Digital resources

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Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) is the most extensive guide available to published writing on British and Irish history.

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Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities

Web archives are an increasingly important resource for arts and humanities researchers, yet we have neither the expertise nor the tools to use them effectively.

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British History Online

British History Online (BHO) is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. We aim to support the learning, teaching and research of our users from around the world.

Connected Histories: Sources for Building British History, 1500-1900

Connected Histories (launched on 31 March 2011) is a federated search facility for a wide range of distributed digital resources relating to early modern and nineteenth-century British history.

History of Parliament Online

Since 1964, the History of Parliament Trust has been researching and publishing one of the most highly regarded works of historical reference.

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History Online

History Online provides a comprehensive overview of academic history in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, offering information about the latest historical research, teaching and publishing.

Reviews in History

Reviews in History was launched in 1996, and publishes reviews and reappraisals of significant work in all fields of historical interest.

Catalogue of British Town Maps

This Catalogue of British Town Maps locates town maps extant in UK public archives and libraries. It provides details of almost 8,000 maps and provides for each the key cartographical and other features and the location of publicly-accessible exemplars.

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Fashion and consumption in the First World War: Department store catalogues 1916-17

Fashion and consumption in the First World War was a joint project between the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library, to produce an online exhibition of digitised fashion catalogues from the First World War.

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TOBIAS (the Thesaurus of British and Irish History as SKOS) is an AHRC-funded project.