Card catalogues - a relic from a bygone era in libraries.

Before the internet, before computers, before typewriters and the skill of typing was commonplace, there were handwritten catalogue cards. What few people realise is that librarians developed a distinctive handwriting style specifically to make these cards easily readable and therefore functional. Enter the ultra-clear written script of ‘Library hand’.

Winston Churchill still stands as one of Britain’s most controversial figures. A man of unparalleled drive and ambition, poet, artist, and master of rhetoric, he embodied the last throws of British imperialistic colonialism. Now you can discover the man, his …

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Our Gale primary historical research materials collection has expanded once again, with offerings to excite everyone from enthusiasts of the Victorian Gothic to fans of early modern Shanghai. Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 True crime from the 19th century …

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Search 150 years of scientific discovery The University Library has perpetual access to the British Association for the Advancement of Science – Collections on the History of Science (1830s-1970s) digital archive thanks to an arrangement with Wiley Digital Archives in partnership …

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One of our research students has begun republishing religious history books, including local history works on the work of a priest in the late Victorian Portsmouth slums. Click here to visit their website and see the growing collection of books …

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Adding to our wide collection of Adam Matthew online archives, including African American Communities, Empire Online, Mass Observation, Gender: Identity and Social Change, Popular Culture in Britain and America 1950-1970, we have access to the vast majority of the Adam …

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