Friday, December 05, 2008

TRIAL: British Online Archives from Microform Academic Publishers

We have a trial of the British Online Archives from Microform Academic Publishers until 24th December 2008.

Microform's intention is to provide scholars with remote access to entire primary sources for the purpose of academic study and research across many disciplines in humanities and social sciences, including: minutes of political parties; reports of national institutions; official government publications; commercial archives relating to the Industrial Revolution, the slave trade or colonisation; the papers of individuals prominent in the history of Britain and its Empire during the modern era; missionary, naval and other records relating to Africa, Asia and the Americas.

The following products are included in this trial:

BBC handbooks, annual reports and accounts, 1927-2001/2
BBC Listener Research Department
British Union of Fascists : newspapers and secret files
Correspondence of Arthur C. Murray
Parliamentary Labour Party papers
Records relating to the slave trade at the Liverpool RO

Off-campus users should use the version of Internet Explorer in the Windows Terminal Service to access this trial. In the event of a subscription we would of course arrange access via EZproxy for off-campus users.

Pricing for 5 years' access to these products can be seen at
http://www.britishonlinearchives.co.uk/guides/PricingInstitution.php

After trialling any of these products please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

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