Adam Matthew Digital Updates Mass Observation Online: try it here for free

Adam Matthew Digital has just released the second update to Mass Observation Online, an online resource recording everyday life in Britain, derived from the Mass Observation Archive housed at the University of Sussex. This latest update adds 200,000 pages to the online collection, making a total of over 500,000 pages of unique online material available for the study of Britain from 1937-1955. Among the new online contents are diaries from 1943-1945; directives on the atomic bomb, children, demobilisation, housing, money, and religiion; extensive new collections; a new search box, and many links to even more material.

If you haven’t taken a look at this resource yet, you will want to. In anticipation of that, I asked AMD for a brief trial here on the blog and they’ve graciously provided it.

Just go to:
and use these codes to log in:
Username: AMDTR8Q
Password: M3SSYUX

Enjoy the file for the next four weeks, and my thanks to Adam Matthew Digital for this free trial.
More as it happens,

Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.