British and Irish Studies

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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First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Description
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 4000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10543
Access
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Guardian and Observer, 1791-2003

Alternative Titles
The Manchester Guardian and British Volunteer, The Observer
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, PQHN: UK
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfiles of The Guardian, 1821-2003 (published in Manchester, England) and The Observer, 1791-2003 (published in London, England). Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1791 - 2003 From the first issue of each newspaper through December 31, 2003. The Guardian began publication on May 5, 1821; The Observer began on December 4, 1791.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10351
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Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900

Description

Wellesley is an index to the authorship of articles, and a bibliography of articles written by each contributor, and using each pseudonym. Citations of evidence are provided to support attributions of authorship, along with brief biographical and vocational details. 45 important monthly and quarterly titles are included, covering the period from the beginning of the Westminster Review in 1824 to the end of the century. The exception to this is the Edinburgh Review, which is indexed from first issue, in 1802. Wellesley does not index poetry.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1824-1900
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10337
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Encyclopedia of India

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of India (GVRL)
Description
A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2006 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10313
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The Court Rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove and Bury, 1268-1600

Description

The court rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove and Bury constitute a distinctive collection of primary sources for examining and exploring the lives of ordinary people and the institutions of a rural community in the East Midlands of medieval England from the end of the 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century.

They were previously published on microfiche as part of The Court Rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove and Bury, 1268-1600, edited and translated by Edwin DeWindt and originally published by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto) in 1990 as vol. 17 of the Subsidia Mediaevalia series (ISBN 0-88844-366-8). In addition to the fiche, this book contains an extensive introduction and comprehensive index of the rolls, including people, places, and subjects.

These court rolls, together with census data, supplement Ramsey: The Lives of an English Fenland Town, 1200-1600 by Anne Reiber DeWindt and Edwin Brezette DeWindt, published by the Catholic University of America Press in January 2006 (ISBN 0-8132-1424-6).

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1268-1600
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10311
Access
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E-STAT

Alternative Titles
E STAT, E-statistics, E-STAT for Education
E-STAT pour l’éducation
Description
A dynamic interactive tool providing reliable and timely statistics about Canada and its ever-changing people, including Canadian Socio-economic Information Management System (CANSIM), census and Search map 2001 data.
Type
Statistics
Coverage
Historical Censuses of Canada, 1665-1871##1871-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10117
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The Official Index to the Times (1906-1980) (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (DLPS version)
Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (Chadwyck-Healey 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) (1906-1980). Searchable by keyword in the title and/or in article main heading. Searches are combined with Palmer's Index of the Times (London) (1790-1905).

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10079
Access
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17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Alternative Titles
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers
Burney Newspapers Collection, Gale Historical Newspapers, British Library
Description

The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Newly digitized, all Burney treasures are now fully text-searchable

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1604 - 1804
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10073
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