Welcome to the My Subject page for History.
This pages highlights the key resources available to you.
There are separate pages covering:
- America: History and Life:
Index to books and journal articles on the United States and Canada from prehistory to date.
- Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH):
Index to books and journal articles on British, Irish and Commonwealth history from 55BC to date.
- British History Online:
Digital library of key primary and secondary sources on British history from 1300 to 1800.
English Historical Documents (EHD):
Collection of 5,500+ primary documents on British history (500-1914AD).
- Historical Abstracts:
Index to books and journal articles on world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to date.
The main History section is 940-999 on floor 3, blue zone of the library.
Primary Source collections can be found at 941E-973E on floor 3, yellow zone.
Economic History at D1-D99 on floor 3, yellow zone.
English Local History at H941-H942 on floor 3, yellow zone.
Guide to Primary Historical Research Collections:
From medieval to modern periods available in the Library.
- Cambridge Histories Online:
Full-text ebooks on British and World history from the respected Cambridge Histories series.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB):
Biographies of key figures in British history from 4BC to 2000, including original DNB Archive.
- Oxford Handbooks Online:
Collection of scholarly research articles covering British and World history from medieval to modern times.
- Who's Who and Who Was Who:
Biographies of key figures in world history and society.
- History Special Collections:
List of our rare books and archives of particular interest to historians.
Digital local history resources including photographs, films, sound recordings, and books about the history of Leicester and Leicestershire.
- Special Collections for History Dissertations:
Special collections resources for undergraduate and postgraduate history dissertations and research projects.
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index:
Citations to 1,600+ arts and humanities journals from the Web of Science (Core Collection)..
- Google Scholar:
Index and citations to academic journal articles and conference papers.
Index and citations to 14,000+ journals across the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and medicine.
Current and historical Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain from 1800s to date. (Users need to register with Digimap).
- Directory of UK Map Collections:
From the British Cartographic Society.
Old Maps Online:
Gateway to digital historical maps in libraries around the world.
Vision of Britain Through Time Maps:
Digital historical topographical, boundary and land use maps.
David Wilson Library
The Library has extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, historical photographs, engraved portrait prints and personal archives. They can be consulted by appointment in the Kirby and West Special Collections Reading Room in the Basement.