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  1. BBC Horizon Collection

    Description: The BBC's Horizon TV programme reveals the science behind a broad range of topics, including the environment, perception, space exploration, wellbeing, and more. Spanning the years from 2009 onwards, this collection is a comprehensive run of recent years of the series, currently containing over 170 episodes.

    Publisher: Alexander Street Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences

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  2. Black Newspaper Collection

    Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection'

    Description: Material from nine newspapers chronicling African American culture, history, civil rights and everyday life.The newspapers were published in the United States and cover more than 110 years of reporting.

    Coverage: 1893-2005

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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  3. Brill Journals Collection

    Description: Hundreds of journals covering the arts and humanities, health and life sciences, engineering and technology, science and the social sciences.

    Publisher: Brill

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Science, Journals, History, Art & Design, Literature

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  4. British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

    Description: A digital library of letters and diaries written by British and Irish women. Covering more than 400 years of writing, it also includes biographies.

    Coverage: 1500 to 1950

    Publisher: Alexander Street Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Literature, Biography

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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: The papers of Arthur C. Murray (1879-1962), soldier, Scottish Liberal politician and friend of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Murray was an MP, Foreign Secretary and military attaché, and his correspondence with Roosevelt in the lead up to World War II is a highlight of this digital library.

    Coverage: 1909 to 1962

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, Americana, History, Biography

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  6. British History Online

    Description: British and Irish history from medieval times to the current day. This digital library contains thousands of texts, maps and images.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History

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  7. 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: More than 70 Scottish and UK national and local newspapers published in the 1800s. This full-text digital library of 19th century newspapers contains complete runs of national, regional and rural daily and weekly publications from Scotland, England, Ireland, and Wales.

    Coverage: 1800 to 1900

    Publisher: Gale-Cengage

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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  8. British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900

    Description: Over 600,000 pages of manuscripts from major British writers, including poems, plays, novels, diaries and correspondence. This full-text digital library provides an intimate look into the lives and works of authors from the 1600s to 1900.

    Coverage: 1660 to 1900

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History, Literature, Biography

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  9. British Newspaper Archive

    Description: More than 600 British newspapers, dating from 1710 to the present day.

    This resource has a concurrent user limit of 5 - please try again later if you cannot get access.
    Please complete personal registration and login to access full-text.

    Findmypast provided offsite access while Covid-19 restrictions applied but this is no longer available - more information about library access (opens in new window)

    Coverage: 1710 onwards

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History, Family History

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  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: Extensive collection of full-text British historical archives. Includes : 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

    Subjects: Government & Official, History

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  11. British Standards Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'BSOL'

    Description: Over 90,000 British, adopted European and international standards. Includes past, present and draft standards (BS, BS/EN, BS/ISO, BS/EN/ISO).

    This resource has a concurrent user limit of 2

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, Reference Works

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