Digital books and eResources

Act of Union VirtualLibrary

This is a unique collection of pamphlets, newspapers, parliamentary papers and manuscript material contemporary with the 1801 Act of Union between Ireland and Britain. The site is searchable by keyword and digital copies of the original documents are available.

National Library of Scotland – Online Directories

These include post office, street and trade directories. Currently there are 694 directories covering 1773-1911 for the following: Aberdeen (88), Airdrie (1), Angus and Mearns (2), Ayrshire (32), Bute (19), Clackmannan (1), Dalkeith (8), Dumfries (1), Dundee (52), Edinburgh (128),…

Ask about Ireland – Digital books

This site is an initiative of Irish public libraries, local museums and archives to digitise and publish online original, unusual and unique material from their local studies’ collections. Use the Reading Room link to access a vast collection of unique…

Library Ireland

This is a free online resource of books and articles on Irish history, genealogy, and culture. The transcripts of a wide range of journal articles, old books, including directories, are available online with full text searching. You can browse the…

British History Online

This Digital library of printed primary and secondary history sources for the history of Britain and Ireland with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. This site covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Most of the content…

Google Books

This site offers searches and previews of millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide. Do a keyword search and filter by Free Google eBooks. You can create a customised Google Books library using a free Google account.

Trove – National Library of Australia

Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Australian cultural, community and research institutions. Trove offers a single search across millions of items with more than 6 billion digital items available. It is free and…

Royal Australian Navy – Navy Publications

Royal Australian Navy – Historic publications online include:• Commemorative Publications. Collection of publications commemorating the 50th, 75th and 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy • The Navy List 1905-1985 with details of the officers of the Australian Navy. Additional…

Australian War Memorial – Official Histories, Rolls & Unit Diaries

The Official Histories and War Unit Diaries include:• Digitised Official Histories for First World War and Second World War • Information on non-digitised official histories for the Korean War, South-east Asian conflicts and Peacekeeping and Post-Cold War operations• Unit and…