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British & Commonwealth History - Collections
General History


Online Resources

Databases & Websites

BBC - History. Over 10,000 pages of secondary materials covering key historical themes and events.
British History Research Guide. Full-text documents from Rutgers University Libraries.
British History Online. A digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.
British Philosophy: 1600-1900. Full-text database of works by: Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, the British Moralists (Selections), Anne Conway, John Locke, Bishop George Berkeley, David Hume, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, David Ricardo, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick
Historical Abstracts (1954+) Stanford Only
History of the United Kingdom: Primary Documents (Eurodocs from BYU).
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Full-text searchable sessional papers from 1801-2004.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook, compiled by Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
The Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850. This full-text, fully searchable database combines the strengths of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at Harvard with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in Columbia's Butler Library and from the libraries of Yale University. Almost 12 million pages present more than 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials, offering a comprehensive witness to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West.

The National Archives. One of the largest archived collections in the world, the National Archives spans 1000 years of British history. Certain documents are available online.
The Norton Anthology of English Literature Online
The Online Library of Liberty (Liberty Fund). This free website makes available hundreds of full-length classic texts on the nature of individual liberty, limited and constitutional government, and the free market. Every author has a biography page with information about their life and work and a list of their online titles. The authors are grouped by historical period and into schools of thought.
Treasures of the National Archives. The Public Record's Office virtual museum, displaying highlights from its collection online.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2001. Stanford Only

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Periodicals & Newspapers

Academic Search Premier from EBSCO. Provides access to journal articles in most academic areas of study. It includes full-text coverage for over 1,530 journals from 1990 to the present and abstracts/indexing of nearly 3,000 journals from 1984 to the present. Stanford Only
JSTOR Search. A full-text database of over 500 scholarly journals. Stanford Only
The Journal of British Studies. North America's premier publication for the study of British history and civilization, JBS publishes research articles and thematic review essays by an array of international authors in history, literature, and allied disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Stanford Only
The English Historical Review. First published in 1886, The English Historical Review is the oldest journal of historical scholarship in the English-speaking world. It deals not only with British history, but with almost all aspects of European and world history since the classical era. Stanford Only
The Historical Journal. The Historical Journal publishes papers on all aspects of British, European, and world history since the fifteenth century. Stanford Only

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Indexes & Bibliographies

London's Past Online (Centre for Metropolitan History in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography). Free, comprehensive online bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area.
Periodicals Index Online. Formally known as Periodicals Contents Index (PCI), this database searches millions of articles published in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, over a 300 year plus span, enabling researchers to quickly locate articles relevant to their particular field of study.Stanford Only
The Royal Historical Society Bibliography: A Guide to Writing About British and Irish History.

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Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia of British History: 1500-1980

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Print Resources

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Historical Dictionary of the United Kingdom, Kenneth J. Panton and Keith A. Cowlard.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1997.
Location: Green Library (DA34 .P36 1997 v.1-2)
Reader's Guide to British History, David Loades, editor.
New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (DA34 .R43 2003 V.1-2)
The Columbia Companion to British History, edited by Juliet Gardiner & Neil Wenborn.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
Location: Green Library (DA34 .H64 1997)
The Companion to British History, Charles Arnold-Baker.
New York: Routledge, 2001.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (DA34 .A76 2001)
The Oxford Companion to British History, John Cannon, editor
New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (DA34 .O93 2002)

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Journals

The English Historical Review
Location:Green Library, latest year or volume availble in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (DA20 .E58 v.1 1886 - present)
Electronic version available to Stanford-affiliated users at INGENTA, OXFORD, and JSTOR.
Online table of contents from PCI available to Stanford-affiliated users.
Historical Journal

Location: Green Library, latest year or volume availble in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (D1 H37 v.1 1958 - present).
Electronic version available to Stanford-affiliated users at OCLC, CAMBRIDGE, and JSTOR.
Online table of contents from PCI available to Stanford-affiliated users.
Parliamentary History
Location: Green Library, latest year or volume availble in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (JN500 .P29 v.1 1982 - present). Vol. 19, no. 1 and monographic supplements cataloged separately.
Online table of contents from PCI available to Stanford-affiliated users.
Past and Present
Location: Green Library, latest year or volume availble in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (D1 .P37 NO.1-188).
Electronic version available to Stanford-affiliated users at INGENTA, OXFORD, JSTOR, and MUSE.
Online table of contents from PCI available to Stanford-affiliated users.

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Catalogs & Indexes

British Biographical Index
München: K.G. Saur, 1998
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (CT773 .B75 1998 F V.1-7)
Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: Acquisitions, 1916-1975, by Mary Clapinson and T.D. Rogers.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .B66 B63 1991 v.1-3)
A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1895-1953.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .O96 W5 v.1-7)
A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge.
New York: G. Olms, 1980.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .C1913 1979 v.1-5)
Index of Manuscripts in the British Library.
Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1984-
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .B8372 1984 F v.1-10)

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Maps & Atlases

Atlas of British History, Martin Gilbert.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (G1811.S1 G5 1993)
Atlas of British Social and Economic History Since c.1700, edited by Rex Pope.
London: Routledge, 1989.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (DA470 .A85 1989)
An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England, Brian K. Roberts and Stuart Wrathmell.
London: English Heritage, 2003. 77 p.: maps (some col.); 42 cm.
Location: Green Library, Stacks, HN398 .E5 R63 2003 F

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Microform Resources

Documents

Records of the Court of Arches at Lambeth Palace Library, 1554-1911. Series 2, Proceedings in the Court of Arches, 1554-1875.
Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 8000)

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