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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

A2A - Access to Archives A2A allows you to search and browse for information about archives in England, dating from the 900s to the present day. These archives are cared for in local record offices and libraries, universities, museums and national and specialist institutions across England, where they are made available to the public

AIM25 AIM25 is a major project to provide electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over fifty higher education institutions and learned societies within the greater London area.

Archives Hub Provides a single point of access to descriptions of archives held in UK universities and colleges

The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom brings together and preserves the records of central government and the courts of law, and makes them available to all who wish to consult them. The records span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day.

National Register of Archives is a resource for those seeking information on the nature and location of records relating to British history. The NRA holds over 43,000 unpublished catalogues and listed manuscript collections and has been indexed. The indexes contain 150,000 references, with a further 300,000 connected records and these are available on their website.

ARCHON an up to date electronic directory of repositories in the UK and abroad and a portal to archival resources. ARCHON provides the framework for a virtual UK archival network.

GASHE 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.

Genesis is a mapping project to identify and develop access to women's history sources in the British Isles. The database holds descriptions of women's history collections from libraries, archives and museums from around the British Isles.
 

Institute of Historical Research Founded in 1921 by A. F. Pollard, the Institute of Historical Research is an important resource and meeting-place for scholars 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.

SCAN The Scottish Archive Network is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) and the National Archives of Scotland (NAS). Their key aim is to open up Scotland's rich archival heritage to everyone.

The University of Idaho Library's list of archives worldwide A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
 

History of medicine

The Global Project on the History of Leprosy 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

Hospital Records Database This provides information on the existence and location of the records of hospitals in the U.K.

Voluntary Hospitals Database Project is a website which provides access to a database of the surviving statistics of British and Irish voluntary hospitals

Medhist offers free access to a searchable catalogue of Internet sites and resources covering the history of medicine.

NASHTE Navigational Aids for the History of Science, Technology and the Environment. Based at the University of Edinburgh and funded by the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP), NASHTE was designed to open up a variety of outstanding collections of archives and manuscripts held at the three partner Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and to make them fully accessible on the Web. The project also shows linkages to related records held by non-HEI collaborators.

National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists a small unit funded by various charitable and other grants and located at the University of Bath, was established in April 1987 to locate, sort, index and catalogue the manuscript papers of distinguished contemporary British scientists and engineers.

The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine One of the world's greatest collections of books, manuscripts, pictures and films around the meaning and history of medicine, from the earliest times to the present day.

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