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Food Stories Food Stories The Food Stories interactive, designed primarily for KS3 and KS4 citizenship and geography students, traces the amazing changes that have taken place in the UK's food culture over the last century. Play with colourful animations and listen to audio interviews from the British Library Sound Archive to investigate the ways in which food relates to identity, cultural diversity, the environment, technology, farming, shopping, travel and much more...Click on the link above to explore. ShareThis
Maps of the Americas
Help for Researchers
Social Science Bibliographies
British Library Catalogue (Explore)
Business & IP Centre
Sound Archive Catalogue
Electronic Databases To help you with your research we have over 800 electronic databases. (Our database lists include useful websites and journal collection search interfaces, where you can search for articles across a range of journal titles.) NB: Most databases are Library subscribed and, owing to licensing reasons, are only available from British Library workstations within the Library's Reading Rooms and Business & IP Centre. Electronic Databases
Endangered Archives Programme Endangered Archives Programme Welcome to the Endangered Archives Programme Unless action is taken now, much of mankind’s documentary heritage may vanish - discarded as no longer of relevance or left to deteriorate beyond recovery. This website explains what the Endangered Archives Programme is, and how it can help.
British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 from Microform Academic Publishers Options You are free to search and browse results from all collections, but you may only view images in items for which your institution has a licence. These are identified with the following icon: To bookmark parts of collections, and save your favourites, you must sign in using an individual Username and Password. To register for an institutional or individual licence, contact Microform Academic Publishers. British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 from Microform Academic Publishers
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice portal
International Organizations (Online Resources)
British Library Catalogue (Advanced Search)
Manuscripts (Primo Catalogue)
Indian Office Materials Indian Office Materials The main focus of the catalogues is on the countries of South Asia, although there are also considerable holdings relevant to other parts of Asia and the Middle East. You can: • search the Prints & drawings or Photographs collections separately. • search for visual material in any medium by selecting All images. • read about the scope and history of the two collections. For details of how to use the system, see our search tips.
Catalogue of Photographically Illustrated Books
Catalogue of Photographs The photograph catalogues provide a detailed searchable database for locating photographs, photographically-illustrated books and texts relating to photography held in all departments of the British Library. Please note that the catalogue is a work in progress and represents the results of a three-year project generously funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The catalogue is updated on an ongoing basis and new material will regularly become available online. Catalogue of Photographs
British Library Blogs
Cheryl Tipp, Natural Sounds Curator writes: Over the past 5 weeks, listeners of BBC Radio 4 have been treated to a series dedicated entirely to sound and its many roles in human culture over the past 100,000 years. Noise: a Human History, written and presented by Professor David Hendy and made in collaboration with the British Library's Sound Archive, has explored a multitude of subjects, from the power of great orators to the significance of resonant spaces. Sound Recordings Blog Sound Recordings Blog
Americas Collections Blog

Americas Collections Blog

As a historian I get very excited about old letters, diaries, account books and inventories – but once in a while there are other ‘records’ that trump almost everything else. I had one of those moments this week when I returned to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Over the past six years I have been many times to Washington’s estate in Virginia (just south of Washington DC) – first to research my book Founding Gardeners and then to give talks about the book.
Simone Bacchini writes: It sometimes feels like the case for sport as a vehicle for social change is a bit overstated. Yet, the announcement that London has bid to host the 2018 Gay Games ( might be, well, a game changer. Sport and Society Blog Sport and Society Blog