Subject – History key resources

There are specialist resources available for History to help you with research and assignments.  These range from subscription databases, open access research, freely available web resources and digital archives where out of copyright texts and documents can be found.

Subject databases allow you to search more specifically for research about your assignment topics.  You can find subject databases using the links below, or via Library Search – use the Publications search or Databases A-Z to go directly to resources.

Art Full Text – coverage includes English-language journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins an a range of Arts and Humanities topics.

British History Online –  a collection of nearly 1300 volumes of primary and secondary content relating to British and Irish history, and histories of empire and the British world. BHO also provides access to 40,000 images and 10,000 tiles of historic maps of the British Isles.

British Newspapers 1600-1900 – digital collection of British historic newspapers. Also includes specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars to aid with perspective and analysis.

John Johnson Collection – an archive providing access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

JSTOR – includes back issues of core journals in economics, history, politics and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities. Note: material generally excludes the three previous years.

NewsStream – Newsstream from Proquest contains online full-text access to UK regional, national and broadsheet newspapers as well as many top international titles in the late 20th century to the present day.  Coverage goes back as far as the 1980s for some publications but this varies by titles.

Online Resources for Historians  is a list of freely available digitized archives and online secondary material curated by Sunderland History & Politics academics. These collections mostly relate to modern British history, but there are some resources relating to US and European history.

University Library Services provides access to a unique range of Special Collections, focusing on local history and mining in particular. This working archive is used in the day to day teaching, learning and research of the History department and is a major feature of some local history modules.