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British Online Archives (for public libraries)

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British Online Archives ( is an online gateway to over sixty primary source collections, collectively covering the period between 1650 and 2000 and sourced from British-based libraries and archive repositories. Thematically, the collections cover an array of subjects including war studies, twentieth century British politics, protest and other social movements, colonial and missionary records as well as transatlantic relations. 

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Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Academic Levels

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Research

Resource Types

  • Archive Only Resources

Further information

This resource is updated monthly.

1650 - 2000