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Online Resources

Catalog Databases

COPAC: The Consortium of University Research Libraries Catalog (U.K. and Ireland). COPAC is the merged catalog of members of the Consortium of University Research Libraries.
Gabriel: The Gateway to Europe's National Libraries. The European Library webservice is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals--both digital and non-digital) of the 43 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects - some free, some priced.
The English Short Title Catalogue. Provides extensive descriptions and holdings information for letterpress materials printed in Great Britain or any of its dependencies in any language—as well as for materials printed in English anywhere else in the world. Coverage is from the beginnings of print to 1800 including all recorded English monographs printed between 1475 and 1700.

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Historical Abstracts. Citations and abstracts to books and articles on the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Date of publications 1955 to the present.
London's Past Online (Centre for Metropolitan History in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography). Free, comprehensive online bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area.
MLA International Bibliography (1963+)
The Royal Historical Society Bibliography: A Guide to Writing About British & Irish History

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975+). Online equivalent to the printed Arts & Humanities Citation Index. The database indexes articles from over 1,100 arts and humanities journals, plus relevant articles from an additional 5,000 social science and science journals. Many journal articles available in full text. Stanford Only
Index to English Literary Periodicals, 1681-1941. Stanford Only This series consists of 233 titles published during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in England. While primarily literary in focus, these periodicals deal with a wide variety of subjects, offering the historian or scholar valuable resource material.

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Print Resources

Manuscript Catalogs

Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: Acquisitions, 1916-1975, by Mary Clapinson and T.D. Rogers.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .B66 B63 1991 v.1-3)
A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford Bodleian Library.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1895-1953.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .O96 W5 v.1-7)
A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge.
New York: G. Olms, 1980.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .C1913 1979 v.1-5)

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Bibliography of British History, Stuart Period, 1603-1714. Godfrey Davies, Mary Frear Keeler (2nd edition)
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (Z2018 .D25 1970)
Bibliography of British History, the Eighteenth Century, 1714-1789, edited by Stanley Pargellis and D. J. Medley.
Hassocks, Eng.: Harvester Press; Totowa, N.J. : Rowman and Littlefield, 1977.
Location: Law Library (DA498 .P37 1977)
Bibliography of British History, 1789-1851, edited by Lucy M. Brown and Ian R. Christie.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1977.
Location: Green Library, Information Center & the Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z2019 .B76)
Bibliography of British History, 1851-1914, compiled and edited by H. J. Hanham.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1976.
Location: Green Library, Information Center & the Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z2019 .H3)
A Bibliography of British History, 1914-1989. Compiled and edited by Keith Robbins.
Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (Z2019 .R63 1996)
Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, Ronald I. Cohen.
London: Thoemmes, 2006.

Location: Green Library, Lane Reading Room, Z8169.45 .C64 2006 vols. I-III

Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History.
Sussex:Harvester Press; Atlantic Highlands, N. J.: Humanities Press.
Volume/date range: 1975- .
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (Z2016 .A5 1975-2002)

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Manuscript Indexes

Index of Manuscripts in the British Library
Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1984
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (Z6621 .B8372 1984 F v.1-10)

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