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Journals, primary sources, and books. Search JSTOR. Advanced Search · Text Analyzer BETA. Use your own document to search for articles and books. Maintained by the Institute for Historical Research (IHR), London. be used for academic reference purposes for school or university papers.
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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers : A collection of over , House of Commons sessional papers from to the present. Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History "An online exploration of the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading. Provides access to digital collections of primary sources photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc. Downer, with Patricia V. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history.
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History in Focus : History in Focus was an occasional series taking a thematic approach to history. Each issue was designed to provide an introduction to the chosen topic and to help stimulate interest and debate. The site is no longer updated.
History Online : Produced by the Institute of Historical Research, this website aims to provide a guide to high-quality information resources for the teaching and learning of history. House of Commons Parliamentary Papers : A collection of over , House of Commons sessional papers from to the present.
Includes useful guidance on the workings of the Commons and the records it produces e. Bills, House Papers and Command Papers. Legacies of British Slave-ownership : Online resource that contains the names of slave-owners in the British Caribbean, Mauritius and the Cape at the moment of abolition.
It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation to early s , and newer material collected continuously since The Archive is a charitable trust in the care of the University of Sussex. The National Archives : Has a collection of over 11 million historical government and public records, from Domesday Book to modern goverment papers and digital files.