UK RED is a database documenting the history of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945. Reading experiences of British subjects, both at home and abroad presented in UK RED are drawn from published and unpublished sources as diverse as diaries, commonplace books, memoirs, sociological surveys, and criminal court and prison records.
Reading Experience Database is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. RED is a collection of databases whose aim is to accumulate as much evidence as possible about reading experiences across the world. From the original national partners only UK RED is still active, the others were Australia (AusRED), Canada (CanRED), New Zealand (NZ RED) and the Netherlands (NL RED).