Things to keep in mind when looking for primary sources
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How to find additional 19th century British newspapers and magazines
For magazine databases take a look at this guide: Newspapers - Magazine Databases
If you want to locate a specific newspaper, look it up by its title in the LibrarySearch. Enter the subject in the library search box.
Recommended resource to find additional 19th century British newspapers and magazines
Recommended Primary Source Databases
British Government Publications
For more information please see the Foreign government information guide
Why should you use secondary sources with primary sources?
On the left-hand side of the results, there are filter options. For articles, select "articles" and or "peer reviewed articles" under "Filter your results". Then click Apply Filter.
In the library homepage search box, type in the keywords relevant to your research topic. When searching for books, remember to use simple, broad keywords.
From the list of results, underneath Filter your results on the left sidebar select "Books" under Format and select "APPLY FILTERS" when prompted to see the the library catalogue search results.
Narrow down your list of books
You can refine your search with various filters on the left sidebar, such as Library, Subject, Publication Date, and Language.
For ebooks, you can also click on the Online checkbox at the top of the page underneath show only
Why should you use subject specific databases?
Recommended Subject Specific Database
How to use Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
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