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History: Key Databases

Introduction to databases

There are two main types of databases that will be useful to you as a student: indexes and catalogues. These aim to provide researchers with comprehensive lists of resources available either within particular institutions or in a specific subject area.  Indexes and catalogues will not usually provide full text to all of their contents, but will instead give you brief details about articles or books. 

The amount of full-text available will vary from index to index.  Often a Connect button will be available and this will either link through to full-text or enable you to search the Library Catalogue for the book or article.  Please note that the Connect button does not guarantee that full-text is available.

Below is a list of key databases. You can also find databases by searching the Library catalogue.

If you would like some help in searching databases contact your Subject Librarian.

Databases (login may be required off-campus)

Catalogues (login may be required off-campus)

Searching databases: quick start guides to finding content

Bibliography of British and Irish History