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 
Archives Portal EuropeAccess to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent. Free online resource.
Art et Démocratie (1789-1792)Free online resource.
Bibliography of British and Irish History (formerly RHS Bibliography) 
British and Irish Archaeological BibliographyFree online resource
British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO)Free 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 
British Political SpeechAn online archive of British political speech
Centre for English Local History Thesis CollectionTheses completed by students at the Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester from 1948 to 2015. Free online resource.
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
Colonial Society of MassachusettsPublications online
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
Dictionary of Welsh BiographyFree online resource
Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse GeschiedenisFree online resource
Dutch Caribbean Digital PlatformFree online resource from University of Curacao.
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.
FranceArchivesPortail National des Archives
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 
A Literary Tour de FranceFree online resource. Publishing and the Book Trade in France and Francophone Europe, 1769-1789
In Our TimeRadio series episode archive
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 
MarineLivesFree online. "Collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts from the High Court of Admiralty, 1650-1669 (with some excursions into data from the 1630s and 1640s)"
Monumenta Germaniae HistoricaFree online resource. Guide to the series also available.
Newberry French Revolution Collection PamphletsFree online via Internet Archive: "Newberry Library's French Revolution Collection consists of more than 30,000 pamphlets and more than 23,000 issues of 180 periodicals published between 1780 and 1810"
A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825Free online resource
Nineteenth Century British Pamphletsvia JSTOR 

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

Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyWhen using onsite you can ignore the Sign in box and just begin using the resource.
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 Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland and Global 
ProQuest UK NewsstandRecent newspapers
Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth centuryFree online resource from the University of Glasgow. "Searchable database of well over eight hundred newspaper advertisements placed by masters and owners seeking the capture and return of enslaved and bound people who had escaped."
Scottish Post Office DirectoriesFree online resource from the National Library of Scotland
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007 
Stormont PapersFree online resource
Theatregoing: Eyewitness accounts of going to a showFree online resource
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 
Trans-Atlantic slave trade database 
UK Parliamentary Papers 
Victorian Popular Culture 
A Vision of Britain through TimeFree online resource from the University of Portsmouth. "brings together historical surveys of Britain to create a record of how the country and its localities have changed".
Vogue Archive