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Rise and Fall of the British Empire



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  • Historical Abstracts Contains citations and abstracts to books and articles on the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
  • Royal Historical Society Bibliography A comprehensive index to books, articles, and primary sources about the history of Britain, Ireland, and the British overseas from the Roman period to the present day. Now includes Texts and Calendars, Irish History Online and London's Past Online. Available to all users.
  • Periodicals Index Online
    Indexes over 15 million articles in over 4500 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences back as far as 1665. Now includes some full text.
  • The Times Digital Archive
    Search The Times (London) from 1785-1985 in full-text; provides facsimile reproductions of full pages or specific articles. HINT: search in full-text rather than keyword to get the best retrieval.

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