These subject guides will help you to research selected subjects. They do not cover every subject, or everything the British Library has.
To find material relevant to your research, please search our main catalogue Explore the British Library or our specialist catalogues.
The British Library collection of maps, plans and views is one of the largest in the world, numbering some 4.5 million
Manuscripts, printed books, newspapers and journals from the Middle East, Iran and Central Asia
National and international government publications
Print and online documentation from governments worldwide
You’ll find British and overseas newspapers dating back to the 1600s and we have growing collections of radio, television and web news
Our collections in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Modern Greek cover a broad range of subjects
Our resources support the needs of specialists working in academia and business, and can support multidisciplinary research interests.
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