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Special Collections provides access to a growing range of licensed electronic resources (e-resources) to support you in your studies, research and teaching.

UCL works with partners to digitise, index and publish rare books and archival documents from our Special Collections. These licensed projects vastly increase the scale and speed at which we can make our collections accessible online. The resulting online editions are accessible to all Current students and employees of UCL, plus Honorary members of staff free of charge.

 

 

Access to electronic resources outside UCL is determined by the legally binding contracts that we, as a University, sign when we license content to a publisher or provider. Most of our contracts have educational arrangements, agreed on a national basis with such bodies as Eduserv Chest and JISC, and members of universities and libraries subscribing to these e-resources worldwide enjoy online access free at the point of use. To find out whether your institution has access to any particular resource, search for the collection title within your library e-resource menu.

Burdon Sanderson Papers (MS ADD 179)

Papers, correspondence and diaries of Sir John Burdon-Sanderson and also papers of his wife Lady Burdon-Sanderson.

The collection contains papers, correspondence and diaries of Sir John Burdon-Sanderson and also papers of his wife Lady Burdon-Sanderson. Some of the papers include notes and drafts of lectures and addresses. There are also papers that were used for a 'Memoir' of John Burdon-Sanderson, begun by Lady Burdon-Sanderson and completed by Burdon-Sanderson's niece and nephew, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane and John Scott Haldane (published in Oxford, 1911).

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Wiley Digital Archives: British Association for the Advancement of Science (Collections on the History of Science: 1830 - 1970).

The BAAS archive from Wiley Digital Archives contains an aggregation of collections from the BAAS and from archival collections related to the BAAS, contributed by various institutions across the United Kingdom.
The BAAS collection is complemented by a wealth of material drawn from ten British universities.

The aggregated university collections serve to connect the manuscripts, papers, and correspondence of some of the most important scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries into a singular source for research.

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Ramsay Papers

Correspondence and papers of Sir William Ramsay and of Morris W Travers.

The collection contains correspondence and papers of Sir William Ramsay and of Morris W Travers. The bound volumes contain letters to Ramsay, chronologically arranged by Travers, and copies of related printed papers. The remaining Ramsay papers are grouped according to their contents: laboratory notebooks, lecture notes, miscellaneous papers and published works. Professor Travers grouped Ramsay's published scientific papers into ten 'volumes'. Travers's own papers are divided into two main sections: firstly papers relating to his work on Ramsay, including various papers having some bearing on Ramsay's work and material concerning his arrangement of the Ramsay papers; and secondly papers relating to Travers' own career, including papers on awards and distrinctions, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.

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Wiley Digital Archives: British Association for the Advancement of Science (Collections on the History of Science: 1830 - 1970).

The BAAS archive from Wiley Digital Archives contains an aggregation of collections from the BAAS and from archival collections related to the BAAS, contributed by various institutions across the United Kingdom.
The BAAS collection is complemented by a wealth of material drawn from ten British universities.

The aggregated university collections serve to connect the manuscripts, papers, and correspondence of some of the most important scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries into a singular source for research.

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Pandemics, Society, and Public Health, 1517–1925

Charting the course and consequences of pandemics over five centuries, Pandemics, Society, and Public Health, 1517–1925 collates archival materials relating primarily to the history of the UK. The collection concentrates on four diseases that have left a significant mark upon British history: plague, cholera, smallpox, and influenza.

This collection boasts over 79,000 images, meticulously sourced from four leading UK archives: The National Archives, British Library, University College London, and London Metropolitan Archives. 

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British Online Archives (BOA) is one of the UK’s leading academic publishers and online repositories. 

Hosting over five million records, carefully sourced from private and public archives, such as The National Archives (UK) and British Library, BOA’s specially curated primary source collections cover over 500 years of world history. They boast extensive documentation from across the globe, providing invaluable source material for students and researchers working within a wide range of scholarly disciplines, including history, politics, sociology, and international relations. Our unique digital holdings offer insights into global historical events and trends, typically through a British lens. They serve to broaden our understanding of history, and help us to make sense of contemporary social, cultural, economic, and political landscapes.

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