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Special Collection's Subject Guides
Special Collections & Archives hold a large number of subject areas including Ulster, Ireland, History, Politics, Economics, Theology, Philosophy, Literature and Language. Our subject guides highlight key subject strengths within our collections. A number of routes to search our collections are offered below.
Visit our web pages for a comprehensive overview of the collections we hold and the services we offer.
Access to all of our published holdings
Access to our unique and distinct collections
RASCAL (Research & Special Collections Available Locally)
RASCAL is an electronic gateway to research resources relating to Ireland. The site can be used to search or browse information about a wide range of research and special collections held in libraries, museums and archives in Ireland and abroad.
Access to early printed books
The full text of the majority of books published in English before 1800 are available on Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists most books published in this period.
Reference books dealing with early printed and rare books are also available in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room.
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Special Collections & Archives
The McClay Library | Queen's University Belfast | 10 College Park | Belfast | BT7 1LP
028 9097 6333 | email@example.com
Head of Special Collections & Archives: Deirdre Wildy | 028 9097 6218 | firstname.lastname@example.org
New books for Special Collections
Building the Irish Courthouse and Prison by
Publication Date: 2020-05-29
Publication Date: 2009-09-28
Marriage in Ireland, 1660-1925 by
Publication Date: 2020-06-25
Irish Women at Work 1930-1960 by
Publication Date: 2012-10-05
Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity by
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1968-1998 by
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Political Conflict in East Ulster, 1920-22 by
Publication Date: 2020-05-15