Remote access to British Library resources – more databases available

[updted 15 June 2022]

You may or may not know that the British Library offers remote access to a small selection of their electronic resources if you are a registered Reader Pass holder.

The list of those databases which are now available under this arrangement has grown.

They include the following which are not available in Oxford:

  • African Newspapers, Series 1 & 2, 1800-1934
  • American Broadsides and Ephemera
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
  • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records & Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Parts 1 & 2
  • Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1903-1982
  • British Online Archives all collections including:
    • BBC Handbooks and Listener Research
    • Colonial and Missionary records
    • Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1966
    • Communist Party of Great Britain
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Kenya under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1907-1964
    • records of Britain’s relationship with the Americas, Asia and Africa
    • War diaries from the Imperial War Museum: The Great War
  • British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900
  • Caribbean Newspapers 1718-1876
  • China, America and the Pacific
  • China: Culture and Society
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
  • Communist Historical Newspapers Collection 1919-2013
  • Communist Party of Great Britain
  • Confidential Print: Latin America
  • Creation of Israel: British Foreign Office Correspondence on Palestine and Transjordan, 1940-1948
  • Early American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2
  • Everyday Life and Women in America c 1810-1920
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive 1880-2015
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941-1934
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange
  • History Vault: African American Police League Records, 1961-1988
  • History Vault: Struggle for Women’s Rights, 1880-1990: Organizational Records
  • Meiji Japan
  • Men’s Magazine Archive
  • Le Monde, 1944-2000 (part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
  • The Nixon Years
  • Rand Daily Mail 1902-1985
  • Records of the Raj
  • South Asian Newspapers 1864-1922
  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History [covers 1835-1976]

If you don’t have a reader pass, then check if / how you can register with the BL.

If you have a reader pass, then check how to can extend it.

Email in the first instance if you have any problems accessing the resources.

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