Connected History project offers help to historians

BBC Technology correspondent Mark Ward reports that a new search engine has been created to help historians find useful sources.

The Connected History project "will index digitised books, newspapers, manuscripts, genealogical records, maps and images that date from 1500-1900."

"We are creating a kind of sophisticated Google for those selected range of resources that we know are of high quality," said Professor Robert Shoemaker from the University of Sheffield which is heading the project.