Includes a map-based interface to its collections on the historic environment.
Contains links to over 1000 evaluated websites on topics from prehistory to the twentieth century.
Extensive digital resources from the Leibniz-Institut fur Europ�ische Geschichte / IEG) in Mainz
Useful for finding out if a particular word was in use during a given time period.
From the History Department of Leiden University
Maintained by the Institute for Historical Research, useful for details of U.K. theses, research and teaching, and recent publications.
Collections of historical texts online; material on medieval studies, modern European history and some American documents.
A major resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern.
Searchable archive of maps of most periods and areas of the world. Includes the map collections of the British Library, New York Public Library and the David Rumsey Collection (the world's largest private map collection)
A free, online edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers
Brings together digitised content from Australian libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations, including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Content is searchable by keyword.
From University College Cork - the online resource for contemporary and historical Irish documents in literature, history and politics. The texts can be searched, read on-screen, downloaded for later use, or printed out
Series from the Library of Congress. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analysing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
Occasional series which takes a thematic approach to history and concentrates on highlighting books, reviews, websites and conferences that relate to the theme of each issue
A "teach yourself" tutorial on Internet information skills for historians, written by staff from the Humanities Computing unit at Oxford University and from the Institute of Historical Research
Searchable archive of the AJR Journal dating back to the first edition in 1946.
A comprehensive collection of primary source materials documenting Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present.
Includes access to some of the Imperial War Museum's collections online.
Photographs and written sources on concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
Includes access to collections of photographs and short interviews with Holocaust survivors.
One of the world's leading and most extensive archives relating to the Holocaust and the Nazi era.
Provides access to photographs and other collections of digitised material relating to the Holocoaust.
Rare programme archives, unseen interviews, documents and photos exploring the history of the BBC's attempts to embrace a diverse, multicultural world. Some of the topics covered include Windrush, Carribean Voices, the BBC in India, LGBTQ+, Faith and the Projection of Britain.
A digital library of primary and secondary sources on British history, published by the Institute of Historical Research in collaboration with the History of Parliament Trust.
The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years. The index of the newspaper archives featured on the website can be searched for free, from any location. If you are using the website in premises owned or operated by the British Library, or within a premises subscribed to The British Newspaper Archive Community Edition, you can view the images of the newspapers themselves for free also. If you are using the website anywhere else and want to view the images of the newspaper archive or use some features of the website you will need to buy either a Credit Package or a Subscription. You have to register and be signed in to buy credits or a subscription.
Collaborative project which provides some access to digitised source material
A detailed online catalogue of materials relating to Booth's survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903), including digitised versions of the Maps Descriptive of London Poverty, 1898-9.
Brings together in a single site a number of key databases for economic, social and political history. These include the Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913, British Newspapers 1600-1900, British history online digital library, House of Commons Parliamentary papers, Charles Booth Archive, London Lives 1690-1800, and more. These include access to primary source materials, court reports, maps and documents.
Provides links to a variety of digital resources (including primary sources) and research concerning the early modern period (c. 1500-1800), as well as bibliographies on gender, religion, crime, etc.
A digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.
The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.
Provides resources relating to the Second World War, including oral testimonies and photographs.
This website focuses on 19th Century British pamphlets. It describes pamphlet collections, has links to catalogues and digitised pamphlets, and provides resources to assist those wanting to use pamphlets within their research or teaching.
Fully searchable archive of 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court between 1674 and 1913.
Provides free access to the index of wills and testaments in Scotland, 1513-1901.
Provides a comprehensive general overview of nineteenth century British history and literature.
Online image resource for England's history by English Heritage, including the collection England at Work.
For information on Latin American topics, see the Library's Latin American Studies subject guide.
This guide from Suffolk University in Boston, MA, provides selected information resources supporting African American Studies and Literature.
Document library, maintained by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Full image access to ship manifests and arrival records.
Online collections of primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United State. It contains substantial parts of the papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, written material on African-Americans, women's suffrage and first-person narrative of the American South, 1860-1920, collections on folk music, and many photographs - including over 100,000 photographs taken by government photographers in the 1930s, showing conditions across rural USA.
Presents historical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including Lincoln's writings and speeches, as well as other materials illuminating antebellum Illinois.
Collects and publishes declassified US documents.
Provides links to key documents in US foreign policy.
Provides access to digitised collections of resources, including material on the Women's Liberation Movement, African American women, and women in the Civil War.
An electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials.
A digital archive of sources relating to the American Civil War, focusing on the experiences of two opposing communities.
Digitised archive of administrative, financial, staff, estate and patient records from The Retreat in York - one of the most important institutions for the care and treatment of mental health patients. The archive spans the period 1792-2000, and includes over 650,000 digital images (note that patient records from 1920 onwards were excluded from the digitisation project). The original papers are held at the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York.
An online selection of titles from the Cornell University Library's extensive collection of materials on Witchcraft.
Digitised collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692, and a new transcription of the court records.
An electronic resource for the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in Scotland. It is in two parts: an interactive database, and supporting web pages. The database contains all people known to have been accused of witchcraft in early modern Scotland.
The Damned Art is an exhibition of books relating to the history of witchcraft and demonology, drawn mainly from the Ferguson collection at the University of Glasgow.