Providing access to quality History resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

Books E-books Catalogue

You can access books and e-books via the Catalogue (also known as Library Catalogue Plus) to search for and check their availability. The Catalogue also provides links to e-books and displays the shelf marks of physical books in the Library. We have detailed the shelf marks of the most popular topics below (the level is for the Library in Loughborough).

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
History (general) 2 900
Historical methods and historiography 2 907.2
World History 2 909
European History 2 940
Modern British History 2 942.082

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How do I access resources off-campus?

You need to search via the VPN and multi-factor authentication (MFA) when you are off campus, this link will show you how to download this onto your device.

How can I find journal articles on my topic? (History students)

The best place to search is the Library's subject specific databases. The key ones for History to get you started are listed above in the Databases section of this guide. You can find more History databases by clicking on ‘View more’ then ‘Filter listing’ then select ‘History’.

Does the Library have access to newspaper archives and current newspapers? (History and Politics students).

Yes, go to the Databases section of this guide (above), click on ‘View more’ then ‘Filter listing’ then select ‘Newspapers’. For current newspaper articles from around the world, please use the Nexis database listed above.

How can I get help with referencing? (History students)

The preferred referencing style for History is Chicago (footnotes style). As well as the guidance provided by POLIS there is further guidance on this style from Cite them right online and the Chicago manual of style online (quick guide) as well as a help provided by the Library. London students should check which style they should use with their module leader or supervisor.

Can the Library help me to improve my writing style and provide advice on other academic skills?

If you would like help with your writing style, the Academic Language Support Service offer workshops which might take place within your modules or which you can sign up to attend separately.  You can also visit Learn module LUA001: Study Skills for some useful tips and guidance on a range of other academic skills.