About British Online Archives

British Online Archives is the primary source publisher. We support the research of university students and academics through the scanning and digital distribution of primary sources.

With British Online Archives, Britain is only the first calling point on a voyage around the world. Our collections cover 6 continents, while our customers include institutions from Britain to the United States and Australia.

As our archives expand, we are developing new ways to meet the research needs of both students and academics. The arrangements of our collections reveal new themes within them, providing insights that cannot be found elsewhere. Our sources include both private collections and holdings from more established archives.

These digital primary sources are accessible to students through both our software and our prices. Whether you are based at a small college or a large university, we have the collections and series to meet your needs.