British and Irish Studies

Times Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
The Times of London, London Times
The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006, TTDA, TDA
Gale Historical Newspapers
Description

Searchable access to more than 200 years of backfile issues of The Times newspaper of London, England, from its origin in 1785 through 2006, including full page facsimile images digitized from microfilm. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.

Note:  For full text of the The Times since 2006, use LexisNexis Academic or NewBank's Access World News.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1785 - 2006 Backfile only.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9041
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Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP)

Alternative Titles
EEBO-TCP
EEBO
Description

The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership began in 1999 as an innovative cooperative relationship between ProQuest, the University libraries of Michigan and Oxford, and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to convert 25,000 books from ProQuest’s EEBO image product into fully-searchable, TEI-compliant SGML/XML texts.

In subsequent years, the EEBO-TCP has added 149 more individual partner institutions. Together, this partnership has funded the text conversion process (whereby digital page images are double-keyed by vendors, marked-up and reviewed by production staff at Michigan and Oxford, and then delivered to the web in their new form).

In March of 2008, the TCP announced its intention to initiate a second phase of EEBO-TCP production, with the aim of converting the remaining 44,000 unique monographs in the EEBO collection. To date, more than 60 individual institutions have joined this second partnership and production is underway.

The EEBO corpus consists of the works represented in the English Short Title Catalog I and II (based on the Pollard & Redgrave and Wing short title catalogs), as well as the Thomason Tracts. Together these trace the history of English thought from the first book printed in English in 1475 through 1700. The content covers literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, science and all other areas of human endeavor. The assembled collection of 125,000 volumes is a mainstay for understanding the development of Western culture in general and the Anglo-American world in particular. The STC collections have always found strong proponents in English, linguistics, and history but the collections are all encompassing in coverage, including core texts in religious studies, art, women's studies, history of science, law, and music.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1475 - 1700
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8975
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Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (Chadwyck-Healey version)
The Times Index
Palmer's 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. 

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8933
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Empire Online

Description

Empire Online contains over 60,000 images of original manscripts and printed material related to: Cultural Contacts; Empire Writing; the Invisible Empire; Religion and Empire; Race, Class & Colonialism. Covers Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceania & South Asia. There is a good balance between manuscript and printed material and a broad range of document types; written by men and women from both the European and the non-European perspective, including:

  • Exploration journals and logs
  • Letter books and correspondence
  • Periodicals
  • Diaries
  • Official Government Papers
  • Missionary papers
  • Travel writing
  • Slave papers
  • Memoirs
  • Fiction
  • Children's Adventure Stories
  • Traditional; folk tales
  • Exhibition Catalogues and guides
  • Maps
  • Marketing Posters
  • Photographs
  • Illustrations, including many in colour

Materials in Empire Online were sourced from: 

The British Library, The National Archives, Kew; The Bodleian Library, Oxford, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Church Mission Society Archive, University of Birmingham, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The National Archives of Canada, The Glenbow Museum, Canada, The National Library of Australia; The Bank of England Library; Birmingham Central Library; State Records, New South Wales; The National Library of Scotland; The London Library; National Gallery of Canada, University of Michigan Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1492-1962
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8891
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LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
Mobile Version
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Medieval Realms

Description

Medieval Realms is a comprehensive collection of original source material for the Middle Ages in Britain. It contains images of manuscripts, artefacts and buildings together with transcripts and translations into modern English of key written sources.

Type
Images
Text Collection
Coverage
1066 - 1500
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8825
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Text Creation Partnership (ECCO-TCP)

Alternative Titles
ECCO
Description

The University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, and Gale (part of Cengage Learning) have cooperated in a Text Creation Partnership to make freely available 2,231 accurately keyed and fully searchable SGML/XML text editions from among the 150,000 titles available in the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) database. ECCO is an important research database that includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. ECCO contains more than 32 million pages of text and over 205,000 individual volumes, all fully searchable. ECCO is published by Gale, part of Cengage Learning.

The ECCO collection consists of the works represented in the English Short Title Catalogue between 1701 and 1800. The corpus contains a diverse number of materials including not only books and broadsides but also Bibles, tract books, sermons, and printed printed ephemera by many well-known and lesser-known authors. The 150,000 works of the ECCO corpus captures the essence of the Enlightenment in Great Britain, and is essential in order to understand the context of the French, Industrial, and American Revolutions.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1701-1800
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8801
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ProQuest

Alternative Titles
ProQuest (all databases combined), Pro Quest, ProQuest Direct
CSA Illumina, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Description

Combined access to 80+ ProQuest databases, including full text journals, historical newspapers and corporate reports, and specialized indexes for many different fields, including: Arts, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Literature & Language, News & Current Events, Science, Social Sciences, and Dissertations & Theses. Among the included databases: ABI/INFORM, American Periodicals Series (APS), Environmental Science & Pollution Management, Ethnic NewsWatch, OxResearch, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Historical Annual Reports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Technology Collection, and Zoological Record Plus. Includes all databases previously accessed on the CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) Illumina interface platform. 

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8749
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Oxford English Dictionary (Third Edition)

Alternative Titles
OED
OED, 3rd Ed.; OED3; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
OED, 3rd Ed.; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
Historical Thesaurus of the OED
Description

New web version of the most complete and authoritative dictionary of the English language. Provides definitions, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world, with over 3 million quotations documenting how and when they have been used over time. Also incorporates the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, where words are arranged by their meaning rather than alphabetically.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition (in progress since 2000), with Second Edition (1989) entries (gradually being replaced).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8747
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HeritageQuest Online

Alternative Titles
HQO, Heritage Quest Online, ProQuest / UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection
United States Federal Census, PERSI (PERiodical Subject Index), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank Records
Description

Provides access to 5 resources useful for historical & genealogical research on the US & Canada: 1) photoreproductions of the original data sheets from the 1790-1930 U.S. federal censuses, with extensive indexing; 2) digitized versions of 22,000+ books (genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, probate records, etc) from all 50 US states and Canada; 3) PERSI (PERiodical Subject Index), a comprehensive subject index covering 6,500+ genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800; 4) Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files of 80,000+ individuals who served in that war; and 5) Freedman's Bank Records, documenting 105,000+ freed African American slaves and over 480,000 of their dependants and heirs.

Type
Database
Coverage
1700 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8325
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