previously known as 'Joseph Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana'
Description: A full-text digital archive containing works about the Americas published throughout the world. It covers the period from 1500 to the early 1900s, and consists of over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, and 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
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27 - SAGE Journals
Description: A full-text journal database of over 600 journal titles, including those of over 245 learned societies and institutions, 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
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28 - Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Description: A full-text digital archive of 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
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29 - SCRAN
Description: A digital library of over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media relevant to or about Scotland and beyond.
Coverage: Prehistory onwards
Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Full text: Yes
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
30 - SUR Digital Archive, 1931-1992
Alternative titles: also known as 'SUR, 1931-1992'
previously known as 'SUR online'
Description: A full-text digital archive of the Latin American literary magazine from Argentina. This collection includes more than 40,000 pages; an index; and manuscript versions of content from the first issue as well as an unpublished set of letters by Victoria Ocampo.
Coverage: 1931 to 1992
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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