Browse by subject - History, Biography and Genealogy

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 - Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
Description: Content advice: Contains potentially sensitive material.
Consists of 20 individual collections spanning 1940 to 2014 and amounting to around 1.5 million pages. Four of the collections are sourced from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, two are sourced from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, and others are sourced from the New York Public Library, the London School of Economics, and from the National Institutes of Health.
Full text: Yes
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
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 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
Full text: Yes
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
6 - British History Online
Description: A full-text digital archive providing access to some of the core primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Full text: Yes
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7 - 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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8 - 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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9 - British Newspaper Archive
Description: A full-text digital archive of over 600 newspaper titles from the British Library's collections NB: Please complete personal registration and login to access full-text
Coverage: 1710 onwards
Full text: Yes
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10 - 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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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
11 - Cambridge Books Online
Description: A full-text e-book collection. Library users have access to over 2100 titles, covering 2005-2006 and 2012-2013(print publication years), plus open access titles.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Full text: Yes
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12 - Cambridge Journals Online
Description: A full-text journal database of over 300 journal titles from Cambridge University Press covering life sciences, mathematics, science, engineering medicine, social sciences, humanities and law.
Full text: Yes
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13 - CERL Heritage of the Printed Book Database
Alternative titles: also known as 'Heritage of the Printed Book Database'
also known as 'HPB Database'
previously known as 'Hand Press Book Database'
Description: A bibliographic database for items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455–c.1830) held at major European and North American research libraries; produces by the Consortium of European Research Libraries.
Coverage: 1455 to 1830
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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/104
14 - 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
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15 - Complete dictionary of scientific biography
This resource is part of: Gale Virtual Reference Library
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
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16 - 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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17 - 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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18 - 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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19 - 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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20 - 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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21 - Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2014
Description: A full-text digital archive of this world famous newspaper, containing the complete page of every issue from 1843 to 2014.
Coverage: 1843 to 2014
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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22 - 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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23 - 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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24 - Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online
Description: The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History is the English edition of the German-language Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. This 15-volume reference work, published in print between 2005 and 2012 and here available online, offers a multi-faceted view on the decisive era in European history stretching from ca. 1450 to ca. 1850 CE in over 4,000 entries.
Full text: Yes
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25 - 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
26 - FamilySearch
Description: Family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world.
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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/164
27 - 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
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28 - Forces War Records
Description: A military genealogy specialist website containing transcriptions of more than 14 million Commonwealth military records and an online library of more than 1,700 historic documents.
Full text: Yes
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
29 - 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
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30 - 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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