Leicester City Libraries
Local history in Leicester Central Library
Ancestry.com (available in Leicester Central Library)
- Online Reference Room includes:
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online version
- The Times Digital Archive: full digital images of every copy of The Times newspaper from 1785-1985
Leicestershire County Council Libraries
Leicestershire County Council libraries have collections of local history books in different branches and resources for family (and local) history research.
The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
University of Leicester
Residents of Leicester can use the University of Leicester Library as a reference library
- Online: My Leicestershire History particularly University of Leicester Special Collections. This includes
- John Throsby, Select views in Leicestershire, from original drawings..., 1789.
- Susannah Watts, A walk through Leicester..., 1804.
- John Flower, Views of ancient buildings in the town and county of Leicester, 1825.
- John Nichols, History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Leicester. Eight volumes published between 1795 and 1815.
- Historical Directories of Leicestershire
Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It is produced and owned by the University of Leicester.
The Royal Society
Royal Society journal archive. Free access to journals more than 70 years old.
- Google Books includes, though not complete:
- Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
- Proceedings of the Royal Society
Last updated 12th August, 2013.