CEMS is delighted to announce ANU Library’s acquisition of Gale State Papers Online (SPO). These are significant primary resource databases for studies of early modern and eighteenth-century Britain and Europe. At the request of CEMS’ director Professor Ros Smith, Broderick Proeger investigated the possibility of purchasing these resources, made possible by a significant investment from the ANU flood replacement fund. Because this is such a large purchase, Gale is also providing ANU early modern scholars with free access to their Digital Scholar Lab, a valuable tool for data analysis and digital humanities.
CEMS members and librarians attended a training session in October to learn more about these databases and the resources they contain.
The primary resource databases include:
- SPO: 1509-1714 (part 1-4)
- SPO: The Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle
- SPO: 18th-c 1714-1782 (part 1-4)
- SPO: Colonial Asia (part 1 and 2)
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online (part 1 and 2)
Access is via ANU’s Chifley Library here.
To learn more about working with the archives go to the Gale State Papers Online Learning Centre.