Subject guide for History

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Digital Primary Source Collections
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) - digitised books, pamphlets, essays and broadsides published during the eighteenth century mainly in Britain & Ireland
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) - digitised primary resources from the nineteenth century and divided into subject collections: British Theatre, Music, and Literature; European Literature, 1790-1840; Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform; Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925; Women: Transnational Networks
State Papers Online - government papers, 1509-1714, covering domestic and foreign policy during the reigns of the Tudors, Stuarts, Commonwealth and Restoration
Mass Observation Online - social research data from the mass observation project covering all aspects of daily life and social attitudes from the period 1937-1965
News on Screen (BUFVC) - newsreel and cinemagazine footage 1910-1983
Archives unbound - topically focussed digital collections including: The Dreyfus Affair; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; The Spanish Civil War; Irish Nationalism & Independence; The Nixon Administration; Tiananmen Square and US-China Relations
Migration to New Worlds - digital archive focussing on mainly European migration to the New World during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Early English books online (EEBO) - more than 125,000 of the earliest known published books in English covering the period 1475-1700
British History Online - digital library created by the Institute of Historical Research bringing together primary and secondary sources for British history from the collections of libraries, archives and museums
Victorian Popular Culture - digital archive focussing on entertainment during the nineteenth century divided including: Circuses, sideshows & freaks; Music hall, theatre & popular entertainment
Archives hub - central search for UK public archives and their collections
UK Parliamentary Papers - English and British parliamentary papers stretching from the present day back to the seventeenth century
United Nations treaty collection - includes League of Nations Treaties
Newspaper Archives
Special Collections in History
National Fairground & Circus Archive
More primary source collections
Key library resources Key websites (Free online resources)
Bibliography of British and Irish history (BBIH) - Bibliography of historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth. Irish History Online - online bibliography of Irish history
Historical abstracts - Database covering world history (except US and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Historische Bibliographie - online bibliography of German history, or work by historians in the Federal Republic of Germany
International medieval bibliography online - Bibliography of the European Middle Age (c. 450-1500). Netherlands: Repertorium Geschiedens Nederland - online bibliography of Dutch History
Iter: gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance - bibliography for medieval & renaissance studies Bibliografia Storica Nazionale - online bibliography of Italian History
L'Année Philologique - database covering scholarly works relating to the greek and roman period Regesta Imperii - online bibliography for medieval historians
America: history and life - Database covering US and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. EThOS - British Library e-theses service
British Humanities Index via ProQuest - citation index
Web of Science - (includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index)
Scopus - multidisciplinary citation index
COPAC - union catalogue of UK university libraries
ProQuest dissertations and theses
Information literacy Contacts and News
Information skills tutorials for history

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