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E-book providers for History
We receive our e-books from a range of providers. The following are strong on coverage of historical literature and can be searched individually:
ACLS Humanities E-books
ACLS Humanities e-book (HEB) Is an online, fully searchable collection of 5,433 books of high quality in the humanities and related social sciences. Frequently cited in the literature, these titles are recommended by scholars and learned societies and include many prize-winning works. Users may also access online book reviews from leading journals. Further information.
Palgrave Connect E-Books
Covers business & management, economics & finance, history, language & linguistics, political & international studies, religion & philosophy, social sciences, literature, media & culture, education, theatre & performance
Finding Books in Other Libraries
Jisc Library Hub Discover
The new Library Hub Discover, provides access to details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries.
Library Hub Discover currently contains 39,620,869 records created from 93,299,858 records contributed by 110 institutions.
Library Hub Discover replaces Copac and SUNCAT, offering increased coverage of university libraries along with new facilities and improved response times.
The Library has many dictionaries and encyclopaedias, including biographical dictionaries, subject dictionaries and specialist encyclopaedias.
Available online and of particular interest to History are:
American National Biography
The American National Biography offers scholarly biographies of more than 19,000 renowned American men & women, from all eras and walks of life, reflecting the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times to the present day.
Database of Latin Dictionaries
The Database of Latin Dictionaries is an online database comprising a large number of Latin dictionaries. It includes translating dictionaries, etymological dictionaries and historical Latin dictionaries. Further information
History of Parliament Online
This site contains all of the biographical, constituency and introductory survey articles published in The History of Parliament series. The History of Parliament is a research project creating a comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the thirteenth century. Volumes currently available cover 1386-1421, 1509-58, 1558-1603, 1660-90, 1690-1715, 1715-54, 1754-90 and 1790-1820. Additional materials have been produced for the web site.
Oxford Classical Dictionary
An encyclopedic work in English consisting of articles relating to classical antiquity and its civilizations.
Continuously updated on a monthly basis, this edition incorporates all 6,300 entries from the OCD 4th edition (which are being updated on a rolling basis) as well as newly commissioned entries, and features multimedia content and freely accessible maps of the ancient world
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography includes over 60,000 biographies, 72 million words, and 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history.
Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)
A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words past and present, from across the English-speaking world. Find the history of individual words, and of the language, traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
The resource offers a huge range of fully-indexed, extensively linked, up to date, and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions series...more info
The Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research.
Theses and Dissertations
Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global
The world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses.
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University of Southampton PhD/ MPhil theses
University of Southampton Undergraduate / Masters dissertations
- a limited number of undergraduate dissertations are held on Blackboard under the Research Project module code
- for Masters and further examples of undergraduate dissertations students should ask enquire at the Faculty Office or discuss with their supervisor