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To help you with your research the Library’s subscribe to circa 800 index, abstract, bibliographic, biographic and full text databases, covering a range of subjects. Also included in these lists are freely some available websites, selected by Library staff. (Note we also subscribe to thousands of journals.)

NB: Most databases are Library subscribed and, owing to licensing reasons, are only available from British Library workstations within the Library's Reading Rooms, Business & IP Centre and Newsroom.

Remote Eresources is a pilot service, providing access to three historical Readex newspaper collections. It allows St Pancras registered readers, with a valid photographic pass, to access remotely (where licensing and technology permit) electronic resources normally only available in the British Library's Reading Rooms.


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Remote Eresources

Our Remote Eresources pilot service provides registered St Pancras Reader Pass holders with remote access to:
  • Biblioboard
  • Credo Reference
  • Early American Newspapers, Series 1
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1974-1996
  • Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922
  • US Congressional Serial Set
  • World newspaper Archive: African Newspapers, 1800-1922

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Search over 45,000 electronic journals. Alternatively, many eJournal collections allow you to cross search titles for articles.