Sunday, 10 April 2011

British history online: ConnectedHistories

Connected Histories, enables users to search for British names, places and dates, as well as save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace across 11 major digital resources for the period 1500-1900, including British History Online, British Museum Images and Old Bailey Online.

Some of the resources are free to view, some require a subscription unless you are within a British higher education facility.

There is a short video guide to introduce you to the key features
You can limit your search in several way, including by source, time period, and the nature of the search term (person, place). However, I found a person search missed many occurrences. 

The site is a university cooperative project funded by JISC which is a consortium of funding agencies, the likes of which Canada lacks, pity.

Use Connected Histories at www.connectedhistories.org.

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