History subject guide



Finding journal articles

The easiest way to find journal articles is to do a keyword search for your topic in LibrarySearch.

We also have a range of databases to help you find journal articles and other relevant material for your subject (they may not all be included in LibrarySearch).

Some databases only give you the reference, but most provide a 'Full text' button if we have a subscription to the article. All our databases are listed in the A-Z of e-resources.

Select databases for History

General databases

  • Journal Archives (from Jisc): cross-search over 600 journals from:
    • Brill Journal Archive Online
    • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library Archive
    • Institute of Physics (IOP) Journal Archive
    • Oxford Journals Archive
    • Periodical Archive Online - JISC Collections Selection
    • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journals Archive
    • Taylor and Francis Geography, Planning, Urban and Environment Online Archive
  • Web of Science (now part of the Web of Knowledge): indexes over 8,000 journals from all subjects (despite its name) and starts coverage in 1970. It includes 200 core history titles.
  • Zetoc (online - electronic tables of contents): this is a current awareness service from data provided by the British Library. The service includes searchable details of 20,000 journal titles and 16,000 conference proceedings covering all subject areas from 1993 onwards. Personal current awareness services based on table of contents information from individually selected journal titles or selected keywords are also available from Zetoc Alert and Zetoc RSS.


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