It is wonderful to see how many amazing websites are springing up all the time. I shall try to post regular updates of those which are particularly useful for historians and have been recently bookmarked on the HFL Delicious pages, our ever growing library of quality online resources.
Digital library of a large selection of French medieval manuscripts held in French Bibliothèque municipales. There is no full-text searching. Search for the repository, town, etc.
The digital platform for manuscript material from Swiss libraries and archives, e-manuscripta.ch is a presentation tool for manuscripts of all kinds. The spectrum ranges from text manuscripts (single and collective), through to correspondence by individuals and institutions, but also comprises music, manuscript maps and other graphic material. Includes manuscripts e.g. by Erasmus, Richard Wagner, Albert Einstein and many more. Strong for 16th , 17th and 19th century papers which are mostly, but not exclusively, in German or Latin.
The Göttingischen gelehrten Anzeigen is the oldest German academic review publication. This site compiles links to free digital versions for years 1739-1922 that are provided by GDZ Göttingen, Oxford Google Books, and Internet Archive. The book reviews are usually organised by subject and there are author registers.
This service provides an image-based similarity search. The only criterion is the similarity of motifs based on characteristics such as colors, textures, shapes and contrasts. The image-based similarity search currently offers access to a growing portfolio of more than 75,000 digitized works from the Bavarian State Library out of 12 centuries (manuscripts, rare books, maps). These works belong to the absolute core and peak inventory of the cultural heritage of Bavaria and also to the national patrimony. Overall, more than 4 million images are available. Themes include: people, animals, architecture, plans, maps, cities, weapons, vehidles, technology, coat of arms, astronomy, etc.
A digital archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of different countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.” Search and browse in a variety of ways. Documents are selected and in English. No facsimiles. Citations include the source of information.
Covers major events and themes in post-1945 history (in no particular order):
- 1956 Poland and Hungary
- Berlin Wall
- Chinese Foreign Policy
- Cuban Missile Crisis
- 1953 East German Uprising
- Economic Cold War
- Geneva Conference of 1954
- 1977-78 Ethio-Somali War
- Indochinese War
- Inter-Korean Relations
- 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War
- Mitrokhin papers
- Nuclear proliferation
- Sino-Soviet Relations
- 1979 Afghanistan
- US-Soviet Relations
- Vietnam War
- Warsaw Pact
This site aims to aggregate and refine newspaper content to the freely accessible online service Europeana (www.europeana.eu).
“Welsh Newspapers Online Beta is a free online resource from the National Library of Wales where you can discover millions of articles from the Library’s rich collection of historical newspapers. Welsh Newspapers Online Beta currently lets you search and access over 250,000 pages from 24 newspaper publications up to 1910 and will grow to over 1 million pages as more publications are added during 2013. ”
TOTAL HFL Delicous count: 865 websites.
Missing anything on our Delicious pages? If you would like to suggest quality websites relevant for history, feel free to make a suggestion.
US Studies (Vere Harmsworth Library)