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Fans and scholars of British history may appreciate Connected Histories, a nonprofit project that enables its visitors to conduct sophisticated web searches through more than two dozen digital history databases and archives simultaneously. Spanning the years 1500 -1900, examples of the resources in Connected Histories include British Museum Images (with nearly 100,000 images related to early modern Britain), the Convict Transportation Registers Database (containing government records on more than 123,000 convicts who were transported to Australia between 1787 and 1867), and the Newton Project (an online edition of Sir Isaac Newton's complete published and unpublished writings). Visitors may also want to check out this project's guides, which offer brief discussions and search strategies for using Connected Histories to research nine different areas of history, such as parliamentary history, family history, and searching for images. While most of the resources in Connected Histories are free for everyone, a few require subscriptions or are only free in the UK. Connected Histories was created collaboratively by the University of Hertfordshire, the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, and the University of Sheffield. Launched in 2011, Connected Histories occasionally continues to add new content.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-02-22
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0222

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