Proceedings of the Old Bailey London, 1674 to 1834
(1674-1913) The full text of the proceedings of over 197,000 trials along with original page images and background information on trial procedures, verdicts, and the types of crimes tried. The Old Bailey was the central criminal court for the City of London and the County of Middlesex
Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926
A collection of 19th and 20th century legal treatises, casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, pamphlets, letters, speeches, and other historical legal works, covering a wide range of topics of US and British law. Includes approximately 10 million pages and over 21,000 works.
Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmith's-Kress Library of Economic Literature
A digital collection of more than 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials. Focuses on economics but includes political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. Combines the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library, and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery
Includes more than 1.5 million pages, 7000+ books, 80+ serials, 15 manuscript collections as well as court records and reference materials documents related to the antebellum era. Published through partnerships with the Amistad Research Center, Oberlin College, Oxford University, & many other institutions
State Papers Online
Resource for the study of Early Modern Britain and Europe. Reunites the State Papers Domestic and Foreign with the Registers of the Privy Council and State Papers in the British Library. The database reproduces the original historical manuscripts in facsimile linking each manuscript to its corresponding Calendar entry. Access to Part I (The Tudors, 1509-1603), and Part III (The Stuarts and Commonwealth, 1603-1714), only.
ARTFL: American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language
Thousands of fully searchable texts in an array of databases (many freely accessible, others restricted to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff). Contents range from classic works of French literature to non-fiction prose and technical writing from the 12th to the 20th centuries, including a collection of Provencal poetry and a database of Old and Middle French. Subjects covered are literature, literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. Also includes historic and historical French dictionaries and other reference tools, and a complete on-line version of the first edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedie.
Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Indexes over 125,000 volumes of early works printed in England or in English. These works constitute a significant portion of items included in the English Short Title Catalogue. It contains most of the works listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplements.
Searchable and browseable database offering extensive access to the web of correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the long eighteenth century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers. Coverage includes letters and documents, document sources such as manuscripts and early printed editions, scholarly annotations, and links to biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, and other online resources.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Contains over 180,000 items published in Great Britain and its colonies, including those in North America, during the 18th Century. This database complements the materials found in Early English Books Online (EEBO), which covers 1475-1700. The resource is thus a rich source of information about the American and French Revolutions and the Age of Reason, scientific and medical advances, literature, law, religion, industry, and all aspects of 18th Century life in Britain and its colonies.
Eighteenth Century Journals
Consists of the full text of important and often rare journals printed between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries in Great Britain. The collections cover all aspects of British life including history, science, music, society, literature and theater. There is minimal overlap with EEBO, Early English Newspapers and ECCO.
The Bibliotheque Nationale de France's digital library provides free electronic access to one of the world's largest collections of digitized books, periodicals, documents, manuscripts, images and audio-visual resources. One can browse (Decouverte), search (Recherche), or explore thematic groupings of materials (Dossiers).
Searching OskiCat for Primary Sources
-early works to 1800
history victorian britain sources
women 19th century personal narratives
Microfilm & Microfiche
Before digital storage became easy and cheap, microfilm was a way for libraries to maintain large collections of newspapers, government documents, and historical documents while saving physical storage space. The UC Berkeley Libraries still have extensive microform (microfilm and microfiche) collections, containing valuable information for researchers.
Since each roll of microfilm contains thousands of tiny images of the original pages of a document, you'll need a microfilm reader to magnify the images enough to read them. The UC Berkeley Newspapers and Microforms Department (40 Doe Library) has machines that read, print, and scan images from microfilm and microfiche.
Microfilm and microfiche owned by the UC Berkeley Libraries can be found through OskiCat; use Advanced Keyword Search to limit your search to "All Microforms." In the News/Micro collection, microfilm rolls and microfiche cards are shelved with their own numbering system; click here for a PDF of the collection's floorplan.
- European Women's Periodicals.
Reading, England ; Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications, 1991
- Masculinity: men defining men and gentlemen, 1560-1918.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, 2000
- Sources from the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Part I: 1600-1800
Part II 1800-1918
- Sex and Sexuality, 1640-1940: Literary, Medical, and Sociological Perspectives.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, .
MICROFILM 78015 v.1-2 guide
- From the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the Wellcome Institute, London
Part I, II, & 3
- Women Advising Women.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, 1992
- From the Hope Collection of Early Newspapers and Essayists at the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Part 1: Early Women's Journals, 1700-1832,
Part 2: Advice Books, Manuals, Almanacs, and Journals, 1625- 1837
Part 3: Ladies' Magazine, 1770-1832
Part 4: Ladies' Magazine, 1801-1832
Part 5: Women's writing and advice, 1450-1720
- Women's Autobiographies from Cambridge University Library.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, 1999.
- Part I: 1713-1859
Part II: 1780-1889
- Women's Periodicals : 18th century to the Great Depression.
Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications, 1991-1992.