Speaking of materials useful for teaching, C18-L today contained the following announcement concerning British History Online:
British History Online, the digital library for British history from
the IHR and the History of Parliament Trust, will soon be launching
the Calendars of State Papers, Domestic (1547-1704, 1760-75). The
volumes will be fully searchable, both individually and as a series,
and are complemented very well by BHO’s current holdings of the
Journals of the Houses of Commons and Lords, and the Statutes of the
Realm. Also included will be selected volumes of the Calendars of the
State Papers for Scotland and Ireland.
The volumes will be available by the beginning of the autumn term of
2007. In the longer term, we plan to add further calendars of the
holdings of The National Archives, funding permitting.
The original press release is available at: http://www.history.ac.uk/
Director, Centre for Metropolitan History
Institute of Historical Research
London WC1E 7HU
Check out the British History Online Website at:
After my exchange with Ellen, I was curious: are people out there using such resources for research, teaching, or both? How do you introduce such materials to your students, and how useful do you find them?