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Why Subscribe to the Churchill Archive?

“This is a phenomenal resource, both in terms of the content and the navigational mechanisms.
It allows researchers not just to understand one man, but a century of world, diplomatic and social history.” — Reference Reviews

The Churchill Archive is designed to support teaching, study, and research, providing an invaluable resource for a wide range of courses. It comprises more than 800,000 pages of original documents that range from Churchill’s personal correspondence to exchanges between the great leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Content Highlights

  • Over 800,000 pages of original documents produced between 1874 and 1965, spanning the period from the Boer War to the Cold War
  • Educational resources written by leading academics, which explore key topics in 20th century history and provide links into the documents, further reading lists, bibliographies, and references

Features and Benefits for Research and Learning

  • Supports research into key areas of 20th century history as well as courses in the First and Second World Wars, world history, economic history, political history, social policy, and cultural studies
  • Offers a structured way to introduce students to primary source material and explore its relevance to their study and research topics
  • Provides powerful search options, as well as the ability to filter by topic, place, period, or people, or to browse the cataloguing system of the original archives.
  • Enables personalization: save searches, export citations, and favorite, download or print documents.
  • Offers guidance on using an archive for research through Ask the Archivist, a page designed to gain insights and pointers into how to use and interpret the Churchill Archive, what archives are, and how to make sense of the results you are presented with.

Benefits for your Library

  • Unlimited concurrent access via IP recognition, ATHENS/Shibboleth and library cards, including remote user access via username
  • COUNTER usage statistics
  • Library branding
  • Quick and advanced search options to cater for all levels of users
  • Responsive, accessible, and user-friendly interface
  • Cross-referencing via DOIs and OpenURLs
  • Filtered browsing via a sophisticated taxonomy
  • Excellent customer and technical support