Selected information resources for history.


Welcome to the My Subject page for History.

This pages highlights the key resources available to you.

There are separate pages covering:


Key Databases

David Wilson Library

The print book collection is primarily located on floor 3:

  • General History is 940-999 on floor 3, blue zone.
  • Primary Sources 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.


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Special Collections


Reference Works

Primary Sources

  • 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  • English Historical Documents (EHD)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 from 500 to 1914 AD.
  • JustisOne
    Legal search engine with access to historic UK and Irish case law and legislation, including full-text law reports and Acts.
  • Special Collections Online
    Digitised resources from the Library's Special Collections and Archives including My Leicestershire History, Manufacturing Pasts, Historical Directories.
  • State Papers Online (SPO)
    Digitised and searchable Calendars and Papers from the Tudor (1509-1603) and Stuart (1603-1714) periods.
  • UK Parliamentary Papers (UKPP)
    House of Commons Parliamentary Papers from 1715-2010, Hansard Debates (1803-2005), and Cockton's Subject Catalogue of Parliamentary Papers (1801-1900).


Other Resources

  • History Online
    Information about and for historians from the Institute of Historical Research. Includes lists of university lecturers, current and past research theses, digital history projects, and sources of funding.
  • Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Library
    A reference collection covering the history of Western Europe and its colonial history. Open to all history researchers, and free to university staff and postgraduate students.
    A key provider of digital articles, books and primary sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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