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:
- British Online Archives all collections including:
- BBC Handbooks and Listener Research
- Colonial and Missionary records
- Communist Party of Great Britain
- Political History
- The following Readex collections:
- African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998
- Caribbean Newspapers 1718-1876
- Early American Newspapers, Series 1
- Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1974-1996 [selections of FBIS are already in Oxford, check SOLO / OxLIP+]
- World newspaper Archive: African Newspapers, 1800-1922
If you don’t have a reader pass, then check if / how you can register with the BL.