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  Ian Newman

356 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame
IN 46556-5639
Tel: 574.631.7092

inewman (at) nd.edu


To access the resourses marked with an asterisk (*) you need an account. Members of the Notre Dame community can access these resources through the ND library's subscription. To access them off campus you will need to configure your computer to access Notre Dame's proxy server, for which you will need a ND Login ID. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.


American National Biography*
Short biographies of nearly 8,000 American men and women.

Dictionary of National Biography*
Short biographies of nearly 60,000 men and women (mainly British).

MLA Documentation Guide
Provides information on MLA Style.

OED* (Oxford English Dictionary)
The best resource for definitions, and for tracing etymologies, with a bias towards British English.

OWL (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Great resource for writers, has style guides (including MLA), a guide to avoiding plagiarism, and a guide to grammar and mechanics.

Writer's Handbook
Site maintained by the writing center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Has a number of useful resources for writing, including a guide to MLA style, and a guide to avoiding plagerism.


17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers*
Early British newspapers from the British Library.

19th Century British Newspapers*
19th-century British newspapers provided by Gale.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers *
Provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.

Eighteenth Century Book Tracker
Database of freely available texts online.

Eighteenth-Century Collections Online*
Books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides published in the eighteenth century.

Making of America*
Primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Nineteenth-Century Collections Online*
Currently limited in scope (although with useful collections relating to Charles Fox and British Theater) but will be expanding.

Victorian Women Writers Project
Indiana University's site dedicated to lesser-known British women writers of the nineteenth century.


Making of the Modern Law, Primary Resources*
Offers online access to state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history.

Making of the Modern World*
Based of the Goldsmith-Kress collection of economic literature

Old Bailey Trials
A fully searchable edition of the Proceeding of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913

Parliamentary History
Scanned versions of the Cobbett's Parliamentary History from Oxford University. Unfortunately not searchable.


British Museum Collection Search
Includes a massive collection of eighteenth and ninteenth-century graphic satires by the Cruickshanks, Dighton, Gillray, Newton, Rowlandson; also has a large collection of drawings by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd.

Cary Map of London (1786)
Published as a 50-page pocket atlas.

Charles Booth Online Archive
Site maintained by LSE, containing online versions of the Charles Booth's survey of London life and labour between 1886 and 1903, including his poverty maps.

Online archive of images of London from Guildhall Art Gallery and London Metropolitan Archives.

Crace Collection of Maps of London
Frederick Crace's collection of maps relating to London and it's vicinity date from 1570 to 1860, and include building plans, and designs for intended developments (including several competeing plans for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1688). The collection has been scanned and is fully searchable.

Greenwood Map of London (1830)
8 inches to a mile. Survey conducted by Christpher and John Greenwood between 1824 and 1826.

Horwood's Map of London (1792-9)
26 inches to a mile. Survey conducted by Richard Horwood. The largest and most important London map of the 18th century. 26 inches to a mile, the first major map to include house numbers.

Locating London's Past
GIS interface enabling researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating eighteenth-century London against John Rocque's 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS map.

London Lives 1690 to 1800
Searchable parish archives, criminal records, coroner's records, and hospital records.

Database of 19th century Photographers and Allied Trades in London.

Roque's Map of London (1746)
26 inches to a mile. Surveyed by John Rocque 1735 to 1746.

Strype's Survey of London and Westminster (1720)
Electronic version of John Strype's enormous two-volume Survey, complete with its celebrated maps and plates, which depict the prominent buildings, street plans and ward boundaries of early eighteenth-century London.

Survey of London
Project dedicated to tracing London's topographical and architectural history and giving a description of its buildings (including many which have been demolished), explaining how they came into being and outlining their significance and historical associations. The first volume was published in 1900, and new volumes are still being written today.


Floor plan of the King's Head, Arundel Street.