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Art, Architecture and Design; British and Commonwealth History
"The approximately ten thousand cartoons in the British Cartoon Collection at the Library of Congress were published primarily between 1780 to 1830, an era dominated by the prodigious talents and prolific efforts of such famous caricaturists as James Gillray and George Cruikshank. The cartoons highlight aspects of British political life, including tensions with its colonies and other nations, as well as society, fashion, manners, and theater. Currently descriptions for about twenty-five per cent of the British Cartoon Collection are available online. A portion of the online records are accompanied by digital images--generally those for which reproductions have been requested."
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies
"Mission statement: to bring the wealth of Irish literary and historical culture (in Irish, Latin, Anglo-Norman French, and English) to the Internet in a rigorously scholarly project that is, at the same time, user-friendly for the widest possible range of readers and researchers ... texts are presented in immediately usable form and accompanied by introductions, translations (where possible and necessary), and scholarly bibliographies. Images will be an integral part of text presentation"--About us page.
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Religious Studies; British and Commonwealth History
A database documenting the careers of all Church of England clergymen between 1540 and 1835. This website not only gives access to the Database, but also provides a range of supporting materials about the Church and its clergy.
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British and Commonwealth History; Government Information: International and Foreign; Islam and the Middle East; Jewish Studies; Religious Studies
The collection covers Middle Eastern history from 1812-1958; countries included are: Afghanistan, Egypt, Sudan, Persia, Suez Canal, Turkey, Jordan, Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Syria. The series originated out of a need for the British Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. Some of these were one page letters or telegrams -- others were large volumes or texts of treaties. All items marked 'Confidential Print' were circulated to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

7. East India Company [2017 - ]

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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.
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.

8. The Economist [1843 - ]

Database topics
Economics and Business; News; British and Commonwealth History
Journal/Periodical
v. 33 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
Journal/Periodical
CD-ROMs : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 operation manual (1 v. (loose leaf) ; 30 cm.)
CD-ROM version of the Index to English literary periodicals, 1681-1914, designed to work with the microfilm collection, English literary periodicals series. Features include keyword and title searching as well as the ability to print selected references.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; French and Italian Studies
"These accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850, highlight the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy. This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works allows scholars to compare a range of sources on the history of travel for the first time, including many from private or neglected collections. We include letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps. The Grand Tour is a wonderful source of information about daily life in the eighteenth century, highlighting such everyday issues as transportation, money, communications, food and drink, health and sex. The material also covers European political and religious life, British diplomacy; life at court, and social customs on the Continent, and is an invaluable resource for the study of Europe's urban spaces. There is a wealth of detail about cities such as Paris, Rome, Florence and Geneva, including written accounts and visual representations of street life, architecture and urban planning."--About page.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Government Information: International and Foreign; Law
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
"The Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada portal provides a centralized, streamlined means of accessing historical debates of the Senate and House of Commons, in both official languages. The Senate and House of Commons Debates, commonly known as the Debates, or Hansard, contain the transcribed, edited and corrected record of full deliberations of both Houses of Parliament ... This portal includes reconstituted debates, which represent debates for the years prior to the adoption of official reporting. These reconstituted debates are an unofficial version of the debates, drawn from newspaper reports of the day. Finally, the portal also includes translated debates for the Senate of Canada, which began its official report in English only. All of the reconstituted and translated content can be identified in the records"--About page.

12. The Illustrated London news [1842 - 2003]

Database topics
News; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Journal/Periodical
v. ill. (part col.), ports. 38-43 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

14. The Listener [1929 - 1991]

Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Communication and Journalism; Film and Media Studies
Journal/Periodical
v.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

15. The London gazette [1665 - ]

Database topics
Political Science; British and Commonwealth History; News
Journal/Periodical
v. 29-31 cm.
Green Library
Database topics
General and Reference Works; British and Commonwealth History
Online bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area. Core data for the project has been taken from Heather Creaton's bibliographies of London history and coverage is being extended to the present day.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Germanic Studies; French and Italian Studies; Language; American History; Economics and Business; Government Information: International and Foreign; Government Information: United States
Digital facsimiles of literature on economics and business published from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century from the collections of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School; with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University, and from Sterling Library at Yale University. Collection contains materials on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport; documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth; focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology; special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. Includes facsimiles of rare books and primary source materials such as political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, proclamations, and a wide range of ephemera.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; General and Reference Works
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 25 cm.
Index with coverage from 1906 to 1980.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Database topics
History; American History; African Studies; British and Commonwealth History
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource.
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern and colonial period. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; General and Reference Works
Covers the period from 1790 to 1905 in The Times of London.
Media & Microtext Center