New e-Resources for 2008

3 January 2008

Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003

EHA is a fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist. The database covers 8,000 issues and more than 600,0000 pages, offering full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers (via the browse by date option). Maps, images and financial tables can be searched separately. Selected financial tables published after May 1983 can be exported using links in the blue box to left of the page image.

Access is via OxLIP; remote access with VPN or the ATHENS password. See for more information.

19th Century British Library Newspapers

This long-awaited resource gives free online access to two million fully searchable pages in 48 national and regional titles chosen by leading experts and academics from the holdings of the British Library.

From the Glasgow Herald to the Graphic, from the Illustrated Police News to the Preston Chronicle, the collection greatly enhances research into the history, society and culture of the UK from 1800 to 1900. Other titles included are for instance Cobbet’s Weekly Political Register, The Examiner, etc. A full list of titles is at

The website also offers contextual essays regarding the role of newspapers in the Victorian age, bibliographic head-notes and a chronological overview.

Please note that the project is still in progress and is not due for completion until sometime in 2008.

Access is via OxLIP. You will need VPN to access it remotely. See for more information.


Eighteenth Century Journals: a portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685 to 1815

This is a digital collection of 18th century journals published between 1693 and 1799, including many rare or ephemeral titles drawn from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre, University of Texas at Austin. The journals are invaluable to the study of all aspects of the eighteenth century, including crime, sport, advertising, the theatre; fashion; politics, revolution; agriculture; social issues and society life. There are also polemics, poetry, letters to the press, reviews of drama and novels, contemporary adverts and essays on almost every conceivable topic.

Examples of wide-ranging topics covered:

Acts by the Parliament de Paris in opposition to the French Court
The writings of Sir Isaac Newton
The writings of Corneille and Racine
The advantages of eating in company
Poets of the Romantic Period
The Foundling Hospital
The French Revolution
Theatrical Performances
Reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe
Political debates
Coffee house gossip and discussion
Law and policing
Female dress
British colonial possessions
South Sea Bubble
Theatre and opera
Alexander Pope
Reverend George Whitefield's preaching of the Gospel in America
‘45 Rebellion and Culloden
American Revolution
Irish Rebellion
Trial of Lord Gordon
French Revolution
Natural Liberty
Blue Stockings
Act of Union
For a listing of titles, please see:

Access is via OxLIP. Those with VPN can also access it remotely.

Orlando: Women's writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present (CUP)

Orlando is a comprehensive electronic database relating to women's writing in the British Isles. It offers a wealth of biographical and critical information on more than 1000 writers, together with entries on literary and historical events. The resource provides entries on authors' lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, relations to publishers, sets of internal links, and bibliographies. Interacting with these materials creates a dynamic inquiry from any number of perspectives into centuries of women's writing.

Access is via OxLIP; off-campus access required VPN. For more information regarding remote access, see

Dictionnaire del'ancienne langue francaise et de tous ses dialectes du 9e au 15e siècle

“The Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française is “the essential element” of old French lexicography, a major dictionary of more than 20 million words. The dictionary’s nomenclature contains more than 160,000 head entries. Collecting examples from all kinds of sources – printed papers, books and archives of libraries – F. Godefroy tried to follow the history of words in the spoken language, dialects, names of people and places. He also registered unknown words, mostly technical terms, and inserted a question mark when he could not discover the precise meaning. The dictionary gathers under each entry all written forms taken by a given word through the centuries. It also gives the translation in modern French and indicates the sources in great detail. Definitions are related to a considerable number of examples and quotations.”

Éditions Champion en ligne contains collections of texts relating to the Renaissance, e.g Études et essais sur la Renaissance; Renaissance européenne; etc.

Access is via OxLIP; off-campus access required VPN. For more information regarding remote access, see

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature (Brepols)

“The Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature (ACLL) is a full-text database of the corpus of Latin literature produced in Celtic-speaking Europe from the period 400-1200 AD / CE. It contains more than 400 Latin works spanning the fields of theology, liturgy, computistics, grammar, hagiography, poetry and historiography, and including legal texts, charters, inscriptions, etc. This new online version uses the same search interface as other Brepols full-text databases (Library of Latin Texts, Monumenta Germaniae Historica).”

Access is via OxLIP; off-campus access required VPN. For more information regarding remote access, see


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