Ireland, Great Britain and Home Rule

Getting Started

Begin your research by brainstorming keywords - the words and phrases you’ll use to search for books, articles, websites, government documents, and other resources. These may include names of people and places or historical concepts like eras and movements. A librarian can suggest “subject headings” to find the most relevant resources.

Example Keywords & Catalog Subject Headings

Charles Stewart Parnell
William Gladstone
John Redmond
Easter Rising, 1916

Database/Online Resources

Library databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. If you don’t have a library card, register online for immediate access to these resources. The following recommended databases are available on our Research and Teen Social Studies pages.

Explora High School

Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.

Available with library card

Prospector: Materials from Other Colorado and Wyoming Libraries

​​As a Denver Public Library customer, you can also borrow materials from other libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Use Prospector to request materials that DPL does not own.

Internet Sources

Before using information you find on the internet for assignments and research, it is important to establish that the information comes from a reliable and appropriate source. The following websites, from government, academic and nonprofit organizations, have been evaluated for authority, accuracy, content and currency.

Excellent synopsis of Ireland's history of gaining sovereignty. Source: The University of Kansas which includes many primary source images.
The official archive and publisher for the UK government, England and Wales, the National Archives, provides links to many primary source documents.
A newspaper article from "The Pall Mall Gazette," June 8, 1886, reports on Prime Minister William Gladstone's speech on the subject of Home Rule in Ireland. Source: The British Library
This online exhibition explores the events of Easter Week 1916 and focuses on those who set the stage for the Rising. Source: National Library of Ireland and includes links to primary sources
A comprehensive compilation of European primary historical documents (transcribed, reproduced or translated) collected by Brigham Young University.

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