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Four great value subscriptions to choose from

Records

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The world’s largest online archive of British and Irish records.

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The most comprehensive collection of British and Irish census, military and crime records online.

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Access to 3.5 billion transcribed records and 375 million digitised scans of original records.

Records+

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The world’s largest online archive of British and Irish records.

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The most comprehensive collection of British and Irish census, military and crime records online.

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Access to 3.5 billion transcribed records and 375 million digitised scans of original records.

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In association with The National Archives, exclusive online access to the unique and invaluable 1921 Census of England & Wales.

Newspapers

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Over 30 million newspaper pages and 1,000 titles from the British Library’s holdings

Access all areas

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The world’s largest online archive of British and Irish records.

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The most comprehensive collection of British and Irish census, military and crime records online.

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Access to 3.5 billion transcribed records and 375 million digitised scans of original records.

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In association with The National Archives, exclusive online access to the unique and invaluable 1921 Census of England & Wales.

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Over 30 million newspaper pages and 1,000 titles from the British Library’s holdings

Which faculties could benefit from access
to the Social History Archive?

It’s not just history students who can reap research rewards from the Social History Archive.
The huge variety of life course histories and material within offers rich inspiration and references for multiple disciplines.

Geography

Primary source materials from every part of Britain, Ireland and further afield facilitates comparative and spatial analysis.

Geography
Journalism

Journalism

Track the development of reporting over time across local and national media throughout Britain and Ireland.

Politics & economics

Empower research and analysis with a vast archive of unique records charting multiple perspectives and facilitating deeper understanding.

Policits & economics
Data Science

Data science

Enable statistical analysis across disciplines with our exceptionally detailed structured meta-data covering billions of records and hundreds of millions of images.

Sociology

Combine newspaper articles with government reports and private archives to provide exceptional coverage of some of some of the major themes at a granular level.

Sociology
Architecture

Architecture

Track material culture, like architecture and fashion, through a newspaper collection dating back to 1700, and a unique visual archive of photographs.

Easy-to-use, all-encompassing primary source library

Exclusive digital history resources

Empower research and learning with online access to unique humanities and archival material. Plus, with new releases every week, fresh research opportunities continually open.

Where past meets present

Powered by decades of expertise, cutting-edge, intuitive search technology yields incredibly accurate results instantly and allows researchers to refine criteria with ease.

Get closer to history

With a user-friendly interface and powerful search functionality, students and researchers can quickly find the information they need.

Hassle-free connection

Fully compliant with accessibility standards, Single Sign-On (SSO), Counter and Sushi support provide quick and secure user authentication.

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What our customers say

"I'm finding the British Newspapers TSHA resource absolutely invaluable. I have material I wouldn't have easily had access to without a trip to several archives in England. I now have a new death date for the poet I'm interested in, and I've found his wife and daughters' birth and marriage records. I now have a different name for his wife than the one I received from an archivist in England, and it's the correct one."

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