Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

The British Library digitized this collection of 17th and 18th century newspapers and pamphlets originally gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney. Most were published in London but some English provincial, Irish, Scottish, and colonial newspapers are also included. The database allows you to search against the full text or browse the publications by their geographical location.


A digitized collection of approximately 20,000 English tracts/pamphlets addressing social, economic, legal, medical, political, and religious matters.

A large component of the collection is English government documents, including petitions and treatises addressed to both Houses of Parliament and the reigning monarch. Another component of the collection addresses economic issues such as public debt, taxation, commerce and trade, the East Indies, the South Seas Bubble and the Ship Tax. Some of the socially and politically minded publications deal with questions of slavery, liberty of the press, and accounts of trials. There are also a number of the pamphlets that speak to the foreign relations of England, the American rebellion, the union treaty, and the revolution in France.

The database is hosted by the University of Missouri Digital Library, and is available at Digital Library's main page, at the first link under "text collections."

Contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers published in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. There is an emphasis on newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also represented.

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Comprised of distinct topic-specific collections of primary source documents from the 19th century. NCCO features: British Politics and Society; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; European Literature, 1790 - 1840: The Corvey Collection; and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.

Contains full text content and images from newspapers that were published in a variety of urban and rural areas throughout the U.S. during the 1800s.


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Integrating over 60 subject indexes to books, articles, U.S. patents, and governmental publications, this is the largest index available for historical research prior to 1925. It includes Jones and Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature 1786 - 1922.

Includes 600 titles from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales selected for their influence in terms of content, circulation, editorial policy, contributors, and importance within their field. The collection focuses on periodicals that capture the industrial and social changes of the time period and includes women's periodicals as well as professional journals in the areas of science, trade, medicine, travel, humor, politics, and social reform. Colonial and missionary publications, originating both in Britain and the empire, are also included.

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20th Century American Newspapers provides access to the issues of major U.S. newspapers published after 1922. Each series is cross-searchable via the integrated America's Historical Newspapers interface that allows users to easily view, magnify, print and save digital page images. Each title is also available individually as part of American Newspaper Archives.

This manual offers news and analysis relating to attorney conduct and legal ethics. It includes full text access to ABA and state ethics opinions, the ABA model rules and standards, and state ethics rules.

This biweekly publication complements the ABA/BNA Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct by providing news and analysis on developments in legal ethics, malpractice, and other professional issues.