Primary Sources

Corvey Digital Collection: Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Limited access (HU-network or from home via VPN)

Comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence, including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry, and more  with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.

British History Online

Free access on the Internet

Core printed primary and secondary sources for medieval and modern British history, including the Victoria County History and the Survey of London (led by the Institute of Historical Research).

Connected Histories

Free access on the Internet

Access point to a range of collections of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain.



Bibliography of British & Irish History

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Guide to published writing on British and Irish history, including books, journal articles, and articles in collected volumes.

Historical Abstracts: Bibliography of the World’s Periodical Literature

Limited access (HU-network or from home via VPN)

Index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present ; indexing thousands of journals in over 40 languages.

Irish Studies Online

Free access on the Internet to bibliographical information, full texts not included
Contains titles of over 100 books on Irish studies as well as journal article information from Eighteenth-Century Ireland and Studia Hibernica, published 1961-2004.



Leibniz-Institute for European History - IEG-Maps: Server for digital historical maps (German only)

Free access on the Internet

High quality digital maps for personal use.



Leibniz-Institute for European History - European History Online  

Free access on the Internet

Collection of academic essays on European history including extensive bibliographies and links to primary resources. Best explored by using the THREAD option at the top of the page as the other possibilities offer results in German only, although the language can be changed to English once you reach the individual essays.

Clio Online

Free access on the Internet

Guide to information for historians including a directory of online resources, institutions and researchers.

Library of the German Historical Institute London - List of Recent Acquisitions

Free access on the Internet

Sortable list of all titles acquired by the library during the last three months. The library collects materials on German history from the Middle Ages to the present, as well as British-German relations and comparative historiography.