As a department faculty member at Villanova University, we thought you’d enjoy reading six narratives exploring specific aspects of British history through exclusive and rare historical manuscripts available in State Papers Online.
Coming soon, our State Papers Online users will benefit from an enhanced experience, allowing for deeper research. In addition to improved accessibility, a streamlined user interface, and textual analysis tools, the following State Papers Online features will be added:
- Digitized calendars — View the calendar facsimiles in addition to the text. All manuscript documents are linked to their related Calendar page, so researchers can seamlessly jump between the two.
- Table of contents view — View a hyperlinked list of manuscript documents within a volume, enabling easy navigation and providing additional context.
- Supplemental research tools alongside document — Select helpful supplemental guides (e.g., list of calendar abbreviations, list of principal officers of Crown and State, currency conversion tables) to read side by side with a manuscript or calendar document.
- Calendar text alongside manuscript document — Making optimal use of the full screen width, view the corresponding calendar text alongside the manuscript document, with the option to deselect either view.
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