Founded in 1495, Aberdeen University is the fifth oldest in the British Isles. This gives us library resources of extraordinary richness. For early modern studies, the library has an extensive collection of early printed books, which is enhanced by considerable microfilm resources. The library serves as a repository for family archives in North-East Scotland and has extensive manuscript holdings in this area. As a copyright library between 1710 and 1836, the library was able to assemble particularly rich holdings for eighteenth and nineteenth-century studies. The fiction collection for the period is one of the best in the world. Other noteworthy collections include the MacBean collection of Jacobite and related texts. In the twentieth-century, the library maintained a consistent policy of adding to its collection so that we now have excellent resources for research in twentieth-century literature. In collaboration with the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies, it has built on these resources to create a considerable body of research materials in this field. Resources for Film Studies include multi-lingual resources for national cinemas, a broad range of film periodicals, and the International Film Archive on CD-Rom. Women Studies, drawing on all of these materials, also makes use of the anthropological resources of the Marischal Museum and materials (manuscripts and pamphlets) dealing with women's lives in Historical Collections.
For further information, please visit the website for the library's historical collections .
This link to the Library's Subject Resource page for English will give you information about useful books and journals for English and where to find them. It will also provide information about useful reference works, electronic databases, and relevant websites. You can also access this material through the Subject Resources A-Z page on the Library web pages.
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