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Books are located on the upper floor (001-841) and the lower floors (841-999) of the library at the Lampeter campus. It is important to search the library catalogue in order to find specific titles. Some relevant classification numbers for History are listed below:
|930||History of ancient world|
|940||History of Europe|
|942.04||Wars of the Roses|
|951||History of China|
|980||History of South America|
The main collection of History print journals is located at the lower floor while the latest journals are displayed on the ground floor of the library at the Lampeter Campus. It is important that you use the catalogue to locate individual journal titles. Some useful journals are listed below. Many of our journals are also available electronically.
A selection of full text e-journals as well as the indexes and abstracts are available via the library. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account.
To search for full text e-journal articles by subject, you can go to the library catalogue or go to specific e-journal resources on the E-Journal Collections. Some useful e-journal collections for History are:
The easiest way to find full text e-journal articles is to use the library catalogue. E-journal titles can be located using the E-Journal search. Below are links to some useful e-journal titles for History:
The library subscribes to a number of e-resources, of which the following might be useful:
Ancestry contains over 4 billion ancestry records available to search, from historical censuses and parish records, to military records and passenger lists.
British Newspapers 1600-1900 is a significant digital collection of British historic newspapers.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) delivers searchable full text for parliamentary papers, along with a detailed index.
John Johnson collection provides access to fully searchable colour images of 65,000 items from the Bodleian Library's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
NewsBank provides access to full-text content of local and regional UK and Ireland newspapers from 1980 to the present day.
19th Century British Library Newspapers provides access to national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers.
Oxford Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography provides access to 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000.
Oxford Scholarship Online is a searchable full-text database of scholarly books in a range of subjects including History.
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection provides access to the newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817).
State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a searchable archive of the 16th- and 17th-century State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council for research and teaching projects in politics, government, and social, economic, and religious history.
Times Digital Archive is the complete digital archive of The Times (London) 1785-1985.
Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. A complete list can be viewed at All Resources.
- History Guide
- Open Directory Project: history
- Voice of the Shuttle: history
- World Wide Virtual Library: history
- Access to Archives: local archives of England & Wales 900 - present
- American Historical Association: directory of history journals
- BBC: history
- British Association for Local History
- GENUKI: UK and Ireland genealogy
- History World
- Institute of Historical Research
- Internet for History
- Medieval Review
- National Archives
- The Orb: online reference book for medieval studies
- The proceedings of the Old Bailey. 1674-1913
- Royal Historical Society
- Welsh Newspapers Online Beta