Electronic Resources - History and Archaeology

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Contact Jo-Anne Watts on 01782 734503 or email j.watts@keele.ac.uk

Searching for Journal Articles

Databases and E-Journal Collections

You can search or browse these online collections to find e-journal articles.

In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the @Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.

19th Century UK Periodicals Online 
A searchable database of 100 periodical titles published in the UK between 1800-1900. Titles included cover the spectrum of women's writing and chart the rapid rise of children's entertainment and education. Also included is a broad spread of satirical and comic titles. 
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using 19th Century UK Periodicals Online.

Bibliography of British and Irish History
Formerly known as the Royal Historical Society Bibliography, BBIH is an authoritative guide to what has been written about British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present day.
Click here to access BBIH from off-campus using your Keele username and password.
View the Quick Guide to Using BBIH to help you get started.

British Periodicals Collection I & II 
An archive that consists of more than 460 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to using British Periodicals I & II to help get you started.

EBSCO
Academic Search Complete contains the full text of over 8500 journals covering almost every area of academic study.
You will need your Keele username and password password to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.

JSTOR
A searchable full text archive of over 130 important journals.  JSTOR is not specifically a collection of History journals but does include titles such as:American Historical Review, the Journal of Modern History and the William and Mary Quarterly. JSTOR now includes access to 19th Century British Pamphlets - a collection of more than 20,000 digitised pamphlets.
Click here to access JSTOR from off-campus using your Keele username and password.
View the Quick Guide to Using JSTOR.

NEW Oxford Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles. 

ProQuest 
Includes access to the British Humanities Index, an international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the Humanities. It indexes around 400 Humanities journals from the UK and other English-speaking countries.
You will need your Keele username and password to access ProQuest from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest.

NEW Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access T&F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials to help you find journal articles.

Web of Science
Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.
You will need your Keele username and password to access Web of Science from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using Web of Science.

NEW Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from Wiley's Online Library with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials and user guides to help you find journal articles.

To find a specific e-journal title, or to browse what is available, go to the e-journals search. For help using the ejournals search, take a look at this quick video tutorial.

To find out what titles are available in the Library's print collection, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Journals'.

Selected E-journals for History

Looking for an e-journal?

The e-journals listed below are just a few of the relevant titles which the Library provides access to. Please see our e-journals search to find out what other titles are available.

From off-campus you will need to log-in to access the full-text of articles within these journals. Look out for a link called “institutional log-in” or "Shibboleth log-in", select the UK Federation and then Keele University and log in using your Keele username and password. For further help with logging-in please see our off-campus access help page.

European History Quarterly
European History Quarterly (EHQ) is a peer reviewed journal publishing articles on European history from the later Middle Ages to post-1945. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999.

The Historian
Articles and debate on historical scholarship and current historiography. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1990.

Historical Journal
The Historical Journal publishes on all aspects of history since 1500. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1958.

History
The journal of the Historical Association. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997.

History Today
Presents essays and research articles dealing with a wide range of topics pertaining to ancient and modern world history. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1975.

The International History Review
The International History Review publishes articles exploring the history of international relations and the history of international thought. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1979.

Journal of Contemporary History
Articles and book reviews on twentieth-century history. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999.

The Journal of Modern History
The Journal of Modern History is a leading American journal for the study of European history since the Renaissance. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1929.

Social History
Articles, reviews and commentary on all aspects of social history. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1993.

Women's History Review
Scholarly articles in the field of women's history. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1992.
 

E-book Collections

History Books

Use Library Search to search for individual titles held by the Library.

In addition, several ebook collections are available for you to use. These allow you to read books in full, online.
View the Quick Guide to Using Keele's ebooks for help starting to use these collections.

Dawsonera
An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes some titles relating to Literature.
You will need your Keele username and password to access individual ebooks and to access the collection off-campus.

Early English Books Online
The full text of more than 125,000 books in English from 1473 to 1700, including some published in the USA.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using EEBO.

EBSCO Ebook Collection
A large collection of ebooks with texts on many aspects of History.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.

Eighteenth-Century Collections Online
A vast, digital library of items published between 1701 and 1800, including every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
You will need your Keele username and password to access Eighteenth-Century Collections Online from off-campus (look for the shibboleth access option to log-in).
View the Quick Guide to using ECCO.

Medieval SourcesOnline
Contains the full-text of hundreds of original medieval history documents. The sources are arranged by subject.
You can only access Medieval SourcesOnline from computers on the Keele network.
Use the institutional login link to access from off-campus with your username and password.

MyiLibrary
A collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes some titles relating to Literature. The collection is developing and new titles will continue to be added.
You will need your keele username and password for off-campus access.

You may also like to look at Google Books. Whilst this does not provide access to the full text of many books, you can access limited previews for some titles.

Selected E-Books for History

Looking for an ebook on History?

The following are suggested titles in our collection. Many more are available from Library Search

(N. B. Students should of course refer to, and follow, guidance on reading provided by tutors or module handbooks in the first instance).

 

Abbott, M. (2009) History skills: a student's handbook, 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Arnold, J. (2000) History: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Barber, M. (2004) The two cities: medieval Europe, 1050-1320, 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Best, A. (2008) An international history of the twentieth century and beyond, 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Blanning, T.C.W. (2000) The Oxford history of modern Europe, 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Darwin, J. (2009) The empire project: the rise and fall of the British world system, 1830-1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

De Groot, J. (2009) Consuming history: historians and heritage in contemporary popular culture. London: Routledge.

Porter, B. (2004) The lion's share: a short history of British imperialism, 4th edition. Harlow: Pearson/Longman.

Purvis, J. (2006) Women's history: Britain, 1850-1945: an introduction. London: Routledge.

Simonton, D. (2006) Routledge history of women in Europe since 1700. Abingdon: Routledge.

Smith, H.L. (2007) The British women's suffrage campaign, 1866-1928, 2nd edition. Harlow: Pearson/Longman.

Tosh, J. (2010) The pursuit of history: aims, methods and new directions in the study of modern history, 5th edition. Harlow: Longman.

Newspapers

Newspapers

The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers.

19th Century British Library Newspapers
The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. Cross-search this with the Burney Collection by using the British Newspapers 1600-1900 option.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using British Newspapers 1600-1900.

Burney Collection Newspapers (17th to 18th Century)
A digitised collection of newspapers, news-books, pamphlets and ephemera from the 17th and 18th Century. Cross-search this with 19th Century British Library Newspapers by using the British Newspapers 1600-1900 option.
You will need to use your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using British Newspapers 1600-1900.

ProQuest European Newsstream (previously UK Newsstand)
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest European Newsstream.

Nexis UK
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.
You will need to use your Keele username and password for both on-campus and off-campus access to Nexis UK.
View the Quick Guide to Using Nexis UK.

The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using The Times Digital Archive.

Theses

Theses

Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

ETHOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

PhDData
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Other Useful Links

Other Useful Links

British History Online
A digital library containing primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

Davenport Papers
The archive comprises 16 volumes dating from 1745-1797 detailing the trading activities of a Liverpool firm, Messrs. William Davenport & Co., who were involved in the slave trade. You can only access the Davenport Papers from computers on the Keele network.

English Historical Documents Online
Contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary British History documents from 500-1914.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too.
You can use the 'Scholar Preferences' options to set Google Scholar to recognise which articles you have full-text access to through Keele's subscriptions. View the Quick Guide to Using Google Scholar to see how this can be done.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
A collection of nineteenth century Parliamentary papers.

Institute of Historical Research
The IHR website provides a vast amount of resources for historians, including the History On-Line database.

The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing almost a 1000 years of history. See the DocumentsOnline section of their website for publicly available, digitised material.

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England
The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 - 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 - 1509). From the Keele network you can now access the rolls in their entirety.

Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)
A database providing information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of Anglo-Saxon England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century. 

RefWorks
This is an online reference management software which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies. Find out more on our RefWorks information pages
View the Quick Guide to Using RefWorks.

Royal Historical Society
Website of the Royal Historical Society.

Victorian Web 

A resource of information about the Victorian era.

Zetoc
Use this site to set up e-mail alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published. Zetoc will send you an e-mail containing the new issue’s table of contents.

Guides and Tutorials

The following tutorials are available:

Internet for History

A free, simple, interactive tutorial to improve online research skills for History.

Online Reading Lists for History

Online Reading Lists for History

View reading lists for History online.

When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including  links to ebooks, ejournals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access the library catalogue to view additional details, place a reservation or use other borrower services

Sign-in with your Keele username and password if you wish to add personal study notes to your lists.

Library Welcome Video