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 - 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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4 - 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.
5 - 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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6 - 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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7 - 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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8 - 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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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
9 - 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.
10 - 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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11 - 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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12 - 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
13 - 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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14 - 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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15 - 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
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