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Research Resources: Social Sciences

Illustration of a slave ship

Illustration of a slave ship, from Thomas Clarkson, The history of the rise, progress, and accomplishment of the abolition of the African Slave-trade (1808)



A-Z list of all journals and magazines


A-Z list of all newspapers

Resource Guides

Illustrated sources: A guide by Alison Harvey, Special Collections and Archives

Women's history and gender studies: A guide by Alison Harvey, Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections

Aberdare Hall student library (19th-20th C.) literature, history, etc. [uncatalogued] [Newport Road]

Abolition and Emancipation manuscripts (18th-19th C.) America [microfilm]

Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland (15th-16th C.)                     

Acta Sanctorum (c. 200 AD?-c. 1590s?)

Actes et documents du Saint Siege (1939-1945)

Acts and ordnances of the Interregnum (1642-1660)

Acts of the Privy Council of England (1542-1631)

Acts of the Privy Council of England: Colonial series (1613-1783)

Annie Grace Henderson archive (20th C.) politics, education, USSR

Annual Register (18th-20th C.)

Archives of Plaid Cymru (20th C.) devolution publications [print and microfilm]

Archives of the British Labour Party (19th-20th C.) [microfilm]

Archives of the British Trades Union Council (19th-20th C.) [microfilm]

Bookchin collection (20th C.) politics, Spain [uncatalogued]

British Documents on the Origins of the War (1898-1914)

British Treasury (20th C.) British Government papers [microfilm]

Bute Papers (NLW) (19th C.) business, history [microfilm]

Cabinet Papers (20th C.) British Government papers [microfilm]

Calendar of Assize Records (1558-1685)

Calendar of Charter Rolls (1215-1516)

Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland (1171-1659)

Calendar of Documents Relating to Scotland (1108-1603)

Calendar of Entries in Papal registers (relating to Great Britain and Ireland) (1198-1521)

Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) (1219-1485)

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents (1216-1509)

Calendar of Patent Rolls (1216-1582)

Calendar of State Papers (Colonial) (1513-1739)

Calendar of State Papers (Domestic) (1547-1661)

Calendar of State Papers (Foreign) (1547-1595)

Calendar of State Papers (Spain) (1485-1558)

Calendar of State Papers (Venice) (1202-1675)

Calendar of the Close Rolls (1272-1509)

Calendar of the Fine Rolls (1272-1509)

Calendar of the Liberate Rolls (1226-1272)

Camden Society (11th-19th C.)

Canon law and Schwarzenberger international law collection (18th-20th C.) [strand/theme] [uncatalogued]

Canterbury and York Series (13th-16th C.)

Cardiff Trades Union Council papers (20th C.) [archive]

Census collection (1801-1981) [Law Library] [uncatalogued]

Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain (1066-c. 1500)

Conditions and Politics of Occupied Western Europe (1940-45) [microfilm]

Conditions of the French Working Class (19th C) [microfilm]

Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis (c. 751-c. 1500)

Corpus Christianorum Series Latina (CCSL) (c. 200 AD-735 AD)

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (c. 500 BC?-c. 1500 AD?)

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (3000 BC-1000 AD)

Court Minutes of the East India Company - Calendar (1635-1679)

Curia Regis Rolls (1157-1250)

Dave Thomas press cuttings (1940s-1990s) coalfield closures [archive]

Despatches from US Consuls in Cardiff, Wales (1861-1906); Despatches from US consuls in Swansea, Wales (1892-1906) [microfilm]

Die Grosse Politik der Europäischen Kabinette (1871-1914)

District Auditors' Society records (1850s-1990s) [archive]

Documenti Diplomatici Italiani (1870-1948)

Documents Diplomatiques Français (1871-1939)

Documents on British Foreign Policy (c. 1919-c. 1939)

Documents on International Affairs (1928-1963)

Documents on German foreign policy  (1930-1941)

Domesday Book (1085)

Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum (c. 550-1530)

Early English Text Society (c. 9th-c. 16th C.)

Early Yorkshire Charters (pre-13th century)

East Germany source materials (20th C) socio-econ., historical [microfilm]

English Episcopal Acta (c. 1066-1305)

English Factories in India : a calendar of documents in the India Office, British Museum and Public Record Office (1618-1684)

English Place-Name Society (all periods)

Enoch Salisbury archive (19th C.) Welsh, business, politics [semi-catalogued]

European Documentation Centre (20th C.)

European Union collection (20th C.) [uncatalogued]

Exchequer Rolls of Scotland (1264-1600)

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae (1066-1857)

Folklore Society Publications (early modern)

Foreign Relations of the United States (1938-1963)

Francis Place papers (18th-19th C.) radicalism [microfilm]

Frith Beard travel diaries (19th-20th C.) Britain, Europe [archive]

Hakluyt Society (16th-19th C.)

Historical Manuscripts Commission (c. 1300?-c. 1900?)

Historical travel writings collection (17th-20th C.) [uncatalogued]

Historiens des Croisades (c. 1100?-c. 1400?)

History of Parliament (1439-1820)

History Research Collection (reprinted sources from the ancient/medieval/early modern era)

Hugh Cudlipp archive (20th C.) journalism

Ifor B. Powell collection (20th C.) international politics [uncatalogued]

Indian Newspaper Reports (1860s-1940s) politics, India [microfilm]

Inscriptiones Graecae (c. 600 BC?-c. 500 AD?)

Inventory of the Historical Monuments (England) (all periods)

Inventory of the Historical Monuments (Scotland) (all periods)

Irish Texts Society (c. 10th-19th C.)

Jewish Historical Society Transactions (11th-19th C.)

John Reynolds pamphlet collection (20th C.) politics, socialism [uncatalogued]

Journal of the Board of Trade and Plantations (1704-1782)

Journal of the East India Association (19th-20th C.)

Journals collection (17th-19th C.) humanities, art, society

Letters and papers, foreign and domestic, of the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547)

Lexicon Iconographicum mythologiae Classicae (classical era)

Lincoln Records Society (12th-18th C.)

List and Index Society (early modern)

Local Acts collection (18th-20th C.)

London Record Society (11th-19th C.)

Mass Observation archive (1937-1949) [microfiche]

Minutes of the Unemployment Board (1934-1948) [microfilm]

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (c. 500-1500)

National Docks Labour Board records (20th C.) [archive]

New Spalding Club (12th-19th C.)

Newspapers collection (18th-20th C.)

Osman Collection (20th C.) photo-journalism [Bute Library]

Palestine Pilgrim Text Society (333 AD-c. 1400s)

Parliament Rolls of medieval England (1275-1504)

Parliamentary Historical Papers (18th-20th C.) social, political, colonialism [Law Library]

Patrologia Graecae (online resource) (c. 200 AD-1439)

Patrologia Latina (c. 200 AD-1216)

Pipe Roll Society (12th-13th C.)

Political pamphlet collections (20th C.) Evans, Reynolds, Powell [uncatalogued]

Popular newspaper journalism archives (Keith Waterhouse, Victor Davies, Marcus Morris, Joan Reeder, Tom Hopkinson, Trevor Phillpot, Richard Stott, press cuttings collections) 20th C.) [semi-catalogued]

Priscilla Scott-Ellis (1930s-1940s) diaries of a nurse in the Spanish Civil War [archive]

Prof. Patrick Minford archive economics [uncatalogued]

Public Order, Discontent and Protest (1820-1830) [microfilm]

Rare books on accounting (15th-19th C.) [microfilm]

Rare, Radical and Labour Periodicals (19th-20th C.) [microfilm]

Raymond Williams' book collection (20th C.)

Records of Early English Drama (pre-1642)

Register of the Privy Council of Scotland (1545-1691)

Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales (all periods)

Rudolph Hess papers, WWII [microfiche]

Rymer's Foedera (c. 1066-c. 1700s?)

Scottish Gaelic Texts Society (c. 16th-19th C.)

Scottish Text Society (14th-19th C.)

Selden Society (11th-19th C.)    

Sir Bryan Hopkin archive (20th C.) economics

Sir Julian Hodge archive (20th C.) business [semi-catalogued] 

Social and Political Status of Women (19th-20th C.) [microfilm]

Spalding Club (12th-18th C.)

Spanish Civil War Pamphlets (1930s-1940s) [microfilm]

Suffolk Records Society - Suffolk Charters (12th-17th C.)  

Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) (classical era)

Surtees Society (c. 13th-19th C.)      

Survey of International Affairs (1920-1963)

Thurloe’s State Papers (1638-1660)

Town planning / local / structure plans collection (20th C.)

Tudor Translations (early modern) 

UCAC Welsh language teachers’ union archive (20th C.)

United Nations collection (20th C.) [uncatalogued]

University College Cardiff, and later Cardiff University student publications and newspapers (19th-20th C.)

University College Cardiff records (19th-20th C.)

University College Cardiff, University of Wales College of Medicine, UWIST, Cardiff University records (19th-20th C.) [Cardiff University Institutional Archive]

USA international relations (18th-20th C.) [microfilm]

Victoria County History Series (all periods)

Welsh newspapers collection (19th-20th C.)

Welsh tours / travels / migration collection (18th-20th C.) [strand/theme]

Women's studies historical / literary sources materials (17th-20th C.) [strand/theme]

Working class autobiographies (18th-20th C.) [microfilm]

World War One collections (20th C.) [strand/theme]