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Archives -- Great Britain

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View Resource Victoria Research Web

An offshoot of the VICTORIA discussion list and hosted by Indiana University, this site is designed to assist researchers, teachers, and students studying nineteenth century Britain. Users will find a number of helpful items such as a guide to Victorian holdings in selected archives, book reviews on-line, bibliographies, a guide to using the new British Library, tips on planning a research trip,...

http://victorianresearch.org
View Resource Catalogues and Online Records

The UK Public Record Office (PRO) makes available its Online Catalogue, a database of over eight million document references "with descriptions of the documents and descriptions of the classes in which they are categorized." This new service will prove absolutely invaluable to researchers planning a visit to the PRO at Kew. Users can browse the record collections by the alphabetical code of the...

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/
View Resource Government Policy on Archives

Laid before Parliament on December 2, this policy statement represents an effort to "promote awareness of the importance of archives throughout the public and private sectors and in the public mind more generally." The document explores the cultural and administrative role and potential of the archives sector in the UK and how they can make their holdings, especially in electronic formats, more...

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/government_poli...
View Resource Discovery | The National Archives

The pilot was announced on May 16, 2000, by the UK Public Record Office. This project seeks to create a National Archival Network for the UK. The pilot featured over 40 finding aids for selected record offices, most of them in London, though a few other urban areas are represented. Users can browse the finding aids by record office or conduct keyword or advanced searches. Like most finding aids,...

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk
View Resource Scottish Archive Network

Supported by funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Genealogical Society of Utah, and the National Archives of Scotland, the Scottish Archive Network has three primary aims. The first is to convert fifty of the primary Scottish archive catalogues into electronic format, the second is to make the wills and testaments of Scots from 1500 to 1875 available online, and the third is to "provide a...

http://www.scan.org.uk/
View Resource The UK Higher Education Archives Hub

Funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by Manchester Information and Associated Services (MIMAS), this Website offers a searchable database of archives held by major academic institutions in the United Kingdom, including Glasgow University, Edinburgh University, Bath University, Liverpool University, King's College London, University College London, Nottingham...

https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/
View Resource Public Information Films

At the time of their creation, public information films created by the British government after World War II may have been seen as overly didactic and pedestrian in their approach to filmmaking. Fifty years on, they are most correctly seen as a fascinating way to gain some insight into this particular moment in British history. The National Archives has created this website which contains several...

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/