Resources on the United Kingdom, focused especially on the famine in Ireland.
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2014
- Online resources on Ireland
- Onine resources on Europe
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online
(NOTE: only a limited number of people can log on to this resource simultaneously)
This significant reference work is a biographical dictionary of people of distinction in the British Isles and its colonies who have died.
- United Kingdom country profile (BBC)
- Eurostat regional yearbook 2011
Statistical information is an important tool for understanding and quantifying the impact of political decisions on the citizens in a specific territory or region. The Eurostat regional yearbook 2011 gives a detailed picture of a large number of statistical fields in the 27 Member States of the European Union, as well as in EFTA and candidate countries.
- Early English Books Online
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
- British Periodicals Collection
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the 1680's to the 1930's.
- Connected Histories: British History Sources, 1500-1900
This joint university project is an excellent site for those researching British history, including genealogy and family history
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Government documents, such as the British Parliamentary Papers (PP), are an excellent source for primary and official texts. Some governments put their information online where it is easily accessible, while other documents are more difficult to obtain.
Take a look in the UTA library catalogue, and also look in other library catalogues (using WorldCat). You can make use of ILL (Interlibrary Loan) to get copies of relevant documents if UTA does not have them!
If you have any questions about government documents, please contact your History Librarian (me) or your Government Documents Librarian (Tom Lindsey)
- Irish Government
"This site will help you to find government organisations or information by providing links, indices of recent publications and a search engine that searches all government sites. There is also general information about Ireland including some photographs"
- Government in Northern Ireland
Information on Northern Ireland from the UK Government web page
- The British Library
GOV.UK, an experimental trial (‘beta’) replacement for Directgov and the first step towards a single government website. PLEASE BE AWARE – this is a test website. It may contain inaccuracies or be misleading. Directgov remains the official website for government information and services.
- National Library of Ireland
James Joyce manuscripts acquired by the NLI since 2000 can now be viewed via the NLI online catalogue.