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British economic and social history since c.1880 (Paper 11)

Part I, Paper 11


  • History and Policy:  policy papers and comment reporting recent historical research relevant to current public policy
  •  Newspapers and periodicals online (see also the University Library's newspaper page):

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  • BFI Screenonline: online encyclopaedia of British film and television, featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the collections of the BFI National Archive
  • BFI Player: 11,000 archive films are available to watch free from the BFI, national and regional archives. This collection grows constantly as more material is digitised.
  • Bibliography of British and Irish History*: bibliography of books, articles in books and articles in journals dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth; contains over 500,000 records, and provides links to online texts where available
  • British Cartoon Archive: website of the British Cartoon Archive, including biographies of cartoonists and thousands of digital images
  • British Pathé, 1896-1976: video film archive of newsreels, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976
  • Cambridge Histories Online*: full texts of the Cambridge Histories series; relevant titles include The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, The Cambridge Social History of Britain, and The Cambridge Urban History of Britain
  • Discovery*: online access to the National Archives' collection of digitised public records
  • JISC MediaHub*: portal to a range of audio-visual collections including selected news clips from the ITN/Reuters archives, the Imperial War Museum film collection, and the Royal Mail collection of documentary, public information, and industrial films.
    • John Johnson Collection: digital archive of thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, published from the 18th-early 20th centuries; divided into collections: advertising; book trade; crime; entertainment; prints
    • Open Research Exeter (ORE): University of Exeter's open access repository for images and multimedia; Exeter's special collections are particularly strong in Victorian popular culture
    • TUC History Online: website covering the history of the Trades Union Congress, including documents and reports relating to the General Strike
    • U.K. Parliamentary Papers*: digital library of House of Commons sessional papers from 1715, with supplementary material back to 1688
    • A Vision of Britain Through Time: website bringing together historical surveys of Britain, 1801-2001; includes maps, election reports, statistical trends and travel writing

    (Resources marked * denote those subscribed to by the University Library; should any of the links not work, go to the eresources@cambridge page and try accessing the resource from there.)