The Library has a trial of Empire Online until 8th December 2006.
To access this trial go to http://www.amponline.co.uk/empire-ip/ (on-campus only).
Empire Online contains over 70,000 images of original manuscripts and printed material, 1492-1962, taken from libraries and archives around the world. Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceania and South Asia are all covered.
Empire Online comprises 5 sections:
Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969
Section II: Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire
Section III: The Visible Empire
Section IV: Religion and Empire
Section V: Race, Class and Colonialism, c1783-1969
Section V is not due for release until January 2007 when the whole site will also move to a completely new environment.
After trying Empire Online, please leave a comment below.