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Database topics
News; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource.
Features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, United Kingdom. All 296 volumes of bound material, covering the period 1672-1737 have been digitized. This collection charts the history of the development of the press in England and provides invaluable insight into 17th and 18th century England.

2. East India Company [2017 - ]

Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); British and Commonwealth History; Economics and Business; History; Government Information: International and Foreign
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
  • Module 1: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947
  • Module 2: Factory Records for South Asia and South-East Asia
  • Module 3: Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East (forthcoming).
Offers access to a unique collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1600 to 1947.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); British and Commonwealth History
Physical extent
1 online resource.
  • Section I: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945
  • Section II: Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952.
Provides full-text searchable access to formerly restricted top level discussions and correspondence from the British Embassy and consulate in Japan. Includes memoranda, reports, minute sheets and correspondence, along with detailed assessments of key events, speeches and topics of special interest. Includes Japan-specific files from the FO 371 and FO 262 series and is supplemented by files from the Western and American Department papers in FO 371.
Database topics
American History; British and Commonwealth History; Sociology; Feminist Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
"As the first in the Women's Studies archive, this collection traces the path of women's issues from past to present--pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women's movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights. As a comprehensive academic-level archival resource, Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues and Identities will focus on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. Along with providing a closer look at some of the pioneers of women's movements, this collection offers scholars a deep dive into the issues that have affected women and the many contributions they have made to society." -- Website
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); British and Commonwealth History
Physical extent
1 online resource.
  • Module 1: Middle East, 1971-1974: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis
  • Module 2: Middle East, 1975-1978: The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords
  • Module 3: Middle East, 1979-1981: The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.
This resource comprises British Foreign and Commonwealth Office files and selected files from the Prime Minister's Office and Defence Intelligence. The resource is in three sections: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis (1971-1974); The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords (1975-1978); The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (1979-1981).
This resource addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia. Sourced from the UK National Archives, the documents were created by British diplomats and civil servants, and include analyses, annual reviews and diplomatic correspondence.

6. Colonial America [2015 - ]

Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; American History; Government Information: International and Foreign
Physical extent
1 online resource
Colonial America, scheduled for completion in 2019, will be released in 5 modules eventually encompassing all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series of Colonial Office files held at The National Archives in London, plus all extracted documents associated with them. Covering the period 1606 to 1822, this unique collection of largely manuscript material from the archives of the British government is invaluable for students and researchers of all aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American history and the early-modern Atlantic world.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History
Physical extent
1 online resource
  • Module I. The century of immigration
  • Module II. The modern era.
"Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia. Split across two modules, and including collections from 26 archives, libraries and museums, Migration to New Worlds brings together the movement and memories of millions across two centuries of mass migration.... The Century of Immigration concentrates on the period 1800 to 1924 and covers all aspects of the migration experience, from motives and departures to arrival and permanent settlement. To supplement this, the collection includes early material such as the first emigration 'round robin' from 1621 and letters from late eighteenth-century merchants and travellers in the United States. Some later material is also available, including ocean liner and immigration depot photographs from the mid-twentieth century .... The Modern Era begins with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s and presents thousands of unique original sources focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century as migrants fled their homelands to escape global conflict ...."--Nature and Scope page, viewed August 4, 2017.
Database topics
African Studies; British and Commonwealth History
Physical extent
1 online resource.
Contains British government files and maps related to South Africa under the first thirty years of the apartheid regime. Of interest to students, researchers and teachers of African history, the British Empire, race relations and the Cold War.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Political Science
Physical extent
1 online resource
  • Module 1: 1920-1979
  • module 2: 1980-2008.
Chatham House Online Archive provides a searchable, browseable research environment that enables users to explore approximately half a million pages and over 90 years of research, analysis and commentary. Subject-indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs will allow users to quickly retrieve and analyze material relevant to their own research or study. Users will also have access to the full-text of Chatham House's publications and audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Government Information: International and Foreign
The Commonwealth iLibrary is the cross-searchable online library for books, series and working papers published by The Commonwealth Secretariat.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; News
Physical extent
1 online resource
Searchable database of the entire run of The independent, a British daily newspaper.
Database topics
American History; History; British and Commonwealth History; French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies
Book
1 online resource.
Rich in primary source content from world-class libraries and archives, The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment provides an essential insight into propaganda and recruitment throughout the Great War.Propaganda, in its written and visual form, is an effective tool that employs multiple basic techniques: to exploit existing beliefs; establish authority; create fear; use humour; appeal to patriotism; to be selective and create a ?version? of the truth; to name but a few. The study of propaganda during the First World War becomes at once a study of the relationship between the government, the press and the public. The government?s control over the mass media and the entire propaganda machine were deemed vital in demanding the national support needed for ultimate victory. Such victory was only attainable by sustaining allied soldiers and civilians, so recruitment propaganda, appealing to the patriotic hearts and minds of many, was crucial at the very outbreak of war. The vast and varied range of material in this resource, from aerial leaflets and atrocity propaganda to international posters, postcards, cartoons and political pamphlets, showcases the methods exploited in wartime propaganda and their paths of dissemination. Themes of recruitment, training and morale are also examined through items such as tribunal case files, Kitchener's papers, recruitment listings, training manuals and minute books of both parliamentary and local recruiting committees.
www.firstworldwar.amdigital.co.uk Access limited to Propaganda and recruitment module only.
Database topics
African Studies; British and Commonwealth History; Government Information: International and Foreign
"The Confidential Print series, issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since around 1820, is...one of the most important series produced by the British Government....Spanning the full era of the modern European colonisation of Africa, from the occupation of Algeria by France, through increasing British presence on the west African coast and around the Cape of Good Hope in the south, the Berlin Conference which set off the 'Scramble for Africa', the high-water mark of economic exploitation of Africans in the Congo Free State, rivalries amongst European powers and the era of withdrawal that followed the Second World War, Confidential Print: Africa is a fundamental resource for academics, students and researchers studying modern Africa and its recent history. The resource also features 300 colour maps"--Introduction.
Database topics
American History; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; East Asia Studies; French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies; Government Information: International and Foreign; Government Information: United States; Music; History of Science and Technology; Religious Studies
  • British politics and society
  • European literature 1790-1840 : the Corvey collection
  • Asia and the West : diplomacy and cultural exchange
  • British theatre, music, and literature : high and popular culture
  • Women: Transnational Networks
  • Children's Literature and Childhood
  • Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization
  • Photography: the world through the lens
  • Science, Technology and medicine, 1780-1925 part 1
  • Science, Technology and medicine, 1780-1925 part 2
  • Mapping the world
  • Religion, Society, Spirituality and Reform.
A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the nineteenth century; will be comprised of numerous collections to be released over many years, including a variety of material types--monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more--in one cross-searchable location.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
"Queen Victoria's Journals was launched on 24 May 2012, the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819, and as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of HM Queen Elizabeth II. It makes available online digital images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria's diaries, and provides full transcriptions and keyword searching of the journal entries covering the period from Queen Victoria's first diary entry in July 1832 to her marriage to Prince Albert in February 1840. The Queen Victoria's Journals resource is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Libraries and the Royal Archives, working in collaboration with ProQuest. This website reproduces as high-resolution colour images every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria's journals, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages. Each page is also being meticulously transcribed and re-keyed, allowing for journals to be searched."--About.
Database topics
Feminist Studies; British and Commonwealth History
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
"This collection consists of two distinct elements: A finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives [and] original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, the Empire and colonial territories. The finding aid is the result of a five-year project by staff at The National Archives in the mid-1990s and enables researchers to quickly locate details of documents at TNA relating to women. This finding aid is far more detailed and extensive than anything available elsewhere online and has the benefit of ranging across all of the document classes TNA hold. The original documents cover the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928 and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962."

17. Brepols online [2011 - ]

Database topics
Medieval Studies; Art, Architecture and Design; Religious Studies; French and Italian Studies; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
BrepolsOnline is the platform for all online content published by Brepols in books and journals, across a broad range of humanities disciplines. The focus of Brepols Publishers' publications lies in "source-works" from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. By this is meant critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopaedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monograph studies, periodicals and cutting-edge research.

18. Connected histories [2011 - ]

Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource : HTML
"Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace."--Home page.
Database topics
Government Information: International and Foreign; British and Commonwealth History; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
  • Section I. Independence, partition, and the Nehru era, 1947-64.
  • Section II. South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1964-71.
  • Section III. Afghanistan and the Cold War, emergency rule in India, and the resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan, 1972-80.
"These three collections consist of the British Government's files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980. This was a turbulent era in the region's history. The partition of 1947 and the splitting apart of Pakistan in 1971 were accompanied by loss of life and enormous population movements, as refugees fled violence or ethnic conflict. India fought Pakistan twice in Kashmir, in 1947-8 and 1965, and China in the Himalayas in 1962. Stable and democratic government proved elusive outside India, the region experiencing a succession of coups: in Pakistan in 1958 and 1977, in Afghanistan in 1973, 1978 and 1979, and in Bangladesh in 1975; democracy underwent a flowering and then a withering in Nepal, where King Mahendra established a partyless autocracy in 1959. Even in India, which had successfully established a democratic, secular state at independence, the government of India Gandhi became increasingly authoritarian and intolerant of dissent in the 1970s, imprisoning hundreds of opponents.... The files in this collection cover these events from the standpoint of British officialdom. In addition to high politics, the papers in the files cover such issues as economic and industrial development, trade, migration, visits to South Asia by British politicians and by South Asian politicians to Britain and elsewhere, education, administrative reorganisation, conflict over language, aid, political parties, agriculture and irrigation, and television and the press. Together they form a resource of fundamental value to scholars and students of modern South Asia."
Section I, Independence, partition and the Nehru era, 1947-1964: This collection consists of the main British Government files on South Asia for the period between Indian and Pakistani independence and the death of Jawaharlal Nehru. The documents, from the Dominions Office (renamed Office of Commonwealth Relations in 1947) and Foreign Office, include diplomatic despatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, economic and military reports, statistical analyses, maps, photographs, minutes of meetings, and leaflets and other ephemera.
Section II, South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1964-71: Continued fighting over Kashmir and the separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan meant that further conflict dominated this period. It saw Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, gain power in India, whilst the military government of Pakistan wrestled with political disturbances, military crises and issues in East Pakistan.
Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980: This last section will cover the 1970s, a decade in which all the main states of the Indian subcontinent all experienced political upheavals and repression in varying degrees. Bangladesh emerged as an independent state but failed to achieve political stability, and Pakistan returned to civilian rule, in the wake of the military’s failure to prevent Bangladesh’s secession, before another military coup returned the army to power five years later. In India, the government of Indira Gandhi became increasingly dictatorial, jailing hundreds of opponents and declaring a state of emergency in 1975. In 1977, Gandhi’s government fell and India elected its first non-Congress prime minister. Events also began in Afghanistan which foreshadowed the chaotic conditions there of the 1980s and 1990s: the monarchy was overthrown by a coup in 1973, and a further coup in 1978 brought a communist regime to power. This was followed by internecine fighting within the government and a Soviet invasion in 1979, heralding a long, brutal civil war. The 1970s also saw India develop nuclear weapons and Pakistan begin development in response. All files in this section are from the FCO 37 series.
Database topics
American History; British and Commonwealth History
Physical extent
1 online resource
Original primary sources on society, music, politics, fashion and youth culture from 1950 to 1975. Photos, video, music, fanzines, magazines, press kits, ads and other archival material from the time document the dramatic changes in society. Topics which can be researched include the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; campaigns for black power, civil rights and women's liberation; Vietnam war and the Space Race.
This resource contains digitizations of popular culture collections from the U.S. and U.K. between 1950 to 1975. These original archival materials are from various libraries and archives. Topics include student protests, civil rights, consumerism, and the Vietnam War. The collection includes pamphlets, letters, government files, eye witness accounts, underground magazines, visual and video materials and ephemera and memorabilia. Part II contains additional material, such as music, press kits, mail order catalogues, advertising proofs, additional photos from the Mirrorpix archives, and documents on student unrest and the Troubles in Northern Ireland from the National Archives.