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Temporary Access to Additional Online Content

**Temporary access to additional online content  - existing content can be found further down this page.**

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, some of our publishers are temporarily lifting restrictions or providing increased access to their online content to help support universities with remote teaching. 

Adam Matthews Digital - access until 14th July

National Archives - access for as long as the Kew site is closed to visitors 

Download records digitised by The National Archives and published through Discovery, the online catalogue, free of charge.  Registered users will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days.These include: First and Second World War records, including medal index cards; Military records, including unit war diaries; Royal and Merchant Navy records, including Royal Marine service records; Wills from the jurisdiction of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Migration records, including aliens’ registration cards and naturalisation case papers; 20th century Cabinet Papers and Security Service files; and the Domesday Book.

For the period from the 17th century to the 21st, the Library has numerous resources.  The most wide ranging of these is Gale Primary Sources, but other more specific archives such as the New York Times and UK Parliamentary Papers are also available.

The following databases are included in the Gale Primary Source platform.

Other resources

Hundreds of historical journals are available in the following digitized collections.

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Foyle Special Collections & Archives

The University's Foyle Special Collections & Archives consist of rare books, original documents and artefacts which support various teaching and research areas of the University of Roehampton. The collections relate to Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten, Froebel College, Children's Literature and the children’s book author Richmal Crompton, Dance, and to a number of other areas including Religious Studies.

The Library also subscribes to number of large archive collections that are not freely available online. These can be found on the other pages in this guide.

Institute of Historical Research

IHR has compiled this useful list of free online resources.

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