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History

Your guide to History resources at the University of Melbourne Library.

Introduction

Welcome to the History Subject Research Guide

Your subject librarians have designed this guide to highlight online resources at the University of Melbourne Library that are relevant to History. 

This guide is intended to be a starting point for your research. For a more comprehensive list of Library resources for this subject please visit the A-Z eJournals and Databases website.

Quick start

Primary sources

Click on the button below to browse all online primary source databases the Library subscribes to (it will open in a new tab).

You can sort the list by era by choosing a specific time period from the drop down menu labeled 'All Database Types'.

 

Encyclopedias

Ancient History:
Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern:
Modern / Twentieth Century:
American History:
Asian History:
Australian History:
Middle Eastern History:

Books

To find books on a particular subject, do a keyword search in the Library Catalogue. Alternatively you can search by title, author, etc.
You can also find books on similar topics through the subject headings in item records. Click on these headings to find related subjects and titles. 

Screenshot of how to use subject headings in the library catalogue

Looking for a book we don't have or is not on our shelves?

 

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Request books from other universities through the BONUS+ catalogue and collect them from any Unimelb branch library.

Visit the BONUS+ webpage for more info.

Inter-Library Loans

University of Melbourne staff and students can request resources through the Library’s Inter-Library Loans service. For more information visit the ILL web page, or you can access the request forms.

 

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A CAVAL card allows you to borrow from other universities and TAFEs. Visit the CAVAL website to find out how to sign up for a CAVAL card.

You can then use the Trove website to see which library has the book you want.

Databases

Core Arts and Humanities databases (try these first):

The databases below are multidisciplinary so you can expect lots of results from different subject areas.

History-specific databases:
For more focused results try searching in one of these subject-specific databases.

eJournals

Click on the buttons below to view a selection of online History eJournals that the Library subscribes to (these will open in a new window). For a complete list of eJournals please visit our A-Z eJournals page.

News

Looking for news sources? Click on the button below:

Theses

Looking for theses? Click on the button below:

Referencing and citing

Need help with your referencing? Click on the button below:
Learn how reference management software can help you with referencing:

Contact us

Contact your subject librarian:

 


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