Thursday, 7 April 2011

Connected Histories

Anyone studying history should take a look at Connected Histories which provides access to a wide range of distributed digital resources relating to early modern and nineteenth-century British history.

Search across the Connected Histories resources at

The Connected Histories website is fully searchable and provides access to millions of pages of text, hundreds of thousands of words and tens of thousands maps and images. It incorporates the following digital sources: 
  • British History Online
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900
  • Charles Booth Online Archive
  • Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540–1835 • London Lives, 1690–1800 • Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674–1913 • Origins Network • Parliamentary Papers • Printed Ephemera from the Bodleian Library • Strype’s Survey of London 

The resource will grow substantially over time as new sources are added. The first update, due in September, will include 65,000 British Library books from the Historic Books Platform, 19th century pamphlets from JSTOR, and abstracts of wills from The National Archives.

JISC news release
4 April 2011