History and social
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Containing over 300 volumes published since 1960, this covers
over 15 different academic subjects providing a diverse, up to
date and authoritative collection that is a must for
anyone researching or studying a subject that has an historical
Provided in collaboration with the John Carter Brown Library,
this is a bibliographic for those interested in
European works that relate to the Americas, based on the
authoritative bibliography "European Americana: A Chronological
Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas,
1493-1750." It covers the history of European exploration as well
as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject
areas are covered from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and
Use the link to the News Vault to search the following
resources individually or all in one go.
- 19th Century British Library
A comprehensive range of national, regional and local newspapers
published in 19th century Britain, which reflects the social,
political and cultural events of the times. Users can search across
a large range of titles, perform full-text searches and view
specific article types.
- Illustrated London News
The world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, it allowed
readers to not only read about British and world events but to
actually see them. From war and disasters to politics and the arts,
it provided a vivid view of the people, places and events that,
until then, most of its readers could only imagine.
Search through the digital edition of The Times (London) 1785
- 2007 using keyword or date searches to retrieve full
facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page.
The entire newspaper is captured, with all notices, obituaries,
advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to
Provides articles with
news and views on each topic, key facts, key statistics, lobby
group links, newspaper archives, reference sites, research guides
and assignment/debate suggestions on contemporary social issues
ranging from abortion and substance abuse to homelessness, racism
and waste pollution.
With coverage dating
back to the mid-1960s, Library, Information Science and Technology
Abstracts (LISTA) is the oldest continuously produced bibliographic
database covering the field of information science.
A bibliographic index
of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator
trade journals, periodicals, and books, providing coverage on key
education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current
research, curriculum development, literacy standards, and more
for K-12 teachers and librarians.
Access digitised copies of the South Eastern Gazette
1852 - 1912.
As well as the following:
- Daily Mirror 1903 - 1980
- Daily Mirror Academic 1903 - current
- Daily Express 1900 - current
- Sunday Express 2000 - current
- Church Times 1863 - 1889; 1939 - 1945; 2000 - current
- The Watchman 1835 - 1884
- Daily Worker 1930 - 1945
- Morning Star 2000 - current
- World War Two 1933 - 1945 (comprised of wartime editions of the
Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Fascist Week, Action!, Blackshirt,
Yorkshire Post and Daily Worker)
British History Online
British History Online is a digital library containing some
of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval
and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute
of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it
aims to support academic and personal users around the world in
their learning, teaching and research.
currency converter - Find out how much an amount of
today's money would have been worth in a particular decade or how
much yesterday's money is worth today.
If you want to know what a monetary value in the past is worth
today, the Measuring Worth calculators can provide several
alternative answers with a guide to the best choice.
Manuscripts Online offers online primary resources relating to
written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000
The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents
and early printed books which are located on websites owned by
libraries, archives, universities and publishers.
Award winning suite of online resources for students and
teachers on various periods of history from medieval times to today
via the Victorians and the world wars. Includes podcasts,
lesson plans linked to downloadable documents and video-assisted
tours of various resources.