British and Irish Studies

Irish Times, 1859-2012

Alternative Titles
Weekly Irish Times, 1876-1958
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

Explore nearly 150 years of the Emerald Isle’s turbulent history, rich culture, and complex political climate with The Irish Times (1859-2012) and the Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958). From the aftermath of the Great Famine, the launch of the Titanic, and the Easter Rising of 1916, to the World Wars, the Troubles, and today’s most pressing global social issues, Ireland’s “only independent newspaper” lends its authoritative voice to local and international events alike.

The historical Irish Times provides comprehensive news reporting as well as sports, business, arts, lifestyle coverage, and more. Each issue contains in-depth analysis and lively debate of current events. The Weekly Irish Times’ coverage includes The Times Pictorial. These titles provide access to prominent columnists, including arts commentator Fintan O’Toole, satirist Miriam Lord, former Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald, and opinion editorial writers like Tony Blair and Bill Clinton.

Because complete runs of The Irish Times and the Weekly Irish Times have been captured, researchers can follow the progression of events—and even the newspaper’s evolution from “new conservative daily paper” to today’s more progressive publication—over time.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1859 - 2012 (One year of additional content from 1 year ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11601
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Scotsman, 1817-1950

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Description

When it was founded in 1817, The Scotsman was so radical that it was considered “incendiary.” Today, it continues to provide an independent voice and uniquely Scottish analysis of local and global events.


From the death of Sir Walter Scott to the death of Abraham Lincoln, from the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the fashion for tea salons in Victorian Glasgow, and from the Catholic Emancipation Bill to the crash of the U.S. stock market, The Scotsman captured the unprecedented turmoil and change occurring on both sides of the Atlantic during the 19th and 20th centuries.


Because The Scotsman, part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers™, is delivered on the same platform as The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, and Weekly Irish Times, researchers can easily compare and contrast facts and opinions conveyed in these newspapers. The result is a more comprehensive understanding of the modern history of the British Isles and Ireland.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11597
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Picture Post Historical Archive

Description
The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour. Provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things – from boys rolling a tyre, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a rollercoaster – all caught in a single moment in time.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1938-1957
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11225
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Illustrated London News

Description
A full facsimile run of the illustrated newspaper, 1842-2003. Includes over 260,000 pages, including specials and presentation pieces.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1842-2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11223
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Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (Chadwyck-Healey version)

Alternative Titles
Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (DLPS version)
The Official Index to the Times (1906-1980) (DLPS version)
The Times Index
Palmer's Index to The Times (London)
The Official Index to the Times (London)
Description

Brief citations to articles that appeared in The Times (London) (1790-1905). Searchable by keyword in the title and/or in article main heading. Searches are combined with The Official Index to The Times (London) (1906-1980).

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11171
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Times of India, 1838-2004

Alternative Titles
Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce (1839-1859), Bombay Times and Standard (1860-1861)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, PQHN
Description

Full-text searchable access. Part of the Historical Newspapers product. The world’s most widely circulated English daily newspaper was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India. Today this historical newspaper serves researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender issues, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, and more. In its pages, The Times of India illuminates key historical events such as the Sepoy Mutiny, which lead to British rule in India; the formation of the Indian National Congress; and the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement. It captures the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan, the war over the Kashmir region, and the creation of Bangladesh. It reports on the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi; the Bhopal industrial disaster, which resulted in thousands of deaths; and the rise of Pakistan as a nuclear power. And, it provides coverage of sports, the Indian film industry, and other stories of everyday life.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1838 - 2004. Includes complete full text of every issue from the first (November 3, 1838) through the December 31st issue of 9 years ago. (One year of additional content from 9 years ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11161
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State Papers Online, 1509-1782

Description

State Papers Online, 1509-1782 is a searchable archive of 16th-,17th and 18th-century State Papers:  Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council for research and teaching projects in politics, government, and social, economic, and religious history.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1509-1782
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10963
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Bibliography of British and Irish History

Alternative Titles
Brepolis, BBIH
Description

The Bibliography of British and Irish History Online provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British empire and commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.


As well as providing details of publications, the bibliography offers links to online catalogues to help you find the items that it lists in research libraries in Britain and Ireland. It also provides links to online text where available. The bibliography is a guide to the work of historians - it does not contain original sources, unless they have been edited and republished by historians (except for a selection of key sources published before 1901).

 

The bibliography lists books, articles in books and articles in journals. Over 600 journals are regularly checked Material is included irrespective of place or language of publication, although coverage is best for works published in Britain (and in Ireland during 1936-2005, the dates of publication so far comprehensively covered by Irish History Online).

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10953
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Dictionary of Irish Biography

Alternative Titles
DIB
Description
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10909
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Soldier in Later Medieval England

Alternative Titles
The Soldier in Later Medieval England
Description
Database of soldiers in English royal armies between 1369 and 1453. Transcribed from the muster rolls and other sources, the database lists for each soldier information including title, first name, last name, date, retinue leader, military rank, function and place of service, annotations.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10689
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