A wealth of primary sources – trial access to British Online Archives

Shelves with boxes of documentsThe Library has trial access to all 88 collections from British Online Archives until 31 May.  The archive contains over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives, which are organised thematically.  Collections include ‘The British Union of Fascists: Newspapers and Secret Files, 1933-1951’, ‘British Labour Party Papers, 1906-1969 and 1968-1994’, ‘Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865’, ‘Zimbabwe under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1897-1980’, ‘British officers’ diaries from World War I, 1914-1919’, ‘British women trade unionists on strike at Bryant & May, 1888’ and much more.

Access to British Online Archives is available off-campus via an institutional login until 31 May.

Help us to decide

Feedback about any of the collections would be appreciated.  Please send this to Charlie Carpenter, Academic Liaison Librarian for History: c.a.carpenter@reading.ac.uk.

Sophie Dorman, E-resources Team