Until 30 April, readers in the IHR library will be able to access a trial version of Bridgeman Education, an online database of over 1.5 million images cleared for educational use. It’s not necessarily the sort of resource that we usually look at for the online collections, but we are aware of how difficult it can be to search for historical visual materials, either for research or for use in teaching, talks, theses and other educational contexts. This may be one solution to that need. And even if not, it’s certainly interesting to look at (for a topical search, try [Easter Cards]).
The trial can be accessed via the library PCs at this address www.history.ac.uk/library/collections/eresources.
We will be looking at other potential new resources from time to time, so please let us know what you think of this database or suggest other resources via firstname.lastname@example.org.