Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; News
  • [Pt. 1]
  • Pt. 2
Searchable full text of full runs of newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth-century Britain. This new collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as newspapers from: established country or university towns; the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands; and Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. Penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also included.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Feminist Studies
This database contains 2.1 million pages of periodicals published in Great Britain from 1800-1900. It includes publications on women, children, leisure and sport, and humor, and the British Empire.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; American History; History
Archive Finder brings together ArchivesUSA and the cumulative index to the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the UK and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland), previously available on CD-ROM. ArchivesUSA is a current directory of over 5,500 repositories and more than 161,000 collections of primary source material across the United States. NIDS UK/Ireland is a major reference work that reproduces on microfiche the finding aids to thousands of archive and manuscript collections in libraries and record offices, museums and private collections throughout the UK and Ireland. Used together in Archive Finder, researchers are able to read descriptions of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to their work as well as find the information they need to contact the repository directly.
Database topics
Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies
Contains the texts processed thus far from the corpus of Celtic-Latin literature from the period 400-1200 as part of the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources project.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; Social Sciences (General); American History; History
Index to archival finding aids derived from major archival libraries and sources in the United States and the United Kingdom. Contains both detailed collection guides and records consisting primarily of summary descriptions of archives, manuscripts, and special collections. Includes: RLG's Archival and Mixed Collections (AMC) file; National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC).
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
37 streaming video files : digital, sd., col.
This collection provides access to the 37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History
The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, available online from 2002 to 2009. The Bibliography aims to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1900 and has been enriched by co-operation with other projects. Data from the London's Past Online project were added to the database in January 2003 and the first batch of data from Irish History Online was added in August 2004, with further batches from both projects being added later. From the end of 2006 the Bibliography has co-operated with teams working under the auspices of the Scottish Historical Review Trust which will henceforth edit the primarily Scottish titles in the database. All titles included in The Royal Historical Society Bibliography on CD-ROM (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) are included in the database (with the exception of unpublished theses).
Database topics
General and Reference Works
Provides access to Bowker's Books in print, US and Canadian titles; Book Data's complete British books in print; Books out-of-print; Children's books in print, Forthcoming books, Bowker's publisher authority database; Bowker's complete video directory; Words on cassette. Includes links to reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Choice, Library Journal and others. Records include author, title, publisher, ISBN, series, price, publisher/distributor address and phone information. Web and e-mail addresses are also included.
Database topics
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
Education; African Studies
The British Education Index is an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK. It began life in the early 1960s as a simple author and subject index to the contents of educational journals published in the UK, and has now expanded to include over 150,000 records to journal articles, conferences and conference papers, research reports and electronic texts, from sources such as websites and educational repositories.
Database topics
Earth Sciences
A relational database designed to hold definitive and readily accessible information about all allostratigraphical, lithostratigraphical and lithodemic units of member (or equivalent) and higher rank that are used, or have been used, on BGS maps and in BGS publications. It includes information about lesser named units, notably beds (and their equivalents), and some information about names not currently recognised by the BGS or now regarded as obsolete.
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
General and Reference Works
Enables the user to search various British Library catalogs of over 12 million items including general printed books pre-1975, humanities and social sciences post-1975, humanities and social sciences open-access reference books, science, technology and business, document supply books, document supply serials, document supply conferences, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections, cartographic, newspapers, printed music, register of preservation surrogates. Contains links to catalogs not included on this site.
Database topics
Uncategorized
The British National Bibliography (BNB) records the publishing activity of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and includes selective coverage of printed and electronic publications published since 1950, as well as information on new titles up to 16 weeks ahead of their announced publication date. The BNB has been available as a subset of the British Library Integrated Catalogue since December 2008.
Database topics
News; British and Commonwealth History
  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
  • 19th century British Library Newspapers [Part 1]
  • 19th century British Library Newspapers Part 2
  • British Newspapers, Part 3-5: 1680-1950.
British Newspapers, 1600-1950 is a comprehensive digital historic newspaper archive. It provides access to historic newspapers, newsbooks, ephemera and national & regional papers from British Isles.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Collection I
  • Collection II
  • Collection III
  • Collection IV.
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
Database topics
Language; News; Film and Media Studies
The BUND is the essential online resource of British newsreel history for both academic research and media professionals featuring news coverage from 1910 to 1979. It is the only centralised index of all British cinema and newsreel releases of the twentieth century and is fully searchable, covering a diverse range of subjects such as fashion, sport, politics, transport and the two world wars. The BUND includes 80,000 digitised production documents and links to 40,000 downloadable newsreels from the British Pathe collection.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; American History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
  • Resources accessible using only C19 interface: Archives USA.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary papers (UK)
  • Nineteenth century short title catalogue (NSTC)
  • -- Nineteenth century microfiche project
  • Palmer's index to the Times
  • Periodicals index online
  • -- Poole's index to periodical literature
  • Resources accessed directly or via the C19 interface: American periodicals series online
  • British periodicals (Collection 1)
  • Wellesley index to Victorian periodicals.
C19 indexes publications of the Anglo-American World, 1790-1919. Collections expand with each release of the database. You may search the entire index and thus all the resources contained within it, or limit your search to one of the individual resources included in the database.
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.