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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: A full-text digital archive of the papers of Arthur C Murray (1879-1962), solider, Scottish Liberal MP, foreign secretary, military attaché and close friend to Franklin D Roosevelt; the highlight of the archive is the correspondence between Murray and Roosevelt leading up to and during World War II. Drawn from the Elibank papers held at the National Library of Scotland and part of British Online Archives
Coverage: 1909 to 1962
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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: An online gateway to historical full text archives. The National Library of Scotland provides access to: 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
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3 - British Standards Online
Alternative titles: also known as 'BSOL'
Description: BSOL is a online standards library giving access to over 90,000 British, adopted European, and International standards - past, present and draft (BS, BS/EN, BS/ISO, BS/EN/ISO)

This resource has a concurrent user limit of 2
Full text: Yes
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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 collection of 1000s of formerly classified U.S. government documents which provides readers with a documentary record of 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
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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.
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Publisher: Findmypast
Full text: Yes
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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 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 clear focus on his work. These records include his personal letters and those of his wife Anna Maria.
Full text: Yes
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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 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 Matthew Digital
Full text: Yes
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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, cover a period of dramatic and momentous change in the history of colonial India. This rich, varied and complex collection of documents forms part of a larger archive now held at the National Library 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.
9 - Making of Modern Law
Description: Over 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. The full-text digital archive 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
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10 - OECD iLibrary
Alternative titles: also known as 'OECD iLibrary'
Description: OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
Publisher: OECD
Full text: Yes
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11 - Official Publications Online
Alternative titles: also known as 'OPO'
Description: Offers online access to UK Parliamentary publications, primary and secondary legislation, House and Command papers and gazettes.
Publisher: TSO
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
12 - Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707
Description: This resource will no longer be available via eResources from 10th May 2021.

A full-text digital archive providing access to the original text and modern translations of the proceedings of the Scottish Parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707; developed by the University of St Andrews
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/172
13 - 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: A full-text digital archive of the papers of the Darien Company, the doomed Scottish trading company of the late 17th century; from the collections of the National Library of Scotland and part of the British Online Archive
Coverage: 1694 to 1709
Full text: Yes
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14 - 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
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15 - 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
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16 - 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: Access includes: Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918

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

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Coverage: 1688 onwards
Publisher: Proquest
Full text: Yes
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17 - 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
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.