Research Links

Digital Tools for Research on the First World War


Starting Off

BBC History Page:

Consolidated Library Catalogues:

National Archives First World War Database:

British Library First World War Collection:


Narrowing Down

Europeana, 1914-18:

The Long, Long Trail:

Welsh Historic Newspapers:

Forces War Records [subscription, but available at libraries]:

British Library Digital Collections:

IWM Digital Collections:

National Archives WWI Digital Collections:

National Army Museum Picture Library:

Ancestry [subscription, but widely available in libraries]:

Times Digital Archive [subscription but widely available in libraries]:

Jewish Military Museum:

Stockport Archives:

Stockport Image Archive:

Cheshire Image Bank:

Cheshire Archives:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Royal College of Nursing:

Library of the Religious Society of Friends :

Internet Archive:

Hathi Trust:

Hansard Parliamentary Debates:

Jewish War Graves:

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers:

British Pathé News:

The People’s Collection of Wales:

International Committee of the Red Cross archives:

Wikimedia Commons [many copyright-free images]: