We subscribe to a large number of History databases. Some of the key history databases for your course are detailed below.
The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) covers the history of British and Irish domestic history as well as the history of British and Irish relationships with the rest of the world, including the British Empire and Commonwealth.
The International Medieval Bibliography is a comprehensive index for Medieval Studies. It covers all subject relating to the Middle Ages from 400-1500 AD.
What is the Bibliography of British & Irish History? How can it help me?
How to search for what you need using the BBHI
The BBHI results page - what you'll see and what it means
Web of Science is a large multidisciplinary research database covering all subject areas, including History.
This is an index database which means that it does not contain full text. However, content that we subscribe to can be accessed via links.
JSTOR is a valuable research resource for secondary resources. You can use it to search and find the full text of published books and journal articles.
JSTOR is an archive with material only being uploaded periodically. The very latest journal articles and books will not be found in this database. However, it is a good source for older material.
You can Refine your results if you find too many as a result of your initial search.
For example, you can limit it by resource / content type (books or journals) or date of publication.
EEBO is an excellent resource for primary research, containing full-texts of early printed books from the 16th and 17th centuries.
It has captured the earliest surviving edition of every English-language work published during the first two centuries of printing in England, and converted this material into fully-searchable texts. This means you can search/browse the materials by author and/or topic and theme in order to answer your research questions.
Watch this video to find out how to search EEBO effectively
You can use theoption to help you complete the search form.
The illustration below shows you how to Look for and select Shakespeare from the list
Once you havethe click Add to search to continue.