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British Empire: Databases

With a focus on digital resources, this guide acquaints researchers with some of the resources available to the Yale Community for the history of the British Empire

Selected Databases with Primary Sources for the history of the British Empire

Databases are only one place to look for primary source material. Be sure to check Orbis/Books+ for printed material.

Newspapers and Pamphlets

For specific newspapers, search by title in Orbis or Books+ and select "Serials and Journals" in type (Orbis) or format (Books+). For broader searches, or when you do not know the title, enter "newspapers" and "[country or city]" in the subject fields, likewise limiting to serials and journals.