By training I am an academic librarian with over 30 years of experience. I have always enjoyed British naval fiction, having amassed several hundred volumes for my personal collection along with dozens of non-fiction reference materials. This blog intends to direct readers to high quality sources of primary and secondary nature that are available online. Open access and digitization afford the diligent researcher excellent research opportunities. I will be concentrating on the Age of Sail, but at times I will make detours into other related fields; i.e., travel, discovery, and exploration, but largely confined to the pre-1900 time period. Enjoy the journey.