Databases

Search or browse for databases across all subject areas. Databases are collections of scholarly resources, such as articles, journals, videos, images, primary source materials, and more. We also recommend using Omni, our academic search tool, to quickly find individual titles across the library's collection.

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19th Century UK Periodicals
Full runs of nearly 600 titles, from the period 1800 to 1900. Some titles exist only in a single copy; such is the fragile state of much nineteenth-century printed material. The collection contains over six million... Connect
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
The immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever... Connect
British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1120-1900
Consists of two collections: British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900, which provides an intimate look into the lives and works of Britain’s major writers across two hundred years; the Medieval and... Connect
British Periodicals
Hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth. British Periodicals traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century... Connect
C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
Draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over... Connect
Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969
Consists of confidential print documents issued by the United Kingdom Foreign and Colonial Office since c1820. This collection covers: the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the nineteenth century; the Middle... Connect
Defining Gender, 1450-1910
Source materials from European archives intended for researching the humanities from a gendered perspective.Defining Gender contains original source material from British and European archives for those studying history... Connect
Early English Books Online
Images of over 132,000 English-language works printed from 1473-1700 in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and elsewhere.Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains images of virtually every work printed in England,... Connect
Early European Books Online
A diverse array of printed sources from the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. All works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, fall within the scope of the project, together with all pre-... Connect
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) is a vast eighteenth-century library at your desktop—a fully text-searchable corpus of books, pamphlets and broadsides in all subjects printed between 1701 and 1800.... Connect
Eighteenth Century Journals Portal
Rare journals printed between c1685 and 1835 illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. They offer effective coverage of the important issues of the period, and are invaluable to... Connect
Empire Online
Collection of primary source documents spanning the 16th through 20th centuries pertaining to colonial history, politics, culture and society.Empire Online contains a vast array of primary source documents, sourced from... Connect
First World War
The primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents along with a range of contextual secondary... Connect
ITER: Bibliography
Access the ITER Bibliography through the ITER Gateway portal.  This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 million citations for secondary source material from over 400 medieval and renaissance journal titles. Users... Connect
John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera
Scanned documents from the 18th through 20th centuries pertaining to crimes, advertising, booktrade, and more.This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed... Connect
JSTOR: 19th Century British Pamphlets
Throughout the 19th century, pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day. 19th Century British Pamphlets, created by... Connect
Literature Online
Works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, with some full-text literature journals, with key criticism and reference resources. The following literature collections are cross-searchable via the... Connect
London Low Life
Colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and... Connect
Mass Observation Online: British Social History 1937-1972
Mass Observation was a pioneering social research organisation whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965. This collection covers the end of the 'Hungry Thirties... Connect
Medieval Travel Writing
A collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. Featured authors include Ambassadors,... Connect
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