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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.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
A collection of historical contemporary reviews, essays and commentary related to influential authors from the 17th to early 20th century. Collections come from the Critical Heritage series from Routledge and are supplemented with additional documents, reviews and essays drawn from 18th and 19th-centrury periodicals including Saturday Review, The Athenaeum, The Contemporary Review and The Bookman.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
"Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, as well as hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays. Explore the Larpent plays, papers of prominent theatrical figures of the period, including correspondence, financial documents, and portraits. Cross-reference this with essential searchable databases created from information in The London Stage 1729-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800" -- Nature and scope.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
Prompt books for performances of Shakespeare’s plays between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, and supporting material for 17 selected plays. Documents are indexed by genre, country, theatre, associated names, and other key search terms. Also present: ephemera, photographs, illustrations, music scores, correspondence, and illustrations. Some were owned by famous actors such as Charles and John Philip Kemble, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier. Others are extremely rare and old editions, in particular the 1670s Smock Alley prompt books from the Theatre Royal in Dublin, often marked up on copies of the original folios.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; News
Book
1 online resource
Launched in 1855, the Telegraph was the first daily morning paper. By 1876, the Telegraph was the largest-selling newspaper in the world, with a circulation of 300,000. Under the editorship of poet and Orientalist Edwin Arnold from 1873 to 1899, the newspaper published widely on foreign affairs and foreign cultures. Its dedication to foreign news coverage was evidenced by its employment of several renowned special correspondents over the years; Winston Churchill, who reported from India in 1897, Rudyard Kipling, who braved the trenches of the First World War, and Clare Hollingworth, who, as the first female war correspondent, relayed the start of the Second World War from Poland. During the twentieth century, the Telegraph cemented its reputation as a pioneering yet reliable source of news reporting. The newspaper's commitment to lively copy was matched by its desire to position itself at the forefront of journalistic innovation; it published the first crossword to appear in a newspaper in 1925, the first television column in 1935, and became the first British newspaper to launch a website in 1994. The publication of the Telegraph is generally seen by press historians as the start of a new era of journalism that emerged following the repeal of the stamp duty, marking the first step towards the mass-market journalism of the Daily Mail. The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 has over 1 million pages of content and includes the Sunday edition from its inception in 1961. The archive offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
  • Introduction & documentation
  • Discrete Witnesses
  • The Temple: poems in parallel display.
Digital Temple offers diplomatic and modern-spelling transcriptions of Williams MS. Jones B62, Bodleian MS. Tanner 307, and The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations, first edition (STC 13183, Folger Shakespeare Library copy).
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Video
1 online resource
Provides online access to a digital streaming video collection of unique films of current, leading British theatre productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources to facilitate a deeper understanding of the productions and texts. Learning resources include a detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, a relationship map, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for each play. Updates vary.
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 Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
"OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1837, plus Classical Latin poets -- from Jane Austen, Jeremy Bentham, Catullus, and John Donne through to Virgil and Wordsworth."
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO): William Shakespeare provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of Shakespeare's works.
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.

12. 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.

13. 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
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the literature of the Victorian period, which encompasses the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. 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
American History; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Economics and Business; News; General and Reference Works; Feminist Studies
Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale's range of historical newspaper and collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across multiple products owned by their institution, including: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts I and II; 19th Century UK Periodicals, Series I: New Readerships; 19th Century UK Periodicals, Series II: Empire; 19th Century U.S. Newspapers; Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2006; the Economist Historical Archive, 1846-2006; Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003; Penny Illustrated Paper; Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985; and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2005.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Fast literature
  • Street ephemera : posters, advertising, playbills, ballads and broadsides
  • Penny fiction
  • Cartoons
  • A complete collection of Tallis' Street Views
  • Chapbooks
  • Street Cries
  • Swell's guides to London prostitution, gambling and drinking dens
  • Tourist guides and topography
  • Manuscripts of George Gissing.
Full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 19th and early 20th century London; designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond. Will be of interest to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, cultural studies, urban studies, social history and the study of leisure and tourism. There is a strong emphasis on rare or unique material, particularly in the range of ephemera and street literature available.There is also an emphasis on visual material. The documents are drawn from the holdings of the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource : illustrations
This digital collection of British novelist Mary Webb's correspondence, manuscripts, first editions, and photographs was created in connection with the Stanford exhibition "Mary Webb: Neglected Genius," May 17 through August 29, 2010."

20. OntheBoards. TV. [2010]

Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Video
1 online resource
OntheBoards.tv offers high-quality videos of full-length performances by some of today's most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization.