Electronic resources for history

Library service eresource gateways

The University Library networks thousands of databases and online resources from its eresources@cambridge page, some of which can only be accessed using your Raven password.

The Seeley also purchases ebooks in liaison with the ebooks@cambridge team and their website has lots of information about using these titles. Ebooks can be found using iDiscover.

Ejournals can also be found using iDiscover, or you can look at the list of print journals the Seeley Library holds with links to the ejournals here.

Extensive access is also available for newspaper titles (former and current) and audio visual resources.

General reference eresources for history

(Raven login may be required)

  • History & Policy: collaboration between the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge, the Centre for History in Public Health and the Centre for Contemporary British History; website includes papers and opinion articles written by historians
  • History Data Service: brings together data collections spanning the late 10th to the 20th century.  Particularly strong in 19th and 20th century economic and social history.  Includes statistics, census records, demographic data and electoral history.
  • History Online: Created by the Institute of Historical Research, this initiative indexes books and journal articles, details history lecturers in the U.K., digital history projects, and current and past historical research
  • British History Online: digital library of primary and secondary sources for medieval and modern history of the British Isles
  • H-Albion: discussion network for British and Irish history; includes online book reviews
  • Reviews in History: free e-journal publishing weekly reviews and reappraisals of significant work in all fields of historical interest