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This is a list of web sites that may prove useful in your research into tropical medicine and public health. There are also some general archival sources that may help with your research. This list is by no means comprehensive but contains sites the Archivist has found useful.

General archive sites is a major project to provide electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over 100 higher education institutions and learned societies within the greater London area.

  • Provides a single point of access to the contents of over 250 UK archival institutions, including universities and colleges.
  • The Institute of Historical Research is one of ten member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, part of the University of London. Founded in 1921 by A. F. Pollard, IHR is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world. It contains an outstanding open access library, runs courses and major conferences, offers research fellowships and other awards and produces many significant research aids and tools.
  • The Women's Library at London School of Economics documents all aspects of women's lives, with a particular emphasis on the lives of women in the UK and the great political, economic and social changes of the past 150 years.
  • National Archives Discovery holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country. Over 9 million records are available for download.
  • This area of Discovery searches for archives in different geographic locations within the UK
  • Gateway to Archives of Scottish Higher Education provides electronic access to descriptions of the archives produced by ten higher education institutions and their predecessors in Scotland, dating from 1215 to the present day
  • Scottish Archive Network provides a single electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives.
  • Navigational Aids for the History of Science, Technology and the Environment is based at University of Edinburgh, and links to outstanding collections of archives and manuscripts held at Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Herriot Watt. The project also links to related records held by non HEI collaborators.
  • The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland makes available Northern Ireland's unique archival heritage and community memory.

History of Medicine

  • The Wellcome Library at the Wellcome Collection is of the world's major resources for the study of medical history. The Library also offers a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.
  • Wellcome Images is one of the world's richest and most unique image collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. All the images are available on demand in digital form.
  • is developing a database of leprosy archives around the world, as a working tool for researchers who are interested in the modern history of leprosy.
  • This provides information on the existence and location of the records of UK hospitals.
  • Voluntary Hospitals Database Project is a website which provides access to the surviving statistics of British and Irish voluntary.
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