Subject: Great Britain
17th - 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
The Burney Collection, sourced from the British Library, is an archive of newspapers and news pamphlets (approximately 1,270 titles) gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (b. 1757-d. 1817). See title list. Although the majority of materials were published in London, there are some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, as well as a handful of examples from the American colonies.
19th Century UK Periodicals. Series 1, New Readerships
19th Century UK Periodicals is a database using content from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and other sources to make available digitized versions of key 19th century UK periodicals. Georgetown has access to only Series 1, which contains periodicals published in Great Britain from 1800-1900. It includes publications on women, children, leisure and sport, and humor. See Titles in Series 1.
Acts of the U.K. Parliament
Acts of the U.K. Parliament provides links to the full text of all U.K. Parliament Public General Acts and all Local Acts as they were originally enacted. As an exception The European Communities Act 1972 and Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 are also available. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
Anglo-American Legal Tradition
AALT contains documents from medieval and early modern England from the National Archives in London. Documents are "digitized and displayed through The O'Quinn Law Library of the University of Houston Law Center by license of the National Archives." [Internet resource: free on the Web]
British History Online
British History Online is a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Much of the material in this digital library is free, but additional "premium" content is available by subscription only. THE LIBRARY DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THE PREMIUM CONTENT. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
British Periodicals Collection
British Periodicals Collection I provides access to the searchable full text of more than 160 British periodicals from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century . Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles.Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. On completion, this digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s.
Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings in both Houses. Commons Hansard covers proceedings in the Commons Chamber, Westminster Hall and Standing Committees. Lords Hansard covers proceedings in the Lords Chamber and its Grand Committees. Both contain Written Ministerial Statements and Written Answers. Daily Debates are published on this website the next working day at 8 am.
HeinOnline: Selden Society Publications & the History of Early English Law
The initial release of this collection on HeinOnline contains official publications from the Selden Society, including the Selden Society Annual Series vols. 1-117 (1887-2000), the Supplementary Series vols. 1-13 (1965-2000), and the Centenary Guide to the Publications of the Selden Society. Also included are links to law review articles that discuss the development of early English history, plus English legal history classics.
Heinonline: English Reports
HeinOnline allows you to search or browse all 176 volumes of the English Reports, Full Reprint along with its "Index of Cases" and "Index Chart." This collection encompasses the decisions of the English Courts prior to the commencement of the Law Reports in 1865. It represents reprints of 275 separate series of reports, arranged by the English Courts: House of Lords, Chancery, Rolls Court, etc. The English Reports, Full Reprint contains over 100,000 cases reprinted verbatim and spans the years 1220 to 1867.
Justis UK Statutes
The Justis UK Statutes database (with JustCite add-on) contains the full text of all Acts of Parliament in England, Wales and Scotland as enacted from 1235 to the present day. UK Statutes is the only statute law database to contain Scottish Acts of Parliament and repealed legislation. All Acts appear as enacted, with links to amended and amending legislation allowing the user to trace the development of the law. A notable feature of the Justis services is the JustCite tabs, which provide users with a visual display of the path of legislation. You can also use this link for JustCite (NB: Georgetown does not subscribe to Justis content other than UK Statutes, JustCite and International Law Reports.)
Legislation.gov.uk brings together the legislative content previously held on the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website and revised legislation from the Statute Law Database to provide a single legislation service. Legislation.gov.uk is the official site for UK Legislation as it is originally made (as enacted) and with a latest version, which shows how the legislation has changed. (Internet resource: free on the Web.)
Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is comprised primarily of holdings of the Harvard and Yale law libraries. The Harvard collection contains a vast number of popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery, and other scandalous crimes. The overall archive comprising more than 10,000 titles and almost two million pages also contains unique documents from the Library of the Bar of the City of New York. It includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, 1674 to 1913
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is a fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of close to 200,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
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