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I'm Grant Young, the Academic Librarian for Arts and Humanities. Please contact me if you need advice / help with using Library resources to support your study, teaching or research - or attend one of my regular drop-in sessions. 

Library Search is your main way into books and articles held by the Library, with Find Databases giving you access to further specialist resources to explore. This current subject guide provides a selection of key Databases and other resources likely to be of use as you undertake your studies.

 

Key resources for History Key resources for History

There are hundreds of thousands of books and journal articles related to history available via Library Search. Here are some other resources you may find useful.

 

Bibliography of British and Irish History
Explore details of journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, book reviews and check Library catalogue for UEA holdings.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographies of thousands of individuals from across the history of the British Isles. Note that it only includes those who have died.

English Historical Documents Online
Authoritative collection of primary source documents on British History 500-1914.

British History Online
Primary and secondary documents of medieval and modern history.

Cambridge Histories
Authoratative surveys of UK and world history.

Other resources for History Other resources for History

Reference Works

Credo Reference
Search across hundreds of encyclopedias and other reference books.

Oxford Reference Online 
Search across encyclopedias, dictionaries and other language resources.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Major dictionary of the English language, especially useful in charting the development of words and their different meanings over time.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)
Biographies of thousands of individuals from across the history of the British Isles. Note that it only includes those who have died.

Cite them Right
A referencing tool that provides assistance in how to reference in a range of different styles (including Harvard, APA, MHRA and MLA).

 

Bibliographies

Bibliography of British and Irish History
Explore details of journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, book reviews and check Library catalogue for UEA holdings.

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) and Bibliographie de Civilisation Medievale (BCM-O)
The IMB indexes journal literature and the BCM, monographs. You can search here across both bibliographies at once.

 

Scholarly Handbooks

Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO)
Updated regularly and intended to provide a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a given subject area.

Cambridge Companions Online
Scholarly introductions to subjects, including many volumes related to history.

Cambridge Histories Online
Historical overviews by region or themes.

Routledge Handbooks Online
Scholarly intriductions to subjects, including many volumes related to history.

 

EBook and Journal Collections

Ebook Central
A vast collection of ebooks, with the ability to request ebooks not already held by UEA.

Oxford Scholarship Online
Collections of Oxford eBooks arranged by subject.

Manchester Medieval Sources
A series of editions of Medieval texts

JSTOR Arts and Sciences
Collection of journal articles and other content. Note that JSTOR primarily contains older articles and that all these articles can also be found alongside more current articles via Library Search.

Project Muse - Arts and Humanities Collection
Collection of journal articles. Note that all these articles can also be found via Library Search.

Academic Search Complete
Extensive collection of journal articles, book chapters and book reviews. Note that these can also be found in Library Search.

Periodical Archive Online
Collection of journal articles. Note that PAO contains older articles and that all these articles can also be found alongside more current articles via Library Search.

 

Primary Source Collections

- Archives

Europeana
Records to 56 million museum, library and archives objects and texts from across Europe. Links through to digitised copies where available.

Chatham House Archive 1980-2008
Publications, archival documents and speeches from the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Churchill Archive
Primary source documents 1874-1965 including personal correspondence

Empire Online
Manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences over the past five hundred years.

Krasnyi Arkhiv Digital Archive
The complete set of Krasnyi Arkhiv contains more than 900 unique archival documents on the history of Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Mass Observation Online
One of the most important archives for the study of Social History in the UK, covering the late 1930s through to the sixties.

Slavery and anti-slavery in America
Over 600 primary source documents published 17th-19th Century.

Witchcraft in Europe and America
Primary source documents on witchcraft 15th century to early 20th century.

Migration to New Worlds
Primary sources focusing on the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


- Books and Journals

JISC Historical Texts
Facsimiles of early printed books 1473-1899. Includes EEBO (Early English Books Online) and ECCO (Eighteenth Century Books Online).

Early European Books
Facsmilies of early printed books from across Europe from the 15th century to 1700.

Internet Archive
Vast collection of digitised books, films and sound recordings along with archived websites

Hathi Trust
Like the Internet Archive (above), a vast collection of digitised books. Some are closed due to copyright restrictions, but many are available to read and download. 

 

- Newspapers and Magazines

Burney Collection
17th and 18th century newspapers

Times Digital Archive
Search the full-text of this newspaper from 1785-2012

Guardian / Observer Archive
Search the full-text of these newspapers including photos and images from 1791-2003

Daily Mail Historical Archive
Search the full-text of this tabloid newspaper from 1896-2004.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive
Digitised facsimile of this important and highly visual weekly news magazine, covering 1842-2003 

New York Times Archive
Search the full-text of this newspaper including images and photos from 1851-2003. 

Economist Historical Archive
Search the full-text of this magazine from 1843-2014

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
Contains book reviews from 1902-2008

Listener Historical Archive
Produced by the BBC from 1929-1991. Includes literary works by major authors, reviews and discussion across a wide range of subjects

Nexis
Up to date database of new articles from thousands of UK, regional and international newspapers. For some regions the coverage goes back nearly forty years.

British Periodicals (Proquest collection)
Search the full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late 17th to early 20th centuries

19th Century UK Periodicals (Gale Collection)
Search the full text of hundreds of periodicals from 1800-1900. 

 

- Official Publications

Parliamentary rolls of medieval England
Official records of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509)

State Papers Online
Primary source documents for Stuart and Tudor Britain

Proquest UK Parliamentary Papers
Official government publications from the House of Commons and House of Lords. Includes Hansard.


- Multimedia Resources

Box of Broadcasts
TV and radio programmes including news, films and documentaries

BFI InView
British history through film

American History in Video
News and documentary films relevant to the history of America.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service
Covering the period 1974-1996 in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports includes transcripts of broadcasts and news translated into English.

 

Other Resources

International Directory of Medievalists
Contains details of thousands of scholars from around the world specialising in the Medieval period.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Database containing details of theses from around the world since the eighteenth century. Some are available online.

Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities

Grant Young

Academic Librarian

Grant Young
Email: grant.young@uea.ac.uk
Tel. 01603 592426

Location: Library 1.17
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

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