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British Library Online Gallery. Eccles Centre Web Exhibitions. 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.

Food Stories

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. Americas. Social Science Bibliographies. Australasia. British Library Catalogue (Explore) UK Web Archive.

Business & IP Centre. Sound Archive Catalogue. British Library - Sounds. The British Newspaper Archive. British C19th Newspapers (JISC) Electronic Databases. To help you with your research we have over 800 electronic databases.

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. Remote Eresources is a pilot service, providing access to three historical Readex newspaper collections.

It allows St Pancras registered readers, with a valid photographic pass, to access remotely (where licensing and technology permit) electronic resources normally only available in the British Library's reading rooms. New and highlighted resources Availability by title Availability by subject/format Remote Eresources Looking for electronic journals? Endangered Archives Programme. British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 from Microform Academic Publishers. Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice portal. International Organizations (Online Resources) EThOS (British Doctoral Thesis Database) British Library Catalogue (Advanced Search) Manuscripts (Primo Catalogue) 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.

Indian Office Materials

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. The catalogues for the India Office Private Papers that were searchable on this site are now available on the Search our Catalogues: Archive and Manuscripts service. These catalogues are currently being updated.

As a result, the ALL IMAGES search will not contain any new or updated cataloguing until further notice. Please note that these catalogues contain no images at present. 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.

Catalogue of Photographs

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. British Library Blogs. Sound Recordings Blog. 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.

Sound Recordings Blog

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. Episode 25, Capturing Sound, looks at new technologies that emerged during the latter half of the 19th Century, making it possible to record and thereby transform sound from something previously transient and elusive. 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.

Americas Collections Blog

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. Sport and Society Blog. Simone Bacchini writes: It sometimes feels like the case for sport as a vehicle for social change is a bit overstated.

Sport and Society Blog

Yet, the announcement that London has bid to host the 2018 Gay Games ( might be, well, a game changer. The Gay Games was started in San Francisco, in 1982. Originally, it was called “Gay Olympics” but a lawsuit filed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meant that the name had to be changed. To date, there have been eight editions, mostly held in North America. Sporting events for minority groups, some of them facing varying degrees of discrimination have a double function. Sport is one of the favourite arenas in which socially approved norms of gender behaviour are displayed, learned, and reinforced.

Obviously, for many LGBT people sport has never been an issue: they simply aren’t interested. The Paralympics has been an important tool in changing views of and attitudes towards disability. The Picture Library of the British Library.