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Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century in the United Kingdom. Among the subjects covered are history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, and science. Click here to search this database with other primary source databases.
Original source material from British and European archives for the study of history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective. Includes manuscripts, printed works and illustrations. Topics include: Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity and the Family, Consumption and Leisure, Education and Sensibility and The Body.
A digitized collection of predominantly London newspapers of the 17th & 18th centuries. Also includes broadsides, newsbooks, pamphlets, periodicals, and a few provincial newspapers. Click here to search this database with other primary source databases.
This UK newspaper collection, which is essential to the study of British history and culture in crucial periods, contains over 150,000 pages of printed text, spanning nearly 100 years of history. Rare news media resources are featured including London Gazette, Post Boy, Tatler, and the Original Weekly Journal. Use Gale Primary Sources to search this database with other primary source databases.
Extensive full-text collection of both national and regional British newspapers. Consists of two major collections from the British Library which span three hundred years of newspaper publishing in the U.K.-- 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th century Newspapers. A full list of publications and locations is included with the database.
Collection was originally called 19th Century British Library Newspapers (parts 1-4) but was absorbed into British Library Newspapers collection.
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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
This volume explores primary and secondary resources, including general literary research guides; union library catalogs; print and online bibliographies; scholarly journals; manuscripts and archives; 18th-century books, newspapers, and periodicals; contemporary reception; and electronic texts and journals, as well as Web resources.