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British Online Archives is one of the United Kingdom’s leading academic publishers.
Our goal is to provide students and researchers in the humanities and social sciences with access to unique collections of primary source documents.
To this end, our website hosts over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.
Whether you’re an individual interested in your family’s history, a librarian looking for ways to adapt in the digital age, or a professor in search of innovative teaching tools, we have something to meet your needs.Explore the Collections