Electronic resources

Online resources are listed below and via the catalogue, and are available onsite from IHR library PCs. Offsite access is mostly limited to staff and students of the IHR due to licence restrictions, except where indicated below. At the moment Wifi-access in the building is treated as offsite, although we are hoping to get this changed. See also Senate House Library Databases and eResources. Electronic resources in disc format are on the catalogue and can be requested from the library office.

Online resources

TitleAdditional information
17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers 
19th Century British Library Newspapers 
19th Century collections online (British Theatre, Music, and Literature) 
America: History and life 
A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825Free online resource
Archives Portal EuropeAccess to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.
Bibliography of British and Irish History (formerly RHS Bibliography) 
Bibliografia storica nazionaleFree online resource
British and Irish Archaeological BibliographyFree online resource
British Cartoon ArchiveFree online resource

British History Online (onsite access to full subscription resource and offsite access to staff, students, fellows).

Non-subscription areas direct from British History Online website

partially free online resource and subscription-only content available onsite
British Newspapers 1600-1900 
British Periodicals 
Charles Booth's LondonFree online resource provided by LSE
Churchill archiveAccess both on and offsite for IHR members. See further guidance.
Clergy of England databaseFree online resource
Complete Work of Charles Darwin OnlineFree online resource
Connected HistoriesFree online resource for use as a search tool; subscription required for links to external content.
Database of Court Officers 1660-1837Free online resource
Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse GeschiedenisFree online resource
Early English Books online (EEBO)Please note: It is safe to bypass any security warnings that appear
Eighteenth century collections online (ECCO)Please note: It is safe to bypass any security warnings that appear
Electronic Enlightenment 
England's Immigrants 1330-1550Free online resource
English Monastic ArchivesFree online resource
English Short Title CatalogueFree online resource
European Newsstream 
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports 1974-1996 
Founders OnlineFree online resource. Correspondence and other writings of six major shapers of the United States.
Global Commodities 
Hansard 1803-2005Free online resource - prototype
Hansard on UK Parliament websiteFree online resource, Commons 1988- present, Lords 1995-present
Heritage of the Printed Book (CERL) 
Historical abstracts 
Historical DirectoriesFree online resource from University of Leicester's Special Collections Online
History of Parliament OnlineFree online resource
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (now Proquest UK Parliamentary Papers) 
In Principio - Incipit Index of Latin Texts 
Library of Latin Texts - Series A and B 
International Medieval Bibliography 
JISC Historical Texts 
JISC Journal Archives 
JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archiveif you are getting a 'proxy server' error message try alternative access (onsite) via http://www.jstor.org
Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals 
Legal History: The Year BooksFree online resource. An Index and Paraphrase of Printed Year Book Reports, 1268 - 1535

Simultaneous lookup of entries in the many reference works that make up the Perseus Classical collection.. also Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources.

Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850 
Monumenta Germaniae HistoricaFree online resource. Guide to the series also available.
Nineteenth Century British Pamphletsvia JSTOR 

Nineteenth Century Collections Online part 3: British Theatre, Music and Literature

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 
Oxford English Dictionary 
Palmer's full text online 
UK Parliamentary Debates
Parliament rolls of medieval EnglandBritish History Online
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913Free online resource
Proquest UK NewsstandRecent newspapers
Scottish Post Office DirectoriesFree online resource from the National Library of Scotland
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007 
Stormont PapersFree online resource
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 
Trans-Atlantic slave trade database 
UK Parliamentary Papers 
Victorian Popular Culture 
Vogue Archive