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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
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.
With Search our Catalogue Archives and Manuscripts you will be able to search and view the details of the Library's archive and manuscript collections together in one catalogue for the first time. Currently we are completing the migration of existing archives and manuscripts catalogues and we hope to have this completed in the summer of 2012, see further details . To search the Library's other collections of books, journals, newspapers, conferences, maps, scores, electronic resources, sound archive items etc., you should use Explore the British Library.
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 .
Use this website to search and view information and images from one of the world's most comprehensive collections of photographically illustrated books and texts in many languages relating to the history and development of photography, from 1839 to 1914. You can • read about the scope and history of the project; • perform a simple search ; • look for information on a particular book or photograph; • carry out an advanced search for specific combinations of types of information; • view a random selection of photographic images in the photo gallery ; • browse a detailed glossary of terms . For details of how to use the system, see the search tips . If you have any comments or questions, please contact us .
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.
The copyright fees displayed on the Current Serials Received file were updated on a quarterly basis and therefore indicative only. The actual fee charged is the one displayed on our catalogue at the time the copy is made. To help reduce the margin of error and reduce the time taken to keep the file as up-to-date as possible Current Serials Received has been removed.
A major 30-part radio series will be broadcast from today on BBC Radio Four. Noise: A Human History , made in collaboration with the British Library’s sound archive, is written and presented by David Hendy, professor of media and communications at Sussex University. The series is a journey stretching across the world’s continents and over 100,000 years that explores the human experience of listening and the significance of sounds.
Our colleague Dr Barry Taylor reports: Although the British Library has important collections of books from colonial Latin America, including the earliest extant book printed in the Americas, Zumárraga’s Dotrina breve de las cosas que pertenecen a la fe catholica (Mexico, 1543/44, BL shelfmark C.37.e.8), such books are now all too often prohibitively expensive for us to acquire. The recent acquisition of two seventeenth-century Mexican imprints is therefore particularly noteworthy.
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 ( http://tiny.cc/zl38ow ) might be, well, a game changer.