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Research Workshop Resources

On this page, you will find an array of websites, databases and digital resources the help you with your research.

Resources used in the Workshop, 2018-19

1. Focus on film

Wellcome Library You Tube Channel, and specific historical films

War Neuroses (1917) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3caaYV19gBE

Asylum (1972 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_PGjU3h2xo

National Library of Medicine (USA) You Tube Channel 

The Public Health Film Goes to War http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/phfgtw/films.html

There Will be Light (1946): https://archive.org/details/gov.ntis.ava04168vnb1

2. General resources, History of Medicine

Wellcome Image Collection: http://wellcomeimages.org

National Library of Medicine (USA) Digital Collections: http://collections.nlm.nih.gov

Medical Heritage Library: https://archive.org/details/medicalheritagelibrary

History of Medicine objects at the Science Museum (London): Brought to Life

2a: Special Topics

Eugenics Archives

USA

Cold Spring Harbor 

Eugenics Movement

UK

Codebreakers For the archives of the UK Eugenics Society and other milestones in the history of eugenics and genetics.

galton.org Complete writings of Francis Galton (1822-1911), founder of the eugenics movement

Renaissance Medicine

Contagion Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics, Harvard Open Collections

Anatomia Collection Anatomical Plates 1522-1867

Vesalius' Fabrica (1543) online: http://www.e-rara.ch/bau_1/content/titleinfo/6299027

Germ Theory and Public Health

Filth and Fever British Library Sources

Germ Theory Harvard Open Collections

Public Health Wellcome Collections guide

London's Pulse: The Medical Officer of Health Reports, 1848-1972 Wellcome Library

Madness and Confinement

Ticehurst Asylum Records Online Wellcome Digital Collections

Background reading

Diseases of the Mind: American Psychiatry to 1900 National Library of Medicine

Journal of Mental Science, 1857-1962 (connect via Warwick Library)

British Journal of Psychiatry, 1855-present (connect via Warwick Library)

3. Important Scholarly Databases (available from the Warwick Library database collection via main Library webpage)

JSTOR

Project Muse

Science Direct

NewsFilm Online

Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers

Nineteenth Century British Newspapers

Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets Online

ProQuest Periodicals Archive Online

4. Specific Newspapers and Journals (available from the Warwick Library database collection)

New Statesman Archive

Daily Mail Historical Archive

ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Guardian and Observer)

Times Digital Archive

Times of India

British Medical Journal (through JSTOR)

The Lancet

5. US Collections

Chronicling America (US Historical Newspapers, 1836-1922) http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Library of Congress Digital Collections http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html

Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/indexcat/index.html

And the rest...

The Internet Archive https://archive.org/index.php

ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)

Warwick Historical Databases (via the library catalogue): http://webcat.warwick.ac.uk/search~S1/v?history