Databases for History provide access to a huge range of primary source archives online. They allow you to search and access material without having to travel to archives and can bring material from across different archives together under a theme. They can also provide character recognition, full-text search, transcripts along with supporting contextual analysis, accompanying essays or tools such as timelines to help you make sense of the material you are working with.
Gale Primary Sources provides access to over 2 centuries of unique and rare newspapers, books, manuscripts, maps and photographs through detailed subject indexing, interactive tools and enriched metadata. It allows cross searching of 14 key primary source databases:
Bibliography of British & Irish History
The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) is an online record of over 630,000 publications relating to British and Irish history, including thousands published this year.
For more information on using the BBIH see the help videos here
Find out about the online courses we offer for all students to help develop both your wider academic skills and skills in using the Library for your research.
AM Explorer from Adam Matthew Digital provides a single point of access to discover millions of pages of unique primary source content, with built-in federated search functionality across all our Adam Matthew collections.