Arts and Social Studies Library
(300,000 volumes, 16th to 21st C.)
Children’s Literature Collection (2,000 books, 19/20th C.).
Tennyson Collection (500 volumes, 19th C.).
Corvey Collection (3,261 microfiche titles, English literature, 18/19th C.).
Literary and Cultural Theory Collections (6,000 volumes).
Linguistics Collections (8,000 volumes).
English Literature (60,000 volumes) (cf. LION below).
Philosophy Collections (10,000 volumes).
Theology and Religious Studies (25,000 volumes).
Art Collections (6,000 volumes).
Archaeology Collections (10,000 volumes).
Greek and Roman Collections (10,000 volumes).
Medieval History Collections (10,000 volumes).
Modern History Collections (40,000 volumes).
NIDS — National Inventory of Documentary Sources (25,000 fiche of UK archives listings).
Working Class Materials Collections (500 reels of microfilm and additional book sources).
Cabinet Papers Collection (200 reels of PRO microfilms with CD roms, 1920s-1970s).
Labour Party Archives Collections (2,000 microfiche and microfilms, 1873-1973).
Archives of the British Trades Union Congress (400 microfiche, 1880s — 1960s).
Women’s Studies Microfilm Collections (60 microfilms, 1500-1940).
British Treasury International Finance Collection (40 PRO microfilms, 1916-1943).
East Germany Collections (400 microfiche, 20th C.).
Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe (184 PRO microfilms, 1940-1945).
Russian Collections (3,000 volumes, 20th C.).
India Collections (3,500 volumes, 19/20th C.).
History Research Collection (3,000 volumes).
Hispanic Studies (7,000 volumes).
Italian Collections (7,000 volumes).
French Collections (15,000 volumes).
German Collections (8,000 volumes).
Icelandic Literature (1,000 volumes).
Carmarthen Collection (5,000 volumes, 17/18th C., theology, science, philosophy).
Reece Collection (3,000 volumes, 16th-20th C.).
(30,000 volumes, 17th — 21st C.
Central European Music Research Centre (2,000 items, 20th C.).
Aylward Collection (2,000 items, 18th — 19th C.).
Macworth Collection (500 items, 1680-1790).
(100,000 volumes and archives, 16th-21st C.)
Welsh Prints (2,000 prints, 17th-19th C.).
Welsh Ballads (2,000 ballads, 18th-20th C.).
Wales Reports — Health and Local Government (100 microfiche, 1848-1908).
Hymnology Collection (1,500 volumes, 19/20th C.).
Maps Collection (5,000 Welsh maps, 19/20th C.).
Welsh in America (1,000 volumes, 18th-20th C.).
Celtic Studies Collection (5,000 volumes, 17th — 21st C.).
Religious Tracts (2,000 volumes, 1800-1900).
Welsh Medieval Manuscripts (200 NLW/BL microfilms, 13th — 17th C.).
Welsh Local Acts (2,000 Legal Acts, 18th — 20th C.).
Richard Baxter Collection (500 books and microfilms, 17th C.).
Local History Collection (3,000 volumes, 17th — 21st C.).
Plaid Cymru Archives (several hundred books and microfilms, 1926-2000).
Welsh Bibles (700 volumes, 16th-20th C.).
Borders Collection (2,000 Marches volumes, 19th C.).
Arthurian Collection (1,000 volumes, 16th-20th C.).
Anglo-Welsh Literature Collection (2,000 volumes, 17th-20th C.).
Raymond Williams Collection (300 volumes, videos, and audio cassettes).
Welsh Newspapers Collection (1,000 reels of microfilm, 19th./20th. Century).
Cardiff University Library Archives (Selection)
(over 100,000 individual documents).
Cudlipp Archives. (1913 — 1988 Journalism archives).
Salisbury Additional Manuscripts (several thousand individual documents (17th-20th C.).
Cardiff Trades Council Archives (four filing cabinets of documents, 1940s-1980s).
Ifor B. Powell Pamphlet Collection (several thousand documents, 1870s — 1970s).
E.G.R. Salisbury Archives (several thousand individual documents, 18/19th C.).
UCAC Archives (20,000 individual documents, 1940-1990).
Edward Thomas Archive (15,000 individual documents, 19th-20th C.0.
Cochrane Archive (20th Century).
Bainton Archive (20th Century).
Evidence Based Health Care Archives, (20th C.).
(Many more collections listed in Library Archives listings, and on the Archives Hub).
United Nations Collection (25,000 documents, 1946 - ).
(150,000 volumes, 17th — 21st C.
British Official Publications Collection (over a thousand microfiche added annually, 1980-).
Parliamentary Debates Collection (several hundred volumes, 18th — 21st C.).
Statutes/Acts of Parliament (several hundred volumes, 1215 to date in coverage).
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (several thousand microfiche and film, 1801 - ).
International Law Collection (several hundred volumes, 20th C.).
Census Collection (several hundred volumes, 1801 - ).
Politics Collections (20,000 volumes and microforms, 20/21st C.).
Education Collections (17,000 volumes, 19th — 21st C.).).
Social Sciences Collections (50,000 volumes, 19th-21st C.).
(70,000 volumes, 20th C.)
Journalism and Media Studies (20,000 books, videos, newspapers, etc.).
Osman Collection (6,000 photojournalism books, videos, microfilms, etc.).
Tom Harrison Mass Observation Collection (353 microfiche, 1937-1949).
City/Regional Planning Collection (25,000 volumes).
(40,000 volumes, 18th — 21st C. — includes nos. 86 to 87 below).
Architecture Rare Books Collection (500 volumes, 18th — 20th C.).
Collection of Measured Drawings (several thousand drawings, 1960s — 1980s).
(25,000 Extra Mural, Mathematics, Computing volumes, 20/21st C. — includes
China Studies Collection (Reference materials); (1,500 volumes, 20th C.)
(70,000 Management, Economics, etc. volumes, 20th C. to 94 below.).
Statistics Collection (several thousand current volumes, local to interantional coverage).
Business and Economics Working Papers (several thousand volumes).
Company Annual Reports Collection (1,000 volumes).
European Documentation Centre
(100,000 documents, 1952 — ).
Science and Medicine
(70,000 Physics and Engineering volumes, 19th — 21st C.).
Science / Biosciences
100,000 Biology, Chemistry, Earth science and Biosciences volumes,
International Geosphere/Biosphere Programme Collection (100 volumes, 1986 - ).
Medical / Health Sciences
(c. 100,000 vols.)
Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing. (20th Century).
History of Medicine (17th — 20th Century, 2,000 volumes).
Allied Medical Subjects (20th Century).
Behavioural Sciences Collections (20,000 volumes).
Pharmacy Collection (11,000 volumes).
Optometry Collection (3,000 volumes).
Contains over 125,000 titles listed in
- Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640)
- Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640)
- Thomason Tracts (1640-1661)
Searches can be made by keyword (including author, title or subject), by bibliographic number and can be limited by date. The text and illustrations are displayed as images of the printed pages.
To access EEBO off-campus your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
A library of over 130,000 fully searchable texts, published between 1701 and 1800. This includes every significant text printed in the United Kingdom, both in English and in other languages, as well as thousands of works from the Americas. Coverage includes not only books, but broadsides, tracts, sermons and ephemera.
To access ECCO off-campus, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
Times Digital Archive
This is a complete digital edition of The Times of London for the period 1785-1985. Includes all articles, advertisements and illustrations or photographs. Searches can be made to retrieve full facsimile images of either specific articles or complete pages.
Off-campus use of the Times Digital Archive
To access the Times Digital Archive off-campus, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
A searchable web-based library containing over 300,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose from the eleventh century onwards. It includes more than 750,000 records of articles, monographs and dissertations in the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature . Also incorporates links to the full text of over 70 literary journals.
Access On Campus
Off-campus use of LION
To access LION off-campus, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
An archive of electronic journals which currently provides access to more than 200 scholarly titles in over 20 disciplines in the Arts and Sciences. Journals are archived, where possible, back to the first issue, though the most recent years are excluded.
The whole database can be searched by keyword and author, and the articles retrieved can be downloaded and printed.
To access JSTOR off-campus, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
The Bayeux Tapestry presents the story of the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Includes:
- full images of the tapestry
- full commentary on the panels
- authoritative translations of historical sources
- a bibliography
Digimap provides collections of online maps and spatial data covering Great Britain. The Ordnance Survey Collection includes a range of services for viewing, printing and downloading Ordnance Survey maps and data from the present day.
To use the Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection, you will need to login with your computer username and password. If you are using Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection for the first time, you will be automatically directed to a registration form when you select a service e.g. Roam, Carto. You will receive email notification when your registration has been processed. Please allow up to two working days.
More information about Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection and other services available from Digimap can be found on the Digimap support page.
A multimedia interactive library of resources in the field of Archaic and Classical Greece. It provides both an introduction to Greek antiquity for the beginner and a research resource for the specialist. Subjects covered include art, history, architecture, archaeology, and philology.
- 25,000 images of maps
- site reports
- texts in English and Greek
- a dictionary
- historical overview
- a classical encyclopaedia
- an extensive bibliography
To view Primary Greek texts it is necessary to install Greek Fonts.