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Historic Digimap offers a range of historical Ordnance Survey mapping data products from 1843 to 1996. A range of online tools are available to facilitate viewing, interrogation and download of these products.
Ancient Roam allows you to view historical Ordnance Survey maps from the 1840s to the 1990s. Zoom through 12 different levels from maps at 1:500 to 1:10 560 in scale; view the same location for two different points in time to see what has changed. Land Use Map Viewer is a simple interface for viewing the Dudley Stamp Land Use maps created in the 1930s, compare 1930s Land Use map with contemporary OS map and search for location by place name or coordinates. For current maps use Digimap Ordnance Survey.
Includes statistics on population, labour force, agriculture, industry, trade, transport, finance, education, prices and national accounts. Tables can be downloaded to Excel.
This is an online and updated edition of the following printed volumes, which are held in the Hartley Library: International Historical Statistics: Europe 1750-2000; International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000; International Historical Statistics: the Americas 1750-2000. No password on campus. Off campus VPN or Institutional login.
It is worth noting that although visitors are welcome, the University Library’s main mission is to support the staff and students of the University and so there will be times when we are extremely busy doing this and therefore have to limit the time that we can give to family history queries. The guide below will give advice on resources available to you along with some tips should you need to visit us.
The National Archives' online catalogue, allows you to search and explore the collections and - where available - download digital copies of their records. The National Archives is the government's national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom. The National Archives hold over 1,000 years of the nation's records for everyone to discover and use.
From Domesday Book to modern government papers and digital files, the National Archives collection includes paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.
Uncover the stories of American military personnel and civilians during the Second World War through their oral histories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and military records. This digital resource offers an insight into the personal experiences of those involved in the conflict, both on the United States home front and on deployment overseas in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, China, Burma and India.
London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.
Nineteenth Century Literary Society offers unprecedented digital access to the peerless archive of the historic John Murray publishing company. This digital resource enables researchers to discover the golden age of the company that published genre-defining titles including Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Austen’s Emma, and Livingstone’s Missionary Travels.
Discover what life was like for the poorest communities in Victorian Britain, and explore the government policy, social reform movements and philanthropic efforts of charitable institutions that sought to alleviate poverty.
This digital resource reveals the story of war as told by the newspapers that brought information, entertainment and camaraderie to the forces at home and overseas. Explore over 300 titles from key nations across the globe that took part in the world-changing conflict.
This collection explores changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities and sexual behaviors throughout the twentieth century. Investigate the breadth and complexity of human sexual understanding through the work of leading American sexologists, sex researchers, organizations and the public consciousness.
Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.
This collection offers access to the works and legacy of many notable and influential women, but also a chance to hear the voices of forgotten and ordinary women. A breadth of printed and manuscript sources over four centuries, providing a multitude of perspectives on the changing roles of women in history.
Important primary sources, offering insight into many aspects of the conflict, including government policy, the war in the Pacific, and the war in Europe. Sources include the records of the Special Operations Executive; and private papers of American General Robert L Eichelberger, from the Pacific war.
The website of the Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature at the University of Kent, Canterbury. One of the worlds largest electronic archive of cartoons, the BCA holds a catalogued database of over 90,000 images.
Images held on the BCA catalogue can only be reproduced if you have permission from the copyright holder.
Provides access to thousands of images taken from the British Library's collections which include manuscripts, rare books, musical texts and maps spanning almost 3000 years. The range of images available include illustrations, drawings, paintings and photographs.
Images from this website cannot be reproduced without permission from the British Library.
An online image resource for England's history, Viewfinder's gallery contains illustrations of the industrial age, social history, architecture and archaeology, dating from the 1850s to the present day.
Material downloaded from the Viewfinder can be used for personal, non-commercial use only.
Online art encyclopaedia, including the Grove Art Online, which provides extensive coverage of all aspects of art & design and includes an online image gallery. Please note, this does not include access to Benezit Dictionary of Artists.
PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music & Culture Archive) is a unique on-line Social History and Youth Culture Website offering image licensing, on-line learning and research. The PYMCA Photo Library contains over 100,000 images of Social History and Youth Culture, spanning more than 150 years.
Individual registration is required.
Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
An off-air recording and media archive service that allows you to record TV and radio programmes scheduled for broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of channels. In addition, you can watch programmes from the archive, create clips, and compile your favourite shows into playlists. Further information Due to E.U legislation, any UK registered students in the EU will not be able to access BoB (apart from the BBC News Channel* ) from 1st January 2021. We will post updates as and when we get them.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries.The service includes features such as captions, transcripts, clip creation, and playlist creation that allow users to share videos. In order to use the app you must first set up a personal account using a desktop computer browser. Please use your university email address to sign up
In order to use the app you must first set up a personal account using a desktop computer browser. Please use your university email address to sign up
An extensive online portal that allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Please note: you will need to register on the site to use features such as “My Projects/Bookmarked Projects/Shared Projects”.
Newsreel were short current affairs films shown mainly in cinemas up until about the 1960s. They have become significant historical sources as they are often the only moving image record of some historical events. The Pathe newsreels are on a dedicated website (below) and JISC MediaHub (also below) gives access to British Paramount News (1931-1957), Gaumont British News (1934-1959) and Gaumont Graphic Newsreel (1910-1934)