British and Irish Studies

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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Times of India, 1861-2006

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
1861 - 2006. 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.

This collection also inlcudes State Papers Foreign, Low Countries, and Germany (1714-1782)

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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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
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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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