All the fun of the World’s Fairs

The Library currently has trial access to World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions. Through this unique resource you can explore the phenomenon of world’s fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos.


Bringing together for the first time official records, monographs, personal accounts and ephemera, including publicity, artwork and artifacts, for more than 200 fairs this collection offers a fascinating insight into international expositions.

You can access the resource during the trial period via the e-resources trials page. Access is available on and off-campus.

Trial ends 6th April 2016. Continue reading