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last updated: 9/27/2011

British Empire and South Asia

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Secondary Sources

Academic Search (EBSCO) - about - Provides fulltext coverage of magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journals for almost every academic discipline.

Historical Abstracts - about - Index to journal articles, book chapters and theses about world history, 1450 to present

Oxford Reference Online - about - Approximately 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Each title may be searched separately and a search may also be made across all (see History section.) 

Bibliography of Asian Studies - about - Contains record of research and scholarly literature on Asia written in Western languages; includes books, journal articles, conference presentations, chapters in edited volumes, etc

JSTOR - about - Provides searchable full-text of historical runs of important scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, sciences, ecology, and business (good for primary sources also) 

Indexes and Bibliographies of Primary Sources

Index to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers on CD-ROM (in-library use only) about - Cumulative index to all House of Commons Parliamentary Papers from 1801 to 1990. Microfiche of Papers housed in Microforms

Nineteenth Century Masterfile -about - searchable index of British and American periodicals in the nineteenth century; includes Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906

Periodicals Contents Index (PCI) - about - searchable index of scholarly journals in a variety of languages, from their first issues through 1995 (some coverage of late 18th century, good coverage of 19th century)

Victorian Law and British India - detailed bibliography of primary sources from Victorian periodical literature

The British Empire in the Victorian Press, 1832-1867: A Bibliography
(Main Library - Research Coll. ? Stacks Z2021.C7 P32 1987)

Records of the Colonial Office, Dominions Office, Commonwealth Relations Office, and Commonwealth Office
(Main Library - GIMSS - Gov't Info - Reference - DA10 .B754 1995x v. 1)

Collections of Primary Sources

Internet Library of Early Journals - digital archive of several 18th- and 19th-century British journals. Searchable in varying degrees (some full text, some indexes)

Empire Online - digital archive of manuscript and printed materials documenting cultural contacts in the British Empire

Times Digital Archive (The Times, London) - about - The full text of The Times (London), images of pages and articles, search and limit by date and article type

Eighteenth Century Collections Online - about - Searchable electronic versions of every book published in Great Britain in the 18th century

Eighteenth Century Journals from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Main Library -  Microforms - ask staff) - microfilmed collection of 76 rare journals printed between 1714 and 1799

Colonial discourses (Main Library - Microforms - PR9497.3 .C64) - large microfilm collection of British literature and travel writing relating to the Empire (including a section of British literature from India)

Digital Colonial Documents (India) - digitized selection of key colonial documents

Web resources

IUB Libraries India Studies Collection

Victorian Web: British Empire Page

World Wide Web Virtual Library: History: India

last updated: 9/27/2011