Our library has outstanding print, microfilm and online collections in the areas of international, political and cultural history. Our world class printed collection of literature is a rich source of material, and is augmented by Literature Online for full text literary and critical material.
Government and parliamentary papers are available through sources such as House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, which gives you online access to papers from the 16th -21st century, British Documents on the End of Empire, Documents on British Policy Overseas, British Documents on Foreign Affairs and, on microfilm, Colonial Office, Cabinet Office and Foreign Office papers from the National Archives. We also give you online access to the papers of the Stormont Administration, 1921-1972.
The library gives you access to a wide range of regional, national and overseas news sources, in print, microfilm and online. This includes access to the online archives of key papers such as The Times, The Guardian and The New York Times, as well as access through collections such as Eighteenth Century Journals, Nineteenth Century Serials, British Periodicals Online and the Burney Collection of 17th and 18th Century Papers to a range of historical UK national and regional publications. For the very recent period you have access to hundreds of news sources worldwide through Nexis.
Our extensive microfilm collection also contains newspapers from Europe, Africa and India, whilst our Special Collections contain an outstanding collection of printed early books and journals. Early journal material is also available online through British Periodicals Online, as well as on microfilm through sets such as English Literary Periodicals and Women Advising Women. The databases The Making of the Modern World, Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Early English Books Online together give you access to material published between 1473 and 1850.
For archive and manuscript material in print, you should visit our Special Collections. Our extensive collection of microfilms includes much relevant archival material, including the Curzon collection and Africa through Western Eyes. The databases Empire Online, Women and Social Movements in the United States and Mass Observation Online provide you with access to further archival material.