Browse by subject - History, Biography and Genealogy

1 - African American Newspapers, Series 1
Description: This collection includes material from more than 280 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Created in partnership with historical societies and the Library of Congress, it chronicles over a century and a half of the African American experience.

Please note that access is also available for Series 2, 1835-1956
Coverage: 1827-1998
Publisher: Readex
Full text: Yes
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2 - African American Newspapers, Series 2
Description: This collection includes material from more than 70 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Created in partnership with historical societies and the Library of Congress, it chronicles over a century and a half of the African American experience.

Please note that access is also available for Series 1, 1827-1998
Coverage: 1835-1956
Publisher: Readex
Full text: Yes
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3 - Archives of Sexuality and Gender
Alternative titles: also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: Archives of Sexuality and Gender'
previously known as 'Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940'
Description: 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.
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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4 - Black Newspaper Collection
Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection'
Description: This collection includes material from nine newspaper titles spanning over 110 years, and covers both major movements, from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and everyday life.
Coverage: 1893-2005
Full text: Yes
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5 - 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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6 - 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.
7 - 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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8 - British Library Newspapers, Parts 1 & 2
Alternative titles: previously known as '19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts 1 & 2'
also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: British Library Newspapers'
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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9 - 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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10 - British Newspaper Archive
Description: NB: Please complete personal registration and login to access full-text
A full-text digital archive of over 600 newspaper titles from the British Library's collections
This resource has a concurrent user limit of 5 - please try again later if you cannot get access.
Coverage: 1710 onwards
Full text: Yes
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11 - 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.
12 - 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.
Coverage: 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013 and open access
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Full text: Yes
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13 - 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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14 - Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876
Alternative titles: also known as 'Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society'
Description: More than 66 newspaper titles from 22 islands published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Created in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society.
Publisher: Readex
Full text: Yes
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15 - 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
16 - 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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17 - Complete dictionary of scientific biography
This resource is part of: Gale eBooks
Description: Explore 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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18 - Credo Reference
Description: A collection of hundreds of 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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19 - Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
Alternative titles: also known as 'Digital Evans'
previously known as 'American Bibliography'
Description: A digital archive of titles printed in America between 1639 and 1800. Includes virtually every work of early American publishing covering books and broadsides, laws and maps, songs and speeches, and much more.
Coverage: 1639-1800
Publisher: Readex
Full text: Yes
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20 - Early English Books Online
Alternative titles: also known as 'EEBO'
Description: A digital archive of almost every work printed in the British Isles and North America, as well as works in English printed elsewhere from 1470-1700.
Coverage: 1473 to 1700
Publisher: Proquest
Full text: Yes
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21 - 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.
Publisher: Proquest
Full text: Yes
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22 - Ebook Central
Alternative titles: previously known as 'EBL Ebook Library'
also known as 'ProQuest Ebook Central'
Description: A small selection of full-text e-book titles. Please login for onsite and remote access.
Full text: Yes
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23 - Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2014
Description: Every issue of this world famous newspaper from 1843 to 2014.
Coverage: 1843 to 2014
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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24 - 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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25 - 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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26 - 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.
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27 - Ethnic NewsWatch
Description: A current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Ethnic NewsWatch: A History provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. These resources present a collection of more than 2.5 million articles from over 340 publications.
Publisher: Proquest
Full text: Yes
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28 - 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
29 - 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
30 - 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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