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Electronic Resources and information

The following is a brief list of electronic resources which may be useful to users of the Munby Rare Books Room. Access to most of these resources is provided by the University Library through subscriptions, and is restricted to computers on University networks, or to Library users with a Raven name and password off campus. Those marked "Free" are unrestricted resources, free to all users. For further details of off-campus access and a full list of online resources, see eresources@cambridge. We welcome your suggestions of other resources that may be useful.

Useful resources for Official Publications are listed separately.

Current awareness and news: this is only a very small selection of relevant blogs from Cambridge and elsewhere. We welcome your suggestions of other blogs that may be interesting to our visitors and Library users.

Update: the Universal Short Title Catalogue has now added new content extending to 1650. It also has a much improved search interface, and includes links to digitised copies of over 90,000 items.

Union catalogues  
FREE ESTC: English Short Title Catalogue, 1475-1800
FREE ISTC: Incunabula Short Title Catalogue
FREE NSTC: Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue
  FREE STCN: Short Title Catalogue Netherlands
  FREE USTC: Universal Short Title Catalogue (books printed in continental Europe, 1500-1650) NEW CONTENT LOADED, NOW EXTENDS TO 1650
Digitised books and periodicals  
English ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online
EEBO: Early English Books Online
  British Newspapers 1600–1900
  18th Century Journals
  19th Century British Pamphlets FREE
  19th Century UK Periodicals
  19th Century Fiction
  John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera
  The Cambridge Library Collection (digitised important historical publications)
Other Cambridge Digital Library FREE
  Early European Books
  Biblia Sacra: Bibles Printed in the Netherlands and Belgium FREE
  Patrologia Latina
Ejournals The Library
  Book History
  Gutenberg Jahrbuch (to 2006)
Databases and bibliographies Bibliography of British and Irish Literature
  Book History Online bibliography FREE
  British Armorial Bindings illustrated database FREE
  In Principio: Incipit Index of Latin Texts
  International Medieval Bibliography
  Iter Bibliography of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  Literature Online (LION) e-journals and literary works
  SCIPIO database of art and rare books sales catalogues
  Wellesely Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824–1900
Reference tools and other useful resources Oxford English Dictionary
  Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  DSpace (Cambridge University digital repository)
  eresources@Cambridge gateway
  Janus (catalogue of Cambridge archives)