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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:

900    History
930    History of ancient world
940    History of Europe
940.18    Crusaders
940.5315    Holocaust
941.4    Irish history
942.04    Wars of the Roses
942.9    Welsh history
951    History of China
973    Modern America
980    History of South America

You can access e-books via the library catalogue and the E-Book Collections. For your subject, you may find the EBSCO E-book Collection and ACLS Humanities E-Book useful databases. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account.

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. (Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account).

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Useful journals include:

  • History today
  • Journal of contemporary history
  • Journal of imperial and Commonwealth history
  • Journal of medieval history
  • Rethinking history
  • Welsh history review : Cylchgrawn hanes Cymru

The library subscribes to a number of e-resources, of which the following might be useful. (Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account). 

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 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.